Lupita, Alfonso, ’12 Years,’ win at the Oscars

Oscars2014It’s rare thing when so many people of color are nominated for Academy Awards. And it’s a rarer thing when more than a few win major categories. The broadcast was solid with host Ellen DeGeneres, even though some thought she flopped, she got in some good jokes and record setting selfies. But all the attention was on Lupita Nyong’o for winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, Alfonso Cuaron for winning Best Director for his work on Gravity (and 6 other tech Oscars) and 12 Years a Slave winning Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.

History was made in that 12 Years a Slave is the first film directed by a Black filmmaker to win a Best Film Oscar and Alfonso Cuaron was the first Latino to win a Best Director Oscar.

Unfortunately, Pharrell’s “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 lost the Best Song Oscar to “Let It Go” from Frozen. But check out the full list of winners below as well as some highlights from the show.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Catherine Martin

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Mr. Hublot”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
“Frozen” (Walt Disney)
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Helium”
An M & M Production
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
A Reed Entertainment Production
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“20 Feet From Stardom” (RADiUS-TWC)
A Gil Friesen Productions and Tremolo Production
Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
“The Great Beauty” (Janus Films) – Italy
An Indigo Film Production

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Emmanuel Lubezki

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Catherine Martin; Costume Design: Beverley Dunn

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Steven Price

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Let It Go” from “Frozen” (Walt Disney)
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by John Ridley

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Her” (Warner Bros.) Written by Spike Jonze

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
A River Road, Plan B, New Regency Production
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

About the author

Quibian Salazar-Moreno is co-founder of The Hollywood Shuffle. He's an experienced entertainment journalist based in Los Angeles, by way of Denver, Colorado.