2014 Academy Award winners 2014 Academy Award winners john wirt| Advocate movie writer March 02, 2014 Comments New Orleans makeup artist Robin Mathews won the best makeup and hairstyling Oscar for her work in the New Orleans-filmed “Dallas Buyers Club.” She shares the award with hairstylist Adruitha Lee.In her acceptance speech, Mathews thanked friends, family, the film’s principal actors and its Canadian director. “To Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, thank you so much for letting us transform and torture you through a million, bazillion hair and makeup changes a day,” Mathews said. “Jean-Marc Vallée, you are a visionary. You are so amazing and thank you for choosing the two of us to take this crazy journey with you.” Bossier City native Jared Leto won the best supporting actor Oscar for his performance in the New Orleans-filmed “Dallas Buyers Club.” Leto plays Rayon in the film, an AIDS-infected transsexual who teams up to fight the medical establishment with Matthew McConaughey’s “Dallas Buyers Club” character, the also ill with AIDS Texas electrician Ron Woodroof.Leto gave special thanks to his mother, who was in the audience. “In 1971, Bossier City, La.,” the actor said, “there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom. But somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight.” Another New Orleans Oscar connection was made during the awards ceremony when “20 Feet from Stardom,” a documentary about backup singers that includes former Gert Town resident Merry Clayton, won the Oscar for best documentary feature. Darlene Love, one the film’s profiled backup singers, helped “20 Feet” director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers accept the award. “I am so happy to be here representing the ladies of ’20 Feet from Stardom,’ ” Love said before breaking into a show-stopping a cappella performance of the gospel standard, “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan-raised and Yale-educated actress who made her film debut in the New Orleans-area filmed “12 Years a Slave,” won the best supporting actress Oscar for her work in Louisiana-set historical drama. Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan-raised and Yale-educated actress who made her film debut in the New Orleans-area filmed “12 Years a Slave,” won the best supporting actress Oscar for her work in Louisiana-set historical drama. In her emotional acceptance, Nyong’o thanked her fellow cast members Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson and Alfre Woodard. She also thanked Solomon Northup, the author of “12 Years a Slave,” and the film’s director, Steve McQueen. “You charge everything you fashion with the breath of your own spirit,” the actress said of McQueen. “Thank you so much for putting me in this position. It has been the joy of my life. I’m certain that the dead are standing about you and watching and they’re grateful.” “12 Years a Slave” got its second Oscar of the night with John Ridley’s win for best adapted screenplay. “All the praise goes to Solomon Northup,” Ridley said of the story’s author. “Those are his words, that is his life. All the thanks goes to the entire crew, the entire cast.” Best supporting actor: Bossier City native Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.” Best costume design: Catherine Martin, "The Great Gatsby." Best makeup and hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club", New Orleans resident Robin Mathews and Adruitha Lee. Best animated feature: "Frozen" Best visual effects: "Gravity", Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould Best animated short: "Mr. Hublot," Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espirgares Best live-action short film: "Helium," Anders Walter, Kim MagnussonBest short documentary: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" Best feature documentary: "20 Feet from Stardom" Best sound editing: “Gravity” Best sound mixing: “Gravity” Best foreign language film: “The Great Beauty” (Italy)Best Supporting actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave" Best cinematography: “Gravity,” Emmanuel LubezkiBest production design: “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin, Beverley DunnBest original score: "Gravity," Steven Price Best original song: "Let it Go," "Frozen" Best adapted screenplay: John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave" Best director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”Best lead actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" Best lead actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"