And the 2014 Oscar Nominees Are...
This was one early morning for you. But you were in luck: You had a golden god, Thor's Chris Hemsworth, to brighten your morning. Oh, and the announcement of the 2014 Oscar nominees. At 8:38am ET, you got the opportunity to marvel at the Marvel actor as he read the names of those we'll be watching grace the red carpet come March 2, when Ellen DeGeneres hosts the Oscars ceremony and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence no doubt charms audiences with a sure-to-be-adorable Best Supporting Actress speech.
Though Lawrence's nomination was a sure-thing, we've entered one of the most competitive Oscars in years. Though American Hustle and Gravity lead the list of nominees with 10 nominations each, other films that have tugged at audiences' heartstrings (ahem, 12 Years a Slave and Philomena) could pull through come March. And with packed fields in both the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, which stars will pick up trophies this March? Will American Hustle's Amy Adams ride her successful Golden Globe wave into a Best Actress win, or will she be edged out by frequent co-star Meryl Streep, who received a Globe nod for her performance in August: Osage County? Will Wolf of Wall Street's Leonardo DiCaprio, who also won a Globe, pick up his first Oscar ever, or will the film's mixed response (and the Academy's long-time grudge over DiCaprio playing hooky during the 1997 awards) lead him to go home empty-handed? And will the ground-breaking 12 Years a Slave be more successful this time around, having been beaten in most categories by David O. Russell's American Hustle romp at the Globes?
We will see come March 2. For now, celebrate or grumble over this year's nominees, listed below, and marvel over the fact that, yes, Jackass got an Oscar nomination.
Best PictureAmerican HustleCaptain PhillipsDallas Buyers ClubGravityHerNebraskaPhilomena12 Years a SlaveThe Wolf of Wall Street
Best ActressSandra Bullock, GravityJudi Dench, PhilomenaMeryl Streep, August: Osage CountyAmy Adams, American HustleCate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best ActorChristian Bale, American HustleBruce Dern, NebraskaLeonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall StreetMatthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers ClubChiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting ActressSally Hawkins, Blue JasmineJennifer Lawrence, American HustleLupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a SlaveJulia Roberts, August: Osage CountyJune Squibb, Nebraska
Best Supporting ActorBarkhad Abdi, Captain PhillipsBradley Cooper, American HustleMichael Fassbender, 12 Years a SlaveJonah Hill, Wolf of Wall StreetJared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best DirectorDavid O. Russell, American HustleAlfonso Cuarón, GravitySteve McQueen, 12 Years a SlaveAlexander Payne, Nebraska Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Original ScreenplayEric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American HustleWoody Allen, Blue JasmineCraig Borten & Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers ClubSpike Jonze, HerBob Nelson, Nebraska
Best Adapted ScreenplayRichard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before MidnightBilly Ray, Captain PhillipsSteve Coogan and Jeff Pope, PhilomenaJohn Ridley, 12 Years a SlaveTerence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Animated FeatureThe CroodsDespicable Me 2FrozenThe Wind RisesErnest & Celestine
Best Foreign Language FilmThe Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)The Great Beauty (Italy)The Hunt (Denmark)The Missing Picture (Cambodia)Omar (Palestine)
Best CinematographyThe GrandmasterGravityInside Llewyn DavisNebraskaPrisoners
Best Costume DesignAmerican HustleThe GrandmasterThe Great GatsbyThe Invisible Woman12 Years a Slave
Best Documentary FeatureThe Act of KillingCutie and the BoxerDirty WarsThe Square20 Feet From Stardom
Best Documentary ShortCaveDiggerFacing FearKarama Has No WallsThe Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My LifePrison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Best Film EditingAmerican HustleCaptain PhillipsDallas Buyers ClubGravity12 Years a Slave
Best Makeup and HairstylingDallas Buyers ClubJackass Presents: Bad GrandpaThe Lone Ranger
Best Music, Original ScoreJohn Williams, The Book ThiefSteven Price, GravityWilliam Butler and Owen Pallett, HerAlexandre Desplat, PhilomenaThomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
Best Music, Original Song"Alone Yet Not Alone," Alone Yet Not Alone"Happy," Despicable Me 2"Let It Go," Frozen"The Moon Song," Her"Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Best Production DesignAmerican HustleGravityThe Great GatsbyHer12 Years a Slave
Best Animated Short FilmFeralGet a Horse!Mr. HublotPossessionsRoom on the Broom
Best Live Action Short FilmAquel No Ero Yo (That Wasn't Me)Avant Que De Tout Pedre (Just Before Losing Everything)HeliumPitääkö Mun Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care Of Everything?)The Voorman Problem
Best Sound EditingAll Is LostCaptain PhillipsGravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugLone Survivor
Best Sound MixingCaptain PhillipsGravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugInside Llewyn DavisLone Survivor
Best Visual EffectsGravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugIron Man 3The Lone RangerStar Trek Into Darkness