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2014 Oscar Nominations Announced

Posted January 16, 2014 06:57 PM by Webmaster

OscarsEarlier today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 86th Academy Awards. Below is the complete list with the nominations. Also included with this announcement is an official video which was posted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Youtube.

NOMINATIONS:


BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

"American Hustle" Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
"Captain Phillips" Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
"Dallas Buyers Club" Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
"Gravity" Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
"Her" Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
"Nebraska" Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
"Philomena" Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
"12 Years a Slave" Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
"The Wolf of Wall Street" Nominees to be determined

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

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

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Barkhad Abdi in "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender in "12 Years a Slave"
Jonah Hill in "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto in "Dallas Buyers Club"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Amy Adams in "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock in "Gravity"
Judi Dench in "Philomena"
Meryl Streep in "August: Osage County"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sally Hawkins in "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave"
Julia Roberts in "August: Osage County"
June Squibb in "Nebraska"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

"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

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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 OF THE YEAR

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (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

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

"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 LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

"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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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

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

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




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News comments (48 comments)



rollinwith26s
  Jan 16, 2014
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I cannot fathom the accolades that are going to American Hustle. It was the most boring film from 2013.

cvm
  Jan 16, 2014
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Lone Survivor is getting shafted.

bowlingbilly10
  Jan 16, 2014
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Tom hanks is t nonminated for his performance in "captain Phillips"?!! That's highway robbery!

deadhatetheliving
  Jan 16, 2014
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So the pick Lone Ranger and not Pacific Rim for Visual Effects????
Also we do the not give and Oscar for Practical Effects???

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Gardenofstone10
  Jan 16, 2014
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I'm honestly happy for all. Not really any bad choices (except in animated film...Croods, really?). I'm specifically pulling for Leonardo DiCaprio and Marty Scorsese to win! Leo is long overdue and Scorsese deserves another statue!
spencerd
  Jan 16, 2014
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Only four films on the list that I truly think deserve to win awards in their respective categories:
Despicable Me 2 (Best Animated Film)
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects)
Gravity (Editing and Visual Effects)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Visual Effects)

Visual Effects is the only category on the list that actually has multiple films in the list that deserve to win that award. Why was The Hobbit: DoS not nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay? No films in the best picture category deserve to win that award, with the only film even worth being nominated is Gravity (but it does not beat the true best film of the year: The Hunger Games Catching Fire). Why did so many films get nominated for awards they don't deserve? Why did films not get nominated if they actually deserve to win a specific award?

Why? Why? Why? WHY SO MANY WHY'S?

PBateman87
  Jan 16, 2014
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@ spencerd

Do you only watch movies that gross $200 million or more at the box office?

Herry Dunston
  Jan 16, 2014
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I'm content with the nominations. Yeah, it's overblown in how much "American Hustle" is competing, and while there are a few snubs (aside from Tom Hanks and Pacific Rim's technical categories, Robert Redford not gettin' an Best Actor nod is unfortunate; same with Elysium's visual nominations---say what you will about the movie's story and subtext, it looks fantastic), every movie I expected and some I hoped is in there.

And I like "The Croods", and I'm glad it got the nomination (even though it'll eventually lose to either "Frozen" or "The Wind Rises", both of which I'm more than okay with accepting).

4EverJohnnyBoy
  Jan 16, 2014
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This year's nominations have me completely baffled, and the snubs are outrageous!!! Not even sure I'm that excited to tune into the show this year :-/
mredman
  Jan 16, 2014
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Don't get how MoS could not have been nominated for visuals i mean the world engine, Superman and Zod's fight, The smallville fight scenes. What the hell is the academy smoking

Taygan315
  Jan 16, 2014
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I'm personally pulling for Leonardo DiCaprio. It's his time

gosabres1984
  Jan 16, 2014
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Lone Survivor is not eligible, it's a 2014 release.
billyearle
  Jan 16, 2014
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Yeah, it's unfathomable why Pacific Rim got so badly snubbed even on technical nominations like visual effects. Does Del Torro hang out with Mel Gibson or something?

Herry Dunston
  Jan 16, 2014
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@ gosabres: Actually, it was released on Christmas 2013 (at limited theaters), so it WAS eligible for the Oscars. The Oscars just didn't give a damn about it.

EDIT: Oh right, it DID get Sound Editing and Mixing. Which are pretty miniscule, but they're noms nevertheless. Thanks, Kakihara.

