Nominations: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street.
Actor in a Leading Role
Nominations: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Chiwetel Ejifor (12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club).
Actress in a Leading Role
Nominations: Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).
Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominations: 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).
Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominations: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska).
Animated Feature Film
Nominations: The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, Frozen, The Wind Rises.
Nominations: The Grandmaster (Philippe Le Sourd), Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki), Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel), Nebraska (Phedon Papamichael), Prisoners (Roger A. Deakins).
Nominations: American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson), The Grandmaster (William Change Suk Ping), The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin), The Invisible Woman (Michael O’Connor), 12 Years a Slave (Patricia Norris).
Nominations: American Hustle (David O. Russell), Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón), Nebraska (Alexander Payne), 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen), The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese).
Nominations: The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars, The Square, 20 Feet from Stardom.
Documentary Short Subject
Nominations: 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.
Nominations: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave.
Foreign Language Film
Nominations: The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, The Hunt, The Missing Picture, Omar.
Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominations: Dallas Buyers Club, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Lone Ranger.
Music – Original Score
Nominations: The Book Thief, Gravity, Her, Philomena, Saving Mr. Banks.
Music – Original Song
Nominations: “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.
Nominations: American Hustle, Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Her, 12 Years a Slave.
Short Film – Animated
Nominations: Feral, Get a Horse!, Mr. Hublot, Possessions, Room on the Broom.
Short Film – Live Action
Nominations: 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.
Nominations: All Is Lost, Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Lone Survivor.
Nominations: Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lone Survivor.
Nominations: Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Star Trek Into Darkness.
Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Nominations: Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street.
Writing – Original Screenplay
Nominations: American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska.
What we expect:
As many have predicted so far, 12 Years a Slave is expected to do exceptionally well, along with the likes of Gravity and Captain Phillips. These are three categories that I predict might go against the grain and provide a few surprises…
Animated Feature Film – All discussion will be about the recent kids mega-hit, Frozen; however, Despicable Me 2 dominated the box office for months on end. The popular sequel certainly has more than a shoe in for the award.
Supporting Actor Role – With such a great line up this year, this was a particularly tricky one; however, for me, Michael Fassbender absolutely stole the show in 12 Years a Slave with a thoroughly horrible display.
Makeup and Hairstyling – Despite neither rocking the box office in 2013, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa or The Lone Ranger could still walk away with an Oscar in the makeup and hairstyling category.