Oscar Nominations 2014

Here we go again: the Oscar nominations are here! Who’s out? OPRAH! Who’s in? JACKASS!

Yep, this year is a particularly wild set of nominess, with some worthy choices nonetheless. The Academy seem to have gone for Dallas Buyers Club in a big way, showing just how hip and conscientious they are…for the 1980s.

Whatever, they’ll probably give Best Picture to 12 Years A Slave so that makes up for…you know, all the slavery. Other fun surprises: the great Amy Adams pushes Emma Thompson out of a tough lead actress race, while Sally Hawkins throws Oprah herself overboard in the supporting race.

Oh, and Jackass is nominated for best hair and makeup. We’re through the looking glass here, people. Check out the rest of the nominees below and let us know what you think:

Best Motion Picture of the Year

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

 

Best Performance by an 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

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Adbi, Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

 

Best Performance by an 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

 

Best Achievement in Directing

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

 

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

American Hustle

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club

Her

Nebraska

 

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

12 Years a Slave

Before Midnight

Captain Phillips

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street

 

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine

Frozen

The Wind Rises

 

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)

The Great Beauty (Italy)

The Hunt (Denmark)

The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Omar (Palestine)

 

Best Achievement in Cinematography

The Grandmaster

Gravity

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Prisoners

 

Best Achievement in Editing

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

 

Best Achievement in Production Design

American Hustle

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Her

12 Years A Slave

 

Best Achievement in Costume Design

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby

The Invisible Woman

 

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

 Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

 

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Gravity

The Book Thief

Her

Philomena

Saving Mr. Banks

 

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone, Bruce Broughton & Dennis Spiegel

“Happy” from Despicable Me 2, Pharrell Williams

“Let It Go”, from Frozen, Kristen Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez

“The Moon Song”, from Her, Karen O & Spike Jonze

“Ordinary Love”, from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton

 

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

 Gravity

The Hobbt: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness

 

Best Documentary, Feature

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

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