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Complete List of 2014 Academy Award Nominations

by AFP and Newsweek Pakistan
Gabriel Bouys—AFP

Gabriel Bouys—AFP

‘American Hustle’ and ‘Gravity’ lead the pack with 10 nominations each.

Hollywood fired the starting gun Thursday on the most crowded Oscars race for years, with American Hustle and 3D space drama Gravity topping nominations but a wide field of movies hoping for glory on March 2.

American Hustle and Gravity each racked up 10 nominations, and historical drama 12 Years a Slave was close behind with nine, in a year chock full of critically acclaimed movies, leaving few clear frontrunners ahead of the Academy Awards on March 2.

“I had already felt overwhelmingly blessed to have had the creative ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity that I did on Gravity,” said Sandra Bullock, nominated for best actress. “The life experience I garnered on this journey is something for which I will forever be grateful,” added Bullock, who plays an astronaut stranded in space with George Clooney.

American Hustle already had momentum after winning three major prizes at last weekend’s Golden Globes, Tinseltown’s second most high profile awards show, while the harrowing 12 Years a Slave took best drama.

All four key American Hustle actors—Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper—won nods. “To have these actors really put their hearts in it all together, to have them each get a nod is a big deal for us … We created a family together,” said director David O. Russell, who himself was also nominated.

Somali pirate drama Captain Phillips, AIDS activist film Dallas Buyers Club and black and white road movie Nebraska won six Oscar nods each, according to a list released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Martin Scorsese’s epic about financial greed, The Wolf of Wall Street, and futuristic love story Her each got five nominations.

But there were also snubs: two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks failed to win a nomination for his roles in Captain Phillips or Saving Mr. Banks, while awards season perennials Ethan and Joel Coen got only two nods for Inside Llewyn Davis—neither of them in the main categories.

Veteran actor Robert Redford did not make the best actor shortlist for his powerful solo performance in shipwreck movie All is Lost. Britain’s Emma Thompson, who played Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, also was shut out.

Redford took a jab at his film’s studio, Lionsgate. “I think we suffered from little to no distribution,” he said, adding: “I don’t know why, they didn’t want to spend the money, they were afraid, they were just incapable, I don’t know.”

And there will be no Oscars gold for Lee Daniels’ The Butler, about the civil rights era as seen through the eyes of a black White House servant. Star Forest Whitaker and talk show icon Oprah Winfrey, who played his wife, were both shut out. Reactions poured in within minutes of the announcements.

Meryl Streep said: “I am so happy for our film that Julia and I have been nominated. We are both so proud of August: Osage County.”

Clooney, Bullock’s Gravity co-star, paid tribute to their director. “Alfonso Cuaron is one of the great geniuses in the game. He really is a genius. He hasn’t made a bad film,” he told AFP.

The complete list of nominees follows:

Best Picture

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

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Lead Actor

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

Best Lead Actress

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

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 Animated Feature Film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Cinematography

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

Best 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

Best Documentary Feature

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

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

CaveDigger
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, 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

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

Best 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

Best Original Score

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

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 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 Film

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Best Live Action Short Film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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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