2014 Academy Award Best Picture Nominees Cartoon

A hijacking, the search for a child, a con game, an AIDS activist, a hometown reunion, a space exploration, a hunt for freedom, a genuine artificial love, and a wolf. These were the stories we told in 2013.

Scratch that. These were some of the stories we told in 2013.

The Oscars are an annual reminder that our focus has been reduced from hundreds of movies down to a few. It’s also a reminder that there is artistic work worth celebrating — beyond hype, beyond internal politics, beyond surface-level silliness — every year. We’re awash in it. Dozens  of titles that won’t even be name-dropped tonight. Inside and outside the ceremony’s spotlight, there are a powerful amount of brilliant films. There are so many amazing movies in existence that we don’t have enough time in a life to watch them all. That sounds slightly depressing (especially for completists), but it’s really a silver lining on top of a silver lining. It’s a non-stop parade of outstanding.

Now, as we watch a few of the movies (out of a few of the movies) earn gold, it’s important to remember that the full list of stories being told reaches to the moon and back.

We’ll be updating this post with the winners as they come in throughout the night. Here are the winners of the 86th Academy Awards.

And the Oscar goes to…

BEST PICTURE

American Hustle                               Captain Phillips                         Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity                                              Her                                             Nebraska

Philomena                                        12 Years a Slave                        The Wolf of Wall Street

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BEST DIRECTOR

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

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BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

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BEST ACTOR

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb, Nebraska

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

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BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine

Frozen

The Wind Rises

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

Philippe Le Sourd, The Grandmaster

Emmanual Lubezki, Gravity

Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska

Roger A. Deakins, Prisoners

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle

William Chang Suk Ping, The Grandmaster

Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby

Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman

Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet From Stardom

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BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

CaveDigger

Facing Fear

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

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BEST FILM EDITING

Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten — American Hustle

Christopher Rouse — Captain Phillips

John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa — Dallas Buyers Club

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger — Gravity

Joe Walker — 12 Years a Slave

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium

The Great Beauty, Italy

The Hunt, Denmark

The Missing Picture, Cambodia

Omar, Palestine

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BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club

Stephen Prouty, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny, The Lone Ranger

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

John Williams, The Book Thief

Stephen Price, Gravity

William Butler and Owen Pallett. Her

Alexandre Desplat, Philomena

Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

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BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Happy” from Despicable Me 2

“Let It Go” from Frozen

“The Moon Song” from Her

“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

American Hustle — Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)

Gravity – Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)

The Great Gatsby — Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)

Her – K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)

12 Years a Slave — Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)

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BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Feral

Get a Horse!

Mr. Hublot

Possessions

Room on the Broom

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BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Helium

Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

The Voorman Problem

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BEST SOUND EDITING

Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns, All Is Lost

Oliver Tarney, Captain Phillips

Glenn Freemantle, Gravity

Brent Burge, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Wylie Statement, Lone Survivor

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BEST SOUND MIXING

Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro — Captain Phillips

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro — Gravity

Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland — Inside Llewyn Davis

Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow — Lone Survivor

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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould — Gravity

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick — Iron Man 3

Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier — The Lone Ranger

Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton — Star Trek Into Darkness

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke — Before Midnight

Billy Ray — Captain Phillips

Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope — Philomena

John Ridley — 12 Years a Slave

Terence Winter — The Wolf of Wall Street

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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell — American Hustle

Woody Allen — Blue Jasmine

Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack — Dallas Buyers Club

Spike Jonze — Her

Bob Nelson — Nebraska

(Header image by Derek Bacon)

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