The 2014 Academy Award Nominations

Adams And Bale In American Hustle

The nominations for the 86th annual Academy Awards — also know as the Oscars — were announced yesterday in Hollywood.

Leading the pack in nominations is, as expected, American Hustle and Gravity, with 10 nominations each. 12 Years a Slave was nominated for 9 awards while Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska have 6 nominations each.

All of the above films were nominated in the Best Picture category, alongside Her (5 nominations in total), Philomena (4) and The Wolf of Wall Street (5). Four films that were expected to be nominated in this category but were not are: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (which received only 1 nomination, for Best Song); Lone Survivor, The Butler (which received no nominations); Saving Mr. Banks; the critically acclaimed Inside Llewyn Davis (which received two nominations); and Rush.

The Best Actor category is the most competitive that is has been in a long time. Five lucky men were nominated, but it is more of a shock as to who was left off the list. Christian Bale, a previous Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter (2010), was nominated for American Hustle. Bruce Dern was nominated for Nebraska; he was last nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for Coming Home (1978). Leonardo DiCaprio won his fourth nomination, his third in this category for The Wolf of Wall Street. DiCaprio was previously nominated for The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006) and What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). Two nominees received their first nominations. Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave and Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club. Tom Hanks, unfortunately, was not nominated for Captain Phillips, which many people have said was his best performance ever. Either Bale or DiCaprio stole his spot. Either way, Hanks was robbed. Robert Redford was left off the list for All is Lost, it was expected that he would be a shoo-in as a sentimental nominee; he did give a great performance. Idris Elba didn't receive a nomination for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, but this was kind of expected due to the film's luke warm reception. And Joaquin Phoenix was omitted despite his excellent, mostly solo performance in Her.

There were really no surprises in the Best Actress category. Amy Adams was nominated for American Hustle; this is her fifth nomination and the third in this category. She was previously nominated for Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010) and The Master (2012). Cate Blanchett scored her sixth nomination and third in this category for Blue Jasmine. She was previously nominated for Elizabeth (1998), Elizabeth The Golden Age (2007), Notes on a Scandal (2006) and I'm Not There (2007). She won in Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for The Aviator. Sandra Bullock received her second nomination for Gravity, she won a couple years back for The Blind Side. Judi Dench received her seventh nomination, and fifth in this category for Philomena. She was previously nominated for Mrs. Brown (1997), Iris (2001), Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006) and Chocolat (2000). She won Best Supporting Actress for Shakespeare in Love (1998). Meryl Streep received her 18th nomination and 16th in this category for August: Osage County. She has won this category twice, for Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). Streep also won a Best Supporting Actress statuette for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). Her previous nominations are too many to mention. Emma Thompson was left off the list for her work in Saving Mr. Banks.

In the Best Supporting Actor category, the nominees were: Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips; Bradley Cooper for American Hustle (he was nominated for Best Actor last year for Silver Linings Playbook); Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave; Jonah Hill, who was a surprise nominee, for The Wolf of Wall Street. He was previously nominated for Moneyball in 2011. The final nominee is Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. Daniel Bruhl was left off this list for his performance in Rush; it looks like Hill took his spot.

In the Best Supporting Actress category, there was one major name left off the list: Oprah Winfrey, who was excellent in The Butler. Sally Hawkins was nominated for Blue Jasmine; Jennifer Lawrence is in the running for American Hustle (she was Best Actress last year for Silver Linings Playbook); Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave; June Squibb for Nebraska; and Julia Roberts for August: Osage County. This is Roberts' fourth nomination and second in this category; she was previously nominated for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Pretty Woman (1990). Roberts won Best Actress for Erin Brockovich (in 2000).

Martin Scorcese has won his eighth nomination in the Best Director category for The Wolf of Wall Street. He won in 2011 for Hugo. The other nominees in this category are Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave; Alexander Payne for Nebraska; Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity; and David O'Russell for American Hustle. The big names with big movies left off this list are: Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips; Joel and Ethan Cohen for Inside Llewyn Davis; and Ron Howard for Rush.

2014 Oscars Facts

  • Eight actors have received their first acting nomination
  • Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were nominated last year
  • Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest three-time acting nominee at 23 years old
  • American Hustle received nominations in all acting categories, and the Best Picture, Director and Writing categories as well. The last time this happened was last year for Silver Linings Playbook
  • Woody Allen has received his 16th writing nomination, a record, for Blue Jasmine. He was won four Oscars in total
  • All of the nine Best Picture nominees were released in the last three months of 2013
  • June Squibb is the oldest Best Supporting Actress nominee
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grampa got a nomination for Best Makeup and hairstyling
  • The 86th annual Academy Awards will be presented on March 2, 2014.

