While Gravity won seven trophies, including best director for Alfonso Cuarón, it was Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave that walked away with best picture last night at the 86th Academy Awards. It’s the first movie by a black director to earn the film industry’s top honor.
The historical drama also received nods for best supporting actress, to Lupita Nyong’o in her feature debut, and best adapted screenplay, to John Ridley.
David O. Russell’s American Hustle, lauded by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, failed to win any of the 10 categories in which it was nominated. Likewise, Martin Scorsese’s controversial The Wolf of Wall Street was shut out, despite five nominations; Leonardo DiCaprio is now 0-5 at the Oscars.
Like Nyong’o, the other acting winners had dominated the awards season: best actor and actress to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club and Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, and best supporting actor to Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club.
The winners are:
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
Original Screenplay: Her, Spike Jonze
Cinematography: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn
Film Editing: Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
Visual Effects: Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
Costume Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
Makeup: Dallas Buyers Club, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Sound Editing: Gravity, Glenn Freemantle
Sound Mixing: Gravity, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
Score: Gravity, Steven Price
Song: “Let It Go” from Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Foreign- Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Animated Feature: Frozen
Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Animated Short: “Mr. Hublot”
Documentary Short: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
Live-Action Short: “Helium”