Apega / WENN
The biggest night of the year celebrated Gravity, 12 Years A Slave and Dallas Buyers Club as the top winners across the categories at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Opening the evening, Jared Leto claimed his golden statue as he became the first winner of the night for his supporting role in Dallas Buyers Club, where he played an HIV-positive transgendered woman.
Equally so, Matthew McConaughey took home his first ever Oscar win for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club, beating Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, among others.
12 Years A Slave went home with three awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley and Best Supporting Actress for newcomer and first-time nominee Lupita Nyong’o.
Though, it’s Gravity that topped the night with an array of awards in the technical and sound categories, with a total of seven wins, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.
Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, knocking out Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep and Judi Dench.
The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and Captain Phillips went home empty-handed, while Her took home the Best Original Screenplay prize for Spike Jonze.
The hit animated film Frozen won the Best Animated Feature Film award, as well as Best Original Song for “Let It Go”.
The night’s host Ellen DeGeneres turned the evening into a comedic haven as she spent most of the evening among the guests instead of on the stage, pulling jokes and even ordering pizza for everyone at one point.