2014 Oscar Nominations

The Oscars nomination run-down and what to expect at this year’s Oscars!

2014 Oscar Nominations
Captain Phillips (2013)


As we approach the Oscars on March 2nd, here’s a full break down of the nominations and what we expect from the 86th Academy Awards…


Best Picture

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).

Costume Design

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).

Documentary Feature

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.

Film Editing

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.

Production Design

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.

Sound Editing

Nominations: All Is Lost, Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Lone Survivor.

Sound Mixing

Nominations: Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lone Survivor.

Visual Effects

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.


Who do you think will get Best Picture? Was Frozen the best animated film of the last year? Do you disagree with our predictions? Let us know in the comments below!

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