The big winner at last night’s Oscar ceremonies was the thrilling and brilliant Gravity which was written, produced and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. At the end of the evening it had hauled in seven well deserved statues, predominantly for technical achievements. In the list below the fold you can see all the categories in which Gravity took home an Oscar.
Disney’s animated fantasy/comedy Frozen, a monster hit which has literally raked in freight cars full of cash ($1 billion worldwide), picked up Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.
Spike Jonze’s low budget and equally low profile Her, a science fiction romantic drama about a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who develops a romantic relationship with a computer OS, won for Original Screenplay.
Mr. Hublot, a story about a man (robot?) with OCD tendencies who adopts a robotic dog with unforeseen results, won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. You can watch the entire short below:
Helium, a short fantasy film about a hospital janitor who gives a boy with a terminal illness hope through imagination, won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.
So at the end of the evening science fiction and fantasy movies hauled in twelve Academy Awards. This bodes well for the genres. Below is the full list of Academy Award winners.
Lastly, if you missed the Academy Awards or just didn’t want to dedicate 3+ hours to the broadcast itself, here’s your tl;dw version. The 86th Academy Awards in less than two minutes.
12 Years a Slave
Performance By An Actor In a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
Performance By An Actor In a Supporting Role
Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club
Performance By An Actress In a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave
Best Animated Feature
Frozen – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
Achievement in Cinematography
Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Achievement in Costume Design
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
Achievement in Directing
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón
Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom – Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers
Best Documentary Short Subject
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life – Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
Achievement in Film Editing
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark SangerBest
Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty – Italy
Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Gravity – Steven Price
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Let It Go from Frozen – Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Achievement in Production Design
The Great Gatsby – Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
Best Animated Short Film
Mr Hublot – Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Best Live-Action Short Film
Helium – Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
Achievement in Sound Editing
Gravity – Glenn Freemantle
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Gravity – Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
Achievement in Visual Effects
Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
12 Years a Slave by John Ridley
Her by Spike Jonze
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