2014 Oscar Winners List – Were There Any Surprises?


Good morning old and tear rubber readers.

And those who didn’t watch the Oscars.

It’s the Morning after!

The 2014 Academy Awards has come and gone (at last), following months (and months) of film buffs engaging in debates, discussions and/or bet-making with respect to which of this year’s nominated movies, directors, acting talents, composers and other assorted technical artists will (and/or ought to be) recognized for their achievements in cinema in the year 2013.

We’ve now posted the full list of winners at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony below, so be sure and check through to see what you think of the final outcome:

Best Picture


“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers

“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers

“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers

“Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers

“Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers

“Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers

“The Wolf of Wall Street” Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese

WINNER: “12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers



Best Actor


Christian Bale in “American Hustle”

Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”

Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”

WINNER: Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”


Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”

Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”

Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”

Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”

WINNER: Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”



Best Actress


Amy Adams in “American Hustle”

Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”

Judi Dench in “Philomena”

Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

WINNER: Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”


Best Supporting Actress


Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”

Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”

Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”

June Squibb in “Nebraska”

WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”


Best Director


“American Hustle” David O. Russell

“Nebraska” Alexander Payne

“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen

“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

WINNER: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón



Best Animated Feature


“The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

“Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

“Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

“The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

WINNER: “Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho


Best Cinematography


“The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel

“Nebraska” Phedon Papamichael

“Prisoners” Roger A. Deakins

WINNER: “Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki


Best Costume Design


“American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson

“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping

“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor

“12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

WINNER: “The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin


Best Documentary


“The Act of Killing”Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

“Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

“Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

“The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

WINNER: “20 Feet from Stardom” Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers


Best Documentary – Short Subject


“CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff

“Facing Fear” Jason Cohen

“Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq

“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens

WINNER: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed


Best Editing

“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse

“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

WINNER: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger


Best Foreign Language Film


“The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium

“The Hunt” Denmark

“The Missing Picture” Cambodia

“Omar” Palestine

WINNER: “The Great Beauty” Italy


Best Makeup/Hair


“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty

“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

WINNER: “Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews


Best Original Score


“The Book Thief” John Williams

“Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett

“Philomena” Alexandre Desplat

“Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

WINNER: “Gravity” Steven Price


Best Original Song


“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”

Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel

“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”

Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams

“The Moon Song” from “Her”

Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

WINNER: “Let It Go” from “Frozen”

Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez


Best Production Design


“American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler

“Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard

“Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

“12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

WINNER: “The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn


Best Animated Short Film


“Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden

“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

“Possessions” Shuhei Morita

“Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

WINNER: “Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares


Best Live-Action Short Film


“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo

“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras

“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari

“The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

WINNER: “Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson


Best Sound Editing


“All Is Lost” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns

“Captain Phillips” Oliver Tarney

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Brent Burge

“Lone Survivor” Wylie Stateman

WINNER: “Gravity” Glenn Freemantle


Best Sound Mixing

“Captain Phillips” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

“Lone Survivor” Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

WINNER: “Gravity” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro


Best Visual Effects


“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

“Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

“The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

WINNER: “Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould


Best Adapted Screenplay


“Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

“Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray

“Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

“The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

WINNER: “12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley


Best Original Screenplay


“American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

“Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen

“Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack

“Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson

WINNER: “Her” Written by Spike Jonze

Its a wrap! Feel free to share your thoughts/feelings about this year’s Oscars winners in the comments section – including, how you feel about the final outcome and whether or not your favourite movies were recognized (or went home empty-handed).


  1. Abeg! Brave deserved it jor! I beleived the storyline, moral lessons(there were plenty) got it the award but what about other award categories?
    Make up, Costume, Cinematography et.al?
    I’d love to know at least if the wachowskis smiled/left the event in a happy mood. I really loved the effects in Life of Pi too… That movie is Beautiful!!! What happened to the best exotic marigold hotel?

    • Brave was fun but wasn’t great. I was dissapointed. You know why? Because it was brought to us by Pixar Animations. The guys are animation gods!!. They made Monster Inc, and Toy Story. They started this game. They should not give us anything less that those classics. The politics of who they are won them the awards sha. But then, isn’t it a political world?

        • lol…please I love a good argument. Shoot! If you got anything to say about the politics issue. Other categories in what sense? Series and mini series winners abi? I am sorry but we focus on movies only, so we simply put up the part that concerns us, that’s why.

  2. Enough with the sarcasms! It gets insulting most esp. when it is used unecessarily&in the wrong situations! Read my previous post&you’ll see d categories i pointed out specifically! Cinematography et.al

    • Yeah I get you now. we don’t want to bore those who are not interested in the in-dept analysis of a movie. That’s why we give something everyone can relate with and understand. But we will consider it, now that you made the request. But if you look at Life of Pi, kudos was given to the cinematographer, if you look at Les Miserables kudos was also given to the costumes….just to mention a few.