The 86th Academy Awards took place this evening and here below are tonight’s Oscar winners. From the very crowded best picture category to the actors and actresses who took home an Oscar, here are the people who got to celebrate big on Hollywood’s biggest night.
Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
Brad Pitt will finally be taking home an Oscar for his work producing on 12 Years a Slave, along with the rest of the team who worked on the film. Director Steve McQueen was visually emotional when delivering his speech. Gravity may have taken home the most awards this year, but ultimately the tale of Solomon Northup, a free man who went into slavery and back to freedom took home the nights big prize.
Best Actor – Mathew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club
The favorite heading into the evening, McConaughey won the award beating out Leonardo DiCaprio who, once again, will not take home the Oscar.
Best Actress – Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
“Sit down you’re too old to be standing,” Blanchett joked as she got up to accept her Oscar from three time winner Daniel Day Lewis. Blanchett beat out Meryl Streep who was nominated for a record 18th time. She also thanked Woody Allen for his work on the screenplay.
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity
Original Screenplay – Her
This was the first win for Spike Jonze who has been nominated several times before for his acclaimed work in Adaptation and other films.
Adapted Screenplay – 12 Years a Slave
John Ridely took home his first Oscar for his adaptation of this historical drama.
Original Song – “Let It Go” from Frozen
Original Score – Gravity
Production Design – The Great Gatsby
Film Editing – Gravity
Cinematography – Gravity
Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave
Nyong’o was a first time nominee and first time winner who was overwhelmed with joy when she went up to accept the Oscar from two time winner Christoph Waltz.
“It has been the joy of my life,” Nyong’o said
Sound Editing – Gravity
Sound Mixing – Gravity
Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty
Documentary Feature – 20 Feet From Stardom
Producer Gil Friesen died just weeks before the Oscars, but the stars of the movie were on hand accept the award.
Documentary Short – The Lady In Number 6
Alice Herz Sommer, the subject the short documentary, died just a week before the award show however, the film did get to take home the Oscar to honor the 110 year old pianist.
Live Action Short Film – Helium
Visual Effects – Gravity
This might have been the biggest sure win category of the night. Gravity was one of the most critically praised films of the whole year, largely thanks to it’s amazing visual effects.
Animated Feature – Frozen
Frozen was both a critical and financial success and it is no surprise that it took home the Oscar. Matthew McConaughey and Kim Novak were there to give the award to Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.
Animated Short Film – Mr. Hublot
The directors Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares were nervous and enthusiastic in accepting their award.
“We feel this is the American dream,” they said.
Makeup and Hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club
Robin Mathews won in this competitive and diverse category. Mathews won the award even though she only had a $250 budget for the whole production.
Costume Design – Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby
Catherine Martin has won for her work before and was on on stage tonight to accept her Oscar from Naomi Watts and Samuel L. Jackson.
Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club Anne Hathaway was on hand to give Leto his award. Leto was the heavy favorite going into the night having won pretty much all of the major awards leading up to the Oscars. Leto heavily credited his mother, who was in attendance. He beat out Bradley Cooper, Barkhad Abdi, Micheal Fassbender and Jonah Hill.
“This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS,” Leto said.
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