2014 Oscar Nominations Announced – Were There Any Surprises?

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Acclaimed films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle took home big prizes at the 2014 Golden Globes ceremony this past Sunday, while actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett were recognized for their performances in 2013. However, the Oscars don’t split up nominees into different genre categories (drama and comedy/musical), so it remains to be seen which of these films/stars will be crowned at this year’s ceremony.

The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning by actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World, Rush) – in keeping with the “heroes’” theme this year for the ceremony (don’t ask) – and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

You can read through the full list of 2014 Oscar nominations below.

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‘American Hustle’ – nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and More

Best Picture

“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
“Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
“Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
“Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
“12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determined

Best Actor

Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Actress

Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
Judi Dench in “Philomena”
Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Best Director

“American Hustle” David O. Russell
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
“Nebraska” Alexander Payne
“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ – Nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor and More

Best Animated Feature

“The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
“Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
“Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
“Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
“The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Best Cinematography

“The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd
“Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska” Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners” Roger A. Deakins

Best Costume Design

“American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
“The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
“12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

Best Documentary

“The Act of Killing”Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
“Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
“Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
“The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
“20 Feet from Stardom” Nominees to be determined

Best Documentary – Short Subject

“CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff
“Facing Fear” Jason Cohen
“Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens

Best Editing

“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Best Foreign Language Film

“The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium
“The Great Beauty” Italy
“The Hunt” Denmark
“The Missing Picture” Cambodia
“Omar” Palestine

Best Makeup/Hair

“Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

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  1. Bad grampa is up for best make up. good. The old age makeup on bad grandpa was really well done.

  2. Also ill be rooting for gravity until the end. It’s my favorite movie of 2013 and dang it. We need a scifi movie to finally win best picture. It’s been long over due.

    • I completely agree. At the least, I think it should win director and all the technical awards it’s nominated for. I’d personally give it best picture. Sandra Bullock definitely should not win though.

    • Gravity isn’t Sci-Fi.

      • Ummm, by definition it most certainly is.

  3. Please no Jennifer Lawrence!

  4. Not sure what happened to my post so lets try this again

    Honestly I wish these had gotten nominated

    Best Picture:
    42
    The Butler
    Prisoners

    Best Actor:
    Hugh Jackman — Prisoners
    Forest Whitaker — The Butler
    Chadwick Boseman –42

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Jake Gyllenhaal — Prisoners
    Harrison Ford — 42
    David Oyelowo — The Butler

    Visual Effects:
    Olympus Has Fallen
    Oz, the Great and Powerful
    Man of Steel
    Pacific Rim

  5. How can The Hobbit: TDoS not be nominated for best makeup/hair?

  6. Two observations:

    1) Pixar gets shut out of best animated film category – and rightfully so, I would say. And to think that they used to make films that would not have been too out of place being nominated for best picture overall…

    2) Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence being nominated for supporting actor awards for American Hustle is a joke, in my opinion. American Hustle being nominated for best picture or screenplay is not warranted itself. The only things that that film should be nominated for are for are Christian Bale, and maybe costume design and cinematography. Even though Amy Adams was good, the role itself wasn’t best actress material.

  7. Hollywood is Miyazaki bias. Rebellion set so many sales records in Japan and over here in the west. And for someone who seen the movie, it was pretty awesome.

  8. Jackass Presents; Bad Grandpa is nominated for an Oscar.

    Take a second and let that settle in… A Jackass movie is nominated for an Oscar.

    Any complaints I had about some of this years nominations are now squashed because of the joy I have after typing that sentence.

    • I was thinking this as well. XD

  9. Where is Tom Hanks?! Did they see his performance in Captain Philips? I mean, he does already have 2 Oscars but still that performance was some of the best acting in a very long time.

  10. Some of us actually enjoyed Man of Steel and think it’s effects were great. When you called people who liked MOS fanboys you lost all credibility.

    bite on that dc hater (I guess I can call you that b/c you didn’t like the movie huh?)

  11. I think The Hobbit should win Visual Effects but Man of Steel and Pacific Rim should have been nominated over Iron Man 3 and Lone Ranger. Zimmer’s score for Man of Steel should have been nominated as well. I’m also surprised Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful from The Great Gatsby isn’t on the Best Original Song list.

    Over all though this list is boring and predictable, just like every year.

    • Agreed. I thought Iron Man 3 was fine for the nomination, but Man of Steel or Pacific Rim both had WAY better effects than The Lone Ranger, which I thought looked pretty terrible in some scenes.

  12. Go Cuarón!

  13. Is this the Academy that forgot to nominate Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bones, Ben Affleck for Argo, and The Dark Knight Rises for any technical awards?

  14. I’m glad that Fassbender was finally nominated for something, after missing out before. I regret Blackfish, which was an extraordinary documentary; and I would trade either Cooper or Hill for Bruhl in the supporting actor category.

  15. The Lone Ranger nominated for best visual effects… are you f@%$ing kidding me?

    Other than that though, I’m really not that disappointed with the nominees. I’m pretty satisfied with the best picture nominations, actually (although I personally would have also included Prisoners in that category).

  16. Her got nominated for Best Picture over The Book Thief???? Their out of their minds…..

  17. Dane Dehaan should of been nominated over Jonah Hill. His performance in The Place Beyond the Pines was powerful. Jonah Hill’s character had dimensions to him.

    • *Had no dimensions to him.

