2014 Oscar Nominations Announced – Were There Any Surprises?

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‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – Nominated for Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor and More

Best Original Score

“The Book Thief” John Williams
“Gravity” Steven Price
“Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett
“Philomena” Alexandre Desplat
“Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song” from “Her”
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Best Production Design

“American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
“Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
“The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
“Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
“12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Best Animated Short Film

“Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
“Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
“Possessions” Shuhei Morita
“Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Best Live-Action Short Film

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
“Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
“The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Best Sound Editing

“All Is Lost” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
“Captain Phillips” Oliver Tarney
“Gravity” Glenn Freemantle
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Brent Burge
“Lone Survivor” Wylie Stateman

Best Sound Mixing

“Captain Phillips” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
“Gravity” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
“Lone Survivor” Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Best Visual Effects

“Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
“Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
“The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
“Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Best Adapted Screenplay

“Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
“Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray
“Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
“12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

Best Original Screenplay

“American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
“Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen
“Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
“Her” Written by Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson

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There weren’t too many big surprises this year, though it was a bit surprising to see Dallas Buyers Club get so much love while the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis was shutout for the top prizes this year. Additionally, Tom Hanks not being recognized for either of his well-received portrayals of real-life people this past year (including, in the Best Picture-nominated Captain Phillips) may’ve caught a number of Oscar predictors off-guard; in fairness, though, it’s not as though he’s under-appreciated by the Academy.

Similarly, buzzed-about documentary Blackfish was (unfortunately) not recognized, while such underdog candidates as Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) did not receive nominations for their lauded performances in 2013. Facing such traditionally Academy-favorite competition like Meryl Streep and Christian Bale, though, that was to be expected.

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The 86th Academy Awards ceremony will air on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.

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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?

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