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The 86th Annual Academy Awards Recap 2014

March 03, 2014

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Hosted by talk show host and comedian Ellen Degeneres, the 86th Academy Awards took place March 2nd, 2014. Check out who took home the iconic gold statue in Kidzworld's 2014 Oscars Recap.

Ellen Degeneres hosted the 89th Annual Academy AwardsEllen Degeneres hosted the 89th Annual Academy AwardsCourtesy of The Oscars
 

Highlights

Host Ellen Degeneres kicked the night off by gently ribbing some of the biggest stars this year about their names and careers, but it was all in good fun and everyone had a laugh (including starlet Jennifer Lawrence, who not only tripped on her dress on the way up to the podium last year, but also on the way out of the cab this year!)

Often the musical performances at the awards are lackluster, but this year was a standout with R&B star Pharrell Williams getting even the most respected actors out of their seats to boogey with him during his performance of "Happy" (from Despicable Me 2.) We also loved veteran singer/actress Bette Midler's performance of "Wind Beneath My Wings" to honor all the talented show biz people who passed away last year, as well as Karen O. and Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) performing the sweet, melancholy duet "The Moon Song" (from Her.)

Check out Pharrell performing "Happy" below!

 

One of the best running gags of the night was Ellen ordering pizza for the entire audience - and then demanding they pay up! As well as Whoopi Goldberg honoring the classic film The Wizard of Oz, and pulling up her dress to flash some stripey/witchy stockings! And don't forget Ellen's attempt at the "most retweeted photo ever!" 

Ellen attempts the most retweeted photo with all the celebs she can gather!Ellen attempts the most retweeted photo with all the celebs she can gather!Courtesy of The Oscars

Best Supporting Actor

Nominees

  • Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)
  • Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Winner! - Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress

Nominees

  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • Julia Squibb (Nebraska)
  • Winner! - Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave)

Best Original Song

Nominees

  • "Happy" by Pharrell (Despicable Me 2)
  • "The Moon Song" by Karen O. (Her)
  • "Ordinary Love" (Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom)
  • Winner! - "Let it Go" (Frozen)

Best Animated Film

Nominees

Frozen won for Best Animated FeatureFrozen won for Best Animated FeatureCourtesy of Disney

Best Actor

In a Leading Role - Nominees

  • Christine Bale (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)
  • Winner! - Matthew McConnaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

In a Supporting Role - Nominees

  • Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)
  • Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Winner! - Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress

In a Leading Role - Nominees

  • Amy Adams (American Hustle)
  • Judi Dench (Philomena)
  • Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
  • Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
  • Winner! - Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

In a Supporting Role - Nominees

  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • June Squibb (Nebraska)
  • Winner! Luipta Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave)

Lupita accepting her award for 12 Years A SlaveLupita accepting her award for 12 Years A SlaveCourtesy of The Oscars

Best Director

Nominees

  • David O. Russell (American Hustle)
  • Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
  • Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)
  • Winner! - Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Picture

Nominees

  • American Hustle
  • Nebraska
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers CLub
  • Philomena
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Winner! - ​12 Years A Slave

Have Your Say

What did you think of this year's Oscars? Who did you think should win? Let us know in the comments secton below!