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La. shot films win big at Oscars

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago March 03, 2014 Mar 3, 2014 Monday, March 03 2014 March 03, 2014 5:55 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

LOS ANGELES - Two films shot in Louisiana were big winners at the 86th annual Academy Awards Sunday night.

"12 Years a Slave" pulled off an upset to take home the award for Best Picture. In addition to winning the Academy's top award, the film also took home Best Adapted Screenplay. Lupita Nyong'o nabbed her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

This year's top actors both came from the same film. Matthew McConaughey finally won Best Actor to take home his first Oscar, while his co-star Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for Louisiana-filmed "Dallas Buyers Club". That crew also won for best Makeup and Hairstyle.

The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney thriller "Gravity" won the most trophies on the night- seven in all. In addition to Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director, the film also won for Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing and Visual Effects.

Disney's latest animated venture "Frozen" secured a pair of trophies. "Frozen" won Best Animated Feature Film in addition to Best Original Song for the smash-hit "Let it Go".

Fan-favorite "American Hustle" was completed shut-out of the awards. It led all films with 10 nominations, but goes home empty-handed.

More than dozen films are set to shoot in "Hollywood South" this year, including Fantastic Four, Jurassic Park 4 and Terminator 5.


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