’12 Years a Slave’ wins Best Picture Oscar, but ‘Gravity’ leads with seven wins!

As Gold Derby predicted, “12 Years a Slave” won Best Picture at the Oscars. Steve McQueen‘s historical drama about American slavery also won Best Adapted Screenplay, and Lupita Nyongo won Best Supporting Actress in a tight race against Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle“).

For the complete list of winners, click here.

But even though “12 Years” took the top prize, “Gravity” swept up the most awards. It won seven: Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.

American Hustle” came into the Oscars with 10 nominations, but was completely shut out. That’s only one shy of Oscar’s record 11 losses shared by “The Color Purple” and “The Turning Point.”

Rounding out the acting categories were the usual suspects: Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“) completed her season-long awards sweep, winning Best Actress. It’s her second Oscar, following her Best Supporting Actress win in 2004 for “The Aviator.”

Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor went to “Dallas Buyers Club” stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. It’s the first award and nomination for each, and it’s the first film to win both of those categories since Sean Penn and Tim Robbins for “Mystic River” in 2003. Below the line, “Dallas Buyers” also won Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Her” won one of its five nominations: Best Original Screenplay for director Spike Jonze, who previously won for his script at the Golden Globes and Writers Guild Awards.

Best Foreign Film went to “The Great Beauty,” while Best Documentary was awarded to “20 Feet from Stardom” over DGA winner “The Square” and BAFTA champ “The Act of Killing.”

The Great Gatsby” won both of its bids: Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

Frozen” also went two-for-two, taking Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go,” co-written by Robert Lopez, who now joins the elite club of EGOT winners. He’s the 12th person to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, and at age 39 he’s the youngest to pull off the feat.

Short film awards went to “Helium” (Live-Action Short), “Mr. Hublot” (Animated Short), and “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” (Documentary Short). The subject of “Number 6,” 110-year-old Alice Herz Sommer, was the oldest living Holocaust survivor, but passed away on Feb. 23.

9 thoughts on “’12 Years a Slave’ wins Best Picture Oscar, but ‘Gravity’ leads with seven wins!

  1. I’m disappointed in the lack of upsets this year. What a boring ceremony. It was like watching the second half of this year’s Superbowl.

  2. NOT ONE SURPRISE. NOT ONE. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. They could have run this thing three months ago because the results would have being the same.

  3. The Academy gives one film 10 nominations “American Hustle” and then on the suposedly big night they send this same film home with ZERO OSCAR. What kind of morons are these people.

  4. One of the most boring and predictable Oscar shows ever. I kept hoping for a surprise, but none came The highlights: acceptance speeches by Leto, N’yongo, the composers of Frozen aong and Blanchett. The rest: Yuk! This doesn’t mean that I disagreed with many of the winners, but the show itself was very disappointing.

  5. I was hoping that Ejiofor, Fassbender and American Hustle can pull some surprise in Best Leading, Supporting actor and Best Costume design. But it turned out that everything was amazingly predictable. What was an “actual” surprise is that Will Smith was the presenter for Best Picture, instead of Sidney Poitier.

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