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Published on January 17th, 2014 | by Allan Brown


86th Academy Award Nominations 2014


The Oscar nominations are in! Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced 86th Academy Award Nominations 2014 last Thursday for the annual ceremony to be held on 2 March 2014, aka Oscar night!


American Hustle and Gravity (Review) are the two films lead the way with 10 nominations each . Director David O. Russell’s comedy drama and Alfonso Cuarón space epic both received nominations in the Best Picture category, along with nominations for their leading male and female performances.


12 Years A Slave (Review) follows hot on their tails with 9 nominations, including one for Best Picture.

The other films nominated for Best Picture are Captain Phillips (Review), Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and of course Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Take a look at the full list of nominee’s below (my picks are highlighted in yellow) and let us know who you think will take away the award this Oscar season?


Best Picture

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club





The Wolf of Wall Street




Alfonso Cuarón, – Gravity

Steve McQueen, – 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, – Nebraska

David O. Russell, – American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, – The Wolf of Wall Street



Lead Actor

Christian Bale, – American Hustle

Bruce Dern, – Nebraska

Chiwetel Ejiofor, – 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey, – Dallas Buyers Club

Leonardo DiCaprio, – The Wolf of Wall Street


Lead Actress

 Amy Adams, – American Hustle 

Cate Blanchett, – Blue Jasmine 

Judi Dench, – Philomena 

Meryl Streep, – August: Osage County

Sandra Bullock, – Gravity



Supporting Actor

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



Supporting Actress

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


The Wind Rises




“The Grandmaster,” Philippe Le Sourd

“Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki

“Inside Llewyn Davis,” Bruno Delbonnel

“Nebraska,” Phedon Papamichael

“Prisoners,” Roger A. Deakins



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



Documentary Feature

“The Act of Killing”

“Cutie and the Boxer”

“Dirty Wars”

“The Square”

“20 Feet from Stardom”



Documentary Short Subject


“Facing Fear”

“Karama Has No Walls”

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”

“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”



Film 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



Foreign Language Film

“The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Belgium

“The Great Beauty,” Italy

“The Hunt,” Denmark

“The Missing Picture,” Cambodia

“Omar,” Palestine



Makeup and hairstyling

“Dallas Buyers Club,” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Stephen Prouty

“The Lone Ranger,” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny



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”

“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”

“Let It Go” from “Frozen”

“The Moon Song” from “Her”

“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”



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



Animated Short Film


“Get a Horse!”

“Mr. Hublot”


“Room on the Broom”



Live Action Short Film

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”

“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)”


“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”

“The Voorman Problem”



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



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



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



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



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

Who would you like to see win come Oscar night?

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