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The nominations for the 2014 Academy awards were announced last night, and although there were a few surprises, the general consensus is as expected. “Gravity” and “American Hustle” walked away with 10 nominations each. We’re hoping that this is finally the year for Leonardo DiCaprio, and it was great to see Jared Leto back to what he’s best at, picking up a nomination for best supporting actor in”Dallas Buyers Club”. We go through some of the surprise nominations and those who we thought really deserved one. The 2014 Oscar Nominations Full List below:

The Surprises:

Scarlett Johannson for her voice in “Her”. Perhaps a bit prejudice from our side (voted the 2013 sexiest woman alive by Esquire), but we would have loved at least a nomination. It was not the case and the blonde bombshell did not get nominated.

Director Paul Greengrass for “Captain Phillips”. “Captain Phillips” was nominated for best picture, but the director himself did not grab a nomination.

Leonardo DiCaprio for “Wolf of Walstreet”. Is this the year for Leonardo DiCaprio? Many critics felt “The Wolf of Wall Street’s” hard-partying ways would be too much for the older and more conservative tastes of the academy voters. But apparently those old-timers have a fondness for their wilder days. Martin Scorsese’s film grabbed five nominations, including nods for best picture, best director and actors Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Inside Llewyn Davis is considered to be the biggest loser. It’s a mystery how Llewyn Davis didn’t muster enough support to fill the final slot of the 9 out of 10 best picture nominations. Especially given the number of critics’ groups – Toronto and Vancouver among them – that named it the best picture of the year.

The nominees:

Best Picture

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  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
Actress in a Leading Role
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  • Amy Adams in American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock in Gravity
  • Judi Dench in Philomena
  • Meryl Streep in August: Osage County

 

Actress in a Supporting Role
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  • Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Robers in August: Osage County
  • June Squibb in Nebraska

 

Actor in a Leading Role
Wolf of Wallstreet
  • Christian Bale in American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern in Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

 

Actor in a Supporting Role
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  • Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper in American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave
  • Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club
Animated Feature Film
Animated Frozen
  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises
Cinematography
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  • The Grandmaster
  • Gravity
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Prisoners
Costume Design
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  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Invisible Woman
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
Documentary Feature
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • The Act of Killing
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Dirty Wars
  • The Square
Documentary Short Subject
  • CaveDigger
  • Facing Fear
  • Karama Has No Walls
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Changed My Life
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Film Editing
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
Foreign Language Film
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Missing Picture
  • Omar
Makeup and Hairstyling
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  • Dallas Buyer Club
  • Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa
  • The Lone Ranger
Music (Original Score)
  • The Book Thief
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Philomena
  • Saving Mr. Banks
Music (Original Song)
  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone
  • “Happy” from Despicable Me 2
  • “Let It Go” from Frozen
  • “The Moon Song” from Her
  • “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Production Design
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Gravity
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Her
Short Film (Animated)
  • Feral
  • Get a Horse!
  • Mr. Hublot
  • Possessions
  • Room on the Broom
Short Film (Live Action)
  • Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
  • Helium
  • Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
  • The Voorman Problem
Sound Editing
  • All Is Lost
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lone Survivor
Sound Mixing
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Lone Survivor
Visual Effects
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  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Before Midnight
  • Captain Phillips
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
Writing (Original Screenplay)
  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Her
  • Nebraska
The 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will be held on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.