The 2014 Oscar nominations

News Louisa Mellor 16 Jan 2014 - 13:53

They're here: here are the Oscar nominations for 2014...

Ahead of the ceremony on March 2nd 2014, the nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards have now been announced. And, without further ado, here's the full list of runners and riders for this year's Oscars...



Best Picture

American Hustle

Captain Phillips 

Dallas Buyers Club


The Wolf Of Wall Street




Twelve Years A Slave


Best Actor

Christian Bale (American Hustle)

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street)

Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve 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 (Twelve 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 (Twelve Years A Slave)

Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)

June Squibb (Nebraska)


Best Director

David O. Russell (American Hustle)

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Alexander Payne (Nebraska)

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)


Best Animated Feature

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest and Celestine


The Wind Rises


Best Original 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 Original Score

The Book Thief - John Williams

Gravity - Steven Price

Her - William Butler & Owen Pallett

Philomena - Alexandre Desplat

Saving Mr Banks - Thomas Newman


Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Great Beauty

The Hunt

The Missing Picture



Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle - Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club - Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack

Her - Spike Jonze

Nebraska - Bob Nelson


Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight - Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips - Billy Ray

Philomena - Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave - John Ridley

The Wolf of Wall Street - Terence Winter


Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster - Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis - Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska - Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners - Roger A. Deakins


Best 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


Best Production Design

American Hustle - Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)

Gravity - Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)

The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)

Her - K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)

Twelve Years A Slave - Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)


Best Costume Design

Michael Wilkinson - American Hustle

William Chang Suk Ping - The Grandmaster

Catherine Martin - The Great Gatsby

Michael O’Connor - The Invisible Woman

Patricia Norris - 12 Years A Slave


Best Make-Up 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


Best Live-Action Short Film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)


Pitaako mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?)

The Voorman Problem


Best Animated Short Film

Feral - Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden

Get A Horse - Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

Mr Hublot - Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Possessions - Shuhei Morita

Room On The Broom - Max Lang and Jan Lachauer


Best Documentary Feature

The Act Of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

Cutie And The Boxer  - Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

Dirty Wars - Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

The Square - Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

20 Feet From Stardom - Nominees to be determined


Best Documentary Short Subject

CaveDigger - Jeffrey Karoff

Facing Fear - Jason Cohen

Karama Has No Walls - Sara Ishaq

The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life - Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall - Edgar Barens


Best 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


Best 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


Best 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


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Can't believe there's no Tom Hanks. That's an insanely strong list of actors, and it's probably going to Ejiofor regardless, but Hanks was phenomenal in Captain Phillips.

good to see nods for nebraska and the hunt, american hustle in for best picture is a joke though

I see yet again Meryl streep has been nominated fr an Oscar and I have never even heard of the film!!!! I wonder how much she pays the Oscar voters

No nominations for Idris Elba or Naomi Harris?

no thanks to hanks

I might me biased but I'm so happy with the nom for Broken Circle Breakdown! So deserved :-)

Some disgraceful omissions. All is Lost missing best picture, Tom Hanks missing best actor, The Hobbit missing from production design, make up and costume, Pacific Rim missing from the VFX category and Rush is nowhere to be found. The best original score category is COMPLETELY wrong, I mean where are Stoker, The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Oblivion? But of course majority of chosen movies scream Oscar bait so I was fooling myself with wishful thinking.

PR not being in for VFX is crazy especially compared to IM3. Bruhl not in for supporting actor for Rush is too.

If Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa doesn't win best Make up there is no justice in the world of Movies.

Sad not to see Blackfish or God Loves Uganda

Get in, Deakins!

I'm really hoping that Gravity sweeps the board this year. It should win best picture of the decade

Yes, I don't get how IM3 is there. This year has seen some pretty awesome VFX.

I cannot believe that Jackass could win an Oscar but Rush has not been nominated for anything.

I watched Gravity last night and it honestly blew me away. I wasn't expecting much as I knew there was only really two actors and this can sometimes leave a movie a little bleak. But was i wrong, i advise everyone to see it. My best picture and best director.