Kakihara
  Jan 16, 2014
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@gosabres and @Henry Dunston:

Actually, Lone Survivor WAS nominated for sound mixing so it got some kind of recognition.
Daytripper
  Jan 16, 2014
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Tom Hanks really got screwed. Twice. For both "Phillips" and "Banks". And I'm pretty stunned Thompson didn't get a Best Actress nomination for "Banks". She was 10 x better than Streep in "August: Osage County". Streeps was good in that, not great. Also, "The Lone (fucking) Ranger" over "Pacific Rim" for Visual Effects is one of the biggest jokes in the Academy history. And last, it's criminal that "Mud" didn't get a single nomination. It's clearly one of the best films of the year. One of the best performances (Tye Sheridan for best supporting actor), cinematography (Adam Stone) and screenplay (Jeff Nichols).
asmodeux21
  Jan 16, 2014
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Awards are, of course, subjective, but I got to say what the heck is up with the cinematography nominations. IMHO, three of the best looking movies from 2013 were not even nominated. Where is "Spring Breakers"? Where is "12 Years a Slave"? Where is "Ain't Them Bodies Saints"? They all deserve a nomination for best cinematography.

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nathanp
  Jan 16, 2014
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Just glad Oprah wasn't nominated, I don't care at all who wins this year as long as she won't get a statuette.
mredman
  Jan 16, 2014
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pulling for Leo and Amy these 2 should finally get their statue it would also be well deserved

and anyone think Jennifer Lawrence should not have been nominated again its getting a little ridiculous now. Definitely the darling of the movie bix and i am not sure if its really this wel deserved
KillerJuan77
  Jan 16, 2014
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The Lone Ranger over Pacific Rim for visual effects? They seriously need new judges in the Academy.
txfilmguy
  Jan 16, 2014
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No "Blackfish" for best documentary. I don't get it.
spencerd
  Jan 16, 2014
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@ PBateman87

No, but movies making over $200 million should tell you something about it.

And guess what that thing is... it is entertaining. If the movie is entertaining, should it be known as the best picture of the year. I could give a flying turd about the artsy-fartsy aspects of films. I don't go to films to analyze the importance of the art that this film has. I go see it to be entertained. I mean, hello it costs like $10 a ticket. I go to be entertained for two odd hours or however long the film is.

I'm just saying, none of the films nominated for Best Picture looked entertaining at all, except for Gravity. And Hunger Games Catching Fire was much, much, better than Gravity was.

cpstevens
  Jan 17, 2014
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@spencerd

"looked entertaining" Give these movies a chance. They're recognized as the best by the experts, and as someone who watches just about everything to hit the theaters, the experts are usually right. Go into these films with an open mind... I dare you.

As for the nominees, I was pretty satisfied. I would have loved to see Inside Llewyn Davis and August: Osage County receive more recognition, but you cannot win them all.

rollinwith26s
  Jan 17, 2014
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@spencerd

That's funny. I find the artsy-fartsy aspects to be very entertaining. ;P

PBateman87
  Jan 17, 2014
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@ spencerd

Yea, fuck the idea of movies as art. If the movie doesn't cross the $200 million box office mark, it must be a boring, pretentious piece of arthouse bullshit! Let's scrap the current Oscars system and not have any voting or nominees: let us just give the Best Picture statuette to whatever film has the highest box office gross of that year. Boom, done. After all, whatever CGI filled clusterfuck of a film made the most cash = unquestionably the most entertaining film of the year = best film of the year. Right? RIGHT?!?!

go_wrench
  Jan 17, 2014
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Hope the Wind Rises gets the win in animated. Miyazaki deserves one last win before his retirement and this was a FANTASTIC movie.

cynatnite
  Jan 17, 2014
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@spancerd...

Do you know what Batman and Robin and Twister have in common? They were rotten movies that made well over $200 million. What about the Twilight movies. Movies that make over $200 million in box office doesn't make them award worthy. Plenty of them are garbage movies.

Movies like 12 Years as a Slave, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club are not artsy movies by any stretch of the imagination. They tell compelling stories. For a lot of people that is entertainment.
DanHettersen
  Jan 17, 2014
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The Hobbit should've been nominated for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. I hope the third gets more attention. Whether you like them or hate them you must admit they deserve to be in those categories.

