03 Mar 2014

Best Picture
 
st Actor in a Leading Role
 
Best Actress in a Leading Role
 
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
 
Best Animated Feature
  • Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
 
Best Cinematography
 
Best Costume Design
 
Best Directing
 
Best Documentary Feature
 
Best Documentary Short
 
Best Film Editing
  • Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
 
Best Foreign Language Film
 
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
 
Best Original Score
 
Best Original Song
 
Best Production Design
 
Best Animated Short Film
 
Best Live Action Short Film
  • Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
 
Best Sound Editing
 
Best Sound Mixing
  • Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
 
Best Visual Effects
  • Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
 
Best Adapted Screenplay
 
Best Original Screenplay
  • Her (Spike Jonze)

 

12 Years a Slave, the Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards, is a 2013 British-American historical epic drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free negro who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold intoslavery. He worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for twelve years before his release. The first scholarly edition of Northup's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate.

This is the third feature film directed by Steve McQueen written by John RidleyChiwetel Ejiofor starred in the leading role of Northup. Michael FassbenderBenedict CumberbatchPaul DanoPaul GiamattiLupita Nyong'oSarah PaulsonBrad Pitt and Alfre Woodard featured in supporting roles. Principal photography took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 27 to August 13, 2012, on a production budget of $20 million. The locations used were four historic antebellum plantationsFelicityMagnolia, Bocage, and Destrehan. Of the four, Magnolia is nearest to the actual plantation where Northup was held.

 

12 Years a Slave received critical acclaim following its release in 2013, and was named the best film of the year by several media outlets. It also proved to be a box office success, earning over $128 million on a budget of $20 million. In 2014, the film was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and received nine Academy Award nominations including Best PictureBest Director for McQueen, Best Actor for Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Fassbender, and Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o. The film won the Academy Awards for Best PictureBest Supporting Actress for Nyong'o, and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) recognized the film with a Best Film award and a Best Actor award for Ejiofor.

(Wikipedia)

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