Today: July 19, 2024

The 86th Academy Award Nominations

Unsurprisingly Gravity and American Hustle both faired well in this year’s nominations with 10 Nominees each while 12 Years A Slave managed 9 nominee including Best Director for Steve McQueen and Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor.  Dallas Buyers Club also did well as something of a dark horse with Matthew McConaughey bagging a Best Actor nominee as well as Jared Leto getting a Best Supporting Actor.  Meanwhile Jennifer Lawrence became the youngest actress to ever be nominated three times for her performances in American Hustle having won Best Actress last year for Silver Linings Playbook and her other nomination for Winter’s Bone.  For the full list of nominees have a look below, did they get it right?  Should Tom Hanks have got a nomination for Captain Phillips alongside his co-star Barkhad Abdi?  Source –


12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf Of Wall Street

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

John Ridley – 12 Years A Slave
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope – Philomena
Terence Winter – The Wolf Of Wall Street
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater – Before Midnight

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

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

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

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
June Squibb – Nebraska
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

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

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

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

American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten
12 Years A Slave – Joe Walker
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club – John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
12 Years A Slave – Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
American Hustle – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Her – K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena
Gravity – Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

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

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

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

Captain Phillips – Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro
Gravity – Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis – Skip Lievsay, Greg orloff, Peter F. Kurland
Lone Survivor – Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow
Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3 – Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
Star Trek Into Darkness – Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett
The Lone Ranger – Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier
Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium
The Great Beauty – Italy
The Hunt – Denmark
The Missing Picture – Cambodia
Omar – Palestine

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Room On The Broom
The Act Of Killing
Cutie And The Boxer
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Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email:

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