Just because you've never heard of it doesn't mean it's not good

yeah but will he actually win it this time?? He's been nommed so much and still hasn't won which is absolutely insane. The fact he didn't win for The Assassination of Jesse James etc on its own is a crime, let alone all the other amazing films he's done including some of the Coen's best work. Of course we are talking about an institution which gave Dances With Costner best picture over Goodfellas. GOODFELLAS. Soooo...

no nomination for pacific rim in visual effects, i'm out

No Monsters University, no Pacific Rim, seems like the usual batch of serious omissions by the folks at the Academy.

No mention of "All is Lost"? That's just shocking.

I missed it in IMAX and 3d, is it still worth seeing in lower definition? Normally 2D would be my go-to, but I've heard it's significant for this piece.

And how the heck did 'Bad grandpa' get nominated for anything? It's not truly terrible film, but Oscar material? And over the Hobbit in hair and make up? Come on! Still, hopefully 'There and Back Again' will be good enough to do a Return of the King and clean up at the Oscars.

A good film is worth seeing in any definition.

Okay, ignoring the short list on occasions, my picks would be:

Best Picture: Gravity
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall Street)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender (Twelve Years A Slave)
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o (Twelve Years A Slave)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Original Song: Let It Go – Frozen
Best Original Score: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Best Foreign Language Film: The Hunt
Best Original Screenplay: Rush
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave - John Ridley
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Visual Effects: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Best Production Design: Gravity
Best Costume Design: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Best Make-Up and Hairstyling: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Best Live-Action Short Film:
Best Animated Short Film: Room On The Broom
Best Film Editing: 12 Years A Slave - Joe Walker
Best Sound Editing: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Best Sound Mixing: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

As you can see, I rather enjoyed 'The Hobbit'. Anyone else care to put their two penny worth in?

I watched Gravity on quite a small screen in 2D and it was a pretty average movie..BUT before anyone abuses 3D I can appreciate that it would be awesome! So the question is should it get an Oscar for the story alone? I'd say no..however as a pure great cinematic experience..I'd say yes! Which asks the question is it a movie's story what drives the movie alone or an ok story but made outstanding by superb visuals that virtually makes you apart of the film? I guess only time will tell..if it still warrants repeated viewings at home on a smaller screen with no 3d.. Anyway I hope it wins because it's what movies should be about..shear entertainment.

You say that, but Hugo was rubbish in 2D. I've heard great things about the 3D viewing experience, but in 2D it lost all of that. I'm fairly certain from what I've heard that Gravity isn't like that, but I'd rather be sure.

I saw in 3d but if you can I would definitely go for IMAX. If you can try and see in 3d. But either way it really is something to behold.

For me, Gravity is 3D. That's what made it spectacular, because that way you overlook the predictable story. Probably worth seeing in 2D because Bullock is good and you can appreciate the camera work, but this film epitomises 3D and everything it stands for.

Ack. I was afraid of that. Oh well, I'll try and see it in 3D, but 2D may have to do :/ thanks anyway!

Gravity for best picture? That's a little too generous.
Best VFX? Certainly.

Boring and predictable as hell. The only films in the major categories I care about are 12 Years A Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street. Gravity I thought was a one-trick pony and entirely mediocre (kinda like The Hurt Locker), and American Hustle I dislike on principle, as David O. Russell is a total, utter cock. The rest I just haven't heard of apart from Philomena and Captain Phillips.

What's more, Gravity will almost certainly win best VFX over The Hobbit, which is such a shame on my opinion. Smaug was the best CG creature I've seen since Avatar. And like others have said, Pacific Rim being snubbed for VFX and Stoker not getting ANYTHING is a downright crime. Now that I've finished ranting, bring on the inevitable down votes.

I've no vendetta against the girl, but the newspapers this morning are pretty convinced that Jennifer Lawrence is to win her second oscar. This just seems rather nuts to me. I'm not saying her performance in American Hustle isn't bad, but she's not in it that much. So all she has to do it turn up, act (well) for a little bit, deliver some laughs and boom, oscar number two. It seems.. well a little cheap. I really didn't like Silver Linings Playbook but at least she had a decent amount of screentime. Two Oscars by they age of 24 without really doing anthing. There are other actors/actresses with a much more credible body of work who have never won an oscar.

