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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