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'The Lone Ranger' gets 2 Oscar nominations & 5 Razzie 'worst' nominations

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The 86th annual Academy Award (Oscar) nominations were announced this morning Thursday Jan. 16, 2014. “The Lone Ranger” (Disney) starred Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer. The western remake received two nominations; “Achievement in Visual Effects” by Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams & John Frazier. “Achievement in Make up & Hair Styling” by Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny. The Oscars will air live on ABC Sunday March 2, 2014 & will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

The 34th annual Razzie (Worst) Award nominations were announced Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014. “The Lone Ranger” earned five nominations. They include, “Worst Picture”, Johnny Depp as “Worst Actor”, Gore Verbinski as “Worst Director” Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe & Terry Rosso with “Worst Screenplay” & the western as “Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel.” The Razzies will be announced on Saturday March 1, 2014 the day before the Oscar ceremony.

The Lone Ranger” is considered as one of the biggest box office bombs of 2013. It was also panned by film critics & grossed $89 million in the U.S. It performed better at the Foreign box office with $171 million. The western remake had a production budget of $215 million, but reportedly jumped to $250 million. It stalled at $260 million at the worldwide box office.

According to the official website of Rentrak which tracks film business grosses. “The Lone Ranger” was released on BluRay/DVD Dec. 17, 2013. It has been holding in the top 10 on the sales & rental charts as of Jan. 13, 2014.

Noted Chicago film critic Richard Roeper (Reelz Channel) named “The Lone Ranger” on his list of the 10 worst films of 2013. Film director, Quentin Tarantino named “Ranger” on his list of the 10 best films of the year. Native American activists did not like Johnny Depp portraying the native side kick “Tonto” in the film & complained endlessly on the internet. They believed a real native should've portrayed that character. Depp claims to be part native & was adopted by a Comanche tribal elder during filming of the western.

Below are 6 nominated categories for the 86th annual Academy Awards 2013:

Best Picture

  • “American Hustle” /Producers are Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison & Jonathan Gordon
  • “Captain Phillips” /Producers are Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti & Michael De Luca
  • Dallas Buyers Club” /Producers are Robbie Brenner & Rachel Winter
  • “Gravity” /Producers are Alfonso Cuaron & David Heyman
  • Her” /Producers are Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze &Vincent Landay
  • “Nebraska” /Porducaers are Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa
  • Philomena” /Producers are Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan & Tracey Seaward
  • “12 Years a Slave” /Producers are Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen & Anthony Katagas
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street” / Nominees to be determined

Best performance by an actor in a leading role

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

Best performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Amy Adams for “American Hustle”
  • Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”
  • Sandra Bullock for “Gravity”
  • Judi Dench for “Philomena”
  • Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County”

Achievement in directing

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

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Dallas Buyers Club” by Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews
  • “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” by Stephen Prouty
  • The Lone Ranger” by Joel Harlow by Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Achievement in visual effects

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