86th Academy Awards nominations (full list) + my predictions



It’s that time of year again folks! The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards/Oscars has been released. Overall I’m impressed with the list, with the exception that I’m REALLY MAD that Emma Thompson was not nominated for Best Actress for Saving Mr. Banks. That is an absolute travesty of the highest order of orders.

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

Predicted winner: Alfonso Cuarón HANDS DOWN

BEST 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

Predicted winner: This is genuinely really difficult as I’ve only seen Dallas Buyers Club thus far. I’m very happy DiCaprio was nominated, just because he’s missed out numerous times. I’ve heard Chiwetel Ejiofor is phenomenal. I thought McConaughey was great, but I think it’s between DiCaprio and Ejiofor.
P.S – Where is Tam Honks?! er… I mean Tom Hanks?!

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Amy Adams – American Hustle

Sandra Bullock – Gravity

Judi Dench – Philomena

Meryl Streep – August Osage County

Predicted winner: WHERE IS EMMA THOMPSON?!?!? Seriously, she was impeccable in Saving Mr. Banks. I’m personally annoyed Adèle Exarchopoulos wasn’t nominated for her amazing work in Blue is the Warmest Colour.
I watched Blue Jasmine the other day and I thought Blanchett was incredible. Although Amy Adams is quickly becoming another sympathy vote like DiCaprio, I think Blanchett will take it.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Bradley Cooper – American Hustle

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips

Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Predicted winner: Daniel Brühl was on a nomination roll: a Golden Globe, BAFTA and a Screen Actor Guild nomination for his role as Nicki Lauda in Rush. Alas, it seems the Academy weren’t as impressed. I’m personally rooting for Barkhad Abdi (even though he won’t win) solely because this is his debut film. A guy from Somalia moves to USA, becomes a cab driver in Minnesota, auditions for a film and gets the part alongside Tom Hanks. That’s the Hollywood dream right? I became aware halfway through watching Captain Phillips just how great Abdi and his crew were. The winner will absolutely be Jared Leto though, who I thought was thoroughly fantastic.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine

Julia Roberts – August Osage County

June Squibb – Nebraska

Predicted winner: Even though it would have been nice to see Oprah Winfrey here, I can fully understand why she didn’t make the cut. Her performance was good, but not THAT good. I’ve heard/read fantastic things about both Squibb and Nyong’o. Lawrence took another Golden Globe on Sunday however, so that could shake it up a bit. I thought Sally Hawkins was good in Blue Jasmine, but I don’t fully understand the nomination. Winner – don’t know!

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Despicable Me 2

Frozen

The Croods

Ernest & Celestine

The Wind Rises

Predicted winner: Haven’t seen any of them, probably Frozen just based on a hunch, and it’s Disney. Oh and Metacritic.

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

Predicted winner: I’d love to see Before Midnight win this, the dialogue was extremely lengthy, intelligent, wordy, and impressively conversational. You could have been watching a real life couple and not known the difference. I wasn’t captivated by the film as a whole overall though, I didn’t feel like I could take anything away from it. Delpy annoyed me in it too, she comes across haughty, high maintenance and agitated by everything.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Eric Warren Singer and David O Russell – American Hustle

Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine

Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack – Dallas Buyers Club

Spike Jonze – Her

Bob Nelson – Nebraska

Predicted winner: Either Blue Jasmine or Her….. probably Her for unique reasons.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

The Great Beauty (Italy)

The Hunt (Denmark)

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)

The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Omar (Palestine)

Predicted winner: I’m very surprised Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Past’ didn’t make this cut, giving that he won a couple of years ago for the outstanding ‘A Separation’. Also surprised, but less surprised that Blue is the Warmest Colour didn’t make it either. I can understand why it didn’t.
Haven’t seen any of them yet however, The Great Beauty has been popping up everywhere.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

Let It Go – Frozen

Ordinary Love – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Alone Yet Not Alone – Alone Yet Not Alone

Happy – Despicable Me 2

The Moon Song – Her

Predicted winner: I’d already heard The Moon Song because Karen O is awesome, and Happy because its at the UK #1 spot right now. No idea though, based on the Golden Globes win, Ordinary Love.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

The Book Thief

Gravity

Her

Philomena

Saving Mr Banks

Predicted winner: Although I’m happy Saving Mr. Banks has been nominated for something, surely the majority of the soundtrack was a copy and paste job?? I was transfixed by Gravity, the score certainly had play in that. So my very loose guess is on Gravity.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

Predicted winner: Really…? Blackfish didn’t make the list?? The Act of Killing will no doubt win. Unbelievable depths of blasé inhumanity, a truly harrowing documentary.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:

SaveDigger

Facing Fear

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Predicted winner: Literally no idea yet.

BEST FILM EDITING:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

12 Years a Slave

Predicted winner: Gravity or 12 Years.

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING:

Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

Predicted winner: Haaaaaaa I’d LOVE it if Jackass won, for lols.

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED):

Feral

Get a Horse!

Mr Hublot

Possessions

Room on the Broom

Predicted winner: Not a clue.

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION):

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

Avant Que De Tour Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Helium

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

The Voorman Problem

Predicted winner: Not a clue.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

American Hustle

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Her

12 Years a Slave

Predicted winner: Possibly Gatsby, maybe Gravity.

BEST SOUND EDITING:

All Is Lost

Captain Phillips

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor

Predicted winner: Gravity

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Captain Phillips

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Lone Survivor

Predicted winner: Tough one I reckon; either The Hobbit, Gravity or Lone Survivor.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness

Predicted winner: Gravity or The Hobbit.

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