2013 Satellite Award Nominations Topped by ’12 Years a Slave’ with 10 Noms

2013 Satellite Award Nominations12 Years a Slave continues to be the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to nominations. After leading the Spirit Award nominations it now leads the International Press Academy’s (IPA) 2013 Satellite Award nominations with a total of ten noms, followed by American Hustle and Gravity, each with eight nominations.

The top five nominees were rounded out by Rush with seven nominations and Inside Llewyn Davis and Saving Mr. Banks with six nominations each.

The Satellites, however, are an interesting bunch. As you can see there are several nominations in each category, leaving pretty much no stone unturned. I guess you could say no nomination for Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) is a surprise and, in my personal opinion, with such a large field of nominees I’d like to see Joaquin Phoenix (Her) get a nomination, but that certainly isn’t going to be a film for everyone even though Arcade Fire was awarded a nomination for the film’s score.

The IPA also hands out television and video game nominees, but I haven’t listed those below. If those noms interest you, you can click here.

UPDATE: Kris Tapley at HitFix is reporting that while you’ll notice The Wolf of Wall Street among the nominees below, the IPA did not actually see the film. So, that said, this will be the last time I cover the Satellite Awards.

The 18th Annual Satellite Awards will be held on March 9, 2014.

Motion Picture

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • All Is Lost
  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Philomena
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)
  • Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
  • Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
  • Ron Howard (Rush)
  • Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • David O. Russell (American Hustle)
  • Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams (American Hustle)
  • Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
  • Judi Dench (Philomena)
  • Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
  • Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
  • Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)

Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Christian Bale (American Hustle)
  • Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Robert Redford (All Is Lost)
  • Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color)
  • June Squibb (Nebraska)
  • Emily Watson (The Book Thief)
  • Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
  • Harrison Ford (42)
  • Ryan Gosling (The Place Beyond the Pines)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners)
  • Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks)
  • Casey Affleck (Out of the Furnace)
  • Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Motion Picture, International Film

  • Bethlehem, Israel
  • Blue is the Warmest Color, France
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
  • Circles, Serbia
  • Four Corners, South Africa
  • The Great Beauty, Italy
  • The Hunt, Denmark
  • Metro Manila, United Kingdom
  • The Past, Iran
  • Wadjda, Saudia Arabia

Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media

  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • The Croods
  • Epic
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • Monsters University
  • Turbo
  • The Wind Rises

Motion Picture, Documentary

  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • The Act of Killing
  • After Tiller
  • American Promise
  • Blackfish
  • Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
  • Sound City
  • The Square
  • Stories We Tell
  • Tim’s Vermeer

Screenplay, Original

  • David O. Russell, Eric Singer (American Hustle)
  • Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)
  • Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said)
  • Spike Jonze (Her)
  • Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Kelly Mareel, Sue Smith (Saving Mr. Banks)

Screenplay, Adapted

  • John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
  • Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)
  • Billy Ray (Captain Phillips)
  • Peter Berg (Lone Survivor)
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope (Philomena)
  • Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Original Score

  • Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)
  • John Williams (The Book Thief)
  • Steven Price (Gravity)
  • Arcade Fire (Her)
  • Alexandre Desplat (Philomena)
  • Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Original Song

  • “Happy” (Despicable Me 2)
  • “Let It Go” (Frozen)
  • “Young and Beautiful” (The Great Gatsby)
  • “I See Fire” (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)
  • “Please Mr. Kennedy” (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • “So You Know What It’s Like” (Short Term 12)


  • Sean Bobbitt (12 Years A Slave)
  • Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
  • Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Roger Deakins (Prisoners)
  • Anthony Dod Mantle (Rush)
  • Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Visual Effects

  • Robert Munroe, Colin Davies, Brendon O’Dell (All Is Lost)
  • Markus Manninen, Matt Baer (The Croods)
  • Tim Webber, Charles Howell, Chris Lawrence (Gravity)
  • Scott Stokdyk, Troy Saliba, James Schwalm (Oz the Great and Powerful)
  • Jody Johnson, Mark Hodgkins, Antoine Moulineau (Rush)
  • Scott Farrar, Andrew R. Jones, Jessica Norman, and Matt Johnson (World War Z)

Film Editing

  • Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave)
  • Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers (American Hustle)
  • Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger (Gravity)
  • Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach (Prisoners)
  • Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill (Rush)
  • Thelma Schoonmaker (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Sound (Editing and Mixing)

  • Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns, Brandon Proctor (All Is Lost)
  • Oliver Tarney, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor (Captain Phillips)
  • Craig Berkey, Dave Whitehead, David Husby, and Christopher Scarabosio (Elysium)
  • CGlenn Freemantle, Niv Adiri, Skip Lievsey (Gravity)
  • Skip Lievsay, Paul Urmson, Igor Nikolic (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Danny Hambrook, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler (Rush)

Art Direction & Production Design

  • Catherine Martin, Beverly Dunn (The Great Gatsby)
  • Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald (The Invisible Woman)
  • Tim Galvin, Diane Lederman (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)
  • Robert Stromberg, Nancy Haigh (Oz the Great and Powerful)
  • Mark Digby, Patrick Rolfe (Rush)
  • Michael Corenblith, Lauren E. Polizzi (Saving Mr. Banks)

Costume Design

  • Patricia Norris (12 Years a Slave)
  • Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby)
  • Michael O’Connor (The Invisible Woman)
  • Gary Jones (Oz the Great and Powerful)
  • Julian Day (Rush)
  • Daniel Orlandi (Saving Mr. Banks)
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