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11 Mar 2014

2014 Oscar Recap–’12 Years a Slave’ lands Best Picture

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March 11, 2014 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

Yours truly scores 100 percent on Oscar picks   

 

By Kam Willliams

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12 Years a Slave walked away with big prize, Best Picture at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. The historical drama was directed by Steve McQueen and also netted accolades in the Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley) categories. Dallas Buyers Club also won a trio of Oscars, although Gravity landed the most overall, at seven.

The event was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, who did a phenomenal job of loosening up the crowd with bits ranging from ordering pizzas for the audience to taking a group selfie with some of the celebs in attendance. Her good-natured brand of humor was not only hilarious but seemed tailor-made for the occasion.

The acceptance speeches were uniformly gracious, with both Nyong’o’s and Leto’s proving to be particularly moving. Perhaps the only one with a glaring faux pas was Cate Blanchett, who inexplicably went out of her way to thank Woody Allen at a time when he’s being shunned by polite society because of his daughter Dylan’s recent allegations that he’d molested her as a child.

As far as this critic’s Oscar handicapping, faithful readers who relied on my predictions in their office pools were richly rewarded since all 21 of my picks were correct. See: https://plus.google.com/+TroyJohnson/posts/LSYJJEgnZnj

Complete List of Academy Award Winners

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

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

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Foreign Language film: The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Animated Feature: Frozen

Best Original Song: “Let It Go” from Frozen, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Best Original Score: Steven Price, Gravity

Best Visual Effects: Gravity

Best Film Editing: Gravity

Best Cinematography: Gravity

Best Sound Mixing: Gravity

Best Sound Editing: Gravity

Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby

Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot

Best Live-Action Short Film: Helium

Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

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