It was a night for the first time winners at the 2014 Academy Awards which took place on Sunday night. "Gravity" had the big night, winning seven statues, but in the end, "12 Years a Slave" took home the top prize, "Best Picture".
For most of the night, it was fairly uneventful, predictable, and a bit boring. Thankfully, Ellen Degeneres came prepared to pick up the slack, delivering some genuinely funny and awkward moments, none funnier than when she ordered pizza and helped deliver slices to the likes of Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Harrison Ford, among others in the first few rows of the theatre.
"Gravity" was one of the big winners of the evening, winning seven Academy Awards -- so far -- including Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director and Steven Price for Best Original Score, as well as a number of other technical awards.
In the acting categories, Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for "Blue Jasmine" and then Matthew McConaughey followed that up with his first Academy Award for Best Actor in "Dallas Buyers Club".
"12 Years a Slave" finally picked up its first Academy Award of the night, nearly two hours in, when Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress. That happened about an hour after Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club".
But "12 Years" wasn't done. John Ridley picked up the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and ultimately Best Picture to cap the night off.
Continuing the trend of first time winners, Spike Jonze won his first in his fourth try for "Her".
The winners are all listed below. You can also check out the full list of 2014 Oscar nominees.
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty, (Italy)
Outstanding Short Film -- Animated: Mr. Hublot, Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Outstanding Short Film -- Live Action: Helium, Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
Documentary Film -- Short Subject: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
Outstanding Cinematography: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
Outstanding Music -- Original Score: Gravity, Steven Price
Outstanding Music -- Original Song: “Let It Go,” Frozen; music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Outstanding Visual Effects: Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
Outstanding Production Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)
Outstanding Costume Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
Outstanding Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Outstanding Sound Mixing: Gravity, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
Outstanding Sound Editing: Gravity, Glenn Freemantle
Outstanding Film Editing: Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
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