86th Academy Awards
|86th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 2, 2014|
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Ellen DeGeneres|
|Directed by||Hamish Hamilton|
|Best Picture||12 Years a Slave|
|Most awards||Gravity (7)|
|Most nominations||American Hustle and Gravity (10)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 34 minutes|
24.7% (Nielsen ratings)
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 on 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. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by ABC, and produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan and directed by Hamish Hamilton. Actress Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 79th ceremony held in 2007.
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. 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.
12 Years a Slave won three awards including Best Picture. 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.
Winners and nominees
The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced on January 16, 2014, at 5:38 a.m. PST (13:38 UTC), at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy, and actor Chris Hemsworth. American Hustle and Gravity tied for the most nominations with ten each.
The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on March 2, 2014. American Hustle became David O. Russell's second consecutive film to earn nominations in all acting categories and the fifteenth film overall in Oscar history to achieve this distinction. It also was the third film after Gangs of New York and True Grit to lose all ten of its nominations. Steve McQueen became the first black director to direct a Best Picture winner and the third such person to receive a nomination for directing. Alfonso Cuaron became the first person of Mexican descent to win Best Director. With Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto's respective wins in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories, Dallas Buyers Club was the fifth film to win both male acting awards. Additionally, 3 other films (American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and The Wolf of Wall Street) also received nominations for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Cate Blanchett became the sixth actress to have won both female acting awards in her career. Lupita Nyong'o was the sixteenth Oscar acting winner to win for a debut film performance and the ninth Best Supporting Actress recipient to achieve this feat. Best Original Song co-winner Robert Lopez became the youngest individual to win an Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award and the twelfth person overall to earn these accolades.
Honorary Academy Awards
The Academy held its 5th Annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 16, 2013, during which the following awards were presented.
Academy Honorary Awards
- Angela Lansbury — An entertainment icon who has created some of cinema's most memorable characters, inspiring generations of actors.
- Steve Martin — In recognition of his extraordinary talents and the unique inspiration he has brought to the art of motion pictures.
- Piero Tosi — A visionary whose incomparable costume designs shaped timeless, living art in motion pictures.
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Films with multiple nominations and awards
The following 19 films received multiple nominations:
The following five films received multiple awards:
Presenters and performers
|Fox, CederingCedering Fox||Announcer for the 86th annual Academy Awards|
|Hathaway, AnneAnne Hathaway||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Carrey, JimJim Carrey||Presenter of the animated heroes montage|
|Washington, KerryKerry Washington||Introducer of the performance of Best Song nominee "Happy"|
| Jackson, Samuel L.Samuel L. Jackson|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling|
|Ford, HarrisonHarrison Ford||Presenter of the films American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Wolf of Wall Street on the Best Picture segment|
|Tatum, ChanningChanning Tatum||Introducer of the six winners of the Team Oscar contest|
| McConaughey, MatthewMatthew McConaughey|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature|
|Field, SallySally Field||Presenter of real life heroes montage|
| Gordon-Levitt, JosephJoseph Gordon-Levitt|
|Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Efron, ZacZac Efron||Introducer of the performance of Best Song nominee "The Moon Song"|
| Hudson, KateKate Hudson|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Live Action Short and Best Documentary Short Subject|
|Cooper, BradleyBradley Cooper||Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature|
|Spacey, KevinKevin Spacey||Presenter of the segment of the Honorary Academy Awards and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award|
| Davis, ViolaViola Davis|
|Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Perry, TylerTyler Perry||Presenter of the films Nebraska, Her, and Gravity on the Best Picture segment|
|Pitt, BradBrad Pitt||Introducer of the performance of Best Song nominee "Ordinary Love"|
| Bell, KristenKristen Bell|
Michael B. Jordan
|Presenters of the segment of the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award|
| Hemsworth, ChrisChris Hemsworth|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing|
|Waltz, ChristophChristoph Waltz||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Cheryl Boone Isaacs (AMPAS president)||Special presentation announcing the museum of motion pictures, to open in 2017.|
| Adams, AmyAmy Adams|
|Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography|
| Kendrick, AnnaAnna Kendrick|
