86th Academy Awards nominations announced

The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced today, delivered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World, Rush).  The nominations for the major categories are listed below.

Best Picture

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

12 Years A Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

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)

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)

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 Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)

Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)

Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

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)

Animated Feature Film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine

Frozen

The Wind Rises

Original Screenplay

Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle)

Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)

Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack  (Dallas Buyers Club)

Spike Jonze (Her)

Bob Nelson (Nebraska)

Adapted Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight)

Billy Ray (Captain Phillips)

Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)

John Ridley (12 Years A Slave)

Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)

The Great Beauty (Italy)

The Hunt (Denmark)

The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Omar (Palestine)

Original Score

John Williams (The Book Thief)

Steven Price (Gravity)

William Butler and Owen Pallett (Her)

Alexandre Desplat (Philomena)

Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)

Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” (Alone Yet Not Alone)- Bruce Boughton (music), Dennis Spiegel (lyric)

“Happy” (Despicable Me 2)- Pharrell Williams (music and lyrics)

“Let It Go” (Frozen)- Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (music and lyric)

“The Moon Song” (Her)- Karen O (music and lyric) and Spike Jonze (lyric)

“Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)- Paul Hewson (music and lyric), Dave Evans, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen (music)

Cinematography 

The Grandmaster

Gravity

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Prisoners

Costume Design

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby

The Invisible Woman

12 Years A Slave

Visual Effects

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The LoneRanger

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

Production Design

American Hustle

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Her

12 Years A Slave

There you have it, folks. What do you think? Did the right movies get nominated? Or were some deserving flicks snubbed? Let us know in the comments below. The Academy Awards ceremony takes place on March 2.

 

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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