Movie Ruminations

Oscar nominee list-2014

OscarsHere is the 2013 Academy Awards nominee list.  My picks for certain awards are italicized.  Keep in mind, I haven’t seen all of these films, but I have certain favorites I would like to see take home the lil feller.

Best Picture 

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actor in a Leading Role 

  • 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 in a Leading Role 

  • Amy Adams – American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Best Actor in A Supporting Role 

  • 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 Actress in a Supporting Role 

  • 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 – Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
  • Despicable Me 2 – Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
  • Ernest & Celestine – Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
  • Frozen – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
  • The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki
Best Cinematography 

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

  • American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
  • The Grandmaster – William Chang Suk Ping
  • The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
  • The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor
  • 12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
Best Directing 

  • American Hustle – David O. Russell
  • Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón
  • Nebraska – Alexander Payne
  • 12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese
Best Documentary Feature 

  • The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • Cutie and the Boxer – Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
  • Dirty Wars – Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
  • The Square – Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
  • 20 Feet from Stardom – Nominees to be determined
Best Documentary (Short Subject) 

  • CaveDigger – Jeffrey Karoff
  • Facing Fear – Jason Cohen
  • Karama Has No Walls – Sara Ishaq
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life – Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall – Edgar Barens
Best Film Editing 

  • American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
  • Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
  • Dallas Buyers Club – John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
  • Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
  • 12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
Best Foreign Language Film 

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium
  • The Great Beauty – Italy
  • The Hunt – Denmark
  • The Missing Picture – Cambodia
  • Omar – Palestine
Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

  • Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Stephen Prouty
  • The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
Best Music (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 Music (Original Song) 

  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone – Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
  • “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 – Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
  • “Let it Go” from Frozen – Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “The Moon Song” from Her – Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
  • “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson
Best Production Design 

  • American Hustle – Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)
  • Gravity – Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)
  • The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)
  • Her – K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)
  • 12 Years a Slave – Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)
Best Short Film (Animated) 

  • Feral – Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
  • Get a Horse! – Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
  • Mr. Hublot – Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
  • Possessions – Shuhei Morita
  • Room on the Broom – Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
Best Short Film (Live Action) 

  • Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) – Esteban Crespo
  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) – Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
  • Helium – Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
  • Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) – Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
  • The Voorman Problem – Mark Gill and Baldwin Li
Best Sound Editing 

  • All Is Lost – Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
  • Captain Phillips – Oliver Tarney
  • Gravity – Glenn Freemantle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Brent Burge
  • Lone Survivor – Wylie Stateman
Best Sound Mixing 

  • Captain Phillips – Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
  • Gravity – Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
  • Lone Survivor – Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow
Best Visual Effects 

  • Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
  • Iron Man 3 – Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
  • The Lone Ranger – Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
  • Star Trek Into Darkness – Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) 

  • Before Midnight – Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  • Captain Phillips – Screenplay by Billy Ray
  • Philomena – Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • 12 Years a Slave – Screenplay by John Ridley
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – Screenplay by Terence Winter
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) 

  • American Hustle – Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
  • Blue Jasmine – Written by Woody Allen
  • Dallas Buyers Club – Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
  • Her – Written by Spike Jonze
  • Nebraska – Written by Bob Nelson

Thanks to Oscarnominations2014.com for the list.

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