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12 Years A Slave Wins Best Picture

UPDATE: Now with exclusive footage from the night

Best Film Oscar Winner 12 Years A Slave Brad Pitt Steve McQueen
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It was the night of nights, le grand camembert of the movie calendar, and the 86th Academy Awards didn't disappoint with its glitz, glamour and occasional sightings of an upright Jennifer Lawrence. But it was the awards themselves that everyone came for and it turrned out to be a night of celebration for 12 Years A Slave, this year's Best Picture, and Gravity which carried off seven Oscars, including Best Director, Best Soundtrack and Best Visual Effects.

As predicted, early frontrunner American Hustle fell away at the last. Instead, Steve McQueen's slave opus scored big with Academy voters, taking away the big prize, while the technical virtuosity of Alfonso Cuarón's space odyssey saw the Mexican add Best Director to his BAFTA, DGA and Golden Globe awards.

In the acting categories, Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto (both Dallas Buyers Club) claimed expected wins in the Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting actor categories respectively. In a more closely contested category, Lupita Nyong'o saw off Jennifer Lawrence to take Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years A Slave.

There were few eyebrows raised as Gravity swept the technical categories, winning for Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Editing Editing and in the least surprising Oscar ever, Best Visual Effects.

UPDATE: Here's a highlight reel courtesy of Sky Movies, just for you (also, for you).

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Here are the winners in full...

BEST PICTURE
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf Of Wall Street

DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
Steve McQueen - 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf Of Wall Street

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Spike Jonze - Her
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell - American Hustle
Woody Allen - Blue Jasmine
Bob Nelson - Nebraska
Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack - Dallas Buyers Club

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
John Ridley - 12 Years A Slave
Billy Ray - Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope - Philomena
Terence Winter - The Wolf Of Wall Street
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater - Before Midnight

ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street

ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Amy Adams - American Hustle
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County
Judi Dench - Philomena
Sandra Bullock - Gravity

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
June Squibb - Nebraska

ANIMATED FILM
Frozen
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill - The Wolf Of Wall Street

COSTUME DESIGN
The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin

American Hustle - Michael Wilkinson
The Invisible Woman - Michael O’Connor
The Grandmaster - William Chang Suk Ping
12 Years A Slave - Patricia Norris

MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING
Dallas Buyers Club - Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger - Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua-Casny

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Mr. Hublot
Feral
Get A Horse!
Possessions
Room On The Broom

ORIGINAL SCORE
Gravity - Steven Price
Philomena - Alexandre Desplat
The Book Thief - John Williams
Saving Mr. Banks - Thomas Newman
Her - William Butler, Owen Pallett

ORIGINAL SONG
'Let It Go' - Frozen
'Happy' - Despicable Me 2
'The Moon Song' - Her
'Ordinary Love' - Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grandmaster - Philippe Le Sourd
Inside Llewyn Davis - Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska - Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners - Roger Deakins

EDITING
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
American Hustle - Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten
12 Years A Slave - Joe Walker
Captain Phillips - Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club - John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa

PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
12 Years A Slave - Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
American Hustle - Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Her - K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena
Gravity - Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard

SOUND EDITING
**
Gravity - Glenn Freemantle**
All Is Lost - Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker
Captain Phillips - Oliver Tarney
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Brent Burge
Lone Survivor - Wylie Stateman

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

VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity - Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3 - Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
Star Trek Into Darkness - Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett
The Lone Ranger - Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Great Beauty - Italy
Broken Circle Breakdown - Belgium
The Hunt - Denmark
The Missing Picture - Cambodia
Omar - Palestine

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
20 Feet From Stardom
The Act Of Killing
Cutie And The Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Cavedigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
Prison Terminal: The Last Days Of Private Jack Hall

LIVE ACTION SHORT
Helium
Aquel No Era Yo
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

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