  18. Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
    Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey
    Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi
    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock
    Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

    Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron
    Best Animated Feature: Frozen
    Best Cinematography: Gravity
    Best Costume Design: American Hustle
    Best Documentary: The Act of Killing

    Best Editing: Gravity
    Best Foreign Language Film: I haven’t seen any of these
    Best Makeup: The Lone Ranger
    Best Original Score: Gravity
    Best Song: The Moon Song, Her

    Best Production Design: American Hustle
    Best Animated Short: I haven’t seen any of these
    Best Live-Action Short: I haven’t seen any of these
    Best Sound Editing: Gravity
    Best Sound Mixing: Gravity

    Best Visual Effects: Gravity
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Captain Phillips
    Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle

    ^My predictions

  19. Pixar got snubbed, if not for Frozen, Monsters University was the best american animated film.

    I’ve seen all the best picture nominees and Wolf of Wall Street deserves every single award, best film of the year, Scorsese’s best since Casino hands down.

  20. Here’s one studio mogul who was really not happy with the nominations:
    http://mankabros.com/blogs/chairman/2014/01/16/f-the-academy-awards/

  21. The only of these movies i watched, were Iron man 3 (sucked, but not because of Mandarin twist. That was actually one of the few good things about the movie because it didn’t make the movie to predictable. I was genuinely surprised), The Lone Ranger (Decent, but nothing special), and The Desolation of Smaug (Decent, but a little long). For me the best movie in 2013 was The Last Stand. It was so great to see Arnold back in the game if you don’t count The Expendables.

    • you can’t possibly be serious….Last Stand best film…..lol. that was even more painful than IM3.

      • I have an idea for a new TV show that I wanna pitch to you. It’d be a sort of cop action/drama thing, very much like 24 or The Shield. I’d want to call it; “rarelyup4air: Opinion Police”. Of course, you’d be the star, going around shooting other people’s opinions in the face. We could call the pilot “The Last Stand 2: You Can’t Possibly Be Serious”. Personally, I think we have a good chance of getting picked up by FOX, hell maybe even AMC. Hell, we could have the next Breaking Bad on our hands. What do you think?

        • +1 ScreenWriter

  22. There were no surprises in the sense that any movie that premiered before November could pretty well forget it. Most of America has not even seen these films much less have a real opinion on which piece of mediocrity should take home the gold as Hollywood continues its downhill slide to destruction. Might as well wait for cable. The oversight of Prisoners, Gyllenhaal, and Jackman amounts to a crime. Only positive: Amy Adams and Jane Squibb should win.

  23. Most of these nominations I’m not that surprised in. Like most the visual effects nominees is rather disappointing.

    I would’ve liked to see Prisoners nominated more, although I’m glad that they at least got in one category this year.

  24. I’ve read a lot online about everybody wanting Leo to win an Oscar, but to be honest I don’t think he deserves to win it this year. He’s been way better in other films and I think that if he wins here, it’ll just feel forced. Especially against such stiff competition. Anyways, with that being said here are my predictions:

    Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
    Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey
    Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi (Please, let this happen!!)
    Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Best performance of her career)
    Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o [Let's see if she can stop the J-Law Train (Probably can't)]
    Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron
    Adapted Screenplay: The Wolf of Wall Street
    Original Screenplay: Her

  25. How is it that when some people hear you hated 12 Years a Slave, they completely lose their s***? You can say you hated Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, or Her and people could care less. They might go “oh really you didn’t like that movie” and move one with there lives. But say you hated 12 years and people would look at you like you just committed mass genocide.

    Seriously I’ve had people literally turn over tables when I told them I hated it. I’ve had people yell at me with such furious passion in their eyes; honest to god it’s the funniest/saddest thing I have ever seen. For Christ’s sake it’s just a movie people.

    But my personal favorite response was from this delightful young man I met at bar over at T.G.I.F who told me that “I didn’t get it because I wasn’t black, you miserable racist”. Racist? How does not liking a movie make you racist? Do we call people who didn’t like Schindler’s List Anti-Semitic or Nazi supporters? Do we call people who didn’t like Brokeback Mountain homophobic? Do we call people who didn’t like Passion of the Christ anti-Catholic? Do we call people who didn’t like Lone Survivor anti-troops or anti-American? No we don’t, so is 12 years a slave really any different then those movies? Were all gonna have different opinions about different films., but I digress and apologize for rambling.

    Oh yeah and Gravity is another movie tend to freak out when they hear somebody didn’t like it. So does that make them anti-space? Anti-science? Anti-movies that make a lot of money?

  26. How is it that when some people hear you hated 12 Years a Slave, they completely lose their s***? You can say you hated Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, or Her and people could care less. They might go “oh really you didn’t like that movie” and move one with there lives. But say you hated 12 years and people would look at you like you just committed mass genocide.

    Seriously I’ve had people literally turn over tables when I told them I hated it. I’ve had people yell at me with such furious passion in their eyes; honest to god it’s the funniest/saddest thing I have ever seen. For Christ’s sake it’s just a movie people.

    But my personal favorite response was from this delightful young man I met at bar over at T.G.I.F who told me that “I didn’t get it because I wasn’t black, you miserable racist”. Racist? How does not liking a movie make you racist? Do we call people who didn’t like Schindler’s List Anti-Semitic or Nazi supporters? Do we call people who didn’t like Brokeback Mountain homophobic? Do we call people who didn’t like Passion of the Christ anti-Catholic? Do we call people who didn’t like Lone Survivor anti-troops or anti-American? No we don’t, so is 12 years a slave really any different then those movies? Were all gonna have different opinions about different films, but I digress and apologize for rambling.

    Oh yeah and Gravity is another movie tend to freak out when they hear somebody didn’t like it. So does that make them anti-space? Anti-science? Anti-movies that make a lot of money?

  27. Just curious, is this website ever going to review August Osage County?