2014 Academy Awards: Kudos to 12 Years A Slave
March 5, 2014By Tiffani Knowles

The 86th Annual Academy Awards weaved various masterpieces together to create a brilliant tapestry on Sunday, March 1.


Host Ellen DeGeneres brought a very organic brand of funny to the 86th Academy Awards with her spontaneous purchase of large pizzas for the front-row VIPs, then upping the ante by going row by row asking for donations toward the delivery man's tip. The A-list actors like Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Chiwetel Ejiofor who were solicited were obviously well trained in improvisation as they didn’t skip a beat in donating twenties and hundreds to the cause of “Oscar hunger.”


The best speeches of the night melded poetic eloquence with faith and passion.


Cate Blanchett personally congratulated each of her competitors in her Best Actress category, Lupita Nyong’o referenced how dreams can come true for the least of us.


Matthew McConaughey thanked the God of all creation for imbuing him with talent from on high.


The night was fraught with emotion and love for the craft. Here is the full list of this year’s winners:



Best Picture

12 Years a Slave


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)


Best Animated Feature

Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)


Best Cinematography

Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)


Best Costume Design

The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)


Best Directing

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)


Best Documentary Feature

20 Feet from Stardom (Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers)


Best Documentary Short

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)


Best Film Editing

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)


Best Foreign Language Film

The Great Beauty (Italy)


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)


Best Original Score

Gravity (Steven Price)


Best Original Song

Let It Go - Frozen


Best Production Design

The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)



Visitor Comments (1)
Happy SNub
Posted By DREDAY79 on March 10, 2014
I definitely feel 'Happy' should have gotten the win over the song from Frozen. And big ups to 12 years a slave, all those who garnered awards were warranted. However, it seems a recurring type' of movie or role gets those of colored descent recognition. My 2 cents!
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