86th Annual Academy Awards 2014: Full result together with my opinion.


I guess most of you have already knew who wins at the just concluded 86th Annual Academy Awards. Here, I’m going to put down the full list of the result alongside with some of my opinions. The competition between films last year is seriously intense. There are a lot of strong contenders to watch out for in this year’s Oscars, the most prestigious film awards in the world. And it all ends when all the winner in 24 categories were announced just few hours ago.

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FULL RESULT OF THE 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS 2014:

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Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave.”

Opinion: Very much expected despite receiving tough competition from sci-fi thriller, ‘Gravity’. But if I’m the only judge, I prefer ‘Gravity’ over ’12 Years a Slave’.

Best Leading Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Opinion: Oscar’s favourite this year. Hence, another predicted result. I pitied Leonardo di Caprio for not winning this again. He has no fate yet. Maybe bad timing. I’m sure your time will come. 

Best Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

Opinion: Another hot favourite. She sweeps this category in most other awards earlier too. Hence, another expected announcement. But I actually prefer Sandra Bullock.

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Opinion: Expected result. I think ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is a movie that pushes all its main male casts to win in Oscars.

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave.”

Opinion: She will win since Jennifer Lawrence, another favourite in this category is too soon to receive another Academy Awards (she had just won Best Actress not long ago).

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

Opinion: A predicted result and I’m very happy for Alfonso Cuaron. He did amazing directing job in ‘Gravity’.

Best Foreign Language Film: “The Great Beauty,” Italy.

Opinion: No comment since I didn’t watch any of the nominated foreign-language films. I shall wait for a chance when one of my country’s local films could finally get nominated here. 

Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave.”

Opinion: I prefer ‘Captain Phillips’ actually, for turning a true pirate hijacking story into such a dramatic movie. Now it makes ‘Captain Phillips’ movie empty-handed in the Oscars.

Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

Opinion: Eventhough I haven’t watch ‘Her’, but everyone is saying that this movie is unique and had very good original screenplay. So, I think this is deserving. 

Best Animated Feature Film: “Frozen.”

Opinion: Another very much predictable outcome. Disney’s ‘Frozen’ stood out than the rest and I like the movie too.

Best Production Design: “The Great Gatsby.”

Opinion: Deserving too. But I didn’t watch ‘The Great Gatsby’ actually.

Best Cinematography: “Gravity.”

Opinion: Expected win. ‘Gravity’ is overwhelming on its brilliant cinematography. 

Best Sound Mixing: “Gravity.”

Opinion: Knew ‘Gravity’ will win. The movie achieved perfection in mixing sound.

Best Sound Editing: “Gravity.”

Opinion: Wow. Another win for ‘Gravity’. It truly stands out in technical categories and sound is definitely inclusive. But I prefer for the best sound mixing and editing to be combined together for only a single award next time. 

Best Original Score: “Gravity,” Steven Price.

Opinion: No doubt ‘Gravity’ will win this too. One of the main reasons I like ‘Gravity’ is because it had awesome and impacting movie soundtracks. 

Best Original Song: “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”

Opinion: At first I thought the song from the movie regarding Mandela will win. But still, I’m happy that ‘Let It Go’ song won. The song is now extremely popular. Yup. I quite like the song too. Let it go…let it go…anyway, next!

Best Costume Design: “The Great Gatsby.”

Opinion: No comment as I didn’t watch ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Opinion: No comment as I didn’t watch ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ too.

Best Film Editing: “Gravity.”

Opinion: Huh…another win for ‘Gravity’. Awesome. Truly one of the outstanding movies last year.

Best Visual Effects: “Gravity.”

Opinion: ‘Gravity’ again. Boring, right? No. The movie truly deserves all these recognitions. The movie enabled the audiences to magically experience what is it like floating at the outer space unlike any others. Amazing visuals as I recalled. 

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Best Animated Short Film: “Mr. Hublot.”

Best Documentary Feature: “20 Feet from Stardom.”

Best Documentary (short subject): “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.”

Best Live Action Short Film: “Helium.”

Opinion: No comment to the last four categories. I recalled last time that there was another category named ‘Best Art Direction’. This category no longer available this year. I wonder why. 

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Time to sum up my thoughts of the whole awards ceremony. I haven’t watch the presentation ceremony yet but I have already heard of a group of stars had ‘selfie’ with Ellen which broke record for being the most retweeted tweet in history. I believed Ellen DeGeneres had hosted the Hollywood’s biggest night successfully, thanks to her always entertaining jokes and great friendship with many of the Hollywood stars. She herself is already quite popular. A lot of famous stars attended the show including those not nominated too (maybe as awards presenter). Leonardo di Caprio, Lady Gaga, Christian Bale, Naomi Watts, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Elton John, etc. Too long till I couldn’t put down everybody’s names here. It’s okay.

I’m quite satisfied with the result as most of them were very much predictable before the awards ceremony as seen in outcome of earlier awards presentation like Golden Globes and BAFTA. ‘Gravity’ won 7 awards, the most number in the ceremony and I’m very happy of it as it is my personal best film last year. ’12 Years A Slave’ won the coveted ‘Best Picture’ as expected too, but I’m actually bored of watching it. Quite a number of films went home empty-handed, particularly ‘American Hustle’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Captain Phillips’, etc. Last but not least, a big congratulation to all the winners!

(Information and images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

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