2014 Oscars 86th Academy Award Winners

2014 Oscars 86th Academy Award Winners

  • Winners were unveiled on March 2, 2014
  • The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was once more the setting for Hollywood’s biggest night.
  • Ellen DeGeneres took on hosting duties, returning to the role for the second time.
  • Films released in 2013 were up for awards.
  • Noteworthy Moments: 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture; Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club; Cate Blanchett took home Best Actress for Blue Jasmine
  • Trivia:
    1. Ellen DeGeneres’ (actually taken by Bradley Cooper) selfie with several A-list celebrities became the most retweeted photo at the time
    2. Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave, her first feature film role
    3. The film Gravity scored seven Oscars but missed out on Best Picture
    4. Matthew McConaughey’s acceptance speech coined the term “McConaissance,” highlighting his career resurgence
    5. Pharrell Williams performed “Happy” and danced with audience members, including Lupita Nyong’o, adding a feel-good moment to the ceremony

2014 Oscar Nominees and Winners

Best Picture:

12 Years a Slave – Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, producers (WINNER)
American Hustle – Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, producers
Captain Phillips – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, producers
Dallas Buyers Club – Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, producers
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, producers
Her – Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, producers
Nebraska – Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, producers
Philomena – Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, producers
The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producers

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity (WINNER)
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor:

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof (WINNER)
Christian Bale – American Hustle as Irving Rosenfeld
Bruce Dern – Nebraska as Woodrow “Woody” Grant
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine as Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis (WINNER)
Amy Adams – American Hustle as Edith Greensly / Sydney Prosser
Sandra Bullock – Gravity as Dr. Ryan Stone
Judi Dench – Philomena as Philomena Lee
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County as Violet Weston

Best Supporting Actor:

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club as Rayon (WINNER)
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips as Abduwali Muse
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle as Richard “Richie” DiMaso
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave as Edwin Epps
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street as Donnie Azoff

Best Supporting Actress:

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave as Patsey (WINNER)
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine as Ginger
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County as Barbara Weston-Fordham
June Squibb – Nebraska as Kate Grant

Best Original Screenplay:

Her – Spike Jonze (WINNER)
American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
Nebraska – Bob Nelson

Best Adapted Screenplay:

12 Years a Slave – John Ridley based on the book Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (WINNER)
Before Midnight – Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke based on characters created by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
Captain Phillips – Billy Ray based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
Philomena – Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith
The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter based on the book by Jordan Belfort

Best Animated Feature Film:

Frozen – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho (WINNER)
The Croods – Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders and Kristine Belson
Despicable Me 2 – Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
Ernest & Celestine – Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Best Foreign Language Film:

The Great Beauty (Italy) in Italian – Directed by Paolo Sorrentino (WINNER)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium) in Dutch – Directed by Felix Van Groeningen
The Hunt (Denmark) in Danish – Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
The Missing Picture (Cambodia) in French – Directed by Rithy Panh
Omar (Palestine) in Arabic – Directed by Hany Abu-Assad

Best Documentary – Feature:

20 Feet from Stardom – Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers and Gil Friesen (posthumous award) (WINNER)
The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
Cutie and the Boxer – Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
Dirty Wars – Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
The Square – Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

Best Documentary – Short Subject:

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life – Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (WINNER)
CaveDeggir – Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear – Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls – Sara Ishaq
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall – Edgar Barens

Best Live Action Short Film:

Helium – Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson (WINNER)
Aquél no era yo (That Wasn’t Me) – Esteban Crespo
Avant que de tout perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) – Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
Pitääkö mun kaikki hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) – Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
The Voorman Problem – Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Best Animated Short Film:

Mr Hublot – Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares (WINNER)
Feral – Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
Get a Horse! – Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
Possessions – Shuhei Morita
Room on the Broom – Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Best Original Score:

Gravity – Steven Price (WINNER)
The Book Thief – John Williams
Her – William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena – Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman

Best Original Song:

“Let It Go” from Frozen – Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (WINNER)
“Happy” from Despicable Me 2 – Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams
“The Moon Song” from Her – Music by Karen O; Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by Paul Hewson, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen (U2); Lyrics by Paul Hewson
“Alone yet Not Alone” from Alone yet Not Alone – Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel (nomination revoked)

Best Sound Editing:

Gravity – Glenn Freemantle (WINNER)
All Is Lost – Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips – Oliver Tarney
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Brent Burge and Chris Ward
Lone Survivor – Wylie Stateman

Best Sound Mixing:

Gravity – Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro (WINNER)
Captain Phillips – Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis – Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Lone Survivor – Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Best Production Design:

The Great Gatsby – Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn (WINNER)
12 Years a Slave – Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker
American Hustle – Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
Gravity – Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
Her – Production Design: K. K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

Best Cinematography:

Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki (WINNER)
The Grandmaster – Philippe Le Sourd
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners – Roger Deakins

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (WINNER)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Best Costume Design:

The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin (WINNER)
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster – William Chang Suk Ping
The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor

Best Film Editing:

Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (WINNER)
12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club – John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best Visual Effects:

Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould (WINNER)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3 – Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Lone Ranger – Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness – Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton]

Academy Honorary Awards:

Angela Lansbury
Steve Martin
Piero Tosi

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award:

Angelina Jolie