But that wasn’t the only eyebrow-raising moment of the night.
In a year in which several front-runners were established months ago, such as Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto, there were several notable omissions Sunday night in Hollywood.
“Gravity” loses picture, despite love for Cuaron: Director Alfonso Cuaron, who shared the film editing kudo with Mark Sanger, was the heavy favorite to win for helming “Gravity” — in fact, it would have been a seismic snub had he not won.
It was an inevitable outcome even though “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” entered the Oscars with plenty of awards season heat behind them. And even as the night progressed, there was little clarification as to which film would walk