2014 Oscar Nominations

It is that time of year again, you know, when Oscar nominations go out. Every year the best work in the film industry is honored and acknowledged. You’ve made it into the elite club if you get a nomination and, better yet a win, that distinction will remain with you for the rest of your career. The 2014 Oscar nominees are now freaking out about a chance to go down in the books as a winner. But for every nomination there are some equally deserving films and people who just missed the cut. Those are the snubbed. Last year it was Ben Affleck as Best Director for Argo, but in exchange Argo won Best Picture. Without any further Jabber here are the 2014 Oscar Nominees.

Production Design:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
Makeup and Hairstyling:
Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

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

Costume Design:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman

Cinematography:
The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

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

Original Score:
The Book Thief, John Williams
Gravity, Steven Price
Her, William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena, Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman

Foreign Language Film:
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Missing Picture, Cambodia
Omar, Palestine

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

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

Original Screenplay:
American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her, Spike Jonze
Nebraska, Bob Nelson

Animated Feature Film:
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think of this years nominees? Check back in a couple of weeks for a predictions post.

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