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Goldberg, WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg||Presenter of The Wizard of Oz 75th anniversary tribute and the performance of "Over the Rainbow"|
| Cumberbatch, BenedictBenedict Cumberbatch|
|Presenters of the award for Best Production Design|
|Chris EvansChris Evans||Presenter of the superheroes montage|
|Close, GlennGlenn Close||Presenter of the In Memoriam tribute|
|Hawn, GoldieGoldie Hawn||Presenter of the films Philomena, Captain Phillips, and 12 Years a Slave on the Best Picture segment|
|Travolta, JohnJohn Travolta||Introducer of the performance of Best Song nominee "Let It Go"|
| Biel, JessicaJessica Biel|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song|
| Cruz, PenélopePenélope Cruz|
Robert De Niro
|Presenters of the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay|
| Jolie, AngelinaAngelina Jolie |
|Presenters of the award for Best Director|
|Day-Lewis, DanielDaniel Day-Lewis||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Lawrence, JenniferJennifer Lawrence||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Smith, WillWill Smith||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|William RossWilliam Ross|| Musical arranger|
|Williams, PharrellPharrell Williams||Performer||"Happy" from Despicable Me 2|
| O, KarenKaren O|
|Performers||"The Moon Song" from Her|
|U2, U2||Performers||"Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom|
|Pink Pink||Performer||"Over the Rainbow" as part of The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary tribute|
|Midler, BetteBette Midler||Performer||"Wind Beneath My Wings" during the annual In Memoriam tribute|
|Menzel, IdinaIdina Menzel||Performer||"Let It Go" from Frozen|
Despite the mixed reception received from the preceding year's ceremony, the Academy rehired Neil Meron and Craig Zadan as producers for the second consecutive year. However, actor Seth MacFarlane announced that he would not host the Oscars for a second time. In a statement released through Twitter, he wrote "Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep." Furthermore, actress and comedian Tina Fey, who co-hosted the 70th Golden Globe Awards more than a month earlier with fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Amy Poehler, told Huffington Post columnist Mike Ryan that she would reject any offer to host an Oscar telecast commenting, "I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman – the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone – no way.”
Shortly after the election of AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in August 2013, Meron and Zadan announced that comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres would host the 2014 ceremony. They explained their decision to bring back DeGeneres as host saying, "As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together and nothing could be more exciting than teaming up to do the Oscars. There are few stars today who have Ellen's gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theatre and in homes around the globe will be as excited by this news as we are." DeGeneres expressed that she was thrilled to be selected to emcee the gala commenting, "I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – the third time’s the charm."
As with last year's theme of music and the movies, Meron and Zadan centered the show around a theme. This year, they christened the show with a theme of saluting movie heroes commenting, "By celebrating the gamut of heroes who have enriched our movie-going experience, we hope to create an evening of fun and joy. And that includes the filmmakers and actors who take risks and stimulate us with provocative subjects and daring characters. They are all heroes in the cinematic landscape." To coincide with the theme, AMPAS presented an exhibition in the lobby of its Beverly Hills headquarters titled "The Oscars Celebrate Movie Heroes". The exhibit featured posters, photographs, and artifacts from 70 different films featuring literary, comic book, and real life heroes. Furthermore, actor Andrew Garfield, who portrayed the titular character in The Amazing Spider-Man, was scheduled to appear onstage with five-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott with Garfield christening Scott as an "official superhero". The segment was scrapped, however, due to time constraints.
Several other people were involved with the telecast and its promotion. Tony Award-winning art director Derek McLane designed a new set and stage design for the show. Filmmaker Paul Feig produced and directed a one-minute trailer promoting the event featuring DeGeneres and 250 dancers dancing and lip-synching to the song "The Walker" by rock band Fitz & the Tantrums. During the ceremony, actor Channing Tatum introduced a group called "Team Oscar". The team consisted of six young film students from colleges across the country selected by AMPAS whose role was to deliver Oscar statuettes to the presenters during the gala. Television personality and former Miss USA titleholder Rachel Smith hosted "Inside the Oscars", a behind-the-scenes video blog on the Oscar ceremony website.
Box office performance of nominated films
At the time of the nominations announcement on January 16, 2014, the combined gross of the nine Best Picture nominees at the American and Canadian box offices was $645 million, with an average of $72 million per film. When the nominations were revealed, Gravity was the highest-grossing film among the Best Picture nominees with $256 million in domestic box office receipts. Captain Phillips was the second-highest-grossing film with $105.5 million; this was followed by American Hustle ($105.4 million), The Wolf of Wall Street ($80.7 million), 12 Years a Slave ($39 million), Philomena ($22.3 million), Dallas Buyers Club ($16.8 million), Her ($9.9 million), and finally Nebraska ($8.5 million).
