’12 Years A Slave’ Racks Up 9 Oscar Nominations

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    oscar-nominations-2014Even though 2013 was a landmark year for Black cinema, it clearly wasn’t reflected in this year’s Oscar nominations.  Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” was the lone survivor, landing 3 acting nominations, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

    Lupita Nyong’o, who’s been a critic’s and red carpet darling, received her very first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.  Chiwetel Ejiofor held it down in the Best Actor category with fellow nominees, Leonardo DiCaprio (“Wolf of Wall Street”), Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Christian Bale (“American Hustle”) and Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”).

    Steve McQueen is the third Black director in Oscar history to receive a Best Director nod.  John Ridley is the fourth Black screenwriter  to get a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.

    Barkhad Abdi, a former taxi driver was recognized for his work  playing a Somali pirate in “Captain Phillips” with a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

    “Fruitvale Station” and “The Butler” were shut out of this year’s nominations.  Many were hoping that Oprah would make the cut for Best Supporting Actress, but no such luck.   “Fruitvale Station”, which made a huge splash at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, got no love from the Academy voters. Also shut out of this year’s race  was “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”,  with only one nomination for Best Original Song “Ordinary Love.”

    The Oscars will broadcast live Sunday March 2nd, 8PM EST on ABC.

    FULL LIST OF NOMINEES BELOW:

    BEST PICTURE
    
    American Hustle
    Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
    
    Captain Phillips
    Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
    
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
    
    Gravity
    Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
    
    Her
    Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
    
    Nebraska
    Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
    
    Philomena
    Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
    
    12 Years a Slave
    Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
    
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    Nominees to be determined
    
    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
    
    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
    
    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
    
    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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