’12 Years a Slave’ wins for best picture, ‘Gravity’ pulls in 7 Oscars


A view of an Oscar statue outside the 84th Annual Academy Awards show at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, February 26, 2012. 

“12 Years a Slave” took home the big prize at the end of the 86th Academy Awards, and “Gravity” won seven of the 10 Oscars for which it was nominated. 

Both “Gravity” and “American Hustle” were nominated for 10 Academy Awards, but “American Hustle” took home none. “12 Years a Slave” was nominated for nine awards.

The Oscars aired live on ABC, while Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show (and, at one point, ordered a pizza for some of the nominees in attendance). During the broadcast, DeGeneres took a selfie with several nominated actors and actresses and tweeted it. She announced later that it had broken the record for most retweeted post on Twitter. 

Below, you’ll find a list of Academy Award nominees organized by category with the winners bolded

Best picture

  • “12 Years a Slave”
  • “American Hustle”
  • “Captain Phillips”
  • “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • “Gravity”
  • “Her”
  • “Nebraska”
  • “Philomena”
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street”


  • Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
  • Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
  • Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
  • David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
  • Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street” 

Lead actor

  • Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
  • Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
  • Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Lead actress

  • Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
  • Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
  • Judi Dench, “Philomena”
  • Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
  • Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

Supporting actor

  • Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
  • Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
  • Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
  • Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Supporting actress

  • Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
  • Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
  • Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
  • Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
  • June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Animated feature film

  • “The Croods”
  • “Despicable Me 2”
  • “Ernest & Celestine”
  • “Frozen”
  • “The Wind Rises” 


  • “The Grandmaster,” Philippe Le Sourd
  • “Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Bruno Delbonnel
  • “Nebraska,” Phedon Papamichael
  • “Prisoners,” Roger A. Deakins

Costume design

  • “American Hustle,” Michael Wilkinson
  • “The Grandmaster,” William Chang Suk Ping
  • “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin
  • “The Invisible Woman,” Michael O’Connor
  • “12 Years a Slave,” Patricia Norris

Documentary feature

  • “The Act of Killing”
  • “Cutie and the Boxer”
  • “Dirty Wars”
  • “The Square”
  • “20 Feet from Stardom”

Documentary short subject

  • “CaveDigger”
  • “Facing Fear”
  • “Karama Has No Walls”
  • “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
  • “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” 

Film editing

  • “American Hustle,” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
  • “Captain Phillips,” Christopher Rouse
  • “Dallas Buyers Club,” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
  • “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
  • “12 Years a Slave,” Joe Walker

Foreign language film

  • “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Belgium
  • “The Great Beauty,” Italy
  • “The Hunt,” Denmark
  • “The Missing Picture,” Cambodia
  • “Omar,” Palestine

Makeup and hairstyling

  • “Dallas Buyers Club,” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
  • “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Stephen Prouty
  • “The Lone Ranger,” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Original score

  • “The Book Thief,” John Williams
  • “Gravity,” Steven Price
  • “Her,” William Butler and Owen Pallett
  • “Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Saving Mr. Banks,” Thomas Newman

Original song

  • “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
  • “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
  • “The Moon Song” from “Her”
  • “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

 Production design

  • “American Hustle,” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
  • “Gravity,” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
  • “The Great Gatsby,” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
  • “Her,” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
  • “12 Years a Slave,” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Animated short film

  • “Feral”
  • “Get a Horse!”
  • “Mr. Hublot”
  • “Possessions”
  • “Room on the Broom”

Live action short film

  • “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
  • “Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)”
  • “Helium”
  • “Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”
  • “The Voorman Problem”

Sound editing

  • “All Is Lost,” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
  • “Captain Phillips,” Oliver Tarney
  • “Gravity,” Glenn Freemantle
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Brent Burge
  • “Lone Survivor,” Wylie Stateman 

Sound mixing

  • “Captain Phillips,” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
  • “Gravity,” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead 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 

Visual effects

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

Adapted screenplay

  • “Before Midnight,” written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
  • “Captain Phillips,” screenplay by Billy Ray
  • “Philomena,” screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • “12 Years a Slave,” screenplay by John Ridley
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street,” screenplay by Terence Winter

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 and Melisa Wallack
  • “Her,” written by Spike Jonze
  • “Nebraska,” written by Bob Nelson

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