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2014 Oscar nominations out | Chiwetel Ejiofor gets a nod

12_years_a_slave_american_hustleThe nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards have been announced, and as widely predicted, the darlings of this year’s Oscar season are “American Hustle,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity.” “American Hustle” and “Gravity” tallied the most nods, with 10 apiece, while “12 Years a Slave” (considered by most pundits to be the frontrunner to win Best Picture), scored a not-too-shabby nine nominations.

‘American Hustle’ is up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as acting nominations for all four main cast members including Christian, Jennifer, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper.

‘Gravity’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ are also in contention for Best Picture alongside ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, ‘Nebraska’, ‘Her’, ‘Philomena’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.

’12 Years a Slave’ has yielded a Best Actor nomination for leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Michael Fassbender and Best Supporting Actress for newcomer Lupita Nyong’o.

Sandra Bullock has earned an Oscar nod for ‘Gravity’, as has the film’s visionary director Alfonso Cuaron.

Golden Globe Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett continue to rack up award nominations as they are up for Best Actor and Best Actress for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘Blue Jasmine’, respectively.

Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep earns a record 18th Oscar nomination for ‘August: Osage County’ and her co-star Julia Roberts, who is also a past Best Actress winner, is up for Best Supporting Actress.

The 86th annual Academy Awards take place on March 2. The full list of nominees below.

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

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

Best Actor
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

Best Actress
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

Best 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 Buyer’s Club”

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

Best Animated Feature
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Ernest and Celestine”
“Frozen”
“The Wind Rises”

Best Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
“The Moon Song” from “Her,”  Karen O. and Spike Jonze
“Let It Go” from “Frozen,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.) and Danger Mouse (Brian Burton)
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” Pharrell Williams

Best Original Screenplay
“American Hustle”
“Blue Jasmine”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Her”
“Nebraska”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“12 Years a Slave”
“Before Midnight”
“Captain Phillips”
“Philomena”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Foreign-Language Film
“The Broken Circle Breakdown”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Missing Picture”
“Omar”

Best Documentary Feature
“20 Feet From Stardom”
“The Act of Killing”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”
“The Square”

Best Documentary Short Subject
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
“Cavedigger”
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“Prison Terminal: Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

Best Live-Action Short Film
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)”
“Helium”
“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care of Everything?)”
“The Voorman Problem”

Best Animated Short Film
“Feral”
“Get a Horse!”
“Mr. Hublot”
“Possessions”
“Room on the Broom”

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

Best Sound Editing
“Gravity”
“Captain Phillips”
“All Is Lost”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Lone Survivor”

Best Sound Mixing
“Gravity”
“Captain Phillips”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Lone Survivor”

Best Production Design

“American Hustle”
“Gravity”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Her”
“12 Years a Slave”

Best Cinematography
“Gravity”
“The Grandmaster”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“Prisoners”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Bad Grandpa”
“The Lone Ranger”

Best Costume Design
“The Great Gatsby”
“The Grandmaster”
“American Hustle”
“The Invisible Woman”
“12 Years a Slave”

Best Film Editing
“Gravity”
“12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“American Hustle”
“Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Visual Effects

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

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2 Comments

  1. This is wonderful! I am really really proud of him and Lupita. This is a piece of sunshine compared to the thunderclouds of late on every blog, Twitter and Facebook (in Nigeria). I really hope both he and Lupita win! Cheers!!!!

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  2. Yemie

     /  January 16, 2014

    Competiton’s gonna be stiff this year., especially in the categories of best actor, best actress and best picture. I hope ’12 years a slave’ enjoys more success than ‘The Help’ of recent years. Best of Luck to Ejiofor and co-stars, I dey una back gidigba.

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