Oscars 2014 : Big wins for 'Gravity', 'dallas Buyers Club' and '12 years a Slave'
As the presenters were stalking the stars on the red carpet, early towards the evening, we get to see a huge line up of celebrities, nominated and hosting, arrive. They sashay in their gowns or pose in their tuxedos, and we have our anchors running to them to ask what or rather 'whose' they are wearing. They slowly take their time talking to as many of them as they could and finally when we arrive inside the huge Dolby theatre in L.A, we hush up as the light go dim.
Enters, the host for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres, and cracks up a lot many cool wits about the celebrities present in there, and many were actually funny. But then the rest of the evening she played waiter to the stars down in the theater serving pizza. Less jokes therefore, and wasn't as eventful as some of the previous years.
Now coming to the event itself, they played the one absolutely undoubtful category, with Jared Leto unanimously taking away the Best Supporting Actor award. Then springing up few of the creative departments, and all I thought was they are finishing up the easy and predictable ones sooner to make place for some suspense in the end.
Mathew McCounaghey won the best actor for 'Dallas Buyers Club', while Cate Blanchett deservedly took home the best actress statue for 'Blue Jasmine'. '12 years a Slave' won the best film, while the best director was the absolutely amazing Alfonso Cuaron for 'Gravity'. 'Gravity' also took home almost all the technical categories. The moment i felt respect to the Academy was when the awarded the best original screenplay to Spike Jones for 'HER'.
Here follows the award winners :
Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "12 Years a Slave," John Ridley
Best Original Screenplay: "Her," Spike Jonze
Best Director: Alfonoso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Achievement in Costume Design: "The Great Gatsby," Catherine Martin
Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club," Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Best Animated Short Film: "Mr. Hublot" Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Best Animated Feature Film: "Frozen"
Achievement in Visual Effects: "Gravity," Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould
Best Live Action Short Film: "Helium," Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
Best Documentary Short Subject: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
Best Documentary Feature: "20 Feet from Stardom," Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers
Best Foreign Language Film: "The Great Beauty," Italy
Achievement in Sound Mixing: "Gravity" Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
Achievement in Cinematography: "Gravity," Emmanuel Lubezki
Achievement in Sound Editing: "Gravity," Glenn Freemantle
Achievement in Film Editing: "Gravity," Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
Achievement in Production Design: "The Great Gatsby," Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
Best Original Score: "Gravity" Steven Price
Best Original Song: "Let It Go" from "Frozen," Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and performed by Idina Menzel