The 86th Annual Academy Awards were held in early March, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture. Cate Blanchett won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Blue Jasmine, while Matthew McConaughey took home the Best Actor award for Dallas Buyers Club. Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director for Gravity. Frozen won for best animated feature film.