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Here's the List of Winners at Last Night's Academy Awards -- and Why the Win for '12 Years a Slave' Was a First in the Oscars' 86-Year History NY Times

For the first time since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has been handing out Oscars, starting in 1929, a film with a black director -- "12 Years a Slave," directed by Steve McQueen -- was honored as Best Picture, The New York Times reports.

“I’d like to thank this amazing story,” McQueen said of the movie, about a 19th century man who is kidnapped into slavery. “Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live.”

McQueen just moments before had been passed over for the directing award, which was given to Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity.” The space drama was in a “ferocious contest for the best picture statuette” with “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle," the story reports.

“12 Years a Slave” won three awards, while “Gravity” won seven, making the latter the most awarded film of the night. "American Hustle" was shut out.

Below is a list of the winners:

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave."
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave."
Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity."
Foreign Language Film: "The Great Beauty," Italy.
Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave."
Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her."
Animated Feature Film: "Frozen."
Production Design: "The Great Gatsby."
Cinematography: "Gravity."
Sound Mixing: "Gravity."
Sound Editing: "Gravity."
Original Score: "Gravity," Steven Price.
Original Song: "Let It Go" from "Frozen."
Costume: "The Great Gatsby."
Makeup and Hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club."
Animated Short Film: "Mr. Hublot."
Documentary Feature: "20 Feet from Stardom."
Documentary (short subject): "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life."
Film Editing: "Gravity."
Live Action Short Film: "Helium."
Visual Effects: "Gravity."

Honorary Oscars:

Peter W. Anderson
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Angelina Jolie
Angela Lansbury
Steve Martin
Piero Tosi

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