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.