Thought I’d lay out the nominations here, if anyone wanted to know in simple terms. I shall be debating these choices in the comments below. Feel free to join me.
12 Years A Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf Of Wall Street
Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf Of Wall Street
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell – American Hustle
Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
Bob Nelson – Nebraska
Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack – Dallas Buyers Club
Spike Jonze – Her
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
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, 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 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, 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
MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING
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
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium
The Great Beauty – Italy
The Hunt – Denmark
The Missing Picture – Cambodia
Omar – Palestine
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Get A Horse!
Room On The Broom
The Act Of Killing
Cutie And The Boxer
20 Feet From Stardom
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days Of Private Jack Hall
LIVE ACTION SHORT
Aquel No Era Yo
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem
What surprises you most?
No Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips. Personally, I thought he was amazing, whereas Bale was good, but not amazing in American Hustle. No Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks either. You?
I’m not surprised by Thompson’s omission – she is very, very good, but I don’t love her as much as some of the other leading females.
Hanks’ omission is also my biggest surprise. I would have nominated him over Bale or Dern, certainly. (Well. Insofar as I think him the best male actor of the year, whether supporting or leading, I would have nominated him over everyone, I guess.)
I’m also surprised 12 Years missed Score and Cinematography.
And that Stories We Tell isn’t a nominated documentary.
Well, what’s the OSCARs without bad decisions lol
GO EVERYTHING GRAVITY!!!!
You are so biased!
Do you DENY the statement?!
Oh well in that case… Lol!
I’m scared I watch it and it’s not as grand as it would have been on big screen and then you and I have no friendship left when it’s done 😦
Surely it will come out there, yes????
And that would not be a friendship killer – I promise you that : ) If we can make it through Ocean’s 11 we can make it through anything : )
Lol it came and went… I’m ridiculously selective about what I see in theatre…
We made it? We made it! We can conquer the world now!
I still think it’s going to be just as good on TV – it just won’t have the same atmosphere effect. I don’t think these guys are going to just put out some stale product for TV.
WE DID IT!!! WE DID IT!!!!
Oh dear, you really aren’t selling this to me! 😉
Just watch it!!! Or are you trying to get me to use the nickname??
… This is considered an offense worthy enough for the nickname? Dear Lord no, I will get to watching it as soon as possible!
Brian and the boys got theirs for MUCH less…. : )
I’m shaking in my boots.
As you should be!
Got back from work to find this conversation and I am not sure I entirely understand it. Lol
We need to get Zoe some eyeglasses and a pointer so she can make a video of herself diagramming it on a chalk board.