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2014 Oscar Winners: 'Gravity' Wins 7, '12 Years A Slave' Takes Best Picture, 'American Hustle' Shut Out

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 2, 2014 10:37 PM
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2014 Oscar Winners

...And that's it on another year. As always, the Oscars were both exciting, (mostly) sleep inducing, surprising and left us with lots to talk about. But it's late, we're tired and filled with nacho cheese, so we're going to be a bit brief for now.

Tied with "American Hustle" for most nominations heading into the night, "Gravity" led the pack with seven awards, taking the tech categories as expected and major prizes for Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Original Score for Steven Price and Best Editing. But when it came to the big prize, it was "12 Years A Slave" that nabbed Best Picture, in addition to prizes for Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley, and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o.

Meanwhile, "American Hustle" was completely shut out, taking home nothing after earning 10 nominations. The film joins "True Grit" and "Gangs Of New York" in the 0-10 Oscar trivia books.

Among the surprises, Spike Jonze took home a trophy for Best Original Screenplay for "Her," while "The Great Gatsby" wound up a two-time Oscar winner thanks to Costume and Production Design. Full list of winners below.

EARLIER: The campaigning is over and now the rented tuxedos are coming out for the 86th annual Academy Awards. It all comes down to this night, where Hollywood honors their own and some the past year's most acclaimed and talked about movies get one last hurrah in front of national audience. 

So who can you bet on this year? Well, that's just the thing—aside from Cate Blanchett's guaranteed win for Best Actress for "Blue Jasmine," there is no obvious frontrunner this time around. Heading into the night, "American Hustle" and "Gravity" lead the pack with ten nominations each, with "12 Years A Slave" closed behind with nine. Can Alfonso Cuaron's technical wonder break out beyond technical awards? Does 'Hustle' have the stuff hold off 'Slave'? Or will Steve McQueen's powerful and important drama lead the night?

We've made our predictions about how the night will play out, but just remember, Oscar always has a couple of curveballs up his golden sleeves. So below, we'll have the winners as they're announced, with a full wrap up to follow after the curtain is drawn on another year at the Dolby Theatre.

Best motion picture of the year
“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
“Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
“Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
“Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
WINNER: “12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determined

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
WINNER: Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
WINNER: Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
WINNER: Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
Judi Dench in “Philomena”
Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Best animated feature film of the year
“The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
“Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
“Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
WINNER: “Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
“The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Achievement in cinematography
“The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd
WINNER: “Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska” Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners” Roger A. Deakins

Achievement in costume design
“American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
WINNER: “The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
“12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

Achievement in directing
“American Hustle” David O. Russell
WINNER: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
“Nebraska” Alexander Payne
“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

Best documentary feature
“The Act of Killing” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
“Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
“Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
“The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
WINNER: “20 Feet from Stardom” Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

Best documentary short subject
“CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff
“Facing Fear” Jason Cohen
“Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq
WINNER: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens

Achievement in film editing
“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
WINNER: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Best foreign language film of the year
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium
WINNER: “The Great Beauty” Italy
“The Hunt” Denmark
“The Missing Picture” Cambodia
“Omar” Palestine

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
WINNER: “Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“The Book Thief” John Williams
WINNER: “Gravity” Steven Price
“Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett
“Philomena” Alexandre Desplat
“Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
WINNER: “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song” from “Her”
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Achievement in production design
“American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
“Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
WINNER: “The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
“Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
“12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Best animated short film
“Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
WINNER: “Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
“Possessions” Shuhei Morita
“Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Best live action short film
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
WINNER: “Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
“The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Achievement in sound editing
“All Is Lost” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
“Captain Phillips” Oliver Tarney
WINNER: “Gravity” Glenn Freemantle
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Brent Burge
“Lone Survivor” Wylie Stateman

Achievement in sound mixing
“Captain Phillips” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
WINNER: “Gravity” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
“Lone Survivor” Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Achievement in visual effects
WINNER: “Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
“Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
“The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
“Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Adapted screenplay
“Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
“Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray
“Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
WINNER: “12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

Original screenplay
“American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
“Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen
“Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
WINNER: “Her” Written by Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson

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9 Comments

  • yaya | March 5, 2014 4:42 AMReply

    Usually I disagree with almost every Oscar but this year so happy American Hustle didn't win anything - most overrated film of the year and did not deserve the attention it got.

  • yaya | March 5, 2014 4:42 AMReply

    Usually I disagree with almost every Oscar but this year so happy American Hustle didn't win anything - most overrated film of the year and did not deserve the attention it got.

  • texshelters | March 3, 2014 10:06 AMReply

    2o Feet from Stardom did NOT deserve the Oscar. It only one because it was an easy topic that got sympathy from the voters who apparently didn't watch the other nominees.

    PTxS

  • texshelters | March 3, 2014 10:01 AMReply

    Jerod Leto was also a lock, in my mind.

    PTxS

  • jay | March 3, 2014 9:14 AMReply

    After this boring and often silly and unfunny presentation I hope Steve Martin will be back again for next year.

  • Joe B | March 3, 2014 12:34 AMReply

    I wouldn't say it was surprising or at all exciting, but it seems like the voters got almost everything right this year, so I can't complain.

  • Kevin | March 3, 2014 12:11 AMReply

    A shame The Act of Killing didn't win.

  • texshelters | March 3, 2014 10:04 AM

    The Act of Killing was the best movie I saw in 2013. It created another world as much or more than Gravity did, it's a surrealist masterpiece. Check out my review at texshelters: hubpages

    PTxS

  • cirkusfolk | March 3, 2014 12:04 AMReply

    Wow. Absolutely no surprises. Oh well.

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