Of the top 50 grossing movies of the year, 47 nominations went to 14 films on the list. Only Frozen (1st), Despicable Me 2 (3rd), Gravity (7th), The Croods (14th), Captain Phillips (29th), American Hustle (30th), and The Wolf of Wall Street (42nd) were nominated for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, or any of the directing, acting, or screenwriting awards. The other top 50 box office hits that earned nominations were Iron Man 3 (2nd), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (8th), Star Trek Into Darkness (11th), The Great Gatsby (17th), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (31st), The Lone Ranger (38th), and Saving Mr. Banks (48th).
DeGeneres' Oscar selfie
Prior to the introduction of the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement montage, DeGeneres and several ceremony attendees such as Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong'o, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum, and Peter Nyong'o (her brother) participated in a group selfie. The resulting photo was eventually retweeted on Twitter over 3 million times after two weeks and temporarily disabled the site. It also surpassed the previous record of Barack and Michelle Obama's post-election hug photo, which was retweeted 778,801 times.
"Adele Dazeem" incident
While introducing the performance of "Let It Go" from Frozen, actor John Travolta accidentally mispronounced singer Idina Menzel's name as "Adele Dazeem". As a result, Travolta became the subject of mockery and ridicule in the media. According to a source for E!, Menzel revealed that she was not upset about the mishap. Afterwards, Menzel reportedly printed up satirical playbills that promoted her name as Adele Dazeem, noting her past work in Nert (Rent), Wicked-ly (Wicked) and Farfignugen (Frozen). Three days after the ceremony, Travolta publicly apologized to Menzel for mispronouncing her name. The following year, Menzel and Travolta appeared onstage together as award presenters, with the former introducing the latter as "Glom Gozingo".
The show received a mixed reception from media publications. Some media outlets were more critical of the show. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette television critic Rob Owen wrote, "Ms. DeGeneres brought predictable respectability to Sunday's 86th Academy Awards. Too bad this particular brand of predictable respectability was a bore." He also criticized the clip packages saluting movie heroes as "big a waste of time as Oscar montages almost always are." Columnist Alan Sepinwall of HitFix commented, "It was a long, disjointed ceremony, and what was fun and likely to endure came entirely from the winners and their speeches." He went on to say that many of DeGeneres's stunts fell flat and that The Wizard of Oz 75th anniversary tribute "felt much too random." Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter said, "It was a turgid affair, badly directed, poorly produced and featuring an endless string of either tired or wince-inducing moments by DeGeneres, who, by the last 30 or so minutes, seemed to have given up entirely." In addition, he noted that the show was overstuffed with montages and stunts that dragged down the pacing of the telecast.
Other media outlets received the broadcast more positively. Television critic Matt Roush of TV Guide commented that DeGeneres "made the Oscars' inevitable dull patches felt less painful than usual." He also praised the cast and several musical numbers from the show. Frazier Moore of the Associated Press lauded DeGeneres's performance writing that, "She seemed to be committed to an unspoken theme for the evening: Humanize Hollywood's glitterati for the viewers. In return, the stars were on their best behavior." He concluded, "All in all, a sleek show was the Oscarcast. Few bombshells, fewer embarrassments, from fade-in to fade-out." Entertainment editor Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast raved, "DeGeneres followed in the footsteps of the most successful awards show hosts—Billy Crystal, the duo of Fey & Poehler, etc.—who have taken advantage of the audience, engaging in gleeful interactions with the plethora of A-listers there (when they’re not mocking them)."
Ratings and reception
The American telecast on ABC drew in an average of 43.74 million people over its length, which was a 6% increase from the previous year's ceremony. An estimated 72 million total viewers watched all or part of the awards. The show also earned higher Nielsen ratings compared to the previous telecast with 24.7% of households watching over a 38 share. In addition, the program scored a higher 18-49 demo rating with a 13.3 rating over a 33 share among viewers in that demographic. It was the highest viewership for an Academy Award telecast since the 72nd ceremony held in 2000.
In July 2014, the ceremony presentation received eight nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmys. The following month, the ceremony won one of those nominations for Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Program (Derek McLane, Joe Celli, and Gloria Lamb).
The annual In Memoriam tribute was presented by actress Glenn Close. The montage featured an excerpt of the main title from Somewhere in Time by composer John Barry. At the conclusion of the tribute, singer Bette Midler performed her song "Wind Beneath My Wings" from the film Beaches.
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