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Academy Award Nominations Announced Oscar Surprises and Snubs

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The Academy Award nominations were announced. There were surprises for newcomers and snubs for industry veterans. Oprah Winfrey was noticeably absent from the list of nominees. Tom Hanks did not receive a nomination his role as Captain Phillips but newcomer Barkhad Abdi stole the spotlight and earned a nod from the Academy.

Gravity and American Hustle lead the pack with 10 nominations in major categories. 12 Years A Slave earned 9 nominations. Congrats to all of the nominees!

Here is the list of winners:

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)

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)


Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE


“The Act of Killing” (Drafthouse Films)
A Final Cut for Real Production


Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen


“Cutie and the Boxer” (RADiUS-TWC)
An Ex Lion Tamer and Cine Mosaic Production


Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher


“Dirty Wars” (IFC Films)
A Civic Bakery Production


Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill


“The Square” (Netflix in association with Worldview
Entertainment and Participant Media)
A Noujaim Films and Maktube Production
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer


“20 Feet from Stardom” (RADiUS-TWC)
A Gil Friesen Productions and Tremolo Production

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR


“American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
A Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures Production
Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers


“Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
A Columbia Pictures Production
Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)
A Voltage Pictures, R2 Films, Evolution Independent Production
Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers


“Gravity” (Warner Bros.)
A Warner Bros. UK Services Limited Production
Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers


“Her” (Warner Bros.)
An Annapurna Production
Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers


“Nebraska” (Paramount)
A Paramount Vantage Production
Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers


“Philomena” (The Weinstein Company)
A Pathé, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Cine+ and Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae Production
Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers


“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
A River Road, Plan B, New Regency Production
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers


“The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)
A Red Granite Production

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