Oscars 2014: the nominations in full

American Hustle and Gravity emerge as frontrunners for this year’s Academy Awards, with 10 nominations apiece.

Samuel Wigley

Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)

There’s a tie at the top after the announcement of this year’s Academy Award nominations, with David O. Russell’s American Hustle and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity each up for 10 awards. 12 Years a Slave, directed by British filmmaker Steve McQueen, follows with nine nominations.

British film Philomena, directed by Stephen Frears, will compete against these three for the best picture gong, and also receives nominations for best adapted screenplay, best music and for Judi Dench as best actress.

Other best picture nominees include Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street and Captain Phillips.

While Captain Phillips received six nominations, including one for Surrey-born Paul Greengrass as best director, many will be surprised that the expected nod for Tom Hanks for lead actor has failed to materialise. Hanks was beaten out by Bruce Dern in Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, and UK actors Christian Bale and Chiwetel Ejiofor, for American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave respectively.

Actresses alongside Judi Dench in the spotlight are Amy Adams for American Hustle, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock in Gravity, and Meryl Streep in August: Osage County.

Flying the flag for Britain in the supporting role categories are Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave and Sally Hawkins for her turn in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. 

There was further recognition for UK talent in the technical categories, with nominations for the production design and visual effects team behind Gravity and for Michael O’Connor for his costumes for Ralph Fiennes’s Victorian romance The Invisible Woman.

“It’s fantastic to see the Academy putting the UK’s vibrant and thriving film industry firmly in the international spotlight,” comments Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI. “Britain’s world-leading studios and VFX facilities take centre stage in the spectacular Gravity, and the ability of our visionary directors to bring true stories to life with extraordinary effect is seen so vividly in Stephen Frears’ BFI and BBC Films-supported Philomena and Steve McQueen’s Film4-backed 12 Years a Slave.”

She continues: “With Oscar recognition for on- and off-screen British talent across so many categories, these nominations help remind us that the UK’s film industry is something we can all be hugely proud of. All of these brilliant, talented people are winners in my eyes and I wish them all the luck in the world.” 

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Ellen DeGeneres on 2 March at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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

Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers

Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers

Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers

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

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

Judi Dench

Meryl Streep
August: Osage County

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

Julia Roberts
August: Osage County

June Squibb

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

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

The Wind Rises
Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki


The Grandmaster
Philippe Le Sourd

Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis
Bruno Delbonnel

Phedon Papamichael

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


American Hustle
David O. Russell

Alfonso Cuarón

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

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

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

12 Years a Slave
Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Great Beauty

The Hunt

The Missing Picture


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

Steven Price

William Butler and Owen Pallett

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)

Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)

The Great Gatsby
Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)

K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)

12 Years a Slave
Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)

Short Film — Animated

Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden

Get a Horse!
Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

Mr. Hublot
Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written by Spike Jonze

Written by Bob Nelson

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