Oscars 2014: Hollywood Celebrates The 86th Annual Academy Awards

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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Lupita Nyong'o in a scene from "12 Years a Slave." Nyong'o is nominated for an Oscar for her performance by an actress in a supporting role. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Francois Duhamel, file) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hollywood's biggest stars hit Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Sunday, March 2, for the 86th annual Academy Awards.

"12 Years a Slave" was named Best Picture at the Oscars' 2014 ceremony, winning two other awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o. It was "Gravity," however, that won the most awards on Sunday night's Oscars broadcast. Alfonso Cuaron's space epic received seven Oscars, including wins for Cuaron in the Best Director and Best Editing categories. "Gravity" and "American Hustle" were tied for the most nominations on the night with 10 in total. ("American Hustle" was left empty handed.)

Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, some of the hottest names in acting, such as Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio, were up for awards at the 2014 Oscars, as well as newcomers like Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi.

At last year's Academy Awards show, "Life of Pi" paced all films by taking home four awards, including Best Director for Ang Lee. It was edged out for Best Picture, however, by Ben Affleck's "Argo," which received three Oscars in total.

Check out the full list of winners below.


"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 Cuaron, "Gravity"


Best Animated Feature


Best Foreign Language Film

"The Great Beauty" (Italy)

Best Documentary

"20 Feet From Stardom"

Best Original Screenplay

"Her," written by Spike Jonze

Best Adapted Screenplay

"12 Years a Slave," screenplay by John Ridley

Best Original Score

"Gravity," Steven Price

Best Original Song

"Let It Go" from "Frozen," music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Best Editing

"Gravity," Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, "Gravity"

Best Production Design

"The Great Gatsby," Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)

Best Costume Design

Catherine Martin, "The Great Gatsby"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Sound Editing

Glenn Freemantle, "Gravity"

Best Sound Mixing

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro, "Gravity"

Best Visual Effects

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould, "Gravity"

Best Live-Action Short

"Helium," Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Best Animated Short

"Mr. Hublot," Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Best Documentary Short

"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

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An historic night for Steve McQueen and "12 Years a Slave," wins for Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o, seven Oscars for "Gravity" and no love for "American Hustle." These were your 2014 Oscars. Hope you enjoyed it!

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As expected, "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture. Producers Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen accepted the award.

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#truedetectiveseason2 is McCounaughey and his Oscar. He won for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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She also gave an impassioned plea to Hollywood to acknowledge that people want to see movies with female leads. One of the night's most memorable speeches.

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Will Cate Blanchett thank Woody Allen? Let's find out!

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"American Hustle" has lost seven times, thus far, on Oscar night, including in the Original Screenplay category where Spike Jonze's "Her" took top honors.

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Just because it's great and you need to know that.

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Cuaron wins his second Oscar of the night for "Gravity."

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Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez accepted the award with a speech that rhymed.

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Listen here:

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Or, well, Adele Dazeem. Or whatever John Travolta called her when he introduced Menzel.

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Bette Midler sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" after the list of deceased stars was shown. Among those stars left out of the In Memoriam segment were Cory Monteith and James Avery. Sarah Jones, the camera woman who was killed on the set of "Midnight Rider," the Gregg Allman bio film, was also not mentioned.

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Catherine Martin gets another Oscar, giving her two for the night.

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She sings "Over The Rainbow" to pay tribute to "The Wizard Of Oz," which is 75.

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That gets director Alfonso Cuaron his first Oscar of the night. Cuaron co-edited the film with Mark Sanger.

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Bill Murray and Amy Adams gave out the award. Before announcing Emmanuel Lubezki as winner, Murray paid tribute to the late Harold Ramis, who died last week.

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Put those think pieces away: Nyong'o topped Jennifer Lawrence for the award and received a standing ovation in the process. "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid," she said.

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That's three Oscars for "Gravity," if you're keeping score at home. It has received the most awards this evening.

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But for those still awake: U2 played "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" and Brad Pitt introduced the band.

More on the U2 performance is here.

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Director Paolo Sorrentino accepts the award and thanks, among others, Martin Scorsese. "The Great Beauty" was Italy's entry at the category.

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And Darlene Love got to sing on the Oscars stage. Here's what Love told HuffPost Entertainment last year about a potential Oscars appearance:

That would be the ultimate. Never say never! Fate has been very good to me. I've been in the right place at the right time for the last 20 years. For one thing, it would give a lot of people the chance to see me. "Wow, that's Darlene Love. She really can sing! And she looks good."

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