Gravity Wins Big at 2014 Oscars While Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Twitter

Gravity and Dallas Buyers Club were the big winners of the evening at the 2014 Oscars, but it was 12 Years a Slave which took home the biggest award of the night – Best Picture.

12 Years a Slave also picked up awards for Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley. Dallas Buyers Club picked  up both Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto, while Cate Blanchett took home the Best Actress title for her star turn in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

However, it was Gravity which scored the most wins of the night – seven awards in total. The film picked up Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron along with a string of technical awards for sound, cinematography, visual effects and more.

Ellen DeGeneres hosted the event and during the show stated that she wanted to break the record for most “retweets” of a photo, prompting her to get Bradley Cooper to take a photo of her with Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt. The tweet did disrupt Twitter for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. EST. The tweet has currently 2.7 million retweets.

Check out the full list of winners below!

Best Picture:

  • “American Hustle”
  • “Captain Phillips”
  • “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • “Gravity”
  • “Her”
  • “Nebraska”
  • “Philomena”
  • “12 Years a Slave” WINNER
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Supporting Actor:

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

Best Supporting Actress:

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

Best Director:

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

Best Actor:

  • Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
  • Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
  • Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyer’s Club” WINNER

Best Actress:

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

Best Original Screenplay:

  • “American Hustle”
  • “Blue Jasmine”
  • “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • “Her” WINNER
  • “Nebraska”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • “Before Midnight”
  • “Captain Phillips”
  • “Philomena”
  • “12 Years a Slave” WINNER
  • “The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Best Animated Feature:

  • “The Croods”
  • “Despicable Me 2”
  • “Ernest & Celestine”
  • “Frozen” WINNER
  • “The Wind Rises”

Best Foreign Feature:

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

Best Visual Effects:

  • “Gravity” WINNER
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation”
  • “Iron Man 3”
  • “The Lone Ranger”
  • “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Best Cinematography:

  • “The Grandmaster”
  • “Gravity” WINNER
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis”
  • “Nebraska”
  • “Prisoners”

Best Costume Design:

  • “American Hustle”
  • “The Grandmaster”
  • “The Great Gatsby” WINNER
  • “The Invisible Woman”
  • “12 Years a Slave”

Best Documentary Feature:

  • “The Act of Killing”
  • “Cutie and the Boxer”
  • “Dirty Wars”
  • “The Square”
  • “20 Feet from Stardom” WINNER

Best Documentary Short:

  • “CaveDigger”
  • “Facing Fear”
  • “Karama Has No Walls”
  • “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” WINNER
  • “Prisoner Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

Best Film Editing:

  • “American Hustle”
  • “Captain Phillips”
  • “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • “Gravity” WINNER
  • “12 Years a Slave”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • “Dallas Buyers Club” WINNER
  • “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
  • “The Lone Ranger”

Best Music (Original Score):

  • “The Book Thief”
  • “Gravity” WINNER
  • “Her”
  • “Philomena”
  • “Saving Mr. Banks”

Best Music (Original Song):

  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
  • “Happy” from “Despicable Me”
  • “Let It Go” from “Frozen” WINNER
  • “The Moon Song” from “Her”
  • “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Best Production Design:

  • “American Hustle”
  • “Gravity”
  • “The Great Gatsby” WINNER
  • “Her”
  • “12 Years a Slave”

Best Short Film, Animated:

  • “Feral”
  • “Get a Horse!”
  • “Mr. Hublot” WINNER
  • “Possessions”
  • “Room on the Broom”

Best Short Film, Live Action:

  • “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
  • “Avant Que De Tout Perdre” (Just Before Losing Everything)
  • “Helium” WINNER
  • ” Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?” (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
  • “The Voorman Problem”

Best Sound Editing:

  • “All Is Lost”
  • “Captain Phillips”
  • “Gravity” WINNER
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • “The Lone Survivor”

Best Sound Mixing:

  • “Captain Phillips”
  • “Gravity” WINNER
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis”
  • “Lone Survivor”


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  1. Wow! With the exception of Best Supporting Actress you pretty much nailed the major categories in your predictions in January. Good call!

  2. I know! 🙂 I was pretty pleased with my predictions. And overall, I feel like everyone that won – deserved to win. I still would have liked to see ‘Her’ get more nominations – but overall I’m a happy camper.

    I do find it amusing that Gravity – the least technically accurate movie (because apparently it’s meant to be taken literally) won the most technical awards. haha 🙂 It was a beautiful film though!

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