Thursday, 16 January 2014

2014 Oscar Nominees List Released; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o Among the Contenders

The 2014 Oscar nominees list has just been released. It is notable that African actors are really shining this year.


British actor of Nigerian origin Chiwetel Ejiofor got a Best Actor nomination for his role in ‘12 Years a Slave’, while Kenyan beauty Lupita Nyong'o got a Best Supporting Actress nomination for same movie.
Somalian Barkhad Abdi got Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as the main villain in ‘Captain Phillips’.
The leading films at the upcoming Oscar awards are:
American Hustle and Gravity – 10 nominations;
12 Years a Slave – 9;
Captain Phillips – 6;
Buyers Club – 6;
Nebraska – 6;
Her – 5;
The Wolf of Wall Street – 5.
See all the other nominees and nominations below:

Best Picture
- 12 Years a Slave
- American Hustle
- Captain Phillips
- Dallas Buyers Club
- Gravity
- Her
- Nebraska
- Philomena
- The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director
- Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
- Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
- Alexander Payne, Nebraska
- David O Russell, American Hustle
- Martin Scorsese, 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, The 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 Animated Feature Film
- The Croods
- Despicable Me 2
- Ernest and Celestine
- Frozen
- The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film
- The Broken Circle Breakdown
- The Great Beauty
- The Hunt
- The Missing Picture
- Omar

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 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 


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