Oscars 2014: ‘Gravity’ pulls in seven, ’12 Years’ Best Picture

This year’s accolade season finally drew to a close last night/this morning with the star-studded 86th Academy Awards ceremony. As predicted, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was the big winner of the night with seven awards including Best DirectorAchievement in Cinematography and Best Original Score. However, it was British director Steve McQueen’s hotly tipped 12 Years a Slave that pipped Cuarón and co to the highly coveted Best Picture Oscar, with Lupita Nyong’o also emerging victorious as Best Supporting Actor. As was the case at the Spirit Awards the night previous, Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett for her role in Blue Jasmine, whilst Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club.

A full list of 2014 Academy Award winners can be found below:

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave (dir. Steve McQueen)

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)

Best Animated Film
Frozen (dir. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)

Production Design
Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn (The Great Gatsby)

Achievement in Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Achievement in Costume Design
Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby)

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom (dir. Morgan Neville)

Best Documentary Short
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (dir. Malcolm Clarke)

Achievement in Film Editing
Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger (Gravity)

Achievement in Makeup
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Original Score
Steven Price (Gravity)

Best Original Song
Let it Go (Frozen)

Best Animated Short Film
Mr. Hublot (dir. Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)

Best Live Action Short Film

Helium (dir. Anders Walter)

Achievement in Sound Editing
Glenn Freemantle (Gravity)

Achievement in Sound Mixing
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro (Gravity)

Achievement in Visual Effects
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould (Gravity)

Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Original Screenplay
Spike Jonze (Her)

What do you make of this year’s Oscar winners? Do you agree with the Academy’s choices? Are there any films you would have liked to have seen walk away with specific awards? Let us know using the comment box below.