Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 Academy Award Nominations: The Final Tally

The nominations are here.  Those title with the asterisks beside them are the ones I predicted last Thursday. Out of 122 nominations, I got 85 correct (including two perfect categories: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Documentary Short Film). In all but Animated Short, Live Action Short and Documentary Feature, I landed the majority of the nominations. I'll have more to say about the nominations this Monday, 1/20, when the new episode of MOVIE GEEKS UNITED is posted (the titles that are in bold face are the ones I think will win).  Jamey Duvall, Jerry Dennis, esteemed film critic Tony Macklin and I will go over them all here. 

*American Hustle (Producers: Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Chales Roven, Richard Suckle)
*Captain Phillips (Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin)
*Dallas Buyers Club (Producers: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter)
*Gravity (Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman)
Her (Producers: Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay) 
*Nebraska (Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa)
Philomena (Producers: Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward)
*12 Years a Slave (Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner) dt, jd jdu, tm
*The Wolf of Wall Street (Producers: Riza Aziz, Emma Koskoff, Joey McFarland)
Predictions missed: Blue Jasmine, Inside Llewyn Davis

*Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity dt, tm, jd, jdu
*Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 
Alexander Payne, Nebraska 
*David O. Russell, American Hustle 
*Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Prediction missed: Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips 

Christian Bale, American Hustle 
*Bruce Dern, Nebraska
*Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
*Chewitel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
*Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club dt, jd, jdu, tm
Prediction missed: Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips  

Amy Adams, American Hustle 
*Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine dt, jd, jdu, tm
*Sandra Bullock, Gravity
*Judy Dench, Philomena 
*Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Prediction missed: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

*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 dt, jd, jdu, tm
Prediction missed: James Gandolfini, Enough Said

*Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
*Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave dt, tm, jd, jdu
*Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine 
*Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Prediction missed: Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler 

*American Hustle, Eric Singer and David O. Russell, dt, 
*Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack jd,
*Her, Spike Jonze tm, jdu
*Nebraska, Bob Nelson
Prediction missed: Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel and Ethan Coen

*Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
*Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope 
*12 Years a Slave, John Ridley jd, jdu, tm, dt
*The Wolf of Wall Street, Terrence Winter
Prediction missed: August: Osage County, Tracy Letts

*The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
*The Great Beauty (Italy) tm, jdu
*The Hunt (Denmark) dt,
*The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
*Omar (Palestine) jd, 

The Croods tm
*Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
*Frozen dt, jd, jdu
*The Wind Rises 

*The Act of Killing dt
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
*The Square 
20 Feet From Stardom tm, jd, jdu
Predictions missed: Blackfish, The Crash Reel, Tim's Vermeer

*The Grandmaster, Phillipe Le Sourd
*Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki  dt, jdu, tm
*Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Dubonnel   
*Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael jd
Prisoners, Roger Deakins 
Prediction missed: 12 Years a Slave, Sean Bobbitt

American Hustle
*The Great Gatsby dt, jd, jdu,
*12 Years a Slave tm
Predictions missed: Inside Llewyn Davis, Oz The Great and Powerful  

*American Hustle tm, dt
The Grandmaster 
*The Great Gatsby  jdu, jd
*The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave 
Predictions missed: Oz The Great and Powerful, Saving Mr. Banks  

*The Book Thief, John Williams 
*Gravity, Steven Price jdu, jd, dt, tm
Her, William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena, Alexandre Desplat
*Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman
Predictions missed: Frozen, 12 Years a Slave 


"Happy" from Despicable Me 2 (Music and lyrics by Pharrell Williams) 
*"Let It Go" from Frozen (Music by Robert Lopez and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez) dt, jd, tm, jdu
*"The Moon Song" from Her (Music and lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze)
*"Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Music and lyrics by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.)
Predictions missed:  "Long Road Home" from August: Osage County, "Young and Beautiful" from The Great Gatsby

*American Hustle
*Captain Phillips jd
Dallas Buyers Club
*Gravity tm, jd
*12 Years a Slave
Prediction missed: The Wolf of Wall Street

*Captain Phillips
*Gravity jd, jdu, tm, dt
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
*Inside Llewyn Davis
*Lone Survivor
Prediction missed: Rush

*All is Lost tm
*Captain Phillips
*Gravity jd, jdu, dt
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor  
Predictions missed: Rush, Iron Man 3

*Gravity jd, jdu, tm, dt
*The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 
Iron Man 3
*The Lone Ranger 
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Predictions missed: Pacific Rim, World War Z

*Dallas Buyers Club dt, tm
*Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa jd, jdu
The Lone Ranger
Predictions missed: American Hustle

*Get a Horse! dt, jdu
Mr. Hublot tm
Room on the Broom jd
Predictions missed: Gloria Victoria, Requiem for Romance, Hollow Land, Subconscious Password

*CaveDigger jdu, jd 
*Facing Fear
*Karama Has No Walls
*The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life dt
*Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me) 
*Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) jdu, dt
Helium jd, tm
*Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem
Predictions missed: Dva (Two), Record/Play, Tiger Boy

American Hustle -- 10 (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design, Film Editing)
Gravity -- 10  (Picture, Director, Actress, Cinematography, Production Design, Original Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Film Editing, Visual Effects)
12 Years a Slave -- 9 (Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design, Film Editing)
Captain Phillips -- 6  (Picture, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Film Editing)
Dallas Buyers Club -- 6 (Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling, Film Editing)
Nebraska -- 6 (Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Cinematography)
Her -- 5  (Picture, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Original Score, Original Song)
The Wolf of Wall Street -- 5 (Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay)
Philomena -- 4 (Picture, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score)
Blue Jasmine -- 3 (Actress, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug -- 3 (Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects)
August: Osage County -- 2 (Actress, Supporting Actress)
Inside Llewyn Davis -- 2 (Cinematography, Sound Mixing)
Frozen -- 2 (Animated Feature, Original Song)
Despicable Me 2 -- 2 (Animated Feature, Original Song)
The Grandmaster -- 2 (Cinematography, Costume Design)
The Great Gatsby -- 2 (Production Design, Costume Design)
The Lone Ranger -- 2 (Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects)
Lone Survivor -- 2 (Sound Mixing, Sound Editing)
One nomination a piece went to: Before Midnight, Prisoners, The Invisible Woman, The Book Thief, Saving Mr. Banks, All is Lost, Iron Man 3, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Alone Yet Not Alone, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, The Hunt, The Missing Picture, Omar, The Croods, Ernest and Celestine, The Wind Rises, The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars, The Square, 20 Feet From Stardom 

Honorary Oscars have already been awarded to Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award has been given to Angelina Jolie, and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for technical achievement has been voted to visual effects artist Peter W. Anderson. 

The Oscars will be awarded on March 2, 2014, with Ellen Degeneres as host.  

1 comment:

msmariah said...

I'm rooting for 'Gravity' myself. I've been really enjoying reading through your blog. Following you now.