Bluyoda
  Jan 17, 2014
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PACIFIC RIM wasn't even nominated??? Best joke ever!!!!
The Lone Ranger certainly deserves to be nominated though:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbuzAV1TAYc&list=UUjnYk44Aj9E634TPucpIXnQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3VACTRGmrI&feature=youtu.be

I am personally rooting for Star Trek: Into Darkness to win, but I am quite certain Gravity will win, as the Oscars tend to be utterly predictable, but I'd love to be proven wrong.
Into Darkness features some of the most amazing VFX ever!
Bruce Morrison
  Jan 17, 2014
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I'm amazed that Prisoners has been almost completely ignored, apart from a Cinematography nomination for Deakins. It certainly deserves to be in the mix for Best Film and Best Direction, and Hugh Jackman should have been nominated for Best Actor as well.

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nathanp
  Jan 17, 2014
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As long as Oprah and Man of Stool weren't nominated for anything I can watch the Oscars in peace and comfort this year.

almorale
  Jan 17, 2014
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@pbateman. Your theory is shot cause The Artist won and that didn't break 50 million. The Hurt Locker didn't break 20. The last movie to win best pic that made a ton(over 200) was Return of the King.

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Count Orlok
  Jan 17, 2014
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Come on Leo and Amy Adams! I'm rooting for them and American Hustle!

PBateman87
  Jan 17, 2014
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@ almorale

Somebody has a broken sarcasm detector.

Rainman208
  Jan 17, 2014
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I say it every year. We need an outside the Hollywood circles average Joe Oscars where the fun movies win the top awards not just the ones for effects & music.

My nominees are:
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Hobbit - The Desoation of Smaug
Pacific Rim
Man of Steel
Despicable Me 2
42
Hunger Games - Catching Fire

Nightman04
  Jan 17, 2014
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@ spencerd

 "No films in the best picture category deserve to win that award", and then you go on to say "none of the best picture noms looked entertaining." So in other words, you havent seen any of them but gravity. It's official, your opinion doesn't matter.
Daytripper
  Jan 17, 2014
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Count Orlok, I agree 100% that Adams deserves her nomination. And any other time, she's probably win. But this is Cate Blanchette's year. If you didn't see "Blue Jasmine", please do. You'll understand why. Back to Adams, she just keeps getting better and better. She will win soon!

ChadFL
  Jan 17, 2014
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I'm fine with most of the selections. But as others have said, Tom Hanks not getting nominated for Captain Phillips is a travesty.
movieeddie
  Jan 17, 2014
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I used to watch the Oscars when it meant something than they gave Shakespeare in Love a best picture Oscar over Saving Private Ryan and I lost all hope that these idiots can ever get anything right.I watch it now without giving a shit who wins.They gotten so many things wrong over the years its not even funny.Just my opinion.

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repete66211
  Jan 17, 2014
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Amy Adams is a great actress but she was miscast in Hustle. I don't suggest that she be type-cast but she's more convincing in her girl next door roles. Sultry vamp she is not.

I want Leo DiCaprio to win just so he'll go away already. I'm sick of seeing him try to pass off a furrowed brow as acting.

Robert Siegel
  Jan 17, 2014
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No Pacific Rim for sound mixing or visual effects? Yet The Lone Ranger gets a nom? Indeed! Every year I get more and more tired of disappointments with these nominations. No Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips? No Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks? Ugh...

zkirkland
  Jan 17, 2014
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@ Rainman208

They call those the MTV Movie Awards.
jholmes93
  Jan 17, 2014
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Frozen will probably win Best Animated Feature with all the momentum it's gotten. Biggest box office and arguably critical hit since Lion King, the Golden Globe and Critic's Choice wins, and whatever it ends up winning at the Annie Awards. However, The Wind Rises does have an edge in being Miyazaki's last movie and the Academy likes to take sentimental stuff like that into account. I also hope Frozen wins Best Original Song, but based on my last statement, they'll probably go with the U2 Mandela song

VagueSimplicity
  Jan 17, 2014
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@merdman
Please, Jennifer Lawrence made that movie exciting, and she was the most hysterical, uplifting character out of that boring story, which imo is suffering from nomination bloat (Sorry "American Hustle" fans). The cast did splendid performances with the material given, but I honestly dozed off a few times during the film. Compare this to "August: Osage County" which I just got back from seeing today, and man does that movie engage you. Every member of that cast earned the audience's attention. And it was such a good story. I can see why Meryl got nominated again.

