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The Oscars (2014)

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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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 »

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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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Features Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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atonement for "Gone with the Wind"
2 March 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See 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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