86th Academy Awards winners and highlights

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Frozen Oscar
Frozen scored 2 Oscars, for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

The 86th Academy Awards concluded on Sunday, after an evening of hilarious silliness from host Ellen DeGeneres and numerous predictable (albeit deserving) winners.

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón, who walked away from the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild of America Award ceremony, and the British Academy Film Awards with Best Director, now gets to add a golden Oscar to his collection of directing awards. In fact, Gravity won a staggering 7 times at the Oscars, although Best Picture went to 12 Years a Slave.

On the animated side of things, Disney favorite Frozen scored an Academy Award, while also earning Best Original Song for “Let It Go”.

Inspiring, tear-jerking speeches were delivered by Dallas Buyers Club winners Matthew McConaughey, who won Best Actor, and Jared Leto, who won Best Supporting Actor.

As for the ladies, Blue Jasmine star and Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett offered a humorously humble speech, as she squinted her eyes at the applauding audience and said, “Sit down, you’re too old to be standing.” A much more emotional Lupita Nyong’o sobbed in gratitude after winning Best Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave.

Featured image courtesy of Disney | ABC Television Group on Flickr