86th Academy Awards
Date March 2, 2014
Site Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Host Ellen DeGeneres
Pre-show Jess Cagle
Lara Spencer
Robin Roberts
Tyson Beckford
Producer Neil Meron
Craig Zadan
Director Hamish Hamilton
Best Picture Grand Theft Auto
Most awards Grand Theft Auto (11)
Most nominations Grand Theft Auto (17)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 34 minutes
2 hours, 55 minutes (without commericals)
Ratings 43.74 million

27.90% (Nielsen ratings)

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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, as was the case in 2006 and 2010. 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. Television personality Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show for the second time, after hosting the 79th ceremony in 2007. With 43.74 million viewers, this was the most watched Oscar ceremony since 2000.

Grand Theft Auto recieved a record 17 nominations and would eventually level the record of 11 wins.

Awards and nominationsEdit


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Best Picture Best Director
  • Grand Theft Auto – Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas
    • 12 Years a Slave – Brad Pitt, Dede Gardney, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, and Anthony Katagas
    • American Hustle – Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon
    • Captain Phillips – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca
    • Dallas Buyers Club – Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter
    • Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
    • Her – Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, and Vincent Landay
    • Philomena – Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, and Tracey Seaward
    • The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • Christopher Nolan – Grand Theft Auto
    • Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
    • David O. Russell – American Hustle
    • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
    • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actor Best Actress
  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine as Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis
    • Amy Adams – American Hustle as Sydney Prosser / Edith Greensly
    • Sandra Bullock – Gravity as Dr. Ryan Stone
    • Judi Dench – Philomena as Philomena Lee
    • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County as Violet Weston
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
  • Steven Ogg – Grand Theft Auto as Trevor Philips
    • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips as Abduwali Muse
    • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle as Agent Richard "Richie" DiMaso
    • Earl "DMX" Simmon – Grand Theft Auto as Lamar Davis
    • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave as Edwin Epps
  • Amy Adams – Grand Theft Auto as Amanda De Santa
    • Lupita Nyong'o – 12 Years a Slave as Patsey
    • Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine as Ginger
    • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld
    • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County as Barbara Weston-Fordham
Best Writing – Original Screenplay Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay
  • Her – Spike Jonze
    • American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
    • Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
    • Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
    • Nebraska – Bob Nelson
  • Grand Theft Auto – Ridley Scott
    • 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley
    • Captain Phillips – Billy Ray
    • Philomena – Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
    • The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter
Best Animated Film Best Foreign Language Film
  • Forzen – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho
Best Documentary – Feature Best Documentary – Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Film Best Animated Short Film
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing
Best Production Design Best Cinematography
Best Makeup and Hairstyling Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects