Here Are Your 2014 Academy Award Nominations!

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They’re here! They’re here! The Oscar nominations are here! The official 2014 Academy Award nominees were announced this morning by soon-to-be father of twins Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Since this year’s Oscars theme is “movie heroes,” they explained that it made sense to have a superhero announce the nominees. It also made sense because even at 5:30 AM, Chris Hemsworth looked flawless.

Now that we know all the movies and people who could potentially take home one of those little gold men on Oscar night, it’s time to play some catch up. I don’t know about you, but I’m very stressed to see as many of these movies as possible before Oscar night so I can feel legitimately outraged or overjoyed when I hear who won. Luckily we have a month and a half to study up, since the show will be airing on March 2. And Ellen DeGeneres is hosting! Check out the nominees below (full list on the Oscars website), and remember to join us as we live-tweet and live-blog the festivities during the show.

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club

Her

Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight

Captain Phillips

Philomena

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest and Celestine

Frozen

The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Film

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Hunt

The Great Beauty

The Missing Picture

Omar

Best Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone,” Alone Yet Not Alone

“Happy,” Despicable Me 2

“Let it Go,” Frozen

“The Moon Song,” Her

“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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    • Jenni

      In case anyone’s wondering my top picks, here goes my IDEAL Oscar night:

      Best Movie: 12 Years a Slave

      Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo. NOT. That’s an inside joke with myself. Undecided on that category.

      Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor (but I wouldn’t be upset if Matt won)

      Best Actress: Cate Blanchett

      Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi

      Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o,

      Best Screenplay: Her

      Best Adapted Screenplay: Philomena (I just want it to get something!)

      Animated: Frozen

      Documentary: Where is Blackfish?

      Foreign Language: Guys, I’m not going to pretend I’ve seen any of these

      Best Song: Let it Go

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Good taste jenni. The doc The Act of Killing is a killer BTW.

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    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I shall do the same thing as Jenni!

      Best Picture: Captain Phillips

      Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron. (I guess I take back what I said.)

      Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey

      Best Actress: Cate Blanchett

      Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto

      Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o,

      Best Screenplay: Her

      Animated: Frozen

      Best Song: Let it Go

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    • Carlos Danger

      i am guessing this will be Disney’s year for a Best Animated Feature Oscar. hard to believe, but since it was created, disney has never won the best animated feature award (Pixar has 7 times). Don’t believe me? Check it out here: http://blog.bcdb.com/animated-feature-academy-award/

      For animated short, since Disney will take feature, I will guess Mr. Hublot

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