Oscars 2014 Winners and nominees

Digital Spy Alternative Oscars 2014: Nominees and winners

Disney's dive back into the making of Mary Poppins looked like a strong early contender for Oscars but quickly fell away amidst accusations that it shirked portraying Walt in anything other than a positive light.

Awards season gamesmanship may have cost Emma Thompson a nomination from the Academy, but we were so taken with her turn as PL Travers - a brittle old battle axe who eventually reveals a softer side - that we're giving her our Alternative Oscar. Sure, the film may not be entirely accurate with the facts, but the story the filmmakers do choose to tell is executed wonderfully - and it wouldn't work if not for Thompson.

Best Supporting Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness)
James Franco (Spring Breakers)
James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
Tom Hanks (Saving Mr Banks)
Ulysses (Inside Llewyn Davis)

And the Alternative Oscar goes to... Benedict Cumberbatch for Star Trek Into Darkness

This Alternative Oscar was the most contested out of the lot, with passionate arguments being made in particular for James Franco in Spring Breakers. Benedict Cumberbatch won out in the end, though, proving his charisma and ability on the big screen by being the best thing about JJ Abrams's divisive sequel.

Cumberbatch completely outshines his co-stars as the antagonistic John Harrison. Virtually every scene he's in, he steals the limelight with his commanding and at times terrifying presence. He makes Harrison a true villain to be feared, almost single-handedly elevating Star Trek Into Darkness into a thrilling blockbuster, and this is an accolade that is well-deserved for the Sherlock star.

Best Supporting Actress
Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
Scarlett Johansson (Her)
Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

And the Alternative Oscar goes to... Scarlett Johansson for Her

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Though we have a soft spot for all the nominees in this Alternative Oscar category, we couldn't give the award to anyone other than Scarlett Johansson. As artificial intelligence Samantha, she brings humanity and personality to the OS, making you believe that Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) would legitimately fall in love with her - and Johansson does all of that without using facial expressions or her body.

Her role is primarily in service of Theodore's journey, as the introverted protagonist struggles with life and goes through the motions after a failed marriage. But Her would simply fall apart without Johansson's voice work. It's an unconventional supporting performance, but one that we feel should have been recognised by the Academy.

Best Original Song
'Elastic Heart', Sia ft. The Weeknd & Diplo (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
'The Money Chant', Matthew McConaughey (The Wolf of Wall Street)
'Oblivion', M83 (Oblivion)
'Please Mr Kennedy', Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac & Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis)
'Young & Beautiful', Lana Del Rey (The Great Gatsby)

And the Alternative Oscar goes to... 'Please Mr Kennedy'/'The Money Chant' tie
It was impossible to separate them. Both 'Please Mr Kennedy' and Matthew McConaughey's 'Money Chant' proved to be cinematic ear worms of the highest order. The Inside Llewyn Davis track underlined everything wrong with the Coen brothers' latest hero (his chronic inability to make a smart choice), while the Wolf of Wall Street anthem has resulted in us never being able to eat lunch in the same way again!

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