86th Academy Awards

86th Academy Awards

March 2, 2014
March 2, 2014
Hollywood, Los Angeles and more
Hollywood, Los Angeles and more


The 86th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2013 and took place March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. The ceremony was scheduled well after its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2014 Winter Olympics.[7] During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan and directed by Hamish Hamilton. Comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 79th ceremony held in 2007.[8]

In related events, the Academy held its 5th annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 16, 2013.[9] On February 15, 2014, in a ceremony at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by hosts Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan.[10]

12 Years a Slave won three awards including Best Picture.[11][12] Gravity won the most awards with seven including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. Other winners included Dallas Buyers Club also with three awards, Frozen and The Great Gatsby with two, and Blue Jasmine, The Great Beauty, Helium, Her, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Mr Hublot, and 20 Feet from Stardom with one. The telecast garnered nearly 44 million viewers in the United States, making it the most watched Oscar ceremony since the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000.[13]

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12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery.
Matthew McConaughey
bornNovember 4, 1969
Uvalde, Texas, U.S.
Resides inAustin, Texas
Cate Blanchett
bornMay 14, 1969
Melbourne, Australia
Alfonso Cuarón
Mexican film director
bornNovember 28, 1961
Mexico City, Mexico
Resides inLondon

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Ellen Lee DeGeneres (/dˈɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958)[2] is an American comedienne, television host, actress, writer, and producer.[3] She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.

Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson likened her to Bob Newhart, and invited her for an onscreen chat after her set; DeGeneres was the first female comedian invited by the iconic host to join him for such a discussion, at a time when such an invitation was widely regarded as one of the most influential endorsements available for a comic. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), appeared in EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated film Finding Nemo (2003), for which she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first time an actress won a Saturn Award for a voice performance. In 2010 she was a judge on American Idol for its ninth season.

She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly afterward, her character, Ellen Morgan, also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues, including the coming-out process. This made her the first openly lesbian actress to play an openly lesbian character on television.[4] In 2008, she married her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi.

DeGeneres has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys. She has authored three books and started her own record company, Eleveneleven. She has won 13 Emmys, 14 People's Choice Awards, and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Best Picture Winner

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release. The first scholarly edition of Northup's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate.[4] Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.

The film was directed by Steve McQueen. The screenplay was written by John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard are all featured in supporting roles. Principal photography took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 27 to August 13, 2012. The locations used were four historic antebellum plantations: Felicity, Bocage, Destrehan, and Magnolia. Of the four, Magnolia is nearest to the actual plantation where Northup was held.

12 Years a Slave received widespread critical acclaim, and was named the best film of 2013 by several media outlets. It proved to be a box office success, earning over $187 million on a production budget of $22 million. The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ridley. The Best Picture win made McQueen the first black producer ever to have received the award and the first black director to have directed a Best Picture winner.[5][6] The film was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts recognized it with the Best Film and the Best Actor award for Ejiofor.[7]

Best Director Winner

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfonso kwaˈɾon]; born November 28, 1961) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor best known for his dramas A Little Princess (1995) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and science fiction thrillers Children of Men (2006) and Gravity (2013). Cuarón is the first Latin American director to win an AMPAS Award for Best Directing.[1]

Most of his work has been praised by both audiences and critics, and has been nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay for Y Tu Mamá También, and both Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing for Children of Men. For Gravity, Cuarón received several major accolades for his achievement in direction, winning in the respective categories at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the BAFTA Awards and the Directors Guild of America; and in addition winning the BAFTA Award Best British Film and the Academy Award for Best Film Editing (shared with Mark Sanger). He has also been awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language as one of the producers of Pan's Labyrinth (2006). In his films, Cuarón is known for his ground-breaking use in the technique of continuous uninterrupted shots.

