Monday, March 3, 2014

86th Oscar Winners Announced

12 Years a Slave triumphed with a total of 3 wins.

Well, the Oscars turned out to be very predictable, but the ceremony was very enjoyable overall. Everything went as many expected, with Alfonso CuarĂ³n winning multiple awards for Gravity and 12 Years a Slave managing to win Best Picture. I predicted 20/24 categories correctly, and 24/24 if you include alternates. (I missed Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film.) Despite the lack of upsets, it's been a fun Oscar season, and I'm already looking forward to next year.

Check out the Oscar winners below.

Best Picture:
12 Years a Slave

Best Director:
Alfonso CuarĂ³n, Gravity

Best Actor:
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave 

Best Adapted Screenplay:
12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay:

Best Production Design:
The Great Gatsby

Best Cinematography:

Best Costume Design:
The Great Gatsby

Best Film Editing:

Best Original Score:

Best Original Song:
"Let It Go" from Frozen

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Sound Mixing:

Best Sound Editing:

Best Visual Effects:

Best Animated Feature Film: 

Best Documentary Feature Film: 
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Live Action Short Film:

Best Animated Short Film:
Mr. Hublot

Best Documentary Short Film:
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life


  1. Agree winners were predictable. 20/24 is pretty good going! I did one better with 21/24. In hindsight I wish I had put money on it, did you place a bet on anything?
    I got three categories wrong: Film Editing, Short Film (Animated), & Documentary

    1. Great job! I did better than last year, but I didn't place a bet on anything.

  2. I got 18/24 including my "should wins" I didn't see The Great Gatsby, so I didn't think about it actually winning. Whoops.

    1. That's great, especially since an upset somewhere was expected. Several people blanked on Gatsby, but I'm still a little surprised that it actually won.

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    1. Thanks! I wished I'd jumped on the 12 Years bandwagon!