Oscar 2014 Roundup: The hits and misses of 86th Academy Awards

The 86th Academy Awards was among the toughest and closest one according to many. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the evening was fun and extremely endearing with the best of cinema awarded the coveted golden statuette!

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The first win of the night came for Dallas Buyers Club actor Jared Leto in the best Best Supporting Actor, who beat close favorites Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) and Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) among others.

As host Ellen DeGeneres joked with Jennifer Lawrence on taking the award to her after her epic infamous fall while taking her Best Actress award last year, 12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o won the category surprising everyone.

Although the air was in her favor, Cate Blanchett got her due for role in  Blue Jasmine, competing in the best actress category. In another ‘nomination but no win’ situation, Leonardo DiCaprio lost to Matthew McConaughey, who won the best actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

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Surprising win of the night came for 12 Years a Slave, which beat American Hustle, Gravity and Dallas Buyers Club among others to bring the first win for a black director in the history of the Oscars.

However, the Best Director went to much deserved Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity. Gravity won a total of maximum seven trophies, including Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

The night didn’t bring any wins for Amercian Hustle, in spite of 10 nominations in different categories, including best actor, vest actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best director and best film among others. Also, lost in the race was the much acclaimed Philomena and Nebraska.


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