Cuarón's brother Carlos, as well as his son Jonás, are also writers and directors and have both acted as co-writers in some of his works. He is also friends with fellow Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu, collectively known as "The Three Amigos of Cinema."[2]


Best Picture Nominees9

Best Director Nominees5

Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominees5

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominees5

Best Animated Feature Film Nominees5

Best Cinematography Nominees5

Best Costume Design Nominees5

Best Documentary (Feature) Nominees5

Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominees5

Best Film Editing Nominees5

Best Foreign Language Film Nominees5

Best Makeup and Hairstyling Nominees3

Best Music (Original Score) Nominees5

Best Music (Original Song) Nominees4

Best Production Design Nominees5

Best Short Film (Animated) Nominees5

Best Short Film (Live Action) Nominees5

Best Sound Editing Nominees5

Best Sound Mixing Nominees5

Best Visual Effects Nominees5

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Nominees5

Best Writing (Original Screenplay) Nominees5


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Dolby Theatre
The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theater has hosted the Academy Awards ceremonies (the Oscars), initially held there in March 2002. It is the first permanent home for these annual awards ceremonies.

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News Articles14

Oscars 2014: Complete List of Nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards
E Online  –  January 16, 2014
The annual nominees' luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 10, and final voting begins four days later; polls close on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5:00 p.m. PST. The Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15.
'Let It Go,' Best Original Song Oscar Winner At 86th Annual Academy Awards
The Huffington Post  –  March 2, 2014
"Let it Go" has won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the the 86th annual Academy Awards, beating out "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," "The Moon Song" from "Her" and "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." A fifth song, "Alone Yet Not Alone ...
86th Annual Academy Awards: Red Carpet
CBS Philly  –  March 1, 2014
86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) 86th Annual Academy Awards ...
86th Academy Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
CBS Local Media-Los Angeles  –  March 1, 2014
US-OSCARS-ARRIVALS Nominee for Best Actress in 'Gravity' Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) 86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals Actress ...
Oscar winners 2014: Full list of 86th Academy Award winners (Photos)
Examiner  –  March 3, 2014
If you missed any of the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday (Mar. 2), you may be wondering which of your favorite stars took home Oscars. Keep reading to find out if your favorite stars made it onto this year's list of Oscar winners below the jump. We watched ...
86th Academy Award Winners and Nominations – 2014 Oscar Winners List
Have U Heard  –  March 2, 2014
The 86th Academy Awards are in full swing and we have all of the 2014 Oscar Winners and nominees!! The very funny Ellen DeGeneres has returned to host the Oscars for a second time, which are taking place in Los Angeles. Now without further adieu….
The Oscars: 86th Academy Award nominees interviews
CBS News  –  February 27, 2014
Oscar fever is intensifying in the final days leading up to the 86th Academy Awards. Ellen DeGeneres and the telecast's producers have been busy rehearsing at the Dolby Theatre for Sunday's ceremony, often described as Hollywood's biggest night. Over the ...
Our 86th Academy Award predictions
GBTIMES  –  February 25, 2014
With the 86th Academy Awards taking place soon, we have been frantically watching as many of the nominees as possible in order to present a definitive list of predictions. All that remains is to sit back and watch the annual Academy Awards, scheduled for ...
86th Academy Award Nominations Are Here!
Movie Pilot  –  January 17, 2014
I think it's safe to say that when it comes to the Academy Awards (or any awards ceremony for that matter), there is always a bias towards any of the nominees. However, this awards ceremony is not just any "awards ceremony". This is the Academy Awards!
Oscar Nominations Announced For 86th Awards
KPBS  –  January 16, 2014
Aired 1/16/14 on KPBS News. The 86th Academy Award nominations have just been announced with “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” and “Gravity” topping the list. The 86th Academy Award nominations have just been announced with “12 Years a ...
Biggest Surprises & Snubs from 86th Academy Award Nominations
First Showing  –  January 16, 2014
After basically a full year of obsessing over who and what may or may not get nominated for an Academy Award, I know have my answers, for better or for worse. The 86th Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and there's a healthy mix of the ...
Nominees for 86th annual Academy Award announced in Beverly Hills
KESQ-TV.com  –  January 16, 2014
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture. Nine films were nominated for best picture. The other nominees are "12 Years a Slave," ''Captain ...
Oscar nominations: Complete list of of 86th annual Academy Award nominees
FOX News  –  January 16, 2014
Complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday: 1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."
86th Academy Award Nominations: ‘American Hustle’, ‘Gravity’, and ’12 Years a Slave’ Are the Ones to Beat
slashfilm  –  January 16, 2014
Chris Hemsworth and AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs woke up early this morning to announce the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. American Hustle and Gravity led with ten nominations each, while 12 Years a Slave picked up nine. The Wolf of Wall ...

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