The planet’s biggest awards for movies (The Academy Awards/Oscars) has come and gone, the winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, USA. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners (with some cool facts of nominees/winners): Best Picture 12 Years a Slave (Winner) American Hustle Gravity The Wolf of Wall Street Dallas Buyers Club Her Nebraska Philomena Captain Phillips Cool fact: Gravity has become only the sixth film released predominantly in 3D to receive a best picture nomination. The others: Avatar (2009), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Hugo (2011) and Life of Pi (2012). Best Actor Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyer's Club (Winner) Christian Bale, American Hustle Bruce Dern, Nebraska Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Cool fact: This is Matthew McConaughey's first nomination and win. Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Winner) Amy Adams, American Hustle Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Meryl Streep, August: Osage County Cool fact: This is Cate Blanchett's first Best Actress Oscar. Nominated six times, she won her first Oscar for her supporting role in The Aviator in 2005. Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer's Club (Winner) Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips Bradley Cooper, American Hustle Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street Cool fact: This is Jared Leto's first nomination and win; and Barkhad Abdi’s nomination makes him the first Somali actor to ever receive an Oscar nomination, which is also his first screen performances. Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Winner) Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine Julia Roberts, August: Osage County June Squibb, Nebraska Cool fact: This is Lupita Nyong'o's first nomination and win, which is also her first screen performances. Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity (Winner) David O. Russell, American Hustle Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Alexander Payne, Nebraska Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street Cool Fact: Alfonso Cuarón becomes the first Latino filmmaker to win the Best Director award. While, Steve McQueen becomes just the third black filmmaker to ever receive a nomination in the category. The others are John Singleton (Boyz 'n the Hood) and Lee Daniels (Precious). Best Original Screenplay Spike Jonze, Her (Winner) American Hustle Blue Jasmine Dallas Buyers Club Nebraska Cool fact: This is Spike Jonze's first win and fourth nomination. Best Adapted Screenplay John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave (Winner) Before Midnight Captain Phillips Philomena The Wolf of Wall Street Cool fact: This is John Ridley's first nomination and win. Bob Nelson is nominated for his first screenplay, Nebraska. Best Original Song "Let It Go" from Frozen, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Winner) "The Moon Song" from Her, Karen O. and Spike Jonze "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.) and Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, Pharrell Williams Cool fact: "Let It Go," has allowed Robert Lopez to join the elite EGOT club – a group of people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The group currently consists of only 11 members: Richard Rodgers, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Rudin and others. Best Original Score Steven Price, Gravity (Winner) Alexandre Desplat, Philomena William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her John Williams, The Book Thief Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks Cool fact: John Williams becomes the highest nominated individual, 44, in this category –original score, with 5 wins. Williams has 49 overall nominations, the second most for an individual in Oscar history, trailing only Walt Disney, who has 59. Best Production Design Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby (Winner) American Hustle Gravity Her 12 Years a Slave Cool fact: Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby) has now won 4 Oscars, she previously won 2 for Moulin Rouge! (2001). She’s become the most awarded Australian in Oscar history. Best Film Editing Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger, Gravity (Winner) 12 Years a Slave Captain Phillips American Hustle Dallas Buyers Club Cool fact: Gravity became only the fifth film to be nominated in all seven technical categories: best cinematography, film editing, best original score, production design, best sound editing, best sound mixing and best visual effects – winning 6. Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity (Winner) The Grandmaster Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska Prisoners Cool fact: Emmanuel Lubezki's nickname is 'Chivo' (the goat). Best Sound Editing Glen Freemantle, Gravity (Winner) Captain Phillips All Is Lost The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Lone Survivor Best Sound Mixing Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro, Gravity (Winner) Captain Phillips The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Inside Llewyn Davis Lone Survivor Best Foreign Language Film The Great Beauty (Winner) The Broken Circle Breakdown The Hunt The Missing Picture Omar Cool fact: The Great Beauty has become the first Italian film since Life is Beautiful (1998) to take the award. With this win, Italy ties France for the most wins for any country, with 13. Best Documentary Feature 20 Feet From Stardom (Winner) The Act of Killing Cutie and the Boxer Dirty Wars The Square Best Documentary Short Subject The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Winner) Cavedigger Facing Fear Karama Has No Walls Prison Terminal: Last Days of Private Jack Hall Best Live Action Short Film Helium (Winner) Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me) Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) The Voorman Problem Best Visual Effects Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould, Gravity (Winner) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Iron Man 3 The Lone Ranger Star Trek Into Darkness Cool fact: Gravity received a total of 10 nominations this year. Best Animated Feature Frozen (Winner) The Croods Despicable Me 2 Ernest and Celestine The Wind Rises Cool fact: This is Disney’s first win in the category (without Pixar studios’ involvement). Best Animated Short Film Mr. Hublot (Winner) Feral Get a Horse! Possessions Room on the Broom Best Makeup And Hairstyling Dallas Buyers Club (Winner) Bad Grandpa The Lone Ranger Best Costume Design Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby (Winner) The Grandmaster American Hustle The Invisible Woman 12 Years a Slave Other cool facts are: Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) has now directed more best picture Oscar nominees than any other living director, eight. All nine nominees for the best picture award were released between October and December 2013: Gravity – Oct. 3, Captain Phillips – Oct. 10, 12 Years a Slave – Oct. 17, Dallas Buyers Club – Nov. 1, Nebraska – Nov. 15, Philomena – Nov. 22, American Hustle – Dec. 12, Her – Dec. 18 and The Wolf of Wall Street – Dec. 25. Written By: Olusola Agbaje
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