Sci-fi drama wins seven awards

Gravity dominated last night’s Oscars (March 2) after taking home seven awards.

The sci-fi drama was the big winner at the 86th Academy Awards, with Alfonso Cuaron taking home the Best Director prize and a bevy of other gongs including Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score and Editing.

However, it lost out on the Best Picture prize to Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. McQueen’s film, based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, also won Best Adapted Screenplay while Lupita Nyong’o was named Best Supporting Actress.

Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, while Dallas Buyers Club boasted two acting awards: Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor prize, while his co-star and 30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto took home the statuette for Best Supporting Actor.

The winners of the 86th Academy Awards are:

Best Supporting actor
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Costume design
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Short Film (animated)
Mr Hublot

Best Animation

Best Visual Effects

Best Short

Best Documentary Short
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Documentary
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Film
The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Sound Mixing

Best Sound Editing

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Editing

Best Production Design
Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby

Best Original Score
Steven Price, Gravity

Best Original Song
‘Let It Go’, Frozen

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave