2014 Oscar nominees: See a complete list!

8:00 am EDT, January 16, 2014

The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, and now we have the a list of nominees!

American Hustle and Gravity lead the nominees with a whopping ten nods each. 12 Years a Slave comes in a close second with nine nominees.

Snubs this year include Lee Daniels’ The Butler (and Oprah in particular), and Pixar’s Monsters University. Other people surprisingly missing are Emma Thompson for her role as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, and Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips.

Surprise nods for 2014 include The Lone Ranger – critically panned over the summer – picking up two nods for Visual Effects and Makeup, and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa also getting a Makeup nod.

The 2014 Oscar nominees are as follows.

Best Picture:

– American Hustle
– Captain Phillips
– Dallas Buyers Club
– Gravity
– Her
– Nebraska
– Philomena
– 12 Years a Slave
– 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, 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 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 Adapted Screenplay:

– Before Midnight
– Captain Phillips
– Philomena
– 12 Years a Slave
– The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay:

– American Hustle
– Blue Jasmine
– Dallas Buyers Club
– Her
– Nebraska

Best Animated Feature Film:

– The Croods
– Despicable Me 2
– Ernest & Celestine
– Frozen
– The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature:

– The Act of Killing
– Cutie and the Boxer
– Dirty Wars
– The Square
– 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film:

– The Broken Circle Breakdown Belgium
– The Great Beauty Italy
– The Hunt Denmark
– The Missing Picture Cambodia
– Omar Palestine

Best Cinematography:

– The Grandmaster Philippe Le Sourd
– Gravity Emmanuel Lubezki
– Inside Llewyn Davis Bruno Delbonnel
– Nebraska Phedon Papamichael
– Prisoners Roger A. Deakins

Best Film Editing:

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

Best Original Score:

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

Best Original Song:

– “Alone Yet Not Alone” from – Alone Yet Not Alone
– “Happy” from – Despicable Me 2
– “Let It Go” from – Frozen
– “The Moon Song from – Her
– “Ordinary Love” from – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Sound Mixing:

– Captain Phillips
– Gravity
– The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
– Inside Llewyn Davis
– Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing:

– All Is Lost
– Captain Phillips
– Gravity
– The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
– Lone Survivor

Best Production Design:

– American Hustle
– Gravity Woollard
– The Great Gatsby
– Her
– 12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects:

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

Best Costume Design:

– American Hustle
– The Grandmaster
– The Great Gatsby
– The Invisible Woman
– 12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

– Dallas Buyers Club
– Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
– The Lone Ranger

Best Documentary Short Subject:

– 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 Short Film (Animated):

– Feral
– Get a Horse!
– Mr. Hublot
– Possessions
– Room on the Broom

Best Short Film (Live Action):

– Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
– 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

Which 2014 Oscar nominees do you want to see win?

The theme of this year’s Oscars is Movie Heroes. “People around the world go to the movies to be inspired by the characters they see on the screen,” said Oscar 2014 producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a joint statement. “By celebrating the gamut of heroes who have enriched our movie-going experience, we hope to create an evening of fun and joy. And that includes the filmmakers and actors who take risks and stimulate us with provocative subjects and daring characters. They are all heroes in the cinematic landscape.”

The 2014 Academy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, March 2 on ABC and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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While it’s nice to finally see a glimpse of a couple of the characters, a big question remains unanswered: How will these objects look once they have faces on them? (Cogsworth’s face might be hinted at in the center of the clock.)

Also on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is a shot from the the “Gaston” musical number. From left to right we see Alexis Loizon as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou (just over Gaston’s shoulder), and Luke Evans (with his back to the camera) as Gaston.

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Update: And here’s another look at the movie, courtesy of this person on Twitter — this time we get to see Dan Stevens as human Beast!

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We’ll be curious to get our hands on the anniversary edition in September, because we expect we’ll see more from the new movie than the two stills above.

Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast in May. It was very much a teaser trailer, as it didn’t provide any looks at the characters — except Belle (Emma Watson), appearing through the glass casing protecting the film’s iconic rose.

In fact, the trailer’s first looks at the various settings (Namely the Beast’s castle) fell in line with the visual style we see in the above concept art.

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens hit theaters March 17, 2017.

Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

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Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

That changes next month, when Apple is expected to announce that the iPhone 7 will be lacking a headphone jack. Instead, users will be listening to music via the Lightning port (which you currently use to charge and sync your iPhone).

And for 2017, Apple will reportedly go one step further by removing the Home button.

Ah, the Home button. It’s always been there for us — it’s our captain for navigating the iPhone. We use it to switch between apps, we use it to get to our Home screen, we use it to summon Siri, and we use it to read our finger print. Back in the “old days,” we used it to force quit apps when they froze on us.

In a new report, Bloomberg says Apple is planning to remove the Home button for the 2017 iPhone, which will presumably be called iPhone 7s. It’s billed as a “major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display.”

Previous rumor mill reports have suggested that Apple will ditch the Home button in order to decrease the size of the top top and bottom bezels, thereby making the phone not as tall, or using the freed up space to add more screen.

Here’s a mock up of what that could look like, via TapSmart:

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What remains unclear is how users will be able to unlock and navigate their iPhone without the Home button. Reports have suggested that the whole screen will serve as a TouchID surface and a Home button (using the 3D Touch feature Apple launched last year).

Interestingly, next month’s release of iOS 10 will introduce a new way to unlock your iPhone: You’ll have to press down on the Home button to activate an unlocking. Previously, all you had to do was rest your finger on the Home button while your lock screen was awake.

Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?