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03 March 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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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).


Here are the winners in full...

12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf Of Wall Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

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

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

Dallas Buyers Club - Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews

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

Mr. Hublot
Get A Horse!
Room On The Broom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Exclusive" footage
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Posted by Glawsfan4 at 17:10 on 09 March 2014 | Report This Post

"Exclusive" footage
Love Empire, but increasingly irritated by it's constant claims to "Exclusive" content/footage. Where is the exclusive footage here??? More

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RE: Did 12 Years A Slave direct itself?????
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Posted by Ladyklau at 19:54 on 08 March 2014 | Report This Post

Did 12 Years A Slave direct itself?????
Like I said in the title??? I never understand why they nominate 10 movies for best picture and only 5 directors......surely 12 Years....could only BE Best Picture because of Mr.McQueen's direction?? More

Posted by WicciAyla at 21:52 on 04 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Why together?
Yeah I guess I didn't really think it through :) More

Posted by Bubba76 at 23:41 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

At least Jennifer Lawrence didn't win. I think she's talented, but it seems Nyong'o and Hawkins were speculated to be the bookie's favourites to win. More

Posted by cliff126 at 11:35 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

No mention of the biggest upset of the night...
...and that is The Act Of Killing not winning Best documentary. Not only is it the best documentary I've ever seen but it's one of the most powerful and haunting films of any kind I have ever seen. It should have been up for Best Picture. More

Posted by ChesterCopperpot at 11:14 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: I've never understood
Best picture takes into account every single aspect: the writers, the actors, the director, the crew and the story as a whole. Best Director just takes the director (and their direction) into account. Thus, best director doesn't mean best picture. Although, it's a real shame Steve McQueen didn't get best director. More

Posted by sarah2408 at 11:11 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

Why together?
With that logic the best film should take home the arts of every category. More

Posted by pgmark at 11:11 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: I've never understood

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:24 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

I've never understood
How the best director doesn't have the best picture? Shouldn't the two go band in hand? :/ More

Posted by Bubba76 at 10:06 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

Gravity wins big = well deserved!
Should've won best movie, too, imho. Plus, Sandra Bullock got robbed. Cate Blanchett best actress? Really? More

Posted by kielerkai at 07:25 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

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