The 86th Academy Awards aired live on March 2, 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed air dates for 2014 and 2015 as early as March of 2013.
Nomination voting began on December 27, 2013, for the 2014 awards, and the closing deadline was January 8, 2014. Nominations were announced on January 16, 2014. Final voting ended on February 25, 2014. Beginning the previous season, the Academy implemented an electronic voting system and voting began on December 17, 2012.
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 2014 awards show, and Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for "Blue Jasmine." Matthew McConaughey scored Best Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club."