86th Academy Awards
86th Oscars poster
Date March 2, 2014
Site Dolby Theatre
Hollywood, California
Host Ellen DeGeneres
Best Picture 12 Years a Slave
Most wins Gravity (7)
Most nominations American Hustle (10), Gravity (10)
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The 86th Academy Awards were held on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California to honor the best films of 2013. This was a week later than normal, so as not to interfere with the Winter Olympics. The ceremony was televised in the United States by ABC and was hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres for the second time. She previously hosted the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.

On September 5, 2013, The Academy announced the three nominees that were later honored with an Academy Honorary Award: the actress Angela Lansbury, the actor and producer Steve Martin, and the costume designer Piero Tosi. Angelina Jolie was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her charity work. For the Academy Award for Best Picture, 289 films were eligible. In an official press release, it was announced the 86th Academy Awards would honor big-screen real-life heroes, superheroes, popular heroes, and animated heroes, both past and present, as well as the bold filmmakers who brought them to life.

Nominations & Winners

On January 16, 2014, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. The winners were announced on March 2, 2014, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Best Picture

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12 Years a Slave

See also: Best Picture

12 Years a SlaveBrad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas
American HustleCharles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
Captain PhillipsScott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
Dallas Buyers ClubRobbie Brenner, Rachel Winter
GravityAlfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
HerMegan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay
NebraskaAlbert Berger, Ron Yerxa
PhilomenaGabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward
The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Best Director

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See also: Best Director

GravityAlfonso Cuarón
American HustleDavid O. Russell
NebraskaAlexander Payne
12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese

Best Actor

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Dallas Buyers Club

See also: Best Actor

Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club
Christian BaleAmerican Hustle
Bruce DernNebraska
Leonardo DiCaprioThe Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor12 Years a Slave

Best Actress

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Blue Jasmine

See also: Best Actress

Cate BlanchettBlue Jasmine
Amy AdamsAmerican Hustle
Sandra BullockGravity
Judi DenchPhilomena
Meryl StreepAugust: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor

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Dallas Buyers Club

See also: Best Supporting Actor

Jared LetoDallas Buyers Club
Barkhad AbdiCaptain Phillips
Bradley CooperAmerican Hustle
Michael Fassbender12 Years a Slave
Jonah HillThe Wolf of Wall Street

Best Supporting Actress

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12 Years a Slave

See also: Best Supporting Actress

Lupita Nyong'o12 Years a Slave
Sally HawkinsBlue Jasmine
Jennifer LawrenceAmerican Hustle
Julia RobertsAugust: Osage County
June SquibbNebraska

Best Original Screenplay

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See also: Best Original Screenplay

HerSpike Jonze
American HustleEric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Blue JasmineWoody Allen
Dallas Buyers ClubCraig Borten, Melisa Wallack
NebraskaBob Nelson

Best Adapted Screenplay

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12 Years a Slave

See also: Best Adapted Screenplay

12 Years a SlaveJohn Ridley
Before MidnightRichard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain PhillipsBilly Ray
PhilomenaSteve Coogan, Jeff Pope
The Wolf of Wall StreetTerence Winter

Best Animated Feature

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See also: Best Animated Feature

FrozenChris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho
The CroodsChris Sanders, Kirk De Micco, Kristine Belson
Despicable Me 2Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Chris Meledandri
Ernest & CelestineBenjamin Renner, Didier Brunner
The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki

Best Foreign Language Film

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The Great Beauty

See also: Best Foreign Language Film

The Great Beauty from ItalyPaolo Sorrentino
The Broken Circle Breakdown from BelgiumFelix Van Groeningen
The Hunt from DenmarkThomas Vinterberg
The Missing Picture from CambodiaRithy Panh
Omar from PalestineHany Abu-Assad

Best Documentary Feature

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20 Feet from Stardom

See also: Best Documentary Feature

20 Feet from StardomMorgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers
The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sorensen
Cutie and the BoxerZachary Heinzerling, Lydia Dean Pilcher
Dirty WarsRichard Rowley, Jeremy Scahill
The SquareJehane Noujaim, Karim Amer

Best Documentary Short

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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

See also: Best Documentary Short

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My LifeMalcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed
CaveDiggerJeffrey Karoff
Facing FearJason Cohen
Karama Has No WallsSara Ishaq
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack HallEdgar Barens

Best Live Action Short

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See also: Best Live Action Short

HeliumAnders Walter, Kim Magnusson
That Wasn't Me (Aquel No Era Yo)Esteban Crespo
Just Before Losing Everything (Avant Que De Tout Perdre)Xavier Legrand, Alexandre Gavras
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything (Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?)Selma Vilhunen, Kirsikka Saari
The Voorman ProblemMark Gill, Baldwin Li

Best Animated Short

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Mr. Hublot

See also: Best Animated Short

Mr. HublotLaurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares
FeralDaniel Sousa, Dan Golden
Get a Horse!Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim
PossessionsShuhei Morita
Room on the BroomMax Lang, Jan Lachauer

Best Original Score

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See also: Best Original Score

GravitySteven Price
The Book ThiefJohn Williams
HerWilliam Butler, Owen Pallett
PhilomenaAlexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. BanksThomas Newman

Best Original Song

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See also: Best Original Song

Frozen — "Let it Go" by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Despicable Me 2 — “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Her — "The Moon Song" by Karen O, Spike Jonze
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — "Ordinary Love" by U2

Best Cinematography

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See also: Best Cinematography

GravityEmmanuel Lubezki
The GrandmasterPhilippe Le Sourd
Inside Llewyn DavisBruno Delbonnel
NebraskaPhedon Papamichael
PrisonersRoger Deakins

Best Costume Design

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The Great Gatsby

See also: Best Costume Design

The Great GatsbyCatherine Martin
American HustleMichael Wilkinson
The GrandmasterWilliam Chang Suk Ping
The Invisible Woman (2013)Michael O'Connor
12 Years a SlavePatricia Norris

Best Film Editing

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See also: Best Film Editing

GravityAlfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
American HustleJay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten
Captain PhillipsChristopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers ClubJohn Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa
12 Years a SlaveJoe Walker

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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Dallas Buyers Club

See also: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers ClubAdruitha Lee, Robin Mathews
Jackass Presents: Bad GrandpaStephen Prouty
The Lone RangerJoel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Best Production Design

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The Great Gatsby

See also: Best Production Design

The Great GatsbyCatherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
American HustleJudy Becker, Heather Loeffler
GravityAndy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard
HerK.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena
12 Years a SlaveAdam Stockhausen, Alice Baker

Best Sound Editing

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See also: Best Sound Editing

GravityGlenn Freemantle
All is LostSteve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns
Captain PhillipsOliver Tarney
The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugBrent Burge
Lone SurvivorWylie Stateman

Best Sound Mixing

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See also: Best Sound Mixing

GravitySkip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro
Captain PhillipsChris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugChristopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn DavisSkip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland
Lone SurvivorAndy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow

Best Visual Effects

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See also: Best Visual Effects

GravityTim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould
The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugJoe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, Dan Sudick
The Lone RangerTim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier
Star Trek Into DarknessRoger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton

Honorary Awards

Jean Hersholdt Humanitarian Award

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