Gravity, American Hustle dominated the 2014 Oscar nominations 1Gravity, American Hustle dominated the 2014 Oscar nominations 1

After winning big at the Golden Globe Awards with 3 awards out of 7 nominations, American Hustle continued to become the focus right after the official Oscar nominations were announced.

American Hustle received 10 nominations

Gravity, American Hustle dominated the 2014 Oscar nominations

Gravity received 10 nominations

Gravity, American Hustle dominated the 2014 Oscar nominations

12 Years a Slave received 9 nominations

The most surprising among the nominations is Nebraska, a film that did not make a big splash before but received 6 nominations.

Below is the official list of nominations for the 86th Academy Awards:

Best Film

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club





The Wolf of Wall Street

Best director

Alfonso Cuarón – film Gravity

Steve McQueen – movie 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne – film Nebraska

David O. Russell – film American Hustle

Martin Scorsese – film The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Hustle (as Irving Rosenfeld)

Bruce Dern – film Nebraska (as Woody Grant)

Leonardo DiCaprio – film The Wolf of Wall Street (as Jordan Belfort)

Chiwetel Ejiofor – film 12 Years a Slave (as Solomon Northup)

Matthew McConaughey – film Dallas Buyers Club (as Ron Woodroof)

Best Leading Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle (as Sydney Prosser)

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine movie (as Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis)

Sandra Bullock – film Gravity (as Dr. Ryan Stone)

Judi Dench – film Philomena (as Philomena Lee)

Meryl Streep – film August: Osage County (as Violet Weston)

Best supporting actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips movie (as Abduwali Muse)

Bradley Cooper – American Hustle (as Richie DiMaso)

Michael Fassbender – film 12 Years a Slave (as Edwin Epps)

Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street (as Donnie Azoff)

Jared Leto – film Dallas Buyers Club (as Rayon)

Best supporting actress

Sally Hawkins – movie Blue Jasmine (as Ginger)

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle (as Rosalyn Rosenfeld)

Lupita Nyong’o – film 12 Years a Slave (as Patsey)

Julia Roberts – film August: Osage County (as Barbara Weston-Fordham)

June Squibb – film Nebraska (as Kate Grant)

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle – for Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine – for Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club – for Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Her – for Spike Jonze

Nebraska – for Bob Nelson

Best adapted screenplay

12 Years a Slave – for John Ridley

Before Midnight – for Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips – for Billy Ray

Philomena – for Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter

Best animated film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine


The Wind Rises

Best foreign language film

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)

The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

The Hunt (Denmark)

The Great Beauty (Italy)

Omar (Palestine)

Best documentary (character).

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

Best documentary (short subject).


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 short action film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)


Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?

The Voorman Problem

Best animated short film


Get a Horse!



Room on the Broom

Best soundtrack

John Williams – movie The Book Thief

Steven Price – film Gravity

William Butler and Owen Pallett – film Her

Alexandre Desplat – film Philomena

Thomas Newman – Saving Mr.

Best song in a movie

“Alone, Yet Not Alone” in the movie Alone Yet Not Alone – performed by: Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel

“Happy” in the movie Despicable Me 2 – performed by: Pharrell Williams

“Let It Go” from the movie Frozen – performed by: Idina Menzel, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“The Moon Song” from the movie Her – performed by: Karen Lee Orzolek and Spike Jonze

“Ordinary Love” in the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – performed by: U2

Best sound editor

Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns – All Is Lost

Oliver Tarney – Captain Phillips movie

Glenn Freemantle – film Gravity

Brent Burge – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Wylie Stateman – film Lone Survivor

Best harmony

Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro – Captain Phillips film

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro – film Gravity

Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland – film Inside Llewyn Davis

Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow – film Lone Survivor

Best staging

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle


The Great Gatsby


Best cinematography

Philippe Le Sourd – movie The Great Master

Emmanuel Lubezki – film Gravity

Bruno Delbonnel – film Inside Llewyn Davis

Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska movie

Roger Deakins – Prisoners movie

Best makeup and hairdo

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews – film Dallas Buyers Club

Stephen Prouty – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny – The Lone Ranger movie

Best costume design

Patricia Norris – film 12 Years a Slave

Michael Wilkinson – film American Hustle

William Chang Suk Ping – movie The Great Master

Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby movie

Michael O’Connor – film The Invisible Woman

Best film editing

Joe Walker – movie 12 Years a Slave

Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten – American Hustle

Christopher Rouse – Captain Phillips movie

John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa – movie Dallas Buyers Club

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger – film Gravity

Best visual effects


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness

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