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Cinematic heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and The Oscars are acknowledging this with its 2014 theme. From animated heroes, to superheroes and real-life inspirations, all will be celebrated throughout Oscar season.
“People around the world go to the movies to be inspired by the characters they see on the screen. By celebrating the gamut of heroes who have enriched our movie-going experience, we hope to create an evening of fun and joy," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "And that includes the filmmakers and actors who take risks and stimulate us with provocative subjects and daring characters. They are all heroes in the cinematic landscape."
In addition to special presentations at the Oscars ceremony, the Academy will present “The Oscars Celebrates Movie Heroes,” an exhibition in the Grand Lobby Gallery of its Beverly Hills headquarters. The show - running January 17 through March 5, 2014 - will feature dozens of photographs and posters from iconic films with timeless heroes, including THE DARK KNIGHT, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and GLADIATOR.
The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:38 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater by Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth. The Oscar telecast airs March 2, 2014, at 7e l 4p on ABC and online at oscar.go.com.