AWARDS SEASON™ Shenanigans: Oscar Nominations 2014

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Welcome to another installment of AWARDS SEASON™ Shenanigans, this time for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards! It’ll be hosted by Ellen on March 2nd, which means March 3rd for us here in NZ. With any luck we’ll be live-tweeting it for y’all again here at JawkwardLOL; we’ll keep you posted.

Most nominated films are: American Hustle and Gravity with ten nominations each, and close on their heels is 12 Years a Slave with nine. All three films are up for the much discussed Best Picture and Best Director, and each of their leading actors are up for their respective categories as well.

There weren’t too many surprises I don’t think – it’s hard to REALLY be surprised when it comes to the Academy, they are kind of predictable in their taste. But I think most people were expecting nods for Tom Hanks in the Best Actor category (Captain Phillips) and perhaps something a little more substantial than Best Music for Saving Mr. Banks.

This awards year has been filled with many good movies!  And many actors and actresses I like!  Of note is the fact that the average age of the Best Actress nominees is 55 years old.  Look at them all, they’re still super gorgeous and helming their own movie – take that, patriarchy!  Anyway, I won’t make my full picks just yet as I haven’t seen as many of the movies as I’d like, but I’ll watch as many as possible in the next month and then make a slightly more informed guess then.

(Except, of course, you all know who I want to win Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio!!!  And Sandra Bullock for Best Actress!)

Full list of nominees are:

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

Best director
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 actor
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 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 Buyers Club

Best 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

Best adapted screenplay
12 Years a Slave
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best original screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Best animated feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best animated short
Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Best cinematography
The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

Best costume design
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman

Best documentary feature
20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square

Best documentary short
Cavedigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best editing
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity

Best foreign language film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
Omar (Palestine)

Best live action short
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 make-up

Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best music
The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr Banks

Best production design
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her

Best song
‘Alone Yet Not Alone’, Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’, Despicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’, Frozen
‘The Moon Song’, Her
‘Ordinary Love’, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best sound editing
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best sound mixing
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best visual effects
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

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