The 86th Academy Awards or the Oscars 2014 has named its winners for this year. Ellen DeGeneres hosted the prestigious event held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Mixed reactions are evident to all fanatics and critics alike as their bets have either won or lost a particular category. However, let us leave it to the renowned award-giving body’s capability to deem fit who the rightful winners are.
For the Oscars 2014 winners in the major categories, see the list below.
Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave” –
The movie is about Solomon Northup, a Black free man, who was abducted and sold to New Orleans as a slave. His plight as a slave continues for 12 years until a man helped free him.
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) –
In the movie, McConaughey played the role of Ron Woodroof. Woodroof is an HIV-positive electrician, who, after learning about his condition, tried to help those who are in the same condition.
McConaughey, above all, thanked God, his late father, his family and his mother. Time Entertainment has made it easier for the fanatics and summarized his speech as “Amen” and “Alright, alright, alright.”
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) –
Blanchett played the role of Jeannette Francis, a New York socialite who has lost her mind when she lost everything she had.
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) –
The 30 Seconds to Mars is not only a rock star, but now an actor, an award-winning supporting actor. He has won as Best Supporting Actor from the 86th Academy Awards for his role as Rayon, an HIV-positive transgender, in the “Dallas Buyers Club.”
In his acceptance speech, Leto thanked everyone for teaching him to dream.
“Incredible. Ellen, I love you. To my fellow nominees, I’m so proud to share this journey with you. I’m in awe and have so much respect for you all. To the Academy, thank you,” said Leto in the Time Entertainment report.
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) –
Nyong’o won as Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey, a slave, in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” The actress received a standing ovation from the audience, as reports say from NY Daily News.
“It doesn’t escape me that so much joy in my life has come from so much pain in someone else’s,” said Nyong’o in her acceptance speech which was included in the NY Daily News report.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) –
In his acceptance speech, Cuaron shares that making “Gravity” is a transformative experience.
“And that was good, because it if it was not it would have been a waste of time,” said Cuaron in an Entertainment weekly report.
For the complete list of Oscars 2014 winners, you may visit the organization’s official Web page at www.oscars.go.com.