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The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014)

The Oscars (original title)
TV-14 | | TV Special 2 March 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Herself - Host
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Presenter: Animated Heroes
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Herself - Presenter: Happy
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Himself - Performer: Happy and Nominated: Best Original Song
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Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
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Himself - Nominee: Best Costume Design
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Himself - Nominee: Best Costume Design (as William Suk Ping Chang)
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Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design and Best Production Design
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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David O. Russell became the first director in nearly 50 years to helm consecutively-released films (Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013)) that were nominated for all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay). Mike Nichols was the last director to achieve this feat with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967). And he's also the first (and as of 2014 only) director to manage to direct all the four acting Oscar nominating categories in two films (again Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013)). See more »

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Mark Sanger - Winner: Best Film Editing: Thank you very much; a great honor. I'd like to thank our amazing team headed by Tania Goding, Debs Richardson, Steve Pang, Steve Mates, Alastair Grimshaw, Alex Fenn, and Ruth Antoine. I'd like to thank my lovely wife, Mrs. Sanger, over there. And all I can say is - oh, and also the unsung hero in all of this, our executive producer Nikki Penny. There is no greater accolade than to be recognized by those who inspire you, and by that I mean you, sir,
[referring to Mr. Cuarón]
Mark Sanger - Winner: Best Film Editing: my fellow nominees ...
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Features Men in Black (1997) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Instrumental, Played during beginning and end credits
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Minimum amount of wrap-it-up music!
3 March 2014 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

For a change, the show last night used the minimum amount of get-off-the-stage music, allowing most of the winners to make decent acceptance speeches. I've been writing for years about this issue, how the play-music-over-the-winners'-speeches ruins the proceedings for me because the whole purpose of award shows is to honor the winners, let them bask in their moment of glory, and apparently others have been vocal about this issue as well. There were still constraints, off-screen cues of how much time was left, and most everyone heeded them so the music wasn't necessary in most cases. Thumbs up.

The show itself was very good. Ellen DeGeneres was a fine host, funny without being mean-spirited or corny, just sharp enough in her comments throughout. Loved the pizza thing, that really humanized the affair in a clever way. This was a classy show for the most part, and I didn't nod off once. Kudos across the board - for a change.


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