Oscars 2014 Nominations


The Oscar nominations are in and it is exactly what everybody has expected: Both American Hustle and Gravity lead the list with ten nominations each, while 12 Years a Slave scored nine nominations. However, it was surprising that Oprah Winfrey didn’t score a nomination for her supporting role in 12 Years a Slave.

The Egyptian documentary The Square also earned a nomination for Best Documentary movie – the first time for an Egyptian movie to be nominated in this category and only the second time ever for an Egyptian film to be nominated for an Oscar.


Best Picture


American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
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 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 Actress


Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County


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 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 Documentary

The Act of Killing
Cutie & The Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
Twenty Feet From Stardom


Best Animated Feature


The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises


Will this be the year when finally Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar? (Maybe.) Will America’s new sweetheart, Jenifer Lawrence, win another Oscar this year? (Probably.) Will The Square bring home an Oscar? (Insha’Allah.) The ceremony is Sunday, March 2. For the full list of nominations, check out the Oscars website here.

WE SAID THIS: Good luck to The Square!