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The 2014 Oscar Nominees Are Here!

Fresh off the heels of the Golden Globes, and more importantly Free For All’s Movie of the Year Awards, the Academy has announced its full list of the 2014 Oscar nominees. Our resident Senior Film & Television Editor, Evan Swafford, will be coming to you guys next week with his fantastic “who will win/who should win” predictions, but you won’t need Evan, or anyone else, to catch the buzz around the nominees. Some of the more interesting choices include Tom Hanks, Joaquin Phoenix, and Robert Redford missing from the Best Actor category, Spike Jonze snubbed for best director, Inside Llewyn Davis missing from the Best Original Song category, and most shocking to me personally, is a whooping zero nominations for Ron Howard’s Rush. On a more positive note, David O. Russell’s American Hustle comes away this year with the most nominations, 10 to be exact, and 12 Years a Slave and Gravity trail close behind with 9 nominations each. The Oscars are always a good time though, and I’m certainly hoping this year is no different. Check out the full list of Oscar nominees below and let us know who you think should win!

Best Picture

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  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle | Review
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her | Review
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role

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  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Leonardo DeCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Leading Role

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises


Best Cinematography

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


Best Costume Design

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


Best Directing

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


Best Documentary Feature

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  • The Act of Killing
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Dirty Wars
  • The Square
  • 20 Feet From Stardom


Best Documentary Short Subject

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  • 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 Film Editing

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


Best Foreign Language Film

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


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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


Best Music – Original Score

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  • John Williams – The Book Theif
  • Steven Price – Gravity
  • William Butler and Owen Pallett – Her
  • Alexandre Desplat – Philomena
  • Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Music – Original Song

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  • Alone Yet Not Alone – Alone Yet Not Alone
  • Happy – Despicable Me 2
  • Let It Go – Frozen
  • The Moon Song – Her
  • Ordinary Love – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Production Design

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

Best Short Film – Animated

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  • Feral
  • Get a Horse!
  • Mr. Hublot
  • Possessions
  • Room on the Broom

Best Short Film – Live Action

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  • 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

Best Sound Editing

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

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay

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  • Before Midnight
  • Captain Phillips
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Writing – Original Screenplay

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  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Her
  • Nebraska

Well there they are… the whole lot of them!





About Trey Elliott

Trey Elliott
Trey is a video game enthusiast, movie junkie, and cultivator of one fantastic beard. He loves to write original Gregorian chants, play the spoon harp, and speak of whatever comes to mind on the Free For All podcast.