Oscars 2014 – The Winners

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And…the winners are in. Are there any surprises?

No, not really.

12 Years a Slave takes away three awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. McQueen will have to wait some more for his directing Oscar, but the nomination alone has drummed up some great conversation about black directors and America’s history, which has been a long time coming.

Gravity sweeps the board with seven awards – editing, cinematography, original score, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects – and a Best Director win for Alfonso Cuarón.

Cate Blanchett, the bookies’ favourite, takes away the award for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine.

Jared Leto defied expectation with his first Oscar for a supporting acting role in Dallas Buyers Club. But perhaps the most surprising moment of the evening was Matthew McConnaughey, demonstrating an incredible career resurgence, taking away the statue for Best Actor for the same film.

So with Gravity‘s technical achievements and 12 Years a Slave coming out with the top award of the evening, I don’t think there’s anything that particularly made people’s mouths drop. And therein may lie the problem: are the Academy Awards growing stale? With so much speculation, prediction and hype in the months leading up to the award, surprise has drained from the event and public reaction to the awards seems cynical at best.

So what’s next for the Academy? Barely a year goes by without criticism of the winning films appealing to the very specific demographic of the voters themselves. Is it time to change? If so, how?

Check out the list of full nominees and winners below, and let us know what you think of the awards in the comments. Then why not head over to vote on what you think should be Screen Watch film of the year!

BEST PICTURE:

12 Years a Slave – WINNER

Captain Phillips

Gravity

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street

Nebraska

American Hustle

Dallas Buyers Club

Her

BEST DIRECTOR:

David O Russell – American Hustle

Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity – WINNER

Alexander Payne – Nebraska

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Christian Bale – American Hustle

Bruce Dern – Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine – WINNER

Amy Adams – American Hustle

Sandra Bullock – Gravity

Judi Dench – Philomena

Meryl Streep – August Osage County

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Bradley Cooper – American Hustle

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips

Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave – WINNER

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine

Julia Roberts – August Osage County

June Squibb – Nebraska

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Despicable Me 2

Frozen – WINNER

The Croods

Ernest & Celestine

The Wind Rises

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight

Billy Ray – Captain Phillips

Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena

John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave – WINNER

Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Eric Warren Singer and David O Russell – American Hustle

Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine

Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack – Dallas Buyers Club

Spike Jonze – Her – WINNER

Bob Nelson – Nebraska

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

The Great Beauty (Italy) – WINNER

The Hunt (Denmark)

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)

The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Omar (Palestine)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

Let It Go – Frozen – WINNER

Ordinary Love – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Alone Yet Not Alone – Alone Yet Not Alone

Happy – Despicable Me 2

The Moon Song – Her

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

The Book Thief

Gravity – WINNER

Her

Philomena

Saving Mr Banks

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom – WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:

SaveDigger

Facing Fear

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life – WINNER

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

BEST FILM EDITING:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity – WINNER

12 Years a Slave

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING:

Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED):

Feral

Get a Horse!

Mr Hublot – WINNER

Possessions

Room on the Broom

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION):

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

Avant Que De Tour Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Helium – WINNER

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

The Voorman Problem

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

American Hustle

Gravity

The Great Gatsby – WINNER

Her

12 Years a Slave

BEST SOUND EDITING:

All Is Lost

Captain Phillips

Gravity – WINNER

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Captain Phillips

Gravity – WINNER

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Lone Survivor

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Gravity – WINNER

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby – WINNER

The Invisible Woman

12 Years a Slave

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Grandmaster

Gravity – WINNER

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Prisoners

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