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By Andrew Sims (@sims) at 8:00 am, January 16, 2014 | Reviewed by Karen Rought

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.

  • Dlmarvin05

    Can poor Leo win one this year? Goodness

    • Heather Martin

      Unfortunately, it’s once again not his year. One day, hopefully!

      • alexa

        i mean he won the golden globe, it could be! :( maybe….?

        • Hamish

          In the comedy category. It’s still a heated, two-way race between McConaughey and Ejiofor.

          • RussellTurner

            So did Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.. but i do agree Leo is not the favorite. But maybe he will pull some momentum with his recent win and be the underdog?!

        • Heather Martin

          Nope, it’s either Ejiofor and McConaughey. If they weren’t in this year, he’d probably have a chance, but it’s not going to happen, sorry.

    • Gary The Snail

      For perpetually playing someone in a suit with a side part? I’d say he doesn’t deserve one but that doesn’t seem to matter where the Oscars concerned. For their standards, he should definitely have one by now!

      • Gary65

        Something tells me you haven’t seen a lot(any?) of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies.

        • Gary The Snail

          It’s his been his remit of late. I don’t see any stand out performance of his recently that could be described as Award Winning.

          • Dlmarvin05

            I just personally feel, in the past, he has not been properly rewarded for his superb acting. Since those have obviously oppurtunities have past, they should just give him one now to make up for it. And before you say “that’s not how it works,” they’ve given one away for less so I wouldn’t see a problem

          • Gary The Snail

            Yeah he has missed out for past performances, and sorry but you were right in me saying that’s not how it works. Many many actors and actresses have, in some people’s opinion, missed out on Oscars, especially during Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’. But they never got one ‘to make up for it’. It’s a shame how the Oscars is run, that’s why I don’t see it as such a tragedy is someone does miss out. There performance doesn’t mean any less or bring us any less enjoyment after all :)

          • Dlmarvin05

            I get that, my point was more so it sucks for him. He knows he deserves one, we know he deserves one. Maybe another time though

          • Hadas

            Agreed! I kind of don’t want him to win for this movie bec of the content and because I think he did better things before it, but if he does in my mind at least I’ll consider it a reward for all his past work.

    • Gary65

      Indeed. The last thing we need is another Peter O’Toole :(

  • Connor

    So very happy to see Wolf, My favorite director Martin Scorsese, and Leo nominated this year!

    I’m quite sad that Tom Hanks and Saving Mr Banks weren’t nominated. And Emma Thompson should have been nominated for best actress. That pig of an actress Meryl Streep doesn’t need another damn oscar!!!

    • alexa

      whoa, dude. “pig”? no. leave. bye.

      • Connor

        Yes…i said it, PIG. I’ll admit she’s a good actress, but she isn’t the greatest of all time, not by a long shot. She probably gave a few academy people some money, or alittle more for that oscar nomination.

        • Gary The Snail

          I actually agree. I always loved Meryl but they kind of brown nose her. What about that year she won best makeup for The Iron Lady – yet magical grey faced no nose Voldemort did not?! The Oscars is a load of bull, like most things in ‘the business’.

          • Laura

            Voldemort’s lack of nose was CGI (look at any behind the scenes stuff) BUT they still should have won for the goblins at the very least.

          • Dr. Zoidberg

            Meryl didn’t win best make-up. The make-up artists won best make-up…

  • Andy

    What happened to Oz the Great and Powerful

    • Josh

      Pretty sure you’re getting confused here buddy

  • LiaCavasotto

    WHY IS BLACK FISH NOT NOMINATED FOR DOCUMENTARY!? :( I was really hoping it would be.

    • atheistnerd234

      Same here! Surprised that Dirty Wars got a nomination. Personally, I think politics had a say in the nomination of dirty wars and snubbing blackfish. Fucking Hollywood voted based on political opinion last year with Zero Dark Thirty and now they’ve done it again with Lone Survivor.

    • Turbo

      It was taken out of contention for Documentary because it was not a documentary. It was proved to have more false information than factual information. Not to mention the fact that a few of the trainers IN Blackfish have spoken out against the movie and said they were lied to when they conducted their interviews and that the things they say in the documentary are taken out of context to twist the message. They had to label it a “psychological thriller”. That’s why it won’t win anything and doesn’t deserve to.

