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The 2014 Oscar Nominations -- Complete List

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 16, 2014 | Comments ()


Here’s the list of nominations for the 86th Annual Oscar nominations, “celebrating the heroes of moviemaking.’ Noticeably absent from all the major categories: The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Short Term 12, and Sharknado. Please manage your rage. There’s also a lot of Captain Phillips on the list, and no Tom Hanks, who — along with Barkhad Abdi (who was nominated) — was the reason that film was any good at all.

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director
David O’ Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
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 Squib, Nebraska

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
12 Years a Slave
Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
The Wind Rises

Best Original Song
“Alone Not Yet Alone,” Alone Yet Not Alone,
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Moon Song,” Her
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Language Feature
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Faye

    I really think Rush was one of the best movies I've seen this year. Underrated, not one nomination.

  • Red Rage

    Give 12 Years a Slave all the oscars dammit!

  • Sara Habein

    "... and Sharknado"

    hahahaha, Nicely played.

  • Maddy

    I still haven't seen American Hustle (and for whatever reason I'm not that interested in seeing it but I will eventually) but I can already feel the inevitable Jennifer Lawrence backlash if she wins.

  • rio

    Suddenly it feels like 2006 all over again, and David O. Russell does't even have Scientology as an excuse.

  • Tinkerville

    American Hustle is going to be one of the those movies that wins all the awards and in a few years everyone will realize just how bad it is and they'll wonder what the hell they were thinking.

    And The Wind Rises will lose to Frozen and I'll be sad.. Frozen was great but The Wind Rises was poetic and beautiful.

  • Sweep The Leg

    Please don't title your article as, "The 2014 Oscar Nominations -- Complete List" when it is NOT the complete list with Sound, Costume, Editing, etc..
    There are a lot of people who read and participate on this site who work in those categories and your "complete list" wording is a touch insulting to their work.

  • Yocean

    What is Sharknade doing in that sentence -- oh my god. IT COMING AT US!!!! Aghhhh. The teeth, the teeth!

  • NoPantsMcLane

    And American Hustle continues to be 2013's most overrated movie.

  • grr arrgh

    I'll say what I said during the Golden Globes: "Can Chiwetel win just so he'll be in more things?"

  • dilwazr

    You guysssss, am I the only one who thought American Hustle was kind of... not good? And that Jennifer Lawrence in it was very miscast and also kind of... not good? Basically, I'm getting very worried (which is stupid, these awards don't MEAN anything really) that American Hustle will win all the Oscars that should go to 12 Years A Slave.

  • DominaNefret

    I actually thought that the acting was pretty great throughout, but I found the movie extremely dull and meandering.

  • AudioSuede

    I straight up loved American Hustle. I thought it was funny and that the characters were well considered and that Jennifer Lawrence was absolutely flawless the whole way through. I enjoyed every minute of it and left with a smile on my face. But both my wife and a friend of mine said they didn't care for it for many reasons I've heard other people say, so you're not alone.

  • dilwazr

    I wanted to like it, that's for sure. And I thought Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper were absolutely terrific. But I left the theater feeling pretty meh about it.

  • rio

    Definitely not the only one, it was awful, the never stopping musical montages, the heavy voice over that explained things we were seeing on screen. Oh my god, it's a terribly directed and edited movie and got nominated in both categories!!!

  • ellie

    Exactly. It was like they had to keep explaining what was happening because the plot was all over the place. If Lawrence wins over Nyon'go.. I don't know what I'll do but it won't be pretty.

  • dilwazr

    Yeah! It took me a while to realize that I actually didn't like the movie, because I think it presented itself in such a cocksure way like, "We already know everyone's going to love this movie." Furthermore, 12 Years A Slave is such an IMPORTANT movie. American Hustle didn't say or mean much of anything!

  • grr arrgh

    She was...acceptable, but yes horribly miscast. She was far, far too young for that part and it was obvious. They should've cast someone 12-15 years older. Hell, she and Amy Adams could've switched parts and I would've bought *that* age difference.

