The 86th Academy Awards (2014)
"The Oscars" (original title)

TV Special  - 
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,827 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 8 critic

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 39 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 48 images
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The 86th Academy Awards (2014– )

The 86th Academy Awards (2014– ) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The 86th Academy Awards.

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Oscars (TV Special 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your host, Seth MacFarlane. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Oscars... See full synopsis »

Director: Don Mischer
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jennifer Lawrence
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

Directors: Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Emma Stone, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), _Departed, The (2006)_, Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and _Queen, The (2006)_.

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joel Gallen, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Samantha Aisling
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The curtain rises and we are greeted by sparkly stars, all the nominees for best actor and actress are on the stage in pairs... See full synopsis »

Directors: Hamish Hamilton, Anne Fletcher, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., David Fincher, Keanu Reeves
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

And we're off... with quick clips from all the nominees. Scenes of typing! Annette Bening yelling at Mark Ruffalo! Natalie Portman twirling! Colin Firth... See full synopsis »

Directors: Don Mischer, Troy Miller
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman
71st Golden Globe Awards (TV Special 2014)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71 annual event honoring excellence in film and television.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats
Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams
The 25th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Director: Bill Bennington
Stars: Bob Hope, Anne Baxter, Edgar Bergen
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2004)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Lost in Translation (2003), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Mystic River (2003), and Seabiscuit (2003).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Troy Miller
Stars: Billy Crystal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Liam Aiken
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Okungbowa, Jon Abrahams
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2005)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Films nominated for the annual awards include The Aviator (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ray (2004) and Sideways (2004).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman
Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Herself - Host
...
Herself - Presenter: Actor in a Supporting Role
...
Himself - Nominee
...
Himself - Nominee / Presenter: Documentary Feature
...
Himself - Nominee
...
Himself - Nominee
...
Himself - Winner
...
Himself - Presenter: Animated Heroes
...
Herself - Presenter: Happy
...
Himself - Performer: Happy / Nominee
...
Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
...
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
...
Himself - Nominee
...
Himself - Nominee (as William Suk Ping Chang)
...
Herself - Winner
Edit

Storyline

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 86th Academy Awards  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Host Ellen DeGeneres decided to see how many re-tweets she could get by posting a "selfie" photograph on Twitter, and included actors Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Liza Minnelli (not pictured), Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong'o, her brother "Junior", and Angelina Jolie. Indeed, the selfie broke the record for most re-tweeted Tweet with over 1 million shares, and caused Twitter servers to crash for a short period of time (which DeGeneres also acknowledged during the show). See more »

Quotes

Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role: And perhaps those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them, and in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.
See more »

Connections

Features The Lone Ranger (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Instrumental, Played during beginning and end credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

THE Oscars 2014 {TV} (N/A, 2014) **1/2
3 March 2014 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This year I managed to watch the live telecast on the Cable TV channel Dubai One as opposed to intermittently streaming over the 'Net or even simply waiting for the results to show up on IMDb! As a show, it left a lot to be desired – with host Ellen De Generes (returning after her 2007 engagement where Martin Scorsese was also a contender) disappearing for moments on end and only lazily putting in the occasional – and hardly side-splitting – quip (at her best, perhaps, when mentioning Jonah Hill's anatomy as seen in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET). Her antics included taking orders for pizza to be delivered and distributed around among the nominees…which really showed up, and later taking up a collection to pay for it!; she also took a large selfie of herself, Meryl Streep and everyone nearby! Still, her constantly being in the aisle or indeed sitting next to the nominees themselves was an act that quickly grew stale and displayed a lack of ideas more than anything else.

As usual, the list of presenters was a sorry sight: these included a few youthful non-entities (Zac Efron, Channing Tatum), some uneasy-looking stars unwilling to lay down their boots (Harrison Ford, John Travolta) and a couple of old-timers who rather than adding to the lustre made a spectacle of themselves by exposing just how far gone they were to millions of spectators (Kim Novak, Sidney Poitier)! The latter two were especially embarrassing to watch: what was husky-voiced and Botox-riddled Novak doing presenting the Animation categories, and what was the point of having Poitier (who was leaning on Angelina Jolie all the time) present the Best Direction Oscar when it was obviously not going to Steve McQueen (if anything, they should have had them replace Will Smith in the Best Picture category thus allowing Jolie to give the Oscar to partner Brad Pitt)?! Another irritating presence was that of a seemingly tipsy Liza Minnelli, who was there (with two of her siblings) to watch pop-star Pink cover her mum Judy Garland's signature tune "Over The Rainbow" on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the release of THE WIZARD OF OZ – I would think they are the only surviving relatives of actors who were alive in 1939, known as Hollywood's greatest year ever! With respect to the "In Memoriam" section, I was disappointed to see Philip Seymour Hoffman take the spot that ought to have been reserved for Peter O'Toole – and, how come some "inventor" no one has ever heard of rates a mention but not comic Jonathan Winters, master Hungarian film-maker Miklos Jancso, prolific writer/director/actor Bryan Forbes or film noir stalwart Audrey Totter (on the other hand, Harold Ramis got remembered twice, firstly by way of presenter and former colleague Bill Murray)?! Having a theme for the whole show is silly in the first place but to choose "Heroes" and include clips from recent superhero movies (as if we needed to be reminded that they were still being made!) - but none from the earlier SUPERMAN franchise with the late Christopher Reeve?! To add insult to injury, they included clips from classic movies like CASABLANCA (1942), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946), BEN-HUR (1959), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)...seriously?!

With respect to how the awards went, I was obviously let down since my top three films of the year – in order of merit, American HUSTLE, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and NEBRASKA – all went home empty-handed! Conversely, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and GRAVITY were the most awarded (3 and 7 Oscars respectively) but my least favourites! GRAVITY's technical categories sweep killed the suspense, naturally, but there were a few surprising upsets regardless: I cannot fathom why the Best Supporting Actress Oscar went to Lupita Nyong'o, who had only one good scene in the entire film; the Best Adapted Screenplay also went to 12 YEARS A SLAVE over the no-less-reprehensible but far more inventive THE WOLF OF WALL STREET; ditto for the Original Screenplay category – the loss of American HUSTLE (which can only be explained by the plot's derivative nature) proved Spike Jonze's gain with the futuristic and bittersweet HER; another unexpected win was FROZEN's for Best Song over U2's "Ordinary Love" for that Mandela movie (I am sure Bono was itching to deliver a heartfelt speech about the recently-deceased South African leader!); as I said, Alfonso Cuaron was so sure of his eventual directorial win that, when he was named earlier for Best Editing, he did not even deliver a speech (I was actually praying he would subsequently lose and see him left with egg on his face for failing to put in his two words when he had the chance)! As ever, a number of speeches were well-prepared and hit the audience in the right spots – notably all the acting categories and Matthew McConaughey's in particular…but Steve McQueen (what gall to keep such a name, I must say!)'s tongue-tied roll-call of gratitude (sounding like Leonardo Di Caprio's drug-fuelled phone conversation from THE WOLF OF WALL STREET!) was not a high spot, yet the heavy-set guy made up for it by leaping with joy at the conclusion of his triumph for co-producing the year's Best Picture!


3 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Angelina Jolie CaptLockey
Anyone else disappointed? excessivelylongid
Can anyone please list the songs playing in the background while Sally F phoenix914
Jim Carrey's Impression of Bruce Dern callmeinfo
A Navid Sitarian Review of the 86th Academy Awards (slightly updated) moviekid-2
So disappointed Penguin_Chick
Discuss The 86th Academy Awards (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?