Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 Oscar Nominations

This is what cinephiles wait for -- the announcement this morning of nominations for the Academy Awards.  The award ceremony will be on March 2, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

Have you seen any of these films?  Who are you rooting for?

Best picture
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
David O. Russell, "American Hustle"
Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Lead actor
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Lead actress
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"

Performance by an 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”

Performance by an 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”


  1. I really enjoyed Gravity. I think it should win for cinematography at least. Cate Blanchett was superb in Blue Jasmine. I haven't seen American Hustle yet and I found 12 Years a Slave too difficult to watch. The Wolf of Wall Street had some very funny bits and I thought Captain Phillips was okay.

    Who are you rooting for?


    1. I saw "American Hustle" and while it was fun to see talented actors go wild, the movie doesn't hang together as a film. So I'll root for Amy and Jennifer but not the film itself. I'm eager to see "Her" and "Dallas Buyers Club", so I'll probably root for them if they're good.

  2. I know people get together to watch these.. create a party around it.. maybe thats what I will do this year as a way to have a girls date. I am such a lone wolf it would be a good thing for me to do!! LOL get all gussied up and watch the glam fest on tv. have a great day to my fav blogger!! xox J

    1. That's a great idea, Jodi! I did an Oscar party a few years ago and everyone loved it. I made everyone vote before the show started and the person with the most right answers got a prize. Oscar parties are a female equivalent of Superbowl parties. (I love movies; I hate football.)

  3. This is the first year in awhile I haven't seen any of the nominated films yet. Somehow I don't think I'll have the chance to catch up before the awards either - something to work towards over the next year I guess!

  4. sadly, i haven't see or heard of most of these movies. i do like Leonardo, tho, so wolf of wallstreet is one i'd like to see.

  5. umm love the oscar!! i try to watch it online!!! i havce to see the wolf of w, street" love di caprio!!!!!

  6. Haven't seen any of the movies (and sadly have not even heard of some of them ~ don't get to the movies enough!) however my son did see Wolf Of Wall Street and said it was good but that if he had to edit it he would cut at least an hour out of it. I do love to watch the Oscars though and will make a plan to watch it as I love Amy and Julia.

  7. I only saw Gravity and Captain Philips from the list.... and if i had to chose between those two it would be Gravity.