Heading into Sunday night's 86th Academy Awards broadcast, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity were widely considered the frontrunners. And, indeed, the two films ended up divvying up many of the night's biggest prizes. Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave took three awards, including the coveted Best Picture statue (notably the first time it's ever been awarded to a film helmed by a black director), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Gravity landed seven awards, including Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron) and virtually all the technical trophies for editing, cinematography, sound and special effects. Matthew McConaughey was named Best Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, and Cate Blanchett went home with the corresponding Best Actress statue for her part in Blue Jasmine.