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March 02, 2014
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McConaughey, Blanchett Take Home Oscars

Photos and Story: Clocking its highest television ratings for the Oscars in a decade, film's biggest night yields a best picture nod for 12 Years a Slave and a Twitter-shattering moment led by host Ellen DeGeneres. Complete nominees-winners list. 

Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o took top acting honors at the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. 

Best picture gold went to 12 Years a Slave, while Gravity garnered 7 statuettes.  

Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres (who also hosted the Primetime Emmy® Awards in 2001) the 3-1/2 hour gala drew 43 million viewers — its largest television audience in 10 years. 

Setting a more casual tone for the ceremony than in previous years, DeGeneres ditched big song and dance numbers for mingling in the seats with the A-list crowd, literally calling out for pizza, and breaking Twitter with the social channel's most retweeteed and celeb-packed selfie to date.


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Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams — and his mountie hat, which made a big splash at this year’s Grammy Awards — further elevated the light-hearted feel of the production with his performance of Despicable Me 2 song “Happy.” The rendition featured some lucky local high school student dancers onstage — and a few celebrity ones like Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Lupita Nyong’o, who danced with Williams during a well-received stroll through the audience.

Among acceptance speech highlights, Mexican-born Kenyan Nyong’o reflected on how far she has come with her Supporting Actress win and encouraged others to work towards their heart’s desires: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."

Supporting Actor recipient Jared Leto expressed support for the people of embattled nations Ukraine and Venezuela, along with a considerable tribute to his mother and brother. 

See all the winners and nominees below; winners appear in bold:

86th Academy Awards - Winners and Nominees

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

Captain Phillips 


American Hustle


Dallas Buyers Club 



Best Director

Steve McQueen -- 12 Years a Slave 

David O. Russell -- American Hustle 

Alfonso Cuaron -- Gravity

Alexander Payne -- Nebraska 

Martin Scorsese -- The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor 

Bruce Dern -- Nebraska 

Chiwetel Ejiofor -- 12 Years a Slave 

Matthew McConaughey -- Dallas Buyers Club

Leonardo DiCaprio -- The Wolf of Wall Street

Christian Bale -- American Hustle

Best Actress

Amy Adams -- American Hustle 

Cate Blanchett -- Blue Jasmine

Judi Dench -- Philomena 

Sandra Bullock -- Gravity 

Meryl Streep -- August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi -- Captain Phillips 

Bradley Cooper -- American Hustle 

Jonah Hill -- The Wolf of Wall Street 

Jared Leto -- Dallas Buyers Club 

Michael Fassbender -- 12 Years a Slave


Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lawrence -- American Hustle 

Lupita Nyong'o -- 12 Years a Slave

June Squibb -- Nebraska

Julia Roberts -- August: Osage County

Sally Hawkins -- Blue Jasmine


Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle -- David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer 

Blue Jasmine -- Woody Allen 

Her -- Spike Jonze

Nebraska -- Bob Nelson 

Dallas Buyers Club -- Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best Adapted Screenplay

12 Years a Slave -- John Ridley

Before Midnight -- Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater

The Wolf of Wall Street -- Terence Winter 

Captain Phillips -- Billy Ray

Philomena -- Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best Animated Feature

The Wind Rises


Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine

The Croods

Best Foreign Feature

The Hunt (Denmark) 

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)

The Great Beauty (Italy)

Omar (Palestinian territories) 

The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Best Music (original song)

Frozen: "Let it Go" -- Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: "Ordinary Love" -- U2, Paul Hewson 

Her: "The Moon Song" -- Karen O, Spike Jonze 

Despicable Me 2: "Happy" -- Pharrell Williams 

Alone Yet Not Alone -- "Alone Yet Not Alone" -- Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best Music (original score)

Gravity -- Steven Price 

Philomena -- Alexandre Desplat 

The Book Thief -- John Williams

Saving Mr. Banks -- Thomas Newman 

Her -- William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best Cinematography

Gravity -- Emmanuel Lubezki 

Inside Llewyn Davis -- Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska -- Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners -- Roger Deakins

The Grandmaster -- Phillippe Le Sourd

Best Costume Design

The Great Gatsby -- Catherine Martin 

12 Years a Slave -- Patricia Norris 

The Grandmaster -- William Chang Suk Ping 

American Hustle -- Michael Wilkinson

The Invisible Woman -- Michael O'Connor

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing

20 Feet From Stardom

The Square

Cutie and the Boxer 

Dirty Wars

Best Film Editing

Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger

12 Years a Slave- Joe Walker 

Captain Phillips - Christopher Rouse 

American Hustle - Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

Dallas Buyers Club - John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The Lone Ranger - Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny 

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Stephen Prouty 

Dallas Buyers Club - Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best Production Design

12 Years a Slave - Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker

The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn

American Hustle - Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler 

Gravity - Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard

Her - K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best Visual Effects


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Star Trek Into Darkness 

"Iron Man 3" 

The Lone Ranger

Best Sound Mixing


Captain Phillips

Lone Survivor 

Inside Llewyn Davis 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Sound Editing


All Is Lost

Captain Phillips 

Lone Survivor 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Short Film, live action

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) 


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

The Voorman Problem

Best Short Film, animated


Get a Horse!

Mr. Hublot


Room on the Broom

Best Documentary Short


Facing Fear 

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life 

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

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