Awards Central

Awards for 2014

Oscar

Best Motion Picture of the Year

WINNER

12 Years a Slave: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas
12 Years a Slave became the first film directed and produced by a black filmmaker (Steve McQueen) and also the first to be written by an African-American (John Ridley) to win the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year.

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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Best Achievement in Directing

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Gravity: Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón became the first Hispanic and Mexican to win the Academy Award for Best Director.

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Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Best Achievement in Cinematography

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Best Achievement in Costume Design

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Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

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Best Achievement in Film Editing

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Best Achievement in Sound Editing

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Best Achievement in Visual Effects

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Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

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Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

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Frozen: Kristen Anderson-Lopez (music and lyrics), Robert Lopez (music and lyrics)
Song: "Let It Go"

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Alone Yet Not Alone: Bruce Broughton (music), Dennis Spiegel (lyrics)
Song: "Alone Yet Not Alone"
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. After the nominations were announced on January 16, 2014, it was determined that Mr. Broughton had taken actions in promoting the song that were inconsistent with the Academy's campaign regulations. The Board of Governors voted to rescind the nomination on January 29, and only four songs were included on the final ballot.]

Despicable Me 2: Pharrell Williams (music and lyrics)
Song: "Happy"

Her: Karen O (music and lyrics), Spike Jonze (lyrics)
Song: "The Moon Song"

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Bono (music and lyrics), The Edge (music), Adam Clayton (music), Larry Mullen Jr. (music)
Song: "Ordinary Love"

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

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Best Short Film, Animated

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Best Short Film, Live Action

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Best Documentary, Short Subjects

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Best Documentary, Features

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Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

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Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

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Best Achievement in Production Design

WINNER

The Great Gatsby: Catherine Martin (production design), Beverley Dunn (set decoration)

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American Hustle: Judy Becker (production design), Heather Loeffler (set decoration)

Gravity: Andy Nicholson (production design), Rosie Goodwin (set decoration), Joanne Woollard (set decoration)

Her: K.K. Barrett (production design), Gene Serdena (set decoration)

12 Years a Slave: Adam Stockhausen (production design), Alice Baker (set decoration)

Honorary Award

WINNERS

Piero Tosi
To Piero Tosi, a visionary whose incomparable costume designs shaped timeless, living art in motion pictures.

Steve Martin
To Steve Martin in recognition of his extraordinary talents and the unique inspiration he has brought to the art of motion pictures.

Angela Lansbury
To Angela Lansbury, an entertainment icon who has created some of cinema's most memorable characters, inspiring generations of actors.

Medal of Commendation

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Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

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Academy Award of Merit

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To all those who built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry.

Scientific and Engineering Award

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Eric Veach
For his foundational research on efficient Monte Carlo path tracing for image synthesis.

Ofer Alon
For the design and implementation of the ZBrush software tool for multi-resolution sculpting of digital models.

Andre Gauthier, Benoit Sevigny, Yves Boudreault, Robert Lanciault
For the design and implementation of the FiLMBOX software application.

Emmanuel Prévinaire, Jan Sperling, Etienne Brandt, Tony Postiau
For their development of the Flying-Cam SARAH 3.0 system.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Olivier Maury, Ian Sachs, Dan Piponi
For the creation of the ILM Plume system that simulates and renders fire, smoke and explosions for motion picture visual effects.

Ronald D. Henderson
For the development of the FLUX gas simulation system.

Martin Hill, Jon Allitt, Nick McKenzie
For the creation of the spherical harmonics-based efficient lighting system at Weta Digital.

Florian Kainz, Jeffery Yost, Phillip Hubbard, Jim Hourihan
For the architecture and development of the Zeno application framework.

Peter Huang, Chris Perry, Hans Rijpkema, Joe Mancewicz
To Peter Huang and Chris Perry for their architectural contributions to, and to Hans Rijpkema and Joe Mancewicz for the core engineering of, the Voodoo application framework.

Peter Hillman
For the long-term development and continued advancement of innovative, robust and complete toolsets for deep compositing.

Tom Lokovic, Eric Veach
For their influential research and publication of the fundamental concepts of deep shadowing technology.

Gifford Hooper, Philip George
For the continuing development of the Helicam miniature helicopter camera system.

John Frazier, Chuck Gaspar, Clay Pinney
For the design and development of the Pneumatic Car Flipper.

Joshua Pines, David Reisner, Lou Levinson, Curtis Clark, David Register
For the development of the American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List technology.

Jeremy Selan
For the development of the OpenColorIO color management framework.

Andrew Camenisch, Dave Cardwell, Tibor Madjar, Csaba Kohegyi, Imre Major
To Andrew Camenisch, David Cardwell and Tibor Madjar for the concept and design, and to Csaba Kohegyi and Imre Major for the implementation of the Mudbox software.

Matt Pharr, Greg Humphreys, Pat Hanrahan
For their formalization and reference implementation of the concepts behind physically based rendering, as shared in their book Physically Based Rendering.

Colin Doncaster, Johannes Saam, Areito Echevarria, Janne Kontkanen, Chris Cooper
For the development, prototyping and promotion of technologies and workflows for deep compositing.

Gordon E. Sawyer Award

WINNER

Peter Anderson (visual effects supervisor)

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