2014 Oscar Winners List – Were There Any Surprises?

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The 2014 Oscar ceremony is here at last, following months (and months) of film buffs engaging in debates, discussions and/or bet-making with respect to which of this year’s nominated movies, directors, acting talents, composers and other assorted technical artists will (and/or ought to be) recognized for their achievements in cinema in the year 2013.

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the 86th Annual Academy Awards show, having previously run the 2007 version of the ceremony. No doubt, viewers will be flooding the ‘Net throughout the events’ live-airing and thereafter, weighing in with their thoughts on how good (and/or not good) DeGeneres was during her sophomore Oscar hosting stint.

We’ve now posted the full list of winners at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony below, so be sure and check through to see what you think of the final outcome.

In addition, feel free to go ahead and share your thoughts/feelings about this year’s Oscars winners in the comments section of this article – including, how you feel about the final outcome and whether or not your favorite movies were recognized (or went home empty-handed).

Best Picture

“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
“Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
“Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
“Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
WINNER: “12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese

Best Actor

Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
WINNER: Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
WINNER: Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Best Director

“American Hustle” David O. Russell
WINNER: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
“Nebraska” Alexander Payne
“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

Best Animated Feature

“The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
“Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
“Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
WINNER: “Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
“The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Best Cinematography

“The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd
WINNER: “Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska” Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners” Roger A. Deakins

Best Costume Design

“American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
WINNER: “The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
“12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

Best Documentary

“The Act of Killing”Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
“Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
“Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
“The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
WINNER: “20 Feet from Stardom” Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers

Best Documentary – Short Subject

“CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff
“Facing Fear” Jason Cohen
“Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq
WINNER: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens

Best Editing

“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
WINNER: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Best Foreign Language Film

“The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium
WINNER: “The Great Beauty” Italy
“The Hunt” Denmark
“The Missing Picture” Cambodia
“Omar” Palestine

Best Makeup/Hair

WINNER: “Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Best Original Score

“The Book Thief” John Williams
WINNER: “Gravity” Steven Price
“Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett
“Philomena” Alexandre Desplat
“Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
WINNER: “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song” from “Her”
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Best Production Design

“American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
“Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
WINNER: “The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
“Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
“12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Best Animated Short Film

“Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
WINNER: “Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
“Possessions” Shuhei Morita
“Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Best Live-Action Short Film

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
WINNER: “Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
“The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Best Sound Editing

“All Is Lost” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
“Captain Phillips” Oliver Tarney
WINNER: “Gravity” Glenn Freemantle
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Brent Burge
“Lone Survivor” Wylie Stateman

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Visual Effects

WINNER: “Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
“Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
“The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
“Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Best Adapted Screenplay

“Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
“Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray
“Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
WINNER: “12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

Best Original Screenplay

“American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
“Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen
“Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
WINNER: “Her” Written by Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson

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    • It was actually supposed to be Andrew Garfield that presented that but for some reason he and Emma Stone didn’t show.

  1. Interesting results. I still need to see 12 Years a Slave, Her and Dallas Buyers Club.

    However, I’m relieved that American Hustle did not win, b/c I don’t think that it deserved so many nominations.

    • saw them all, they’re all great movies – definitely check them out when you get a chance.

    • Saw them all with a bunch of family and friends recently, none of us thought 12 Years A Slave or Her were as good as claimed and we felt American Hustle was ok, the performances were worth watching but that was it.

      I had a few texts this morning from some of them saying “12 Years was good but it was far from being Best Film, they got that wrong, didn’t they?”.

      I loved how the Sky Movies coverage I was watching had Alex Zane and his guests (Ben Miller, Emilia Fox and Boyd Hamilton) all completely surprised but pleased that Gravity swept the boards.

  2. Sweet! Pretty much all my predictions were right! I thought Lawrence was a lock for supporting actress but to be fair Lupita was INCREDIBLE in 12 yrs so thats cool.

    • To be honest, Lawrence was the favourite until the week of the ceremony so I wasn’t surprised at all at who won considering she was the new favourite to win leading up to the ceremony.

  3. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! It has happened again! How many times is the Academy going to disappoint genre fans with decisions like that?

    “12 Years A Slave” may be a great movie but after all these years of suffering, I really thought “Gravity” would get it… it got so many artistic Oscars: sound twice, SFX, score, directing… and what did 12YAS receive? Best ADAPTED screenplay and best supporting actress… The first is even not original, the second one, well… secondary…

    It is outrageous and totally inacceptable to get everything that really matters right and still not get the best picture Oscar… If it’s only about the content of the screenplay, go and read the original novel… Movies are VISUAL experiences and “Gravity” is THE most outstanding visual experience of the year. Second comes audio experience and “Gravity” got all the relevant Oscars… The story is per se secondary outside the “Screenplay” category…

    I’m done with the Oscars. Every year the same story… the greatest movies ever (Avatar, Life of Pi, Hugo and now Gravity) come in second in favour of the same old-fashioned, avantgardist “masterpieces” that are – while being good movies – lightyears away from true greatness.

    Movies are sound and vision… if you care about the stories that much, read the books they’re based on!

    • Let’s revisit the fact that Hugo and Life of Pi were both books…

    • There is a reason they have the same people award the visual and sound categories in the middle of the ceremonies, because they all understand what separates a good film from a great film; it is the writing and the acting and the directing.

      Gravity lost because it had a mediocre story and “just above” average acting. It was, indeed, a beautiful spectacle, but Cauron sacrificed character and narrative to allow it. I imagine that you’re young(based on your favorite movie list). People older than me thought “Star Wars” was the greatest visual experience ever, and you may say “Avatar”.

      I think a lot of that is due to sentiment. I admit that may have an effect on my choice of the most impressive visual experience in film, “Jurassic Park”–and it didn’t even get nominated…

      • See, what you’ve gone and done right there, with your comment, is made a whole lot of sense. I want to “Facebook Like” your comment then share it in the next Open Discussion. And if I could, for future comments, I’d provide a link that would bring them right back here so it can be re-read again.

        Well done dude.

    • “Old-fashioned” and “avant-garde” are the exact opposites of each other.

    • Movies are not purely a visual a medium, the point of cinema in my opinion is to tell the story via visual images. Avant Garde cinema is chapter to itself where often it’s all about visual. But the movies being rewarded at the academy awards are films that need to be strong on all aspects,while Gravity was a fine movie it fell short on plot during the last act(Avatar falls completely in terms of creative writing, relying purely on effects to wow the viewer, and by the end I was tired of watching and staring at my watch). 12 years a slave wasn’t in my opinion a super great movie either, while good it wasn’t as stellar as it is made out to be. I think this last year was a year of good movies, but not outstanding ones, her was creative but at times just real awkward to watch and not in the way that it benefited the characters of the movie. In the end the Academy gives awards to films of certain type, which was seen in 2012 with the Artist, older men doling out the votes means more traditional movies will win the best Picture award. These older members value script and acting and direction more than forward thinking effects and cinematography. Once a new generation gets to be in the academy things will change quite surely.

    • I’m definitely agree with you. I’m tired of seeing historical movies winning awards for producing the same s***. In my opinion I think its all bull s***.

    • I definitely agree with you. I’m tired of seeing historical movies winning awards for producing the same s***. In my opinion I think its all bull s***.

    • @ Smike….. “I’m done with the Oscars. Every year the same story… The greatest movies ever (Avatar, Life of Pi, Hugo and Gravity)

      avatar one of the greatest movies ever?
      C’mon don’t make me laugh

    • I was only ever disappointed that Life Of Pi didn’t win Best Picture because Avatar, Hugo and Gravity weren’t really that good (even though I got angry for the first time ever when The Hurt Locker won and put it down to politics rather than a genuinely good film winning).

      Should’ve been Dallas Buyers Club or Philomena (also a book written by an actual journalist who helped the real Philomena in her search for the child she was forced to give up so again, probably doesn’t qualify for your “it was already a book” argument) in my opinion.

  4. I’m so glad Russell Brand…I mean Jared Leto won…

    • I thought he looked more like Jim Carrey’s character in Burt Wonderstone.

  5. I kind of expected Leo to lose but I would’ve thought the only person who could’ve beaten him to it is mr Ejiofor, oh well!! Seeing as ’12Years A Slave’ was the best movie on that list, it makes it even more surprising that he didn’t win.

    I’m almost glad Gravity didn’t win ‘Best Picture’, for all it visual delight, as an overall movie it paled to the rest of the nominees. It too me 3 sittings to get through the movie because I actually got bored and slightly infuriated by Miss Bullocks performance. And the story never really got better at any point. It’s a shame really.

  6. Now that that’s all over, can someone at Marvel Studios cast Chiwetel Ejiofor as Black Panther pronto, please?

    • This, yes. Do we have any Marvel connections to get on this?

  7. The four actors completely deserve their Oscar awards. McConaughey physically and emotionally transformed into the dying, homophobic Rod Woodroof. Blanchett is utterly talented and versatile mastering different accents throughout her career and delivering them without a hint of fakeness. Leto actually made me think he was gay in real life. Nyong’o’s win is not begginer’s luck – she was amazing in “12 yrs. A Slave.”

    • Well, Mark Kermode on his review show last Friday said that the only reason McConaughey and Leto didn’t win BAFTAs this year was because for some odd reason, they weren’t nominated even though they qualified.

  8. Overall I believe it was a fair OSCAR. Most of the deserving candidates got the awards. However, I feel dissapointed with best director award to Alfonso Cuarón. For me Steve McQueen deserved it more for his fantastic work in 12 years a slave. He personified his calmness in the work, some of the scenes were so awesome that it made us feel the realness of the situation.
    There was a tuff fight this year in all categories and it must have been very difficult to judge best among the best.
    Being a Leo fan I am again dissapoinited with best actor not going to him, although Mathew deserved it equally.

    • I agree,but I thought Mcqueen should have won for Shame,his last three films have all been exceptional.

