86th Annual Academy Award Nominations [Oscars]

 
Good morning! Welcome to dark o’clock for the live blogging of the 2014 Oscar Nominations! We’re going to be posting the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards right here on this page (almost) as quickly as they are announced – and you can watch the presentation in the video above.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth (aka James Hunt, aka Thor) took to the stage today to present this year’s nominees. I’ll be trying to keep up with them as they (very very quickly, traditionally) announce the titles and names for all of the major categories.

You can check out all of the nominees printed below and be sure to sound off in the comments section with your thoughts/rants. The major categories will be posted here immediately (as they are announced) and the rest will be posted once they’re made public from the Academy (usually within a couple of hours).

**UPDATE** All categories are now posted including the final nomination tally.

Take a look at the full list of nominees printed below. See anything interesting or surprising? Anyone snubbed or is anything garnering undeserved attention? Make it known in the comments below!

The award winners will be announced on Sunday, MARCH 2nd at 7pm ET live on ABC at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Ellen DeGeneres returns from a seven year hiatus to host the ceremony. Haters be damned, I’m excited for Ellen – it will be classy and most assuredly funny. We’ll see you in a month or so for a live blogging/discussion session and hopefully some good times (and lots of snark from our resident buzzkill, Kurt Halfyard!).

TOTAL NOMINATIONS COUNT:
American Hustle 10
Gravity 10
12 Years a Slave 9
Captain Phillips 6
Dallas Buyers’ Club 6
Nebraska 6
Her 5
The Wolf of Wall Street 5

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Nebraska
Her
The Wolf of Wall Street
Philomena

DIRECTOR:
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

ACTOR:
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)

ACTRESS:
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
American Hustle
Her
Dallas Buyers’ Club
Nebraska
Blue Jasmine

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Before Midnight
Philomena
Captain Phillips
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (France)
Omar (Palestine)

ANIMATED FILM:
Frozen
The Wind Rises
The Croods
Ernest & Celestine
Despicable Me 2

PRODUCTION DESIGN:
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years a Slave

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
The Grandmaster
Gravity
Nebraska
Inside Llewyn Davis
Prisoners

COSTUME DESIGN:
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

DOCUMENTARY:
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
Cave Digger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

EDITING:
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years a Slave

HAIR & MAKE-UP:
Dallas Buyers’ Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

ORIGINAL SCORE:
The Book Thief (John Williams)
Gravity (Steven Price)
Her (William Butler and Owen Pallett)
Philomena (Alexandre Desplat)
Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)

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

SOUND EDITING:
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

SOUND MIXING:
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor
Inside Llewyn Davis

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek: Into Darkness

ANIMATED SHORT:
Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

LIVE ACTION SHORT:
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

Andrew James
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23 Comments

  1. The shitty black and white of NEBRASKA over the sublime black and white of FRANCES HA?!??!!!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK HOLY FUCK SNUBBBBBBB MY GOD WHY OSCARS WHY DON’T YOU EVER REWARD MERIT INSTEAD OF WHATEVER THE FUCK IT IS YOU AWARDDDDDDD

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  2. While on the Cinematography Award, It’s a shame that HER is not recognized, that film is shot so beautifully, so in sync with what the movie is that it seems crazy it is overlooked.  
    I’m happy to see Julia Roberts get in there for Best Supporting Actress (she is really great in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY), and I’m also impressed that Sally Hawkin’s squeaked in for her great performance in the Woody Allen film, but it seems a great shame that they ignored Joaquin Phoenix for HER, or even Scarlet Johansson in HER.

    If THE WIND RISES doesn’t win animated film on MARCH 2nd, I’m going to have a serious fit.

    I’m also on team BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN for foreign language, but I’ve on seen that film and THE HUNT in that category this year.

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  3. I’m pretty sure you mean Win Butler for Her’s Original Score, Andrew.  That is the only nomination I care about.  

    This is an uninspired lot of nominations.

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  4. I’m curious, is it possible for 12 Years A Slave to win Best Picture, and fail to win any of its other 8 nominations? Because I actually think that’s a legitimate possibility right now. 

    Also I threw up in my mouth when I discovered that Philomena, got nominated for best picture, and Upstream Colour didn’t get a singe nomination.

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  5. ThomasWishloff they need a new category: Awesome Shit We Don’t Have the Balls to Nominate Because it Challenges Our Safe Ideas of Cinema.

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  6. nephums Cinematography and Sound.  But yeah – surprised Inside Llewyn didn’t get much love.  Although I’m sure voters just didn’t know what to do with that movie.

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    • Pretty sure cause it is based on characters that already existed in previous movies. But, i could be wrong on that one. Also, it better win!

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  7. Uninspiring nominations. Few surprises in any of the categories that said, very happy to see the acting love for DBC. Leto in particular. 

    I have a sneaking suspicion The Hunt is the shoe in for foreign language unless they decide to go with happy go lucky. Unlikely it’ll go the surprise way of the Globes but anything is possible.

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    • What’s with the NEAR SHUTOUT of LLEWYN Davis? (I know it is in Karmic sync with the subject of the film, but still….The only thing that is kind of meh about the movie, it’s cinematography, is what got nominated…How is it possible they never nominated any of the songs? Are none of them original?)

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      • strong year for Actor performances given Hanks got shut out too. I was the target audience for Llewyn Davis and I liked it but nothing stuck with me. Not even all that enamored with the soundtrack which ought to have been killer.

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  8. On the Best Foreign front, though The Broken Circle Breakdown and The Hunt have a lot of supporters out there, I wouldn’t rule out The Great Beauty as a major contender – that thing’s been getting tons of buzz lately. I can’t wait to check it out for myself.

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