Well, they are finally here…the 2014 Oscar nominations.
Announced EARLY in the morning (7:30am CST) on Jan. 16, the Academy Awards nominations capped what has been a very competitive and very active film year, as they do every year.
We’ve already had the Golden Globes. Most critics from around the country (and the world) have given their “Best of” film lists. All major awards have already posted their nominations…the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television, the Directors Guild of America, the Independent Film Spirit Awards. All we were waiting for was the Oscars. And now, they are here.
Who or what film was overlooked? Who or what film was a surprise pick? Did you want Tom Hanks to be nominated for Captain Phillips, not to mention for Saving Mr. Banks? Well, he was not…for either film. Did you want James Gandolfini to get nominated for Enough Said? Well, sorry, the late actor was also overlooked. But, if you are a fan of Sally Hawkins or Christian Bale, you are in luck since they both snagged nominations this morning, relatively unexpectedly.
Who do you think will win on Oscar Night, Mar. 2?
Enter our “Pick the Winners” Oscar contest (starting on Feb. 1), where you will vote in eight of the major Oscar categories for your chance to win “A Night Out in Niles” with gift cards to Portillos and to the theaters in Golf Mill.
Stay tuned to this blog for more Oscar news over the next coming weeks!
Here is the complete list of nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film
“The Broken Circle Breakdown”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Missing Picture”
Best Documentary Feature
“20 Feet From Stardom”
“The Act of Killing”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
Best Documentary Short Subject
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“Prison Terminal: Last Days of Private Jack Hall”
Best Live Action Short Film
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)”
“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”
“The Voorman Problem”
Best Animated Short Film
“Get a Horse!”
“Room on the Broom”
Best Original Song
“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
“The Moon Song” from “Her,” Karen O. and Spike Jonze
“Let It Go” from “Frozen,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.)
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” Pharrell Williams