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The Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

The Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

Cementing the best in cinematic achievement


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Buro 24/7 Middle East brings you the extensive winning list and high-octane performances from last night’s glittering Oscars ceremony…

The 86th Academy Awards saw nominees, presenters and guests arrive on the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood last night for the ceremony that cements the best in cinematic achievements of 2013.

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances
At one point during the ceremony, DeGeneres appeared dressed as a fairy godmother... 
 

Hosted by a lively Ellen DeGeneres, the night served as the second stint for the comic television presenter and actress at the helm of Hollywood's ultimate night out, her first time around being back in 2007. The decision by the academy to choose DeGeneres for the coveted role meant that the proceedings weren't without their fair share of fun; the much-loved star certainly brought her own light-hearted touch to the usually very formal evening.

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances
...before ordering pizza to feed the evening's celebrity guests
 

Hollywood legends old and new were in attendance from Meryl Streep and Glenn Close to stars making their Academy Awards debut, such Emma Watson and Best Supporting Actress winner for her role in 12 Years A Slave, Lupita Nyong'o. First time nominee Nyong'o was joined by fellow Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto for his portrayal of the character Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, with Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor for his part in the same film and Cate Blanchett taking home Best Actress for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmin

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

Lupita Nyong'o

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

Matthew McConaughey

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

Cate Blanchett

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

Jared Leto
 

The night also included a pop-heavy line up of live performances from Pharrell Williams, U2, Idina Menzel, P!nk – who performed Somewhere Over The Rainbow in honour of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz – and Karen O, broadcast live to millions of viewers. Most acts sang a number nominated for Best Original Song; the entertainment value peaking at the point when Pharrell Williams serenaded a front row made up of Streep, Nyong'o and Amy Adams with a version of Happy from the animated adventure Despicable Me 2. U2 also performed the track Ordinary Love from the historic tale Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. 

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

Pharrell Williams

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances
U2
 

Impressing what is surely one of the industry's most high profile crowds imaginable is no mean feat, yet the combination of Pharrell and Ellen's unique brand of fun quite frankly nailed it – and the glittering, golden night finished with the title of Best Director to Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity and the highly sought after Best Picture award going to 12 Years A Slave, before the evening's various afterparties kicked into play.

Oscars 2014: The Ceremony, Winners and Performances

Alfonso Cuaron


The 86th Academy Awards Winning List, in full:

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Mr. Hublot

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Frozen

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Helium

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
20 Feet From Stardom

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Great Beauty

BEST SOUND MIXING
Gravity

BEST SOUND EDITING
Gravity

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Gravity

BEST FILM EDITING
Gravity

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Great Gatsby

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Gravity

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
'Let It Go' / Frozen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Her

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

BEST ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST PICTURE
12 Years a Slave



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