---

Anyway, my post is very long. Sorry, I have a lot to say:

I am quite angry at the academy for getting some things wrong. First and foremost, Lana Del Rey was robbed of HER Oscar. I am astounded such a dark and mesmerizing song like "Young and Beautiful" could be snubbed in favor of a much lighter themed song like "Happy" which is a fun song, but Oscar material: no! More like dance material. More fitting for the Nickelodeon Awards.

"Young and Beautiful" asks important questions like whether love is eternal or if it's just some intangible form of currency we use to lavish ourselves until the vain and superficial things we desire have dried up. Sometimes I just imagine Lana singing this song in a huge palace-like mansion her and her estranged husband live in, because of the echo effect alone. The themes and imagery from the song hearken so heavily back to the film, "The Great Gatsby."

Whereas "Happy" is exactly what you think the song will be about. It's fun song, but you're not going to go into deep thought over it. Imo, "Young and Beautiful" was the best movie song (not including musicals) since "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion and "Into the West" by Annie Lennox. And seeing as Adele won last year, I felt she had a fighting chance this year. I throw all my support for "Let It Go" from "Frozen" now, but my God, that statue belongs to Lana.

Second, Emma Thompson deserved at least a nomination for "Saving Mr. Banks." She became that woman!

That being said, I have high hopes for "Her" or "Gravity" to win Best Picture and any of their other category nominations. I have yet to see the other contenders (besides "American Hustle"), but "Philomena" is one I anticipate to see as I love Judi Dench, so I blindly support that film as well.

"Frozen" for Best Animated Feature, though I am happy "The Croods" was nominated. I haven't seen "The Wind Rises" since it won't be out 'til February, but doing so may change my mind.

K, done, and kudos to you if you managed to read all that.
spencerd
  Jan 18, 2014
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@cpstevens, PBateman87, cyatnite, Nightman04

It's official. I haven't seen every single movie nominated for Oscars. Have you?

I have neither the time nor the money to see every single movie that comes out in a year. I do enjoy watching artsy fartsy films at some points, but when I have to pick what movies I want to see (because I can't see them all), I go by how entertaining they appear.

Then I make my selections or which movies I think should win each award by what movies I've seen. That's all anyone can do, so stop complaining about my views of which movies should win awards.

For example, I would have liked to see Frozen, and I hear it is very entertaining and also looks very nice and has a lot of good designs. But, I haven't seen it because I had just seen Catching Fire. I choose Catching Fire over waiting and seeing Frozen solely based on the fact that I really really wanted to see Catching Fire because I am a big fan of the book. Therefore, I am not even considering Frozen in my mind for movies that should win awards.
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philnopatiences
  Jan 18, 2014
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No Robert Redford for best actor?? He speaks only one line, but what he did in his 70's is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nightman04
  Jan 18, 2014
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@spencerd

You're missing my point. Obviously you may not have the time to see every movie that has been nominated, and niether have I, so I cant make the assumption they deserve it. But I cant make the assumption that they dont deserve it eaither. That is clearly what you stated. Thats all Im saying. You can say the movies you saw deserve awards all you want, but you cant say the others dont if you havent see them. "No films in the best picture category deserve to win that award, with the only film even worth being nominated is Gravity." Your words, not mine.

dmarvin
  Jan 19, 2014
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Only thing I'm really bummed about is "Inside Llewyn Davis" didn't sneak into Best Picture. Really happy that "The Wolf of Wall Street" scored several big nominations and so happy for "12 Years a Slave", "Gravity" and "Nebraska" to get major recognition. I liked "American Hustle" but it will be another "good but not great, ho-hum" Best Picture winner if it indeed wins (it just won the SAG Ensemble prize tonight, and if it wins the PGA Award tomorrow night, it's almost certain to win Best Picture in March). IMO, only movies like "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" have that "it" factor that would make them memorable Best Picture winners that won't be forgotten in a few year's time.

@spencerd: The Oscars are not for you to nominate and vote on. They have something called The People's Choice Awards and I'm sure everything you wanted to win got an award there. The Oscars are voted on by the industry -- the people who know the most about them -- and have the power to open the eyes of the general public as to what they are probably missing in terms of quality cinema. Me? I never miss a BP nominee. I've seen 7 of the 9 and will see the other two before the show.


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