The Full List of Nominees

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

“Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.)

“Her” (Warner Bros.)

“Nebraska” (Paramount)

“Philomena” (The Weinstein Company)

“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

“The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Christian Bale in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Bruce Dern in “Nebraska” (Paramount)

Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Amy Adams in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” (Warner Bros.)

Judi Dench in “Philomena” (The Weinstein Company)

Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County” (The Weinstein Company)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” (The Weinstein Company)

June Squibb in “Nebraska” (Paramount)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

“The Croods” (20th Century Fox)

Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

“Despicable Me 2” (Universal)

Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

“Ernest & Celestine” (GKIDS)

Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

“Frozen” (Walt Disney)

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

“The Wind Rises” (Walt Disney)

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

“The Grandmaster” (The Weinstein Company) Philippe Le Sourd

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Emmanuel Lubezki

“Inside Llewyn Davis” (CBS Films) Bruno Delbonnel

“Nebraska” (Paramount) Phedon Papamichael

“Prisoners” (Warner Bros.) Roger A. Deakins

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Michael Wilkinson

“The Grandmaster” (The Weinstein Company) William Chang Suk Ping

“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Catherine Martin

“The Invisible Woman” (Sony Pictures Classics) Michael O’Connor

“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Patricia Norris

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing) David O. Russell

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón

“Nebraska” (Paramount) Alexander Payne

“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Steve McQueen

“The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount) Martin Scorsese

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“The Act of Killing” (Drafthouse Films)

“Cutie and the Boxer” (RADiUS-TWC)

“Dirty Wars” (IFC Films)

“The Square” (Netflix in association with Worldview Entertainment and Participant Media)

“20 Feet from Stardom” (RADiUS-TWC)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

“CaveDigger” (A Karoffilms Production)

“Facing Fear” (A Jason Cohen Production)

“Karama Has No Walls” (Mudhouse Films)

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” (A Reed Entertainment Production)

“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” (A Prison Terminal LLC Production)

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING

“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

“Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Christopher Rouse

“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Joe Walker

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Tribeca Film) – Belgium

“The Great Beauty” (Janus Films) – Italy

“The Hunt” (Magnolia Pictures) – Denmark

“The Missing Picture” (Strand Releasing) – Cambodia

“Omar” (Adopt Films) – Palestine

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” (Paramount) Stephen Prouty

“The Lone Ranger” (Walt Disney) Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)

“The Book Thief” (20th Century Fox) John Williams

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Steven Price

“Her” (Warner Bros.) William Butler and Owen Pallett

“Philomena” (The Weinstein Company) Alexandre Desplat

“Saving Mr. Banks” (Walt Disney) Thomas Newman

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone” (Enthuse Entertainment)

Music by Bruce Broughton & Lyric by Dennis Spiegel

“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2” (Universal)

Music & Lyric by Pharrell Williams

“Let It Go” from “Frozen” (Walt Disney)

Music & Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“The Moon Song” from “Her” (Warner Bros.)

Music by Karen O & Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (The Weinstein Company)

Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen & Lyric by Paul Hewson

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard

“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Catherine Martin; Costume Design: Beverley Dunn

“Her” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Feral” (A Daniel Sousa Production)

“Get a Horse!” (Walt Disney)

“Mr. Hublot” (A Zeilt Production)

“Possessions” (A Sunrise Production)

“Room on the Broom” (A Magic Light Pictures Production)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” (FREAK Independent Film Agency)

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

“Helium”

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

“The Voorman Problem”

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

“All Is Lost” (Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions) Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns

“Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Oliver Tarney

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Glenn Freemantle

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Warner Bros.) Brent Burge

“Lone Survivor” (Universal) Wylie Stateman

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING

“Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Warner Bros.) Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges,

“Inside Llewyn Davis” (CBS Films) Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

“Lone Survivor” (Universal) Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Warner Bros.) Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

“Iron Man 3” (Walt Disney) Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

“The Lone Ranger” (Walt Disney) Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier

“Star Trek Into Darkness” (Paramount) Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Before Midnight” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

“Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Billy Ray

“Philomena” (The Weinstein Company) Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by John Ridley

“The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount) Screenplay by Terence Winter

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

“Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Woody Allen

“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack

“Her” (Warner Bros.) Written by Spike Jonze

“Nebraska” (Paramount) Written by Bob Nelson