12 Years a Slave, the true-life tale of a free black man kidnapped into slavery in pre-Civil War Louisiana, won Best Picture at the 86th Annual Oscars. It marked the first time in Oscars history that a film from a black director, Steve McQueen, won the award.
The film also nabbed Best Supporting Actress for newcomer Lupita Nyong’o and Best Adapted Screenplay based on the memoir of Solomon Northup. “Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live, this is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup,” said McQueen, who was given the mike by Slave producer Brad Pitt.
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the ceremony, keeping thing light and inoffensive by staging group selfies and ordering pizza for the A-List attendees. Speaking of “light,” Gravity won the most Oscars on Sunday—seven, including one for best director for Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron.
The AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club, meanwhile won best acting trophies for Jared Leto (as a HIV+ trans woman) and Matthew McConaughey (as electrician turned AIDS activist Ron Woodrood).Cate Blanchett took home the Best Actress award for her work in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine
American Hustle, an odds-on favorite with 10 nominations, walked home empty-handed.
Below, check out the full list of winners from the 86th annual Academy Awards
Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave”
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”
Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Foreign Language Film: “The Great Beauty,” Italy.
Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her”
Animated Feature Film: “Frozen”
Production Design: “The Great Gatsby”
Sound Mixing: “Gravity”
Sound Editing: “Gravity”
Original Score: “Gravity,” Steven Price.
Original Song: “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Costume: “The Great Gatsby”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Dallas Buyers Club”
Animated Short Film: “Mr. Hublot”
Documentary Feature: “20 Feet from Stardom”
Documentary (short subject): “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
Film Editing: “Gravity”
Live Action Short Film: “Helium”
Visual Effects: “Gravity”
— Peter W. Anderson
— Angelina Jolie
— Angela Lansbury
— Steve Martin
— Piero Tosi