  • dilwazr

    Yes! Thank you. In my mind I have this fantasy that Jennifer Lawrence's role is played by Juliette Lewis.

  • grr arrgh

    Charlize Theron maybe? She's a better fit age wise, at the very least.

  • Mentalcase

    See, I thought Lawrence was pretty great in the part and I loved the film but now I'm actually upset Theron wasn't cast. She would've absolutely owned.

  • grr arrgh

    Oh no! Sorry I accidentally did that to you. I agree though, the more I think about it, the more I think Theron would've been the best thing in that movie.

  • grr arrgh

    I could see that, but she wouldn't have been my first choice. I can't think of someone else though. Now it's killing me.

  • Christina Hendricks would have been perfect. I think the big boobs are actually holding her back from some good parts.

  • dilwazr

    Sure! Just SOMEONE who could believably play a grating housewife/mother who's still charismatic and somehow irresistible, and a foil to Amy Adams.

  • grr arrgh

    She was an okay foil to Amy Adams, but the issue that took me out of the movie was her age. She's 23 and looks it, especially around Bale and Adams. I can't take her seriously as someone who's been married to Bale long enough to have that sort of combative relationship with him.

  • grr arrgh

    Course I am just one of those people that will do math when it comes to characters and their ages. "Wait, you can't possibly play her mother! You're only 12 years older than her."

  • dilwazr

    Yeah, totally. (I also thought her accent was... shaky.) But I'm with you on her age making their relationship and its dynamics not make sense.

  • grr arrgh

    She's from Kentucky. I'm willing to give her some slack on the accent. It wasn't perfect, but didn't make my ears bleed so that part didn't bug me. I think mainly it was just a case of David O. Russell having found a new muse and casting her despite her not being right for the part. I don't understand how he could justify casting her despite the rest of the main actors were all 35+.,

    Amy Adams is 39. I checked to make sure my claim of 35+ was correct because I wasn't sure if she was or not. How...I don't understand. HOW?

  • dilwazr

    Yeah Amy Adams defies... logic.

  • grr arrgh

    Bale and Cooper are both 39, which is pretty much about what I had assumed. Renner is 43. Does this mean Louis C.K. was the only person in that movie that looked his age?

  • dilwazr

    Well, and the little kid. He looked about right.

  • grr arrgh

    One more thing about Lawrence: Did you assume that she was playing Bale's mistress before you saw the movie/read enough about it to know she's his wife? I did and it was because of her age.

  • Yocean

    I actually thought Jennifer Lawrence was playing Cooper's wife from the way trailer was cut, actually.

  • grr arrgh

    Interesting. I only recall her being shown with Bale in the trailer, though based on her having done SLP with Cooper I can see the assumption. Or was it not their past history?

  • Yocean

    Somehow I thought it was gonna be lover swapping kinda deal, like because Adams cheated with Cooper, Bale went for Lawrence, and vice versa. I guess SLP did play into it as I was used to seeing Cooper and Lawrence as a couple despite the same age difference it would be for Bale.

  • grr arrgh

    Ah. I think I assumed that too, actually.

    It's weird how Cooper and Lawrence looks okay, but Bale and Lawrence looks weird. Though probably the issue is costuming. Bale looks older and Lawrence actually looks younger despite them sort of dressing her like an older character. So rather than looking roughly compatible, like Cooper and Lawrence do in SLP, Bale and Lawrence just look weird.

  • dilwazr

    I don't think so? Because the trailer had her talking to the kid about his father. But, that's reasonable I think.

  • grr arrgh

    For some reason, I did and that part of the trailer is when I was like "Wait, she's playing the WIFE?!" I just can't remember what made me assume she was the mistress and Adam's was the wife.

  • dilwazr

    Ha, yeah I guess I remember being surprised too!

  • grr arrgh

    LOL. Forgot about him.

  • crispin

    Has everyone in the world forgotten how GREAT "Before Midnight" was?!

  • Art3mis

    The only thing that really upsets me here is that Blackfish wasn't nominated. But that one upsets me enough to make up for my lack of outrage over other categories.