      • LiaCavasotto

        What really??? Thats crazy! Thanks. I’m gonna look into that.

  • Josh

    I thought it was Julia Roberts that got nominated for the Oscar is August: Osage County not Meryl?

    • Hamish

      They both were nominated. Streep for Best Actress and Roberts in the Supporting Actress category.

      • Josh

        Oh I see, thanks

  • Megan

    What happened to Coldplay????!!!?

    • Gary65

      They put their name to a Teenage-oriented movie, which the Academy will never recognise for any of the big awards.

      • Liderc

        Avatar, Lord of the Rings Return of the King and quite a few other “teenage-oriented movies” have been recognised. Are they as common as Oscar-bait films? Of course not, but they do get acknowledged when they’re great films.

        Many would argue Titanic is a teenage-oriented film as well, which won 11 out of the 14 nominations it received. It’s main audience was most certainly teenage women.

        • Cassie Drake

          Mmmmm… 1997 Leo!!! That is all I have to say on that xD

        • http://twitter.com/eiVega eiVega

          I do not consider Avatar, Lord of the Rings or Titantic as teenage movies. Some movies have broad appeal and will be liked by teens, but that doesn’t make them a teen movie. They might owe their commercial success from teen audiences, but that doesn’t mean it was actually teen-oriented.

          • Liderc

            How is Lord of the Rings not a teen oriented film? Or Titanic about two teenagers in love?

          • megmo07

            Lord of the Rings is not a teen franchise. None of the main characters are teens, the books and movies have teen to adult readers. It’s fantasy but not teen in the least.

        • Gary65

          LotR is a nerd thing, not a teen thing(that’s like saying Star Wars was a teen thing). Same goes for Avatar, which got all of its buzz for its visuals. As for Titanic, its audience was women in general, not teen women. You don’t become the 2nd highest grossing movie in history by just appealling to teens.

  • Swati Saxena

    Tom Hanks :’(

    • Cassie Drake

      I think you mean Tam Honks! But yeah, it was a tough race this year :///

  • Cassie Drake

    What the hell??? “The Lone Ranger” for Best Visuals, but not “Pacific Rim”??? This is BULLSHIT!

    • LiaCavasotto

      I was also pretty bummed to see pacific rim left off the list. Goodness I love that movie.

      • Michael Giustini

        Ya, The Lone Ranger should not even get to be mentioned in the same breath as those other movies.

    • Heather Martin

      I’m more bummed Oblivion was left off. Not a great movie, but it looked amazing!

    • Nino

      That one is a real bummer. Pacific Rim had its flaws but definitely not in Visuals department.

    • Riana-Tiana Menezes

      I flipped out when i didn’t see Pacific rim on there. I wonder how much money Disney is paying the Academy to nominate the Lone Ranger. Cause there can be no other explanation

      • Cassie Drake

        Seriously! I mean, Best Make-Up and Hairstyling too?? But not Catching Fire?? Pretty sly Disney… going after all the categories that “no one cares about”….

        • Riana-Tiana Menezes

          Exactly. I was beyond angry, i was disgusted that they didn’t nominate catching fire for hairstyling, or even costumes, when it clearly deserves it.

        • ForFrodo

          IMO Catching Fire Constumes/Makeup/Hair had nothing on Desolation. But I totally agree with Lone Ranger being a piece of literal shit.

        • Con

          Kinda bullshit you blaming disney with keeping nods because they truly deserve it because your teenager film didn’t recieve anything. Boo hoo.

          • Cassie Drake

            Oh jfc it’s not about which film is the most serious or whether it’s aimed at children, teens, men, women or seniors! How is it that we’re all ok with animated films like “Frozen” or “Despicable Me 2″ getting nominated for categories such as Best Song, but the idea that Catching Fire be nominated for Best Song or Best Costumes is all “STUPID TEENAGER FILM IS FOR TEENS NOT AWARDS”??

            “Frozen” is clearly aimed at children, but no one has a problem with it bein nominated. And I’m PRETTY SURE more than just children and adults who were forced to accompany children saw it. Same thing with “Catching Fire”. Sure, it’s target audience is teens, but I work at a movie theatre, and I can tell you right now that I sold plenty of tickets to adult and senior couples who were not accompanied by teens. Plus I’ve seen both of those films, and unless I’m mistaken, a 25 year old teacher is not a teenager. But maybe in being crazy.

            It doesn’t matter who the target audience is. GOOD COSTUMES ARE GOOD COSTUMES. Whether it’s a HS play, a broadway musical, a serious war drama or a light-hearted romantic comedy. Meryl Streep could be the best actress and win all the awards, and her movie could still have the worst costumes ever. And I’m sorry, but “Lone Ranger” does not deserve to be nominated for anything.

  • LizzieB

    I thought Catching Fire had better Costumes/Makeup was much more impressive than Lone Ranger, ad did Star Trek (if I remember right the first one won that category) I know the Academy doesn’t like teenager oriented films, and I’m not asking them to nominate it for best picture but that’s a category that it at least deserves a nomination in (especially considering they only nominated 3)

    • Kevin Landeen

      Agreed. The costuming for Catching Fire was BEYOND BELIEF!

  • BookReader

    I can’t believe Monster’s University wasn’t picked over The Croods!

    • Michael Giustini

      Dosen’t really matter, Frozen has this category locked. All other nominees are placeholders.

      • Hamish

        Don’t be so sure. The Wind Rises has a lot of support being that it is Hayao Miyazaki’s last film.

      • Anonymous

        Frozen deserves that award. It was a fantastic movie.

      • BookReader

        I loved Frozen too, but I still think Monsters U deserved a nom. Well at least I can be happy when Frozen takes it.

    • Gary65

      LOL You should have heard the crowd snicker when it got announced.

  • Lotte

    I really hope “12 years as a Slave” will dominate the winners.

  • Kevin Landeen

    I REALLY hope that Amy Adams can win this year . . . She never wins, but is always nominated for an Oscar . . .

    • Jeremy

      She deserves it over Meryl, did a much better job this year.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah but then again Viola Davis was amazing in The Help and look what happened there. Not saying that Streep wasn’t great in The Iron Lady, but still; Meryl didn’t even understand how Meryl won over Davis.

        • TuesdayNext

          Judi Dench in Philomena gave an outstanding performance. She was snubbed for Notes on a Scandal. Meryl was well unbelievable in August: Osage county. Blanchette, she’s a wonderful actress and well she should have received the Oscar for Elizabeth the Golden Age.

    • Heather Martin

      Would love to see it too, but it’s most likely going to Cate Blanchett at this point.

  • Michael Giustini

    Hell Yes!! Terrence Winter nominated for best screenplay. Hopefully Wolf of Wal Street will win big, though I doubt it. Would love to see Leo and Jonah win.

  • RussellTurner

    So happy to see Meryl nominated once again! She truly is the best actor of all time!!

    • Connor

      Um yeah, would definitely have to disagree heavily with this statement..

      • Ella

        Watch Heartburn. You’ll see.

        • RussellTurner

          yeah i have.. she doesnt even come close to Streep’s versatility

  • Angela

    Tom Hanks was robbed
    The Great Gatsby should be nominated for Cinematography
    and they chose to nominate The Lone Ranger instead of Pacific Rim

    I just

  • RussellTurner

    Ugh!! No Lana del Rey for “Young and Beautiful” from the Great Gatsby? That song is incredible..

    • Richard Bailey

      I was thinking the same thing!! They could have atleast put “Over the Love” for Florence.

  • Lucki

    WHERE IS TOM HANKS?!?!?! =(

  • Ananya

    Emma Thompson was snubbed for Saving Mr.Banks. That is all

  • Heather Martin

    I don’t like Tom Hanks so I’m glad he wasn’t included actually. American Hustle is also pretty overrated, so it has a few too many nominations (including that screenplay nomination).

    However, I’m happy Gravity landed a bunch, and that Despicable Me 2 managed 2 nods! Nothing overly shocking this year (at least, not to the magnitude of the Affleck and Bigelow snub was last year)

    • Edward

      You don’t like Tom Hanks, and you don’t like the performances of Leo DiCpario. Who do you actually like in terms of acting?

      • Heather Martin

        I guess it’s more I never like the movies Hanks picks. He’s a good actor, but I think he could pick better films. Exception being Apollo 13. And I never said I don’t like DiCaprio. He’s a fantastic actor, but I just think people hold him too highly. There are many more actors who are unrewarded for incredibly work as well (Peter O’Toole, Robert Redford, etc).

        As for acting preferences I love Stanley Tucci, Robert Redford, Carey Mulligan, Gene Kelly, and while Andrew Garfield has potential to do way more than Spiderman, he’s done a ton of great stuff before that.

    • Whitney

      So… Are you being completely serious right now? I understand having an opinion, but American Hustle was done extremely well. And Tom Hanks is one of the best actors working today. I disagree with this entire post.

      • Heather Martin

        Fair enough. American Hustle was a good movie, but there was nothing entirely special about it besides the acting. And I know Tom Hanks is “one of the best” but I generally never like the movies he chooses (exception being Apollo 13). I know it’s an extremely unpopular. Oh well :P

      • Heather Martin

        Fair enough. American Hustle was a good movie, but there was nothing entirely special about it besides the acting. And I know Tom Hanks is “one of the best” but I generally never like the movies he chooses (exception being Apollo 13). I know it’s an extremely unpopular. Oh well :P

  • stygianbooks17

    Why no Catching Fire???

    • Lucas Mass

      because Catching Fire doesnt deserve an oscar

      • stygianbooks17

        Well maybe not in best picture but the costuming was awesome.

  • Gavin Walsh

    My nods i think :
    Picture Gravity or 12 Years a Slave
    Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
    Actress Sandra Bullock, Gravity or Dame Judi Dench, Philomena
    Supporting Actor Bradley Cooper, American Hustle or Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
    Supporting Actress Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle or Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
    Director Hmm i can’t decide here could be Scorsese ,McQueen or Cuaron
    Adapted Screenplay Philomena maybe
    Original Screenplay Blue Jasmine
    Animated Feature Film Frozen
    Best Film Editing 12 Years a Slave or Gravity
    Original Score The Book Thief, John Williams
    Original Song “Let It Go” from – Frozen or Ordinary Love” from – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom ( wow this movie got no other nods )
    Sound Mixing Captain Phillips
    Sound Editing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Production Design idk about this one
    Best Visual Effects: will be Gravity more than likely
    Costume Design American Hustle
    Makeup and Hairstyling The Lone Ranger
    The missing categories not a clue

  • shelly

    I love Jennifer Lawrence and all….BUT Lupita Nyong’o really deserves this one!!

  • atheistnerd234

    Military supporters everywhere, including me, are fuming at Lone Survivor being left out of best adapted screenplay and best picture. (If you read the book and see how much Peter Berg went to in order to write the script, you’ll agree)

    • Chelsea Leo

      I don’t know 100% but I think Lone Survivor came out too late in the year to be considered in this year’s race.

    • Mark

      It was released to late for this year’s Oscars

  • nightlock451

    Ok, so I’m sort of disappointed that Catching Fire wasn’t nominated for it’s seamless and incredibly realistic visual effects, but I’m PISSED that it wasn’t nominated for Hair and Makeup!! I mean, COME ON!!

  • Readman

    Who wants leo to win this year since they screw him over every year.

  • jrod

    Leo’s performance was incredible. The acting skills that he showed off in the film warrants him receiving an Academy Award! Too bad because YOU CAN’T TRUST THE ACADEMY.

    • Heather Martin

      While he was fantastic, I thought Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew McConaughey were even better. That’s the nature of the awards though. You may be deserving of the award for your performance, but it’s whether you were the best in the field (which he wasn’t this year).

      • Ella

        How can you say he was fantastic and that Chiwetel and Matthew were better? Just wondering how you know because you said in another comment that you haven’t seen Wolf of Wall Street yet. ;)

        • Guest

          Haha fair :P I did mean to type that he “seems fantastic” but I guess I missed that word. Mostly, I’ve just heard from friends who have seen Wolf, 12 Years and Dallas Buyers that McConaughey and Ejiofor were better. And it seems like Critics agree ;)

  • xiku

    Are we going to discuss August: Osage County not being nominated for Best Picture, plus the lack of Saving Mr Banks and Inside LLewyn davis? Also, Blue is the Warmest Colour is not nomiated for best foreign picture! I’m not loving this year’s award season…

    • Heather Martin

      I’ve heard Blue was actually ineligible this year? I believe it was released to late in France to qualify

      • xiku

        You’re right. Just did some research and it needed to have been released in France between October 1st 2012 and September 30th 2013, and it was only released on October 9th 2013. France submited Renoir, which didn’t make the cut.

