Monday, January 20

Academy Awards (Oscars) Nominees 2014

Hanks in Captain Phillips
There always seems to be a surprise when the list of nominees comes out and the Academy Awards 2014 list is no different. Tom Hanks was completely snubbed in the Best Actor category although "Captain Phillips" is in the running for Best Picture. Also snubbed pretty much is "Saving Mr. Banks," the audience's darling film of the year.

"Nebraska," which has audiences snoozing has been nominated in several categories, including Best Picture ~ the big one. I will surprised ~ and disappointed ~ if "12 Years a Slave," doesn't take the top Oscar this year and another for the director, Steve McQueen.

Best picture 
"12 Years a Slave" 
"The Wolf of Wall Street" 
"Captain Phillips" 
"American Hustle" 
"Dallas Buyers Club" 

Best animated feature 
"The Wind Rises" 
"Despicable Me 2" 
"Ernest & Celestine"
"The Croods"

Best director 
Steve McQueen -- "12 Years a Slave" 
David O. Russell -- "American Hustle" 
Alfonso Cuaron -- "Gravity" 
Alexander Payne -- "Nebraska" 
Martin Scorsese -- "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best actor 
Bruce Dern -- "Nebraska" 
Chiwetel Ejiofor -- "12 Years a Slave" 
Matthew McConaughey -- "Dallas Buyers Club" 
Leonardo DiCaprio -- "The Wolf of Wall Street" 
Christian Bale -- "American Hustle"

Best actress 
Amy Adams -- "American Hustle" 
Cate Blanchett -- "Blue Jasmine" 
Judi Dench -- "Philomena" 
Sandra Bullock -- "Gravity" 
Meryl Streep -- "August: Osage County"

Best supporting actor 
Barkhad Abdi -- "Captain Phillips" 
Bradley Cooper -- "American Hustle" 
Jonah Hill -- "The Wolf of Wall Street" 
Jared Leto -- "Dallas Buyers Club" 
Michael Fassbender -- "12 Years a Slave"

Best supporting actress 
Jennifer Lawrence -- "American Hustle" 
Lupita Nyong'o -- "12 Years a Slave" 
June Squibb -- "Nebraska" 
Julia Roberts -- "August: Osage County" 
Sally Hawkins -- "Blue Jasmine"

Best original screenplay 
"American Hustle" -- David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer 
"Blue Jasmine" -- Woody Allen 
"Her" -- Spike Jonze 
"Nebraska" -- Bob Nelson 
"Dallas Buyers Club" -- Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
Image: Academy Awards
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel, food, wine and spirits columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go, and Indy’s Personal Lifestyle Adviser. Read Infused, her spirits & wine lifestyle column, at and Gotta Go is published on, and in magazines. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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