Who were the winners of the 2014 Academy Awards?


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Winners of multiple Oscars at the 2014 Academy Awards include the films “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Frozen.” Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor and Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for their roles in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for “Blue Jasmine” and Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress for “12 Years a Slave.”

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“12 Years a Slave,” which won three Oscars including Best Picture, is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who becomes a slave and struggles to survive in pre-Civil War America.

The science fiction adventure “Gravity” stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts fighting to survive in space. The movie won seven Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects and Best Director.

The biographical drama “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” which won three Oscars, explores the HIV/AIDs crisis in the 1980s. Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey lost nearly 50 pounds to play the role of AIDs patient Ron Woodruff in the film, which also won the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

The Walt Disney animated musical fantasy “Frozen” won three Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go.”

Cate Blanchett, who won Best Actress for “Blue Jasmine,” became the sixth woman to have won both female acting Oscars. Lupita Nyong’o made her acting debut in “12 Years a Slave.”

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