2014 Oscar Winners Breakdown: Trailers, Quotes, Clips, And Trivia

12 Years A Slave

Best Picture & Best Adapted Screen Play

12 Years A Slave Oscar

Our Favorite Quotes:

What difference is there in the color of the soul?” ― Solomon Northup

“Really, it was difficult to determine which I had most reason to fear—dogs, alligators or men!” ― Solomon Northup

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” ― Solomon Northup

Credit leads a man into temptation. Cash down is the only thing that will deliver him from evil.” ― Solomon Northup

“So we passed, hand-cuffed and in silence, through the streets of Washington through the Capital of a nation, whose theory of government, we are told, rests on the foundation of man’s inalienable right to life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of happiness! Hail! Columbia, happy land, indeed!” ― Solomon Northup

Cool Trivia (via IMDb): 

– In order to better portray an alcoholic Michael Fassbender had his makeup artist paint his mustache with alcohol so that the other actors would react naturally to the smell as they would to a man who had been drinking heavily.

– Steve McQueen’s daughter told him to hire Sarah Paulson after viewing her audition tape because she found her scary.

– Chiwetel Ejiofor at first turned down Steve McQueen’s offer to play the leading role of Solomon Northup, but then realized he had to get over his initial fear of taking on what McQueen thought would be role of the actor’s lifetime. Ejiofor prepared for his role by immersing himself in the Louisiana plantation culture and learning how to use and play the violin.

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Gravity

Best Cinematography, Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects… (Phew!)

Gravity Oscar

Our Favorite Quotes: 

“No, no, no, Houston, don’t be anxious. Anxiety is bad for the heart.” ― Shariff Voice

“I get it, it’s nice up here.   You could just shut down all the systems, turn down all the lights, just close your eyes and tune out everyone.   There’s nobody up here that can hurt you.   It’s safe.   What’s the point of going on?   What’s the point of living?   Your kid died, it doesn’t get any rougher than that.   It’s still a matter of what you do now.   If you decide to go then you just gotta get on with it.   Sit back, enjoy the ride, you gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start living life.   Hey, Ryan, it’s time to go home.” ― Matt Kowalski

“Half of North America just lost their Facebook.” ― Matt Kowalski

Cool Trivia (via IMDb): 

– Alfonso Cuarón, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and visual effects supervisor Tim Webber decided they couldn’t make the film they wanted using traditional methods. For the spacewalk scenes, says Webber, “We decided to shoot (the actors’) faces and create everything else digitally.” To do that, Lubezki decided he needed to light the actors’ faces to match the all-digital environment. Whether the characters were floating gently, changing direction or tumbling in space, the facial light would have to perfectly match the Earth, sun and stars in the background. “That can break easily,” explains Lubezki, “if the light is not moving at the speed that it has to move, if the position of the light is not right, if the contrast or density on the faces is wrong.” Lubezki suggested folding an LED screen into a box, putting the actor inside, and using the light from the screen to light the actor. That way, instead of moving either Sandra Bullock or George Clooney in the middle of static lights, the projected image could move while they stayed still. The “light box”, key to the spacewalk scenes was a nine-foot cube just big enough for one actor.

 – The film is 90 minutes long. In real life, the International Space Station travels at approximately 17,500 mph, and orbits the earth every 90 minutes. The debris field also circles the earth every 90 minutes.

– The off-screen voice of Mission Control is Ed Harris, who played real-life mission directorGene Kranz in Apollo 13 (1995) and John Glenn in The Right Stuff (1983).

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Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club Oscar

Our Favorite Quotes: 

” I swear it Ray , god sure was dressin the wrong doll when he blessed you with a set of balls.” ―Ron Woodruff

“Sometimes, I feel I’m fighting for a life that I just ain’t got the time to live. I want it all to mean something.” ―Ron Woodruff

“None of those drugs have been approved by the FDA.” ― Dr. Eve Saks                                                                                                       “Screw the FDA. I’m going to be DOA.” ―Ron Woodruff

Cool Trivia (via IMDb): 

– Matthew McConaughey lost 47 pounds in assuming his role as an AIDS patient. Newspapers reported his new looks as “terribly gaunt” and “wasting away to skin and bones”. Jared Leto also lost 30 pounds for the film.

– The movie went through various stages before finally being financed with the help ofMatthew McConaughey. The first director/actor duo who tried to get the movie made wereBrad Pitt and Marc Forster and also Ryan Gosling and Craig Gillespie. Woody Harrelsonwas also involved with the project at one point.

– Such were the budgetary constraints on this 25-day shoot, no customary lighting setups were used for the only camera that was hand-held for takes lasting up to 15 minutes. Rehearsals were excluded and, to the relief of the actors, no post-production looping requested.

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Frozen

Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song

Frozen Oscar

Our Favorite Quotes: 

” Some people are worth melting for.” ―Olaf the snowman

“Don’t know if I’m elated or I’m gassy. But, I’m somewhere in that zone.” ―Anna

“This is awkward. Not that you’re awkward. But just because we’re…I’m awkward. You’re gorgeous. Wait, what?” ― Anna

“Elsa your power will grow. There’s a beauty in it and also a danger. Fear will be your enemy” ―Pabbie/Grandpa

Cool Trivia (via IMDb): 

– When the gates open during “For The First Time in Forever,” there is a cameo of Rapunzel and Eugene (Flynn) from Tangled (2010). Rapunzel has short, brown hair and is wearing a purple and pink dress, and Eugene is wearing a maroon vest and a brownish sash. They are entering the screen from the left.

– Idina Menzel auditioned for the part of Rapunzel in Disney’s previous fairytale, Tangled(2010). Even though Menzel didn’t get the part, a Disney casting director recorded her audition and two years later, it got her the part of Elsa.

– The characters of Hans, Kristof, Anna and Sven are all named after Hans Christian Andersen. Say the names quickly in sequence and hear the similarity.

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Blue Jasmine

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Blue Jasmine Oscar

Our Favorite Quotes: 

” You choose losers because that’s what you think you deserve and that’s why you’ll never have a better life.” ―Jasmine

“Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown, there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming.” ―Jasmine

Cool Trivia (via IMDb): 

– The story is Loosely based upon Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar named Desire”.

– Costume designer Suzy Benzinger had a budget of only $35, 000. The Hermès bag that Jasmine carries was worth more than the entire budget and was borrowed, as were most of the designer outfits.

– ‘Blue Jasmine’ is the first and only Woody Allen movie in which two principal American characters are played by non-natives: Australian Cate Blanchett and British Sally Hawkins.

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20 Feet from Stardom

Best Documentary Feature

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Her

Best Original Screenplay

Her Oscar

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The Great Gatsby

Best Costume Design

The Great Gatsby Oscar

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The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Documentary Short

The Lady In Number 6 Oscar

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The Great Beauty

Best Foreign Language Film

The Great Beauty Oscar

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Mr. Hublot

Best Animated Short Film

Hublot Oscar

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Helium

Best Animated Short Film

Helium Oscar

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