‘Let It Go’, from Disney’s animated hit Frozen, took the award for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night (March 2).
It beat competition from Karen O’s ‘The Moon Song’, taken from Spike Jonze’s Her, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, from Despicable Me 2, and U2’s ‘Ordinary Love’, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Karen O, who walked down the red carpet with husband Barnaby Clay, performed ‘The Moon Song’ at the ceremony accompanied by Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig. Click below to watch.
One song in the category, ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’, from the film of the same name was disqualified by the Academy due to improper campaigning by its composer, Bruce Broughton, who acted in breach of the rules.
Meanwhile, in the Best Original Score category, Arcade Fire members Will Butler and Owen Pallett’s score for Her lost out to Steven Price’s score for space epic Gravity.
The coveted Best Picture award went to British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.
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)
Best Visual Effects
Best Documentary Short
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
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
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
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
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave