The Academy Awards are like Christmas or Hanukah for film fans. Honoring the best achievements in performances, visuals, sound, direction and so on, thousands of celebrities attend, all dressed to the nines. Ellen DeGeneres hosted the awards ceremony this year, in Hollywood's Dolby Theater. The show was rather tame, especially compared to Seth MacFarlane's take last year. DeGeneres delivered a few jokes here and there, as well as pizza to the actors in the first few rows. She also took a selfie with some of the top A-list talent, which temporarily broke Twitter and set the record for the most amount of retweets.
The big winner this year was Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity", which took home 7 total awards, including best director. Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" took home several awards as well, including the most prestigious award of the night with best picture of the year.
Here is a list of all the winners:
"12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Lupita Nyong’o, "12 Years a Slave"
Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave"
Spike Jonze, "Her"
"20 Feet from Stardom"
"The Great Beauty" (Italy)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Emmanuel Lubezki, "Gravity"
"The Great Gatsby," Catherine Martin
"Gravity," Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
"Dallas Buyers Club," Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
"Let It Go" from "Frozen," music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
"Gravity," Steven Price
"The Great Gatsby," Catherine Martin (production design) and Beverley Dunn (set decoration)
"Gravity," Glenn Freemantle
"Gravity," Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
"Gravity," Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
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