Having said all that, I would definitely still do her.

I really, really don't get that sentiment. A good film is a good film, be it in 2D, 3D or 4D for all it matters. When I go to see a film, I'm going for the storytelling, the acting, the score, etc., and that still holds up on any screen and in any format. Then again, nine out of ten times the 3D only detracts from the experience for me, but still.

For the same reason that if you just listen to the audio of a film you're likely to miss out. Sure, you can still appreciate the script, the story and the acting, but you're missing out on a dimension of a film that might be important. A lot of films are only done in 3D to make extra money (many just converted to 3D after the fact), and so these are typically fine to see in 2D (and I do usually prefer to see films in 2D anyway). But for some, the 3D cinematography is an important part of the storytelling. If it's meant to be seen in 3D, you could be missing out on part of the experience by not seeing it that way. The cinematography helps to tell the story, and if you're seeing it with one fewer dimension than intended, that can affect the way you perceive the story.

I saw it in Imax 3d, and if you get the chance, definitely take it.

I also, erm, seem to have a copy at home, and if you have a reasonably sized TV, it is still definitely worth watching

Whilst I certainly see where you're coming from, I think that if you're making a film in 3D that, for the sake of argument, is only watchable in 3D because people are missing out when they see it in 2D, you're doing things wrong as a director. Don't release it in 2D then. Hell, don't release it on anything other than 3D dvd/Blu-ray then. The basic framework of a film needs to be good; cinematography, story, acting, the lot. 3D can add a lot to the experience when done right, but if your film is rubbish when you don't watch it in 3D, you're just a rubbish director/storyteller (which Scorsese definitely isn't).

Bottom line: either you have a good film on your hands, or a rubbish one. 3D shouldn't have anything to do with the basic quality, I think. But perhaps I'm just old-fashioned there. I don't care for visual gimmicks, I just want to see a good film.

That's good to know. Our cinema may not be an option now, so DVD may be the only way I'll get to see it. Thanks.

Again, I'd have thought that a few years ago, but some directors are really doing their best with 3D as a medium. I think it's more than just a gimmick now, which makes it harder to know how to watch these things. Perhaps they should only be released in one or the other, but while they are being released in both I want to make sure I don't miss out on too much.

Jackass was nominated for chacterization which is fine, All is Lost had a lot of issues, Rush was fine but there were better movies this year. It is that simple.

No he was not, please compare Phillips to his other work. Except for the last, forced scene, he was sleepwalking entire movie.

But 3D is'nt a medium. Film is, and 3D is an asset to that medium. It can enhance your film, but if it doesn't work outside of that, what good is it? It's like reading an book that only works on an e-reader because of added visual mumbo jumbo. If the story and the writing is crap, it falls flat.

I mean where are Stoker, The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Oblivion?

In the realm of decent movies, in no way Oscar material, get real.

"The Hobbit missing from production design, make up and costume." Perhaps the academy saw in HFR and were appalled by the look of the aforementioned.

I am talking about Original Score. These were some of the best scores of the year and should have easily gotten Score nods. If you had to be a Oscar worthy movie to be nominated in any of the categories then why are Lone Ranger and Bad Grampa there.

Cool. I compared it. Statement stands.

You liked MU? I thought it was fine, but for animated films, I enjoyed Epic more.

"Having said all that, I would definitely still do her."

I'm sure she's reassured by that

Horrible omissions I agree. The Oscars are a rubbish joke anyway....full of snobs and blue-hairs. I don't need a bunch of rigor mortis infested old stuckup a$$holes telling me what a good movie is anyway. They can all rot in hell and die as far as I'm concerned! How these awards shows haven't gone the way of the dinosaur is beyond me. No Hobbit for costume design?!?!?!?!?! All credibility gone!!

Did you read my comment before responding to it?

I was agreeing with you.

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