  • Come on, no effects or cinematography nods for Pacific Rim? That's just horseshit. Say what you will about the movie itself, no one can argue it wasn't freaking gorgeous.

  • Salieri2

    Aw, June Squibb!! As a resident, I haven't yet fulfilled my civic obligation to see and presumably love Nebraska, but I've caught a few clips and she makes me happy.

  • Robert

    Our longtime nightmare is over. Karen O is now an Oscar nominee.

    For those keeping score at home, this should be her fourth Academy Awards nomination following Original Score and Song for Where the Wild Things Are and Original Song for Frankenweenie.

  • AudioSuede

    Wait, what did she get nominated for?

  • Robert

    Original Song for The Moon Song in Her.

  • Todd Sikkema

    Dang, Jennifer!

    ETA: The Way Way Back?

  • Todd Sikkema


  • nosio


    (I knew it had no chance, but still. Stupid awards season ignoring a basically perfect film.)

  • Sassy Pikachu

    Frozen! (Maybe the wind arises)

  • John W

    Boy they really loved American Hustle.

  • Can we all at least agree that we're happy that James Franco's nomination campaign didn't work?

  • Robert

    No. He was fantastic in Spring Breakers and should have been nominated.

  • Haven't seen 'Captain Phillips' yet, but Franco wasn't even in the same atmosphere as the other 4 actors in the Best Supporting category.
    Don't get me wrong. He was the only tolerable thing about 'Spring Breakers', but I felt like all the love he was getting was more because people were suprised that he was as good as he was based on their perception of him as an actor.
    Better than we expected does not equal best of the year, imho.

  • AvaLehra

    Alfonso Cuaron. That's all I am saying.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I have been snubbed by the Academy again. I don't know why I'm surprised.

  • AvaLehra

    As long as you're not nominated for a Razzie, you're O.K.

  • Travis_J_Smith

    Despicable Me 2 made it over Monsters University? That's, dare I say it, despicable. Nah, it's not a huge deal, since MU was, I think, Pixar's weakest film yet (yes, I'd rank Cars, Cars 2, and Brave above it). But it also was the better reviewed of the two, and it's still Pixar. Guess even the Academy must be falling out of love. Don't you worry, though, Pixar. You'll always have me! I still believe in you!

  • pcloadletter

    (yes, I'd rank Cars, Cars 2, and Brave above it)


  • AudioSuede

    Also, guys, where is Prisoners? What the hell happened to Prisoners?

  • Modernlove

    This! I knew after no Globes nominations it wasn't going to happen, but man. The writing, the directing, Huge and Jake's acting. It really was an incredible film and it makes me sad to see it so ignored. I've been seeing more tweets lately from people who are like "Why did it take me so long to see this? It's amazing!". Too little, too late.

  • becks2point0

    Because of this typo I want to believe you've never seen Hugh Jackman's name written, only heard it spoken, and you assumed it was Huge Ackman.

    Just let me believe it.

  • BWeaves

    The only thing I hate about my new computer is the constant, inappropriate, spell checking, that changes what I mean to say into something like that.

  • Modernlove

    That is, in fact, exactly the case.

  • grr arrgh

    (On the off chance my downvote did register: That was 100% an accident. Sorry!)

  • Prisoners was like the hot girl at the bar with the jacked up toes. You can tell yourself that she's perfect, but you always know you're lying to yourself.
    I felt like it was one twist and turn away from being a remarkable film, but just barely missed the mark on a few things. Overall, still a decent movie though.

  • AudioSuede

    For me, it was the best thriller of the year. I mean, it was harrowing stuff. I loved it. But I will say the twist at the end was a little bit of a head-scratcher at first. They made it work, but I agree it wasn't perfect.

  • I was psyched. I was ready to crown it the best picture of the year *SPOILERS* right when we begin to suspect that Dano is innocent and that Jackman may have been torturing a sick kid. I thought, "Holy Shit! Too many people know. What will he decide to do?"
    Then they kind of say fuck it to the whole moral ambiguity of whether the good guy is really the bad guy and turn him into the suddenly stupid and under a parked car guy...and they were excavating the property without moving the car first? Do they think we're retarded?

