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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