The Academy Award Nominations Are Here! 2013

It’s that time of year again, and the Academy Award nominations have been announced. There were a few surprises, but for the most part everything played out just the way you might expect. 2013 seems to be a year with a handful of great movies, and too many great performances. Of the eight major categories (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay) all 44 nominees came from 12 different movies-nine of which are the Best Picture nominees.

Captain Phillips (2013)

At the same time there are some big names missing that many had been expecting like Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Emma Thompson and Oprah Winfrey. But I suppose that’s what happens when we are given so many wonderful acting performances all in one year. There just isn’t enough room for everyone.

Don’t forget, Oscar Sunday is March 2nd!

Here are the nominees:

Best Picture:

  1. “American Hustle”12 Years a Slave (2013)
  2. “Captain Phillips”
  3. “Dallas Buyers Club”
  4. “Gravity”
  5. “Her”
  6. “Nebraska”
  7. “Philomena”
  8. “12 Years a Slave”
  9. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Directing:American Hustle (2013)

  1. David O. Russell for “American Hustle”
  2. Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity”
  3. Alexander Payne for “Nebraska”
  4. Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave”
  5. Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Actor in a Leading Role:Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

  1. Christian Bale for “American Hustle”
  2. Bruce Dern for “Nebraska”
  3. Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  4. Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave”
  5. Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actress in a Leading Role:Blue Jasmine (2013)

  1. Amy Adams for “American Hustle”
  2. Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”
  3. Sandra Bullock for “Gravity”
  4. Judi Dench for “Philomena”
  5. Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County”

Actor in a Supporting Role:The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

  1. Barkhad Abdi for “Captain Phillips”
  2. Bradley Cooper for “American Hustle”
  3. Michael Fassbender for “12 Years a Slave”
  4. Jonah Hill for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  5. Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actress in a Supporting Role:Nebraska (2013)

  1. Sally Hawkins for “Blue Jasmine”
  2. Jennifer Lawrence for “American Hustle”
  3. Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave”
  4. Julia Roberts for “August: Osage County”
  5. June Squibb for “Nebraska”

Animated Feature Film:Despicable Me 2 (2013)

  1. “The Croods”
  2. “Despicable Me 2”
  3. “Ernest & Celestine”
  4. “Frozen”
  5. “The Wind Rises”

Writing-Adapted Screenplay:Philomena (2013)

  1. “Before Midnight”-Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  2. “Captain Phillips”-Billy Ray
  3. “Philomena”-Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  4. “12 Years a Slave”-John Ridley
  5. “The Wolf of Wall Street”-Terence Winter

Writing-Original Screenplay:Her (2013)

  1. “American Hustle”-Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
  2. “Blue Jasmine”-Woody Allen
  3. “Dallas Buyers Club”-Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
  4. “Her”-Spike Jonze
  5. “Nebraska”-Bob Nelson

Cinematography:Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

  1. “The Grandmaster”-Philippe Le Sourd
  2. “Gravity”-Emmanuel Lubezki
  3. “Inside Llewyn Davis”-Bruno Delbonnel
  4. “Nebraska”-Phedon Papamichael
  5. “Prisoners”-Roger A. Deakins

Costume Design:The Great Gatsby (2013)

  1. “American Hustle”-Michael Wilkinson
  2. “The Grandmaster”-William Chang Suk Ping
  3. “The Great Gatsby”-Catherine Martin
  4. “The Invisible Woman”-Michael O’Connor
  5. “12 Years a Slave”-Patricia Norris

Documentary Feature:

  1. “The Act of Killing”-Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sorensen
  2. “Cutie and the Boxer”-Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
  3. “Dirty Wars”-Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
  4. “The Square”-Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
  5. “20 Feet from Stardom”

Documentary Short Subject:

  1. “Cave Digger”-Jeffrey Karoff
  2. “Facing Fear”-Jason Cohen
  3. “Karama Has No Walls”-Sara Ishaq
  4. “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”-Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
  5. “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”-Edgar Barens

Film EditingGravity (2013)

  1. “American Hustle”-Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
  2. “Captain Phillips”-Christopher Rouse
  3. “Dallas Buyers Club”-John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
  4. “Gravity”-Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
  5. “12 Years a Slave”-Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film:The Great Beauty (2013)

  1. “The Broken Circle Breakdown”-Belgium
  2. “The Great Beauty”-Italy
  3. “The Hunt”-Denmark
  4. “The Missing Picture”-Cambodia
  5. “Omar”-Palestine

Makeup and Hairstyling:

  1. “Dallas Buyers Club”-Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
  2. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”-Stephen Prouty
  3. “The Lone Ranger”-Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Music-Original Score:Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

  1. “The Book Thief”-John Williams
  2. “Gravity”-Steven Price
  3. “Her”-William Butler and Owen Pallett
  4. “Philomena”-Alexandre Desplat
  5. “Saving Mr. Banks”-Thomas Newman

Music-Original Song:Frozen (2013)

  1. Happy from “Despicable Me 2”-Pharrell Williams
  2. Let it Go from “Frozen”-Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  3. The Moon Song from “Her”-Karen O and Spike Jonze
  4. Ordinary Love from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”-Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen

Production Design:American Hustle (2013)

  1. “American Hustle”-Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
  2. “Gravity”-Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
  3. “The Great Gatsby”-Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
  4. “Her”-K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena
  5. “12 Years a Slave”-Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker

Short Film-Animated:

  1. “Feral”-Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
  2. “Get a Horse!”-Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
  3. “Mr. Hublot”-Laurent Witz and Alexander Espigares
  4. “Possessions”-Shuhei Morita
  5. “Room on the Broom”-Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Short Film-Live Action:

  1. “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”-Esteban Crespo
  2. “Avant Que De Tout Perde (Just Before Losing Everything)”-Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
  3. “Helium”-Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
  4. “Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”-Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
  5. “The Voorman Problem”-Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Sound Editing:All is Lost (2013)

  1. “All is Lost”-Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
  2. “Captain Phillips”-Oliver Tarney
  3. “Gravity”-Glenn Freemantle
  4. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”-Brent Burge
  5. “Lone Survivor”-Wylie Stateman

Sound Mixing:The Hobbit

  1. “Captain Phillips”-Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
  2. “Gravity”-Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
  3. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”-Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
  4. “Inside Llewyn Davis”-Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
  5. “Lone Survivor”-Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and Brownlow

Visual Effects:Iron Man (2013)

  1. “Gravity”-Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
  2. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”-Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
  3. “Iron Man 3”-Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
  4. “The Lone Ranger”-Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
  5. “Star Trek Into Darkness”-Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton



0 thoughts on “The Academy Award Nominations Are Here! 2013

  1. R.A. Kerr says:

    Wait a minute. There are three nominees in the Animation category that I have not seen! Ack! I’m slipping!

    I cannot believe Emma Thompson was not nominated as Best Actress.


    • Paul says:

      I know, I feel the same way. I saw so many animated films this year, but apparently I watched the wrong ones!

      Emma Thompson was a huge surprise to me, but “Saving Mr. Banks” didn’t generate Academy votes the way I expected.


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