The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 (TV 2014)
The 86th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the actors, technical achievements, and films of 2013 and took place on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The ceremony was scheduled one week later than usual to avoid conflict with the broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented awards in 24 categories. Televised in the United States by ABC, the ceremony was produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, and directed by Hamish Hamilton. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show for the second time, after hosting the 79th ceremony in 2007. Gravity won seven awards, the most for the ceremony, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. 12 Years a Slave won three awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o. Dallas Buyers Club also won three awards, including Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto, respectively. Other winners included Frozen and The Great Gatsby, with two awards each. Cate Blanchett won the Best Actress award for Blue Jasmine, the only award for the film. Other films to win a single award were The Great Beauty, Helium, Her, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Mr Hublot, and 20 Feet from Stardom.
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Alfonso Cuaron, John Ridley, Spike Jonze, Steven Price