  • AudioSuede


    They nominated Jackass: Bad Grandpa for Best Makeup.

    For an Academy Award.

    This. Happened.

  • Wait, Bad Grandpa wasn't a documentary? That guy wasn't a septuagenarian?

  • becks2point0

    Based on lifestyle choices it does seem plausible that Knoxville could naturally be aging at that rate.

  • AudioSuede

    It could be that he's one of three clones of more legendary Jackass from the Cold War whose DNA was genetically altered in gestation so that he would live a drastically shortened lifespan as a safety measure so his abilities as a Jackass could never fall into the wrong hands and be used against his creators.

    Or something.

  • pajiba

    It was GOOD makeup, man!

  • AudioSuede

    Am I the only one that remembers that Norbit was nominated for Best Makeup? I can't help but think of that now.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Another Eddie Murphy movie won for it. I remember the guy accepting and complimenting Murphy on his professionalism and lack of complaining.

  • Also, good for Barkhad Abvi. Really excited to see that guy get recognized, knowing damn well this is his one and only brush with stardom.

  • Guest

    Yawn... All safe choices.

    *No Brie Larson?

    **Glad to see The Hunt got nominated.

    ***Epic FAIL with no love for The World's End.

    ****Dirty Wars is probably the worst Doc / Film I saw all year.

  • Agree with The World's End. So far that's been one of my favorite movie of the year. Should have at least gotten best screenplay.

  • Oh, come on. I loved that movie but...come on.

  • Guest

    Yep, or a nom for Editing.

  • kirivinokur

    Well, it's because The World's End just wasn't very good.

  • becks2point0

    I keep thinking that every year lately so now I'm wondering if the Academy are getting less creative in their choices or if I just follow film a lot more closely now.

  • Are these 'safe' choices because they mirror the performances/films that have been widely lauded and critically acclaimed?
    Or have they been lauded and acclaimed simply because they are in fact the 'best' choices?
    I was rooting for 'Inside Llewyn Davis' mainly because I love Mumford & Sons, Oscar Isaac, and the Coen Brothers, but I haven't been able to see it yet so I can't argue whether it was truly snubbed.

  • Guest

    Little Column A, Little Column B. I'd just like to have seen for example Mads Mikkelsen nominated for Best Actor for The Hunt. That was easily the best bit of acting I saw all year.

    *And no Stories We Tell in the Best Doc category?

  • AudioSuede

    See, I hate Mumford and Sons, and that movie was fantastic. It was one of the films that stuck with me the most this year when I was done watching it. And the soundtrack is so endlessly listenable. But the only nomination it got was for Cinematography, which is flat-out bizarre.

  • It also got a sound mixing nod...but, think about this.
    Inside Llewyn Davis got the same amount of Oscar nominations as The Lone fucking Ranger..............

  • AudioSuede

    Ugh, that's hard to swallow.

  • thebluestepside

    I'm really disappointed that Redford didn't get anything for All is Lost. And the Coen Brothers being shut out is straight up not cool. No complaints aside from that.

  • Oh Goody Goody

    It's "The Wind Rises" not 'Arises'. Sorry.

  • pajiba

    Hemsworth should enunciate better.

  • AudioSuede

    Oh shit, now I'm reminded that Rush didn't get anything, when in actuality that movie was phenomenal. It should at the very least get a Cinematography nom for the racing scenes alone.

    Thanks, Dustin!

  • Jennifer


  • DominaNefret

    Came out too long ago. They forgot about it.

  • It premiered almost a year ago. Honestly, that probably doomed it.

  • DominaNefret

    Also, no A List actors/white people.

  • If Harvey Weinstein had produced Fruitvale, it would be nominated for every goddamn award.
    Timing and Campaigning.

  • Art3mis

    Harvey Weinstein did produce Fruitvale, actually (well, he distributed it -- he picked it up in a bidding war after its Sundance debut). I think the problem really was that it came out too early in the year.

  • Guest


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