The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners for the 86th Academy Awards

Oscars 2014

One of the most well-known awards for film are the Academy Awards. Better known as the Oscars, the awards have grown in stature over the years, with their choices becoming a point of discussion among many film fans in the lead up to, and following, the event. Previous winners have included Annie Hall for Best Picture, Tom Hanks for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in both Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, and John Ford for Best Director for his work on The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man. The latest incarnation of the awards show, honouring the best in Hollywood from 2013, took place on Sunday, March 2nd. Among the winners were:

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto for his role as Rayon in Dallas Buyer’s Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom

Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón for his work on Gravity

Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty, from Italy

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for his work on Gravity

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): John Ridley for his work on 12 Years a Slave

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Spike Jonze for his work on Her

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett for her role as Jasmine in Blue Jasmine

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave

Best Music (Original Song):  “Let It Go”, from the feature film Frozen, which can be heard below.

The full list of winners from this year’s ceremony can be found here.

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