Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the 86th annual Academy Awards were filled with well-dressed celebrities, acceptance speeches, pizza and awesome selfies. Here are 12 incredible behind the scenes images from the top Academy Award-winning films.
In the photo above, Matthew McConaughey, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor, shoots a scene on the set of Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey stole headlines when he dropped 47 pounds for the role. Dallas Buyers Club also snagged Oscars for Best Makeup and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto, seen below).
In the image above, director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor discuss a scene from 12 Years A Slave. The film won numerous awards, including the coveted Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o. In more controversial news, director Steve McQueen omitted screenwriter John Ridley’s name from his acceptance speech at the Oscars after the screenwriter politely declined McQueen’s request for a co-writing credit on the film.
The Academy Award for Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett, for her role as Jasmine in the film Blue Jasmine. Alec Baldwin also starred in the film, which was directed by Woody Allen.
Gravity won 7 Oscars this year, including Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón) and Best Visual Effects. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney starred in the film, which—as you can see—took a lot of behind the scenes work to make possible.
Unsurprisingly, The Great Gatsby won 2 Oscars for both Best Production Design and Best Costume Design (check out the detailed costumes and sets in these two Oscars behind the scenes shots). The Great Gatsby was one of many high-performing films Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in during 2013.
Frozen, a Disney flick starring two animated ice princess sisters, captivated audiences large and small, ultimately winning Best Animated Movie at the Academy Awards. Check out Alan Tudyk, the actor who voiced Duke, in the Oscars behind the scenes shot below.
In Her, a sad writer grows increasingly close to his new operating system (read: computer program). The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, was directed by Spike Jonze, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.