The 86th Academy Awards will be hosted by the energetic and bubbly Ellen DeGeneres. It will be her second time to host the prestigious award-giving body. She first hosted the Oscars on Feb. 25, 2007 during the 79th Academy Awards. Hollywood’s special event event will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Below are the nominees for Oscars 2014.
There are a lot of nominees for the Best Picture category. These are “Captain Phillips,” “American Hustle,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Wolf of the Wall Street,” “Her,” and “Gravity.”
For the Best Actor category, the nominees are: Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years of a Slave”) and Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”).
In an interview with Flicks and Bits, Christian Bale talked about how he took his character’s Irving Rosenfeldlook and outward persona.
“I had assumed that this con artist would be this rather clichéd idea of a con artist, that he would be quite vain and suave and slick, and giving the impression of being very moneyed,” said Bale to Flicks and Bits.
For the Best Actress category, the nominees for Oscars 2014 are: Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Meryl Streep (“Osage County”) and Judy Dench (“Philomena”).
Cate Blanchett shared with CBS News how she instantly agreed with Woody Allen to do the film without reading the script yet.
“Well, when Woody called and said he had a script, I just decided I was going to do it. And then you hope it’s a good one,” said Blanchett to CBS News.
For the Best Director category, the nominees are: David Russell (“American Hustle”), Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”), Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street”).
Although “12 Years of a Slave” may have been too much for the audience to take as it contains such heavy content, the director Steve McQueen thinks otherwise.
“People are sort of more receptive to challenging narratives than people think. Our movie has made $110 million, so it just shows you that people are interested to receive and engage in challenging narratives,” said McQueen in an interview with Backstage.
For the supporting roles, the nominees are as follows:
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Bradly Cooper (“American Hustle”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Michael Fassbender (“12 Years of a Slave”).
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”), Julia Roberts (“Osage County”), June Squibb (“Nebraska”), Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years of a Slave”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”).
And there you have it, these are the nominees for Oscars 2014. But, these are just for the major acting categories. To see the full list of the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards, click HERE. Stay tuned for more Oscars 2014 news.