      Glad McConaughey won,Mud was brilliant and he’s really done some great work the last few years.

  9. Good Guy Bill Murray’s Harold Ramis Tribute at the Oscars –Like A BOSS!

  10. Did anyone else notice how many people fudged up when reading the prompter? Travolta totally screwed up Idina Menzel’s name, called her Adele something. Ellen fudged when she said “here’s Michael B. Jordan and Kristen B L” then she even said “what?” as if she confused herself(supposed to say “Kristen Bell”. Sindney Poitier had little trouble but he gets a pass, Jude Law and Kim Novak(random, loved her in Vertigo 54 years ago) tried to say the name of the winner at the same time and failed, Bette Middler started to say something after her gorgeous performance just before damn commercial break cut her off, The montage video of “Hero” movies was missing waaaaaay too many classic heroes and it ended on a random note, whoever put that together needed MORE, and several winners walked off stage in the wrong direction. It wasn’t ALL bad IMO, Ellen was a great host. Kate Blanchett was very classy for thanking all her fellow nominees, Jim Carrey did a spot-on Bruce Dern impression which didn’t get as many laughs as it deserved, Bill Murray is still the F**KING MAN(cried a lil because he’s getting old), Matthew McConaughey also had a great speech(love the Dazed & Confused reference. My 3 favorite moments were 1: Ellen Yells out “YES I’M SAYING GREAT JOB TO YOU FOR NEBRASKA” or something like that(making sure sweet old June Squibb heard her, I was laughing hard. 2: Ellen insults Lisa Minelli, BAD, lol. “That’s the best Liza Minelli look-a-like I’ve ever seen, good job sir” had me rolling. and Finally, Ellen passing out Pizza, she’s so fun. HOWEVER, aside from her Hosting, I felt like the whole show was unrehearsed, and thrown together. Mostly, I was reminded of how I hate when beautiful women get plastic surgery.

  11. Lol as usual Leo gets snuffed for an oscar , but oddly the movies that he is in gets the oscar weird … 😮

  12. I stopped watching and caring in 2008 when Nolan wasn’t nominated for Best Director and THE DARK KNIGHT wasn’t nominated for Best Picture. And TDK snub is why, every year since, there’s up to 10 Best Picture Nominees – half of which don’t deserve the nomination.

  13. Broken Circle Breakdown should have won the non-English movie award…. :(

    Such a beautiful, heart-breaking movie…

  14. DiCaprio is simply too big an A-lister and the most box office banakable actor in the industry right now. His roles are too dominating, too showy and grandstanding for the Academy.

    Lesser profile actors playing understated roles are getting the award these days.

  15. I quit watching award shows a long time ago. I rarely agree with the outcome and I never saw the need for it. These people are over paid and gloated over every day. Why get all dressed up and throw a party to gloat some more? I simply do not get it. I love movies but hate the actor / actress worship. They are just people.

    If anything we should be hosting a show of this magnitude to reward people that actually matter; people who save lives and/or risk life as a career. We give way to much attention and glory to over paid entertainers.

    End rant.

    • You’re fun.

    • People worship actors and actresses the same way they worship athletes…ANOTHER overpaid group. You might as well not dwell on it…it will continue. Humans, as a whole, hold in high regard (usually MUCH higher than necessary, deserved, or healthy) those they deem to be “superior” to the norm, whether they be a movie actor, a football player, a senator, a doctor, a chieftain, a general, etc.

      Welcome to the world…you can cry a little. It’s alright; we all feel that way sometimes…


  16. Sooo, According to the Academy Gravity was the best directed, edited, and shot movie of the year. It also had the best score, visual effects and sound (both mixed and edited) yet it’s not the best picture????

    I should say I’m not surprised, I had 12 Years a Slave as my pick for Best Picture and think it should have been recognized but in a year with one particular movie winning so many awards it would seem like it should have been awarded the biggest prize IMO.

  17. Do we know if the odd way MPAS voted for best picture is the same Preferential Voting formula used for all the categories? That’s actually the name they call it BTW.

  18. 12 years a slave best picture???? WTF?? And Will Smith presenting the best award? we miss the big show

  19. The Grammy’s and Oscars arw one in the same thing nowadays,most winners are non deserving

  20. I’m glad gravity, didn’t win best picture. I understand a lot of people liked it, but for me besides the outstanding visuals, nothing was that good. The story was wayyyyyyyyyy too predictable.

    Personally i thought the wolf of wall street was the best movie of the year, but hey it didn’t win a single award which i find horrifying.

  21. Last week every website was proclaiming this “the year of Leo”. Not so much.

    • It’s the year of the Horse. If you’re Chinese.

  22. Ever since slumdog millionaire won best picture Academy keep getting worse every year atleast for me it has been.
    i have seen all movies of the actors who were nominated for the best actors role and IMO
    i thought its either gonna be Bale or Leo for there tremendous performance as an actor who pulled it of amzingly.
    and tbh this was my last oscar idc anymore.