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The 2014 Academy Awards will be held March 2.
The 2014 Academy Awards will be held March 2. (Photo: shutterstock.com)

The 2014 Oscar nominations are in

Bright and early this morning, the president of the Academy Cheryl Boone-Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth announced the nominees for the 86th Oscars. Unfortunately, Hemsworth did not do the announcement as Thor, but that was just one of many expected disappointments, along with the usual snubs and surprises, the early conference unveiled. 

"American Hustle" and "Gravity" led the way with 10 nominations each, including Best Picture. Alongside those two for the big prize are "Captain Phillips," "Her," "Nebraska," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Philomena," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Here are the rest of the nominees for us to debate and discuss endlessly for the next month and a half (is it really going to be that long? Oh dear). 

Best Picture
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Gravity"
"Her"
"Nebraska"
"Philomena"
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

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

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

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

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

Best Animated Film
"Frozen"
"The Wind Rises"
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Ernest & Celestine"

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

Best Cinematography
"The Grandmaster"
"Gravity"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Nebraska"
"Prisoners"

Best Costume Design
"American Hustle"
"The Grandmaster"
"The Great Gatsby"
"The Invisible Woman"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Documentary
"The Act of Killing"
"Dirty Wars"
"20 Feet from Stardom"
"The Square"
"Cutie and the Boxer"

Best Film Editing
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Gravity"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Documentary Short Subject
"CaveDigger"
"Facing Fear"
"Karama Has No Walls"
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
"Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall"

Best Foreign Language Film
"The Hunt"
"The Great Beauty"
"The Broken Circle Breakdown"
"The Missing Picture"
"Omar"

Best Hair/Makeup
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
"The Lone Ranger"

Best Original Score
"The Book Thief"
"Saving Mr. Banks"
"Gravity"
"Philomena"
"Her"

Best Original Song 
"Let It Go" from "Frozen"
"Happy" from "Despicable Me 2"
"The Moon Song" from "Her"
"Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
"Alone Yet Not Alone" from "Alone Yet Not Alone"

Best Production Design
"American Hustle"
"Gravity"
"The Great Gatsby"
"Her"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Animated Short Film
"Feral"
"Get a Horse!"
"Mr. Hublot"
"Possessions"
"Room on the Broom"

Best Live Action Short Film
"Helium"
"Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
"Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)"
"The Voorman Problem"
"Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)"

Best Sound Editing
"Gravity"
"Captain Phillips"
"All Is Lost"
"Lone Survivor"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Best Sound Mixing
"Captain Phillips"
"Gravity"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Lone Survivor"

Best Visual Effects

"Gravity"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"Captain Phillips"
"Philomena"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
"12 Years a Slave"
"Before Midnight"

Best Original Screenplay
"American Hustle"
"Blue Jasmine"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Her"
"Nebraska"

For those who enjoy fun Wisconsin connections, "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Mequon, while the writer, star and subject of the documentary "Dirty Wars" Jeremy Scahill is also a Milwaukee native.

So place your bets and watch some movies before the ceremony hits March 2. Most of these movies are really, really good ... and then there's "The Lone Ranger."

Talkbacks

amphlett | Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:56 p.m. (report)

Both Dallas Buyers Club and Philomena played at the Oriental/Downer Theaters in the last two months. It looks like the AMC Mayfair has an 11:50am showing of Dallas Buyers Club starting Friday. All of the Best Pictures nominees, except for Philomena, are playing somewhere in the Milwaukee area

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oldeerwiser | Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:29 p.m. (report)

Why are some of the best movie nominations nowhere to be found in the Milwaukee movie scene? I wanted to see both Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club in the past couple of weeks and couldn't find them playing anywhere. Is Milwaukee that out of the loop for current or popular movies. The Ridge is playing old movies from long ago (Out of Africa, About Last Night) rather than current Oscar nominated movies.

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