  • Caroline J.

    im underwhelmed by the predictability. i realized i wasn’t that excited for the nominees at the golden globe and im not super excited for most of the nominees here for the oscars. normally i’m ALL UP in awards season noms, so it’s very strange for me to be feeling so relatively apathetic.

  • Isabella

    Once again, the Academy shows us just how full of prejudice they are. I’ll be waiting for the day a “teenager-oriented-movie” will be able to get there.
    In the meantime, I hope Let it Go makes it!

  • Veronica

    I will be seriously upset if another great Disney song gets robbed! (Still can’t believe that Toy Story’s song beat out “I See the Light” from Tangled!!) “Let it Go” is my favorite song from the movie!!

  • Aliscen Khaw

    i hope get a horse wins!!! hopefully it would convince disney they shouldn’t completely kill 2D!== and i hope leanardo wins too he really deserves it

  • Jess

    I’m surprised that The Hobbit didn’t get more nominations for the more technical things. I understand it is not the type of film to get nominated for acting awards, but what about Score and Makeup?

    • Ultron

      Well they didn’t do any outstanding makeup. The orcs were all cgi and looked really bad.

      • Liderc

        lol, completely agree Ultron. Normally I’d say that Peter Jackson’s crew should win something, but the characters looked so god awful that I just don’t think they deserve it. Sadly it may be because of the way the film looked and not the hard work that the makeup artists put in.

        • Ultron

          Unfortunately. I think catching fire should’ve been nominated in the category.

  • ourdolls

    WHY isn’t Saving Mr. Banks on this list ANYWHERE? And Frozen should have been awarded for more than just “animated feature” and “best song” – it’s one of the best movies to have been released in the last few years. DISNEY is being snubbed for releasing quality movies.

    • Kevin Landeen

      It is on the list. Original Score. But I agree, It was one of the BEST movies I saw last year. Emma Thompson was beyond brilliant. She deserved at least a nomination. That’s my opinion though.

  • Kadma Sixx

    IF LEO DOESN’T WIN HIS SO DESERVEED OSCAR THIS YEAR I WILL ASSASSINATE SOMEONE.

  • Alex

    Firstly, I’m very excited to see that Prisoners got at least one nomination but it really does deserve more recognition, it was a phenomenal film. Second, how the hell did bad grampa get a nomination for best makeup but the Hobbit didn’t?!

    • Ultron

      Hobbit was almost all cgi. Orcs didn’t have makeup therefore no need to nominate for makeup.

  • Heather Martin

    I”m sorry, but all this talk about Leonardo DiCaprio is getting really old. No, he’s not going to win this year. And it’s not because the Academy is snubbing him. Leo hasn’t really had that great of a performance to win in a long time (he’s definitely had performances worthy of nomination). The thing is, people need to remember that while he may have given an excellent performance, it’s whether or not other people performed even better than he did. Which is generally the case.

    • Conn

      Wow, you really should eat your words. You obviously havent seen WoWS, or The Aviator, or Blood Diamond. Post comments when you actually know what you’re talking about.

      • Lucas Mass

        While yes he was good in WoWS (hardly phenomenal) he does not deserve the oscar this year over the other nominees

      • Heather Martin

        I never said those performances weren’t amazing. I haven’t seen WoWS but have seen the others (and more), and feel while they were great, they weren’t ever my #1 of the year. Personally, I loved him in Catch Me If You Can the very best and felt that was where he was robbed most. (Personal opinion though). I’m just tired of hearing all about Leo not winning, when there’s other Actors who have had just as incredible(if not more) careers and haven’t been awarded either.

        • Liderc

          So you haven’t seen WOWS but you’re saying he won’t win?

          Must be nice to know how someone did without seeing them perform.

          • Heather Martin

            Just speaking statistically here. I’d love to see Leo win at some point, but Ejiofor was incredible in 12 Years A Slave, I can’t imagine someone topping it.

          • Cora

            The thing about Oscar Predictions though is you don’t actually need to see any of the films to predict accurately. It’s all about reading about what’s getting nominated before this, and who’s winning the precursors. Leo isn’t up for many (partially due to the film releasing so late, which may have hurt it a bit. it’s also a bit controversial). And while he’s won 2 Comedy awards already, McConaughey and Ejiofor have already won many awards (McConaughey taking the lead for now).

  • Ultron

    I swear to god if “ordinary love” wins again I’m going to be so mad. The only good thing about the song is that it pays tribute to nelson mandela! That’s it! And I hope desolation of smaug doesn’t win best visual effects…80% were awful and it better not win just because it’s lord of the rings. Smaug was really the only great special effect other than maybe the spiders and that’s not enough. Idk about iron man 3. They were good I guess but nothing note worthy. I didn’t see gravity so idk there. Star Treks were really good and lone rangers…not so much. I’d say star trek but maybe gravity.

    • Clayton

      Oh Gravity is 100% winning, no doubt about it, you should watch it, it’s incredible. Has some of the most amazing visuals in a film that I’ve seen.

      • Kevin Landeen

        Agreed. Gravity’s special effects were beyond belief!

  • Molly

    Can I just add that Bad Grandpa was nominated. I knows it’s for makeup but I still laughed.

  • Riana-Tiana Menezes

    Raise your hand if you think Disney had some influence over the Lone Ranger being nominated.

    • Cassie Drake

      *raises hand*

  • Riana-Tiana Menezes

    How dare they snub Ramin Djawadi for his brilliant work on the Pacific Rim score. His was definitely the most memorable and unique score this year.

    • Cassie Drake

      OMG YES! Oh I totally forgot about that! THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME!

  • Riana-Tiana Menezes

    Bad Grandpa nominated over Catching Fire for Best Make Up!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?

  • Ryan

    The complete snubbing of Rush continues my belief that the Academy is a joke

  • eddyson

    I agree Leonardo deserves an Oscar. He’s one of the few “youngsters” that came up in the business and has kept his nose clean. His performances are always enjoyable and I think this nomination for him should be the one! I must say though, does Meryl Streep simply have an agreement to be nominated every year, while others get snubbed? This year’s selections leave a lot to be desired.

    • Liderc

      Yeah, she’s just not that good. She was much better back in her prime, now it just feels like they put her in because they don’t want to disappoint her or something. Can’t recall the last time I really enjoyed her in a film, she did a solid Margaret Thatcher, but that’s the only thing I can really think of that was oscar-worthy.

  • Sydne

    What the hell happened to the Makeup/Hairstyling category this year?

  • bethanny23

    What?…How does Jackass get nominated for an Oscar over Catching Fire? I just can’t fathom that …

  • Merina

    Where the actual heck is Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks? My gosh, she was in-cre-di-ble in that movie.

  • Kay

    Why why why why isn’t DOS nominated for makeup-and-hairstyling, and costume-design, and production-design, and score, and best director, and best everything?

  • Ella

    I’m really disappointed that ‘Stoker’ isn’t nominated for Best Cinematography… Huge mistake!

  • Raye

    Where is Monsters University?

  • Ariel Bissett

    Why no Martin Freeman/Benedict Cumberbatch for Best Actor? :(

  • girlonfire12

    12 Years A Slave is gonna sweep

  • Liderc

    While the nominees are somewhat predictable, I think the winners will be surprising. There were quite a few oscar bait movies this year so it just seems like almost all of them made it and now it’ll just be an all out battle.

    I hope it’s just not 12 years a slave sweeping everything, that would be disappointing, despite it being a great movie there were quite a few better ones this year.

    Joaquin Phoenix should have had a nomination for best actor, he was just jaw droppingly good in Her. At least it got a few nominations, but Joaquin and Spike should have gotten nods no doubt. It seems like the academy just hates Joaquin because of the remarks he made about awards being bullshit.

    If he doesn’t care that’s fine, but when he performs better than essentially everyone it’s kind of like the awards don’t matter if they won’t nominate someone because of how they feel. It really makes you think the whole “it’s very political” statement is 100% fact.

    During the globes you could see even Leonardo DiCaprio thanked “the great Joaquin Phoenix,” when accepting his globe. So actors clearly respect his work.

  • Name

    AMERICAN HUSTLE WASN’T EVEN NOMMED FOR MAKEUP/HAIRSTYLING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! (disappointed toddler voice) But what about the perms?

  • nannerl

    gravity and her have my votes for every category they’re in. yes yes yes

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