Academy Award Nominations 2014

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for this year's Academy Awards. The Oscars will be handed out Sunday, March 2. The nominees are:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role
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

Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role
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

Performance By An Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jamine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Achievement in Directing:
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises


Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar


Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie & The Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
Twenty Feet From Stardom


Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska


Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street


Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks


Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
"Alone Yet Not Alone," Alone Yet Not Alone
"Happy," Despicable Me 2
"Let It Go," Frozen
"The Moon Song," Her
"Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Achievement in Film Editing
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years A Slave


Achievement in Cinematography
The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners


Achievement in Production Design
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years A Slave


Achievement in Costume Design
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years A Slave


Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger


Achievement in Sound Editing
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor


Achievement in Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor


Achievement in Visual Effects
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness


Best Live-Action Short Film
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


Best Animated Short Film
Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom


Best Documentary Short Subject
CaveDigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall


Where did the AMPAS get is right and where did they get it wrong? Comment below and let us know what you think.

7 comments:

Billie Doux said...

Wow. I haven't seen *any* of them this year. Usually I've seen at least one or two. Which puts me in my usual position -- I'm rooting for Chiwetel Ejiofor because he was in Serenity, and Sandra Bullock because she's not Meryl Streep or Judi Dench.

sunbunny said...

They *really* stuck to the same few movies, didn't they? More so than usual. Yikes. American Hustle wasn't even that good! "Let it Go" FTW!

Mark Greig said...

I had to scroll all the way down to the technical categories before I spotted a film I've actually seen.

Heather said...

I fell asleep reading the list this morning. Granted I was lying in bed half-awake at the time but still.

Juliette said...

I don't know whether to be happy that Gravity and Her are both there, since both (if I've understood the Her publicity correctly, I haven't seen it) are technically science fiction, so yay. But they're science fiction that doesn't look like science fiction, to the point that Gravity is consistently described as 'space drama' and I'm not sure most viewers even realise it includes some stuff not quite physically possible right now.

I know I *should* go and see 12 Years a Slave. But so far, me and my brother have just not been in the mood for hours of harrowing horribleness. We're tired and depressed and not up for it. That's the one advantage American Hustle has, and is why we have seen that one! But you'd think only 12 movies were released in 2013...

sunbunny said...

Juliette - I feel the EXACT same way about 12 Years a Slave. It looks amazing and I really want to see it but there is no way I'm seeing it in theaters. Too harrowing for my tastes. I'll wait for the DVD; I have a feeling I"m going to need to take breaks while watching.

Lamounier said...

I’m shocked Tom Hanks didn’t get a nomination for Captain Phillips. Man, the last few minutes of the movie should’ve been enough for him to get all possible nominations. He was phenomenal.