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'12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture Oscar, 'Gravity' Takes Seven, 'American Hustle' Shut Out (BACKSTAGE QUOTES, FULL WINNERS LIST)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 3, 2014 at 3:13PM

"Possibility number one, '12 Years a Slave' wins Best Picture. Possibility number two, you're all racists," said Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres, returning after seven years, as she ended her opening monologue. Well, the Academy's 6000 voters went with possibility number one.
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Best motion picture of the year

  • “12 Years a Slave” 

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club"

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”

Achievement in directing

  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón

Original screenplay

  • “Her” Written by Spike Jonze

Adapted screenplay

  • “12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

Achievement in costume design

  • “The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best animated short film

  • “Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Best live action short film

  • “Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Best documentary short subject

  • “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

Best documentary feature

  • “20 Feet from Stardom” Morgan Neville

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “The Great Beauty” Italy

Achievement in sound editing

  • “Gravity” Glenn Freemantle

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Gravity” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

Achievement in film editing

  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

Achievement in production design

  • “The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Gravity” Steven Price

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Let It Go” from “Frozen” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.