2014 Oscar Nominations Led by 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' (LIVE STREAM)

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by Anne Thompson
January 16, 2014 9:13 AM
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Amy Adams and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle.'
Sandra Bullock in 'Gravity'

The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced bright and early Thursday by Academy president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs and superhero Chris Hemsworth. This year the Academy live streamed the event; watch below. 

Inevitably in a year with such a wide field of contenders--across critics' groups and Guild nominations--there are bound to be surprises. Which film got the most nominations? I was betting that "12 Years a Slave" would lead the pack with 11, but it got 9. "American Hustle" and "Gravity" grabbed 10 each. These three films will duke it out for Best Picture--and the race could shift direction during this second phase. 

The "American Hustle" backlash is already setting in--Jennifer Lawrence could be punished for winning that Golden Globe. But grabbing the most noms doesn't guarantee a Best Picture win, as "Lincoln" proved last year. Nine films landed a Best Picture nomination (it could have been five to ten). "American Hustle' stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams knocked out Robert Redford and Emma Thompson respectively, as "Saving Mr. Banks" came up short with no Best Picture nod. 

Another "American Hustle" star, Bradley Cooper, edged out Daniel Bruhl ("Rush") in supporting. That means that a David O. Russell film landed all four acting categories--like last year's "Silver Linings Playbook."  And "Nebraska" director Alexander Payne pushed out DGA nominee Paul Greengrass in the directors list, a major snub that was accompanied by a shocking omission of Tom Hanks as best Actor. More analysis and Oscar predictions anon. 

Here are the announced nominees:

Best actor in a supporting role:

  • 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"
Cate Blanchett in 'Blue Jasmine'

Best actress in a supporting role:

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

Best original song:

  • "Alone Yet Not Alone" ("Alone Yet Not Alone")
  • "Happy" ("Despicable Me 2")
  • "Let it Go" ("Frozen")
  • "The Moon Song" ("Her")
  • "Ordinary Love" ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") 
'Nebraska'

Best adapted screenplay:

  • Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke ("Before Midnight")
  • Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips")
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope ("Philomena")
  • John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave")
  • Terence Winter ("The Wolf of Wall Street")

Best original screenplay:

  • David O. Russell ("American Hustle")
  • Woody Allen ("Blue Jasmine")
  • Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack ("Dallas Buyers Club")
  • "Spike Jonze" ("Her")
  • Bob Nelson ("Nebraska")

Best animated feature:

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

Best documentary:

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

Best foreign film:

  • "Broken Circle Breakdown" (Belgium)
  • "The Great Beauty" (Italy)
  • "The Hunt" (Denmark)
  • "The Missing Picture" (Cambodia)
  • "Omar" (Palestine)

Best director:

  • David O. Russell ("American Hustle")
  • Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")
  • Alexander Payne ("Nebraska")
  • Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")
  • Martin Scorsese ("The wolf of Wall Street")

Best actress:

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

Best actor:

  • 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")

Best picture:

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

EARLIER:

My final nominations picks are here, also at Gurus 'O Gold and GoldDerby. Here's the last Oscar Talk with Kris Tapley, and I weigh in at the LA Times Buzzmeter as well.) 

If last year's show celebrated the movie musical, this year's March 2 ABC telecast, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will put movie heroes of all shapes and sizes on display. "The show will honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, both past and present," the producers said, "as well as the bold filmmakers who bring them to life. Of course, there will be no shortage of comedy with Ellen DeGeneres as our host. There may also be a few musical surprises along the way.”

Other video goodies from the Academy are below, too -- including DeGeneres reading Twitter reactions to the announcement of her hosting the 2014 show, and an "Inside the Oscars" featurette, going behind the scenes on nominations day. (Watch DeGeneres' endearing song-and-dance routine in the Oscar trailer here.)

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11 Comments

  • angura | March 1, 2014 4:06 AMReply

    Watch Oscar Awards Ceremony 2014 Live Online

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    Watch Oscar Awards Ceremony 2014 Live Online


    Watch Oscar Awards Ceremony 2014 Live Online

  • BCL | January 17, 2014 7:50 AMReply

    Dallas Buyers Club all the way! Excellent acting, brilliant writing.

  • clarence | January 16, 2014 1:27 PMReply

    Maybe the article's author can't count but "12 Years"...got more nominations than "Gravity"...so the title should read. "American Hustle" and "12 Years" lead oscar nominations. ODD

  • Bdub | January 16, 2014 11:10 AMReply

    You don't have 'Wolf' listed for Best Picture.

  • Brian | January 16, 2014 11:00 AMReply

    I'm a fan of Miyazaki and Wong Kar Wai, so I only have two horses in this race: THE WIND RISES and THE GRANDMASTER.

    I actually only saw two nominees: THE GRANDMASTER and THE GREAT GATSBY.

  • Julie Kinnear | January 21, 2014 9:59 AM

    Agree totally, I hope some higher sense might interfere and not award Frozen just because it has the Disney behind it. I mean - no offense! - it is a nice movie, seen it in the cinema, but The Wind Rises left me quite speechless.
    And IMHO, Gravity is pretty overestimated, I think 12 Years would really deserve the Best Picture, I liked its not-so-Hollywood style.

  • Digit | January 16, 2014 10:51 AMReply

    You only list eight best picture nominations but you state there were nine films nominated!

  • RobertManBottom | January 16, 2014 10:23 AMReply

    Llewyn Davis!!! (i can't believe that it did not even get a song nomination. what a travesty!)

  • I Predict | January 16, 2014 9:28 AMReply

    12 Years and Hustle split vote. Nebraska sails in.

  • Elizabeth M Tarasi Esq | January 16, 2014 12:03 AMReply

    If you are an Oscar fan you will love the YouTube video of the 2014 Oscar predictions by Ted Stevenson and Samantha Massell. Go to YouTube search Ted Stevenson, Oscars and enjoy. It is wonderful.

  • YH 98 | January 15, 2014 8:30 PMReply

    How can you get permission to access the livestream.

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