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The 86th Academy Awards

Matthew McConaughey now has a little gold statuette and the biggest honours were split between Gravity (Best Director) and 12 Years A Slave (Best Picture).
We recap the winners and losers at this year's Oscars.


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The Winners List

Best picture

Best Actor
in a Leading Role

 

Best Actress
In A Leading Role

 

Best Actor
In A Supporting Role

 

Best Actress
In A Supporting Role

 

Best Director

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

 

Best Original Screenplay

 

Legend

BAFTAS bafta

The British Academy
of Film and Television Arts

CC cc

Critics' Choice

GG gg

Golden Globes

DGA
dga

The Directors Guild
of America

SAG-AFTRA bafta

Screen Actors Guild

WGA wga

The Writers Guild
of America

Red carpet glitz

The reviews

American Hustle

This easy dramedy, based loosely on the real story of a con-man (Christian Bale) who is dragged into an FBI sting operation, has been nominated in 10 categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director. The movie is showing in cinemas.

Captain Phillips

Another ripped from the headlines plot about a real-life American captain whose vessel is hijacked by Somali pirates, this has been nominated in six categories, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. The movie is no longer showing in cinemas but the DVD is available from major retailers.

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey has been getting a lot of critical love for his performance as swaggering hustler and accidental Aids activist Ron Woodroof in this inspired-by-real-life drama. The movie is nominated in six categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The movie is showing in cinemas.

Gravity

Science fiction gets very little love from the Academy, but director Alfonso Cuaron's eye-popping thriller about a space accident, nominated in 10 categories, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress, might be the game-changer. The movie is no longer showing in cinemas but the DVD is available at major retailers.

Her

Director Spike Jonze's zeitgeist plugged-in tale about a man who falls in love with his computer's operating system looks like a shoo-in for Best Original Screenplay. It is nominated in five categories, including Best Picture and Best Production Design. The movie is showing in cinemas.

Nebraska

Director Alexander Payne's closely observed human dramas have traditionally been beloved at Oscar nominations time and his latest drama, a road trip movie focusing on an alcoholic father and his estranged son, is no exception. It is nominated in six categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The movie is showing in cinemas.

Philomena

Based on the true story of an Irish woman's search for a son she was forced to give up for adoption, this drama is nominated in four categories, including Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film is showing in cinemas.

12 Years A Slave

Director Steve McQueen's harrowing dramatisation of the memoir of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery is nominated in nine categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. The film is no longer showing in cinemas.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

The Academy is making amends for ignoring director Martin Scorsese's early works by showering nominations on his recent films. This roman a clef depicting the rise and fall of a Wall Street broker is up for awards in five categories including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. The film is showing in cinemas.

More stories

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Australian Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a socialite who suffers a breakdown in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller Gravity in which an astronaut fights for survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle.
HOLLYWOOD, United States (AFP) - Ellen DeGeneres delighted her Oscars audience on her return to hosting duties at the Academy Awards on Sunday, reeling off a string of one-liners to earn critical plaudits.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Shimmering metallics, bold jewel tones and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o led the style at this year's Oscars red carpet, as actresses shunned runway trends to showcase colors and silhouettes inspired by Hollywood's golden age.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Italian drama The Great Beauty won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday.
HOLLYWOOD, United States (AFP) - Jared Leto won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a transgender woman suffering from Aids in Dallas Buyers Club.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The blockbuster movie, Frozen, a Walt Disney Animation Studios musical fairy tale about the bond between two royal sisters in an icy Scandinavian kingdom, won the Oscar on Sunday for best animated feature film.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The world's top actors and actresses gathered for the Academy Awards on Sunday to honour a year of high-quality film and crown the best picture, a cliffhanger race led by 12 Years A Slave and Gravity. As if on cue, the sun came out after four days of heavy rain just before the first movie stars began arriving on the red carpet for Hollywood's biggest night.
The film opens with Rosenfeld (a paunchy, almost unrecognisably lumpy Bale) fussing with the complex mechanics of his comb-over hairdo. The sight is at once sad, desperate, delusional and funny.
The story: This movie is based on the true story of the 2009 pirate boarding of the container ship Maersk Alabama off the coast of Somalia. The first pirate attack on an American-registered ship in more than 100 years, it sparked military action by the United States Navy.

Red carpet glitz

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