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The OSCAR Nominations 2014... Decidedly UN supercalifragilisticexpialidocious #book2movies


Did I get up at 5am to see Chris Hemsworth (Rush) announce the Oscar nominations live? No I did not! Not even gorgeous Hemsworth is enough to stir me at that hour. But when I did wake up I hopped over to Oscar.com for the complete list of nominees. You can download an 'official' Oscar ballot (pretty lame that they call it that since we're not actually voting) or log in and play along via Facebook.  Scroll below for my down and dirty cut and paste version but do know the Oscar site has lots of pretty pictures and additional materials. Here in the states, the Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres airs March 2 at 7pm eastern on ABC. 


The first thing you'll notice is that the Academy has snubbed both Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson! Unlike the Golden Globes where Hanks was nominated for Best Actor for Captain Phillips in the drama category, and Saving Mr. Banks in the comedy/musical category, Hanks didn't get a nomination from the Academy for either film. While Captain Phillips is one of the Academy's nine nominated films, Saving Mr. Banks didn't make the Best Picture cut. Except for the score by Thomas Newman - downright delicious - poor Saving Mr Banks has been soundly walloped as Mary Poppins might say. 



I'm most taken aback though, not at Hank's exclusion but at Emma Thompson's.  She gave an absolutely brilliant performance as the persnickety author PL Travers in Saving Mr. Banks but, looking at the actresses who earned the nod, who would I bump? Who would you? While it's disappointing that Thompson didn't get her well-deserved recognition - is she being blamed for the very blurred lines between what really happened and Disney's somewhat sweetened version of the story? - ageism isn't a factor. With the exception of Amy Adams, none of the Best Actress nominees are what we used to call 'spring chickens'. All the nominees are over forty, even Sandra Bullock, former rom-com queen and America's Sweetheart, turns fifty this year. What a joy to see these highly accomplished, experienced, mature actresses getting their just desserts! I only wish that the sharp and sassy Emma Thompson were in that number. It's at moments like this when I remind myself what a ridiculous, reductive exercise this whole process is.   

Small surprises - Gatsby is back, with Catherine Martin earning nominations for Best Production Design and Costume Design. And while Her's snazzy high waisted pants and American Hustle's permed hairstyles got a lot of love from audiences, neither captured the Academy's attention.


Here are the nominees



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

ACTOR

in a Leading Role
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

ACTRESS

in a Leading Role
Amy Adams
American Hustle

Cate Blanchett

Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock

Gravity

Judi Dench

Philomena

Meryl Streep

August: Osage County

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


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


ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Croods
Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

Despicable Me 2

Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

Ernest & Celestine

Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

Frozen

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

The Wind Rises

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki


CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Grandmaster
Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity

Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis

Bruno Delbonnel  

Nebraska

Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners

Roger A. Deakins


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


DIRECTING

American Hustle
David O. Russell

Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón

Nebraska

Alexander Payne

12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen

The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

Cutie and the Boxer

Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

Dirty Wars

Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

The Square

Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

20 Feet from Stardom

Nominees to be determined


DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

CaveDigger
Jeffrey Karoff

Facing Fear

Jason Cohen

Karama Has No Walls

Sara Ishaq

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Edgar Barens


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

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Broken Circle Breakdown
Belgium

The Great Beauty

Italy

The Hunt

Denmark

The Missing Picture

Cambodia

Omar

Palestine


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

MUSIC

Original Score
The Book Thief
John Williams

Gravity

Steven Price

Her

William Butler and Owen Pallett

Philomena

Alexandre Desplat

Saving Mr. Banks

Thomas Newman

MUSIC

Original Song
"Alone Yet Not Alone" from ALONE YET NOT ALONE
Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel

"Happy" from DESPICABLE ME 2

Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams

"Let It Go" from FROZEN

Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

"The Moon Song" from HER

Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

"Ordinary Love" from MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson
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PRODUCTION DESIGN

American Hustle
Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)

Gravity

Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)

The Great Gatsby

Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)

Her

K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)

12 Years a Slave

Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)

SHORT FILM

Animated
Feral
Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden

Get a Horse!

Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

Mr. Hublot

Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Possessions

Shuhei Morita

Room on the Broom

Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

SHORT FILM

Live Action
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Esteban Crespo

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras

Helium

Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari

The Voorman Problem

Mark Gill and Baldwin Li


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

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

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


WRITING

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

WRITING

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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