Oscar Nominations Revealed

American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave lead the 2014 Oscar nominations, leaving Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom snubbed

The 2014 Oscar nominations have been revealed, with 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle selected for many of the potential awards.

Both films are nominated for Best Picture, alongside Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Christian Bale have both been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for their roles in both films respectively. Other actors hoping to win this award are Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Golden Globe winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club).

Amy Adams will fight it out for her first Best Actress Oscar for her role in American Hustle, a category in which she is the only actress not to have previously won an Oscar. She will be up against Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) who have all previously won Oscars for the films The Aviator, The Blind Side, Shakespeare in Love and Kramer vs. Kramer/Sophie’s Choice/The Iron Lady.

Jared Leto is the favourite for the Supporting Actor award, for his role as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, after winning the Golden Globe. He’s nominated alongside Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips).

Hollywood girl of the moment Jennifer Lawrence is likely to pick up her second Oscar for her Supporting Role as the eccentric Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Battling it out in this category are Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska).

Probably the most successful Disney film since The Lion King, Frozen is a firm favourite to win Best Animated Feature Film. It shares this category with The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest and Celestine and The Wind Rises.

David O’Russell and Steve McQueen will battle it out for Best Director for American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave, although Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron beat them both at the Golden Globes, so this one is a tough one to call. The three men are also up against Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Alexander Payne (Nebraska).

Other categories announced earlier today were Best Documentary, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Score and Best Original Screenplay.

The awards will take place on March 2nd 2014, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The full list of nominations can be found below:

Best picture

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club





The Wolf of Wall Street

12 Years a Slave

Best actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

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 Squibb, Nebraska

Best director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best animated feature film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine


The Wind Rises

Best foreign film

The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium

The Great Beauty, Italy

The Hunt, Denmark

The Missing Picture, Cambodia

Omar, Palestine

Best original screenplay

American Hustle, Eric Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Her, Spike Jonze

Nebraska, Bob Nelson

Best adapted screenplay

Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips, Billy Ray

Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

Best original score

The Book Thief




Saving Mr. Banks

Best original song

Alone Yet Not Alone, from Alone Yet Not Alone

Happy, from Despicable Me 2

Let It Go, from Frozen

The Moon Song, from Her

Ordinary Love, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best cinematography

The Grandmaster


Inside Llewyn Davis



Best costume design

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby

The Invisible Woman

12 Years a Slave

Best documentary feature

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

Best documentary short subject


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

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club


12 Years a Slave

Best makeup and hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

Best production design

American Hustle


The Great Gatsby


12 Years a Slave

Best animated short film


Get a Horse!

Mr. Hublot


Room on the Broom

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