The 2014 Oscars – Facts on the Nominees

American Hustle Wins Ensemble Award

Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in Columbia Pictures' 'AMERICAN HUSTLE' (Photo by Francois Duhamel © 2013 Annapurna Productions LLC All Rights Reserved.)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards and provided this helpful information sheet with details on the nominees’ past Oscar history. Winners will be announced on March 2, 2014.
 
86th Academy Awards Fact Sheet [Courtesy of AMPAS]:

Best Motion Picture of the Year:
 
American Hustle (Sony Pictures Releasing) [Produced by Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon.] – This is the first nomination for Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. This is the third nomination for Megan Ellison, who is also nominated this year for Her. Her previous Best Picture nomination was for Zero Dark Thirty (2012). This is the second nomination for Jonathan Gordon. His previous Best Picture nomination was for Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
 
Captain Phillips (Sony Pictures Releasing) [Produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca.] – This is the sixth nomination for Scott Rudin, who won the award in 2007 for No Country for Old Men. He was also nominated for The Hours (2002), The Social Network (2010), True Grit (2010) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011). This is the second nomination for Dana Brunetti. His previous Best Picture nomination was for The Social Network (2010). This is the third nomination for Michael De Luca. His previous Best Picture nominations were for The Social Network (2010) and Moneyball (2011).
 
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) [Produced by Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter.] – This is the first nomination for both.
 
Gravity (Warner Bros.) [Produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman.] – This is the first nomination in this category for Alfonso Cuarón. He is also nominated this year in the Directing and Film Editing categories. He was nominated for the original screenplay of Y Tu Mamá También (2002), and received Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay nominations for Children of Men (2006). This is the first nomination for David Heyman.
 
Her (Warner Bros.) [Produced by Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay.] – This is the third nomination for Megan Ellison, who is also nominated this year for American Hustle. Her previous Best Picture nomination was for Zero Dark Thirty (2012). This is the first nomination in this category for Spike Jonze. He was nominated in the Directing category for Being John Malkovich (1999). He is also nominated in the Original Song and Original Screenplay categories this year. This is the first nomination for Vincent Landay.
 
Nebraska (Paramount) [Produced by Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa.] – This is the first nomination for both.
 
Philomena (The Weinstein Company) [Produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward.] – This is the first nomination for Gabrielle Tana. This is the first nomination in this category for Steve Coogan. He is also nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category this year. This is the second nomination for Tracey Seaward. Her previous Best Picture nomination was for The Queen (2006).
 
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight) [Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas.] – This is the second nomination in this category for Brad Pitt. His previous Best Picture nomination was for Moneyball (2011), for which he also received a Best Actor nomination. He was also nominated for his supporting role in 12 Monkeys (1995) and his leading role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). This is the second nomination for Dede Gardner. Her previous Best Picture nomination was for The Tree of Life (2011). This is the first nomination in this category for Steve McQueen. He is also nominated in the Directing category this year. This is the first nomination for both Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas.
 
The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount) [Nominees to be determined.]  
Achievement in Directing:
 
American Hustle – David O. Russell – This is his third nomination in this category. His previous Directing nominations were for The Fighter (2010) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). He also received a nomination for the adapted screenplay for Silver Linings Playbook and is nominated this year in the Original Screenplay category.
 
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón – This is his first nomination in this category. He is also nominated this year in the Best Picture and Film Editing categories. He was nominated for the original screenplay of Y Tu Mamá También (2002), and received Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay nominations for Children of Men (2006).
 
Nebraska – Alexander Payne – This is his third nomination in this category. His previous Directing nominations were for Sideways (2004) and The Descendants (2011). He was nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category for Election (1999), and won Oscars® in that category for Sideways and The Descendants. He also received a Best Picture nomination for The Descendants.
 
12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen – This is his first nomination in this category. He is also nominated in the Best Picture category this year.
 
The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese – This is his eighth nomination in this category. His previous Directing nominations were for Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Good Fellas (1990), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), for which he won an Oscar®, and Hugo (2011). He was also nominated for the adapted screenplays for Good Fellas and The Age of Innocence (1993). He received a Best Picture nomination for Hugo.
 
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
 
Christian Bale (“Irving Rosenfeld” in American Hustle) – This is his second nomination and the first in this category. He won an Oscar for his supporting role in The Fighter (2010).
 
Bruce Dern (“Woody Grant” in Nebraska) – This is his second nomination and the first in this category. He was nominated for his supporting role in Coming Home (1978).
 
Leonard DiCaprio (“Jordan Belfort” in The Wolf of Wall Street) – This is his fourth nomination and the third in this category. His other nominations were for his leading roles in The Aviator (2004) and Blood Diamond (2006), and for his supporting role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
 
Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Solomon Northup” in 12 Years a Slave) – This is his first nomination.
 
Matthew McConaughey (“Ron Woodroof” in Dallas Buyers Club) – This is his first nomination.
 
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
 
Barkhad Abdi (“Muse” in Captain Phillips) – This is his first nomination.
 
Bradley Cooper (“Richie DiMaso” in American Hustle) – This is his second nomination and the first in this category. His other nomination was for his leading role in Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
 
Michael Fassbender (“Edwin Epps” in 12 Years a Slave) – This is his first nomination.
 
Jonah Hill (“Donnie Azoff” in The Wolf of Wall Street) – This is his second nomination in this category. His previous nomination was for his performance in Moneyball (2011).
 
Jared Leto (“Rayon” in Dallas Buyers Club) – This is his first nomination.
 
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
 
Amy Adams (“Sydney Prosser” in American Hustle) – This is her fifth nomination and the first in this category. Her previous nominations were for her supporting roles in Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010) and The Master (2012).
 
Cate Blanchett (“Jasmine” in Blue Jasmine) – This is her sixth nomination and the third in this category. She won an Oscar for her supporting role in The Aviator (2004). Her other nominations were for her leading roles in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and for her supporting roles in Notes on a Scandal (2006) and I’m Not There (2007