86th Oscar Nominations Announced!

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Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards® today (January 16).

Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 25, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

(Here is a partial list):

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Christian Bale in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Bruce Dern in “Nebraska” (Paramount)
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Amy Adams in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” (Warner Bros.)
Judi Dench in “Philomena” (The Weinstein Company)
Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County” (The Weinstein Company)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” (The Weinstein Company)
June Squibb in “Nebraska” (Paramount)

Best animated feature film of the year
“The Croods” (20th Century Fox)
“Despicable Me 2” (Universal)
“Ernest & Celestine” (GKIDS)
“Frozen” (Walt Disney)
“The Wind Rises” (Walt Disney)

Achievement in cinematography
“The Grandmaster” (The Weinstein Company)
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.)
“Inside Llewyn Davis” (CBS Films)
“Nebraska” (Paramount)
“Prisoners” (Warner Bros.)

Achievement in costume design
“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
“The Grandmaster” (The Weinstein Company)
“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.)
“The Invisible Woman” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

Achievement in directing
“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.)
“Nebraska” (Paramount)
“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
“The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

Check out Oscars.com for a full list of the Nominations!

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