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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Awards Season 2014: Academy Award Nominations

As announced earlier today, here is a selection of the nominations for this year's Academy Awards:

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

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street)

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)

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

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)

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

So I make that 28 out of 34 correct - 82% - which is pretty good (and better than last year). I'm overjoyed at seeing Sally Hawkins getting nominated for Best Supporting Actress- she more than holds her own against the frankly brilliant Cate Blanchett. It's also nice to see Philomena get nominated for Best Picture as well. 

In other categories, Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug have all been nominated for Best Visual Effects. Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises is up against The Croods, Ernest And Celestine, Despicable Me 2 and Frozen for Best Animated Feature. Perhaps the most bizarre nomination so far is for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa which had had a nod for Best Make-Up and Hairstyling!

Congratulations to all nominees - a full list can be found here

The 86th Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday March 2nd 2014 in a ceremony hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, taking hosting duties for the second time. The theme for this year's ceremony is that of cinematic heroes. Can't wait!

Next up for Awards Season are the Critics Choice Awards (tonight), the Screen Actors Guild Awards (Saturday) and the Producers Guild Awards (Sunday). I'll do a round-up post of these results on Monday.

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