OSCARS: Academy to celebrate heroes past & present
January 14, 2014

OSCARS: Academy to celebrate heroes past & present

BEVERLY HILLS — The 86th Academy Awards will be a celebration of movie heroes, including real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes from the past and present, along with the filmmakers who brought them to life. 

The Oscars will air on Sunday, March 2 on ABC. Ellen DeGeneres will serve as the host of the broadcast. To coincide with the Oscar telecast theme, the Academy will present “The Oscars Celebrates Movie Heroes,” an exhibition in the Grand Lobby Gallery of its Beverly Hills headquarters. On display Friday, January 17 through Wednesday, March 5, the show will feature still photographs and posters from 70 titles spanning nine decades, as well as video montages comprised of excerpts from classic and contemporary films. 

The exhibit will include films centered on real-life heroes (“Gandhi,” “Silkwood”), super heroes (“Superman,” “The Dark Knight”), animated heroes (“Shrek,” “The Incredibles”), action heroes (“Seven Samurai,” “Gladiator”), literary heroes (“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Grapes of Wrath”) and more.

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 16.