2014 Oscar Nominations


2014 Oscar Nominations
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This morning, at 5:38 AM PST the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the 2014 Oscar nominations. Making the announcement will be Chris Hemsworth along with Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and there were a few surprises, some predicted, some not.

I am still trying to update all the nominees, but as for surprises let’s just say Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) was a surprise as was no Paul Greengrass for director, Oprah Winfrey (The Butler) nowhere to be found, no Alex Ebert score for All is Lost, no Saving Mr. Banks in Best Picture as Philomena takes its place, no Stories We Tell in documentary, Inside Llewyn Davis, though not necessarily a surprise, was blanked out of not only Picture, but Director and Screenplay. And, the one I predicted, but one of them had to go, no Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) in Best Actress.

It’s also nice to see the Academy liked The Wolf of Wall Street a little more than I predicted as both Martin Scorsese and Jonah Hill (Supporting Actor) managed to nab nominations, but that also means Spike Jonze (Her) missed out on an Oscar nomination as did Daniel Bruhl for Best Supporting Actor as Rush ends up with zero nominations.

Speaking of numbers, American Hustle and Gravity led the way with ten each as David O. Russell’s film, yet again, lands acting nominations in all four categories, 12 Years a Slave scored eight, Dallas Buyers Club with six, and The Wolf of Wall Street with five. Here’s the complete breakdown:

  1. American Hustle – 10 nominations
  2. Gravity – 10 nominations
  3. 12 Years a Slave – 9 nominations
  4. Captain Phillips – 6 nominations
  5. Dallas Buyers Club – 6 nominations
  6. Nebraska – 6 nominations
  7. Her – 5 nominations
  8. The Wolf of Wall Street – 5 nominations
  9. Philomena – 4 nominations
  10. Blue Jasmine – 3 nominations
  11. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 3 nominations
  12. August: Osage County – 2 nominations
  13. Despicable Me 2 – 2 nominations
  14. Frozen – 2 nominations
  15. The Grandmaster – 2 nominations
  16. The Great Gatsby – 2 nominations
  17. Inside Llewyn Davis – 2 nominations
  18. The Lone Ranger – 2 nominations
  19. Lone Survivor – 2 nominations

I will have more to say in a minute, but let me finish getting these nominations added. For now, the complete list of 2014 Oscar nominees is directly below.

Best Picture
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actor
  • Christian Bale (American Hustle)
  • Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress
  • Amy Adams (American Hustle)
  • Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
  • Judi Dench (Philomena)
  • Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Best Supporting Actor
  • Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
  • Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Supporting Actress
  • Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • June Squibb (Nebraska)
Best Director
  • David O. Russell (American Hustle)
  • Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
  • Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
  • Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • Rchard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
  • Billy Ray (Captain Phillips)
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)
  • John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
  • Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Writing (Original Screenplay)
  • Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle)
  • Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)
  • Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Spike Jonze (Her)
  • Bob Nelson (Nebraska)
Animated Feature Film
  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises
Documentary (Feature)
  • The Act of Killing
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Dirty Wars
  • The Square
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
Foreign Language Film
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Missing Picture
  • Omar
  • Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster)
  • Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
  • Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska)
  • Roger Deakins (Prisoners)
Film Editing
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • 12 Years a Slave
Music (Original Score)
  • John Williams (The Book Thief)
  • Steven Price (Gravity)
  • William Butler and Owen Pallett (Her)
  • Alexandre Desplat (Philomena)
  • Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)
Music (Original Song)
  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone
  • “Happy” from Despicable Me 2
  • “Let It Go” from Frozen
  • “The Moon Song” from Her
  • “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Sound Mixing
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lone Survivor
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
Sound Editing
  • All is Lost
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lone Survivor
Production Design
  • American Hustle
  • Gravity
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Her
  • 12 Years a Slave
Visual Effects
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Star Trek into Darkness
  • American Hustle
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Invisible Woman
  • 12 Years a Slave
Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • The Lone Ranger
Best Documentary Short Subject
  • CaveDiger
  • Facing Fear
  • Karama Has No Walls
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Best Short Film (Animated)
  • Feral
  • Get a Horse!
  • Mr. Hublot
  • Possessions
  • Room on the Broom
Best Short Film (Live Action)
  • Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
  • Helium
  • Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
  • The Voorman Problem

I will have my reaction piece written soon, but for now let your opinion known in the comments and in the poll below.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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