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The Oscars (2014)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Special 2 March 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen DeGeneres ... Herself - Hostess
Anne Hathaway ... Herself - Presenter
Barkhad Abdi ... Himself - Nominee
Bradley Cooper ... Himself - Nominee & Presenter
Michael Fassbender ... Himself - Nominee
Jonah Hill ... Himself - Nominee
Jared Leto ... Himself - Winner
Jim Carrey ... Himself - Presenter
Kerry Washington ... Herself - Presenter
Pharrell Williams ... Himself - Nominee & Performer
Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself - Presenter
Naomi Watts ... Herself - Presenter
Michael Wilkinson ... Himself - Nominee
William Chang ... Himself - Nominee (as William Suk Ping Chang)
Catherine Martin ... Herself - Winner
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) becomes the first movie to win both male acting Oscars in ten years, for its stars Matthew McConaughey (lead) and Jared Leto (supporting). The previous time this happened was when Sean Penn (lead) and Tim Robbins (supporting) won for Mystic River (2003) at The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004). See more »

Quotes

Matthew McConaughey - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film: Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you to the Academy for this, all six thousand members. Thank you to the other nominees. All these performances were impeccable in my opinion; I didn't see a false note anywhere. I want to thank Jean-Marc Vallée, our director. I want to thank Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner, who I worked with daily. There's a few things, about three things, to my account that I need each day. One of 'em is something to look up to. Another is something to look ...
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Connections

Features Get a Horse! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen (uncredited)
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg (uncredited)
Performed by Pink
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atonement for "Gone with the Wind"
2 March 2014 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

First, out of all the nominated movies in all categories, I've only seen "Nebraska", "The Wolf of Wall Street", "The Missing Picture", "Dirty Wars" and "20 Feet from Stardom". All really good. Nonetheless, I'd say that "12 Years a Slave" probably dealt with the most important topic, and I like that Steve McQueen noted that there are currently almost 21 million enslaved people worldwide. One might say that by awarding a movie that looks at the sheer brutality of slavery, the Academy is atoning for awarding the pro-Confederate "Gone with the Wind".

I'm not particularly a fan of Ellen DeGeneres, but that whole thing with the pizza was a neat surprise. I know that everyone likes to treat Bob Hope as the standard, but in this day and age is it really possible to see him as anything except the gross old man who took Playboy bunnies to Vietnam? Watch the Oscar-winning documentary "Hearts and Minds" and see if you can view him positively. As for Best Documentary Feature, I would've gone with Jeremy Scahill's "Dirty Wars". I noticed that Alain Resnais didn't appear in the In Memoriam montage. He died the day before the Oscars, so they probably didn't have time to include him.

It's hard to deny that the ceremony's highlight was Lupita Nyong'o's impassioned acceptance speech. It turns out that Nyong'o is the niece of the brother-in-law of one of my undergrad professors.

All in all, I enjoyed the telecast. I hope that a major result of this is that we all start taking a serious look at the genocidal inhumanity that was the plantation system.


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