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2014 Academy Award Winners

12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave

By this point, you’re probably well aware of who has a new golden figurine on his/her most prized mantelpiece this morning, but here’s the full list. I found the show relatively painless — in large thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and the show-stopping Adele Dazeem — with the predictable loss of The Act of Killing and its fellow “issue” docs to 20 Feet From Stardom a cynic’s microcosm for the affair.  More curious was the passive agressive beef between 12 Years a Slave’s John Ridley and Steve McQueen, who seemed to go out of their way not to acknowledge one another in their respective speeches. For the In Memoriam segment, Sarah Jones received the below-the-line treatment as a commercial bumper, just outside the Philip Seymour Hoffman finish. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Independent Spirit Awards and Oscars aligned perfectly in their pickings for the Big 6, which can be a little disheartening to think that true independent films are now elbowed aside by nitty gritty Brad Pitt productions. One wonders if the ISA’s should rethink their moniker.

Best Picture12 Years a Slave

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Original Song: “Let It Go,” Frozen

Best Original ScoreGravity

Best Production DesignThe Great Gatsby

Best EditingGravity

Best CinematographyGravity

Best Sound EditingGravity

Best Sound MixingGravity

Best Foreign Language FilmThe Great Beauty

Best Documentary Feature20 Feet from Stardom

Best Documentary Short: “The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life”

Best Live Action Short Film: “Helium”

Best Visual EffectsGravity

Best Animated Feature FilmFrozen

Best Animated Short FilmMr Hublot

Best Makeup and HairstylingDallas Buyers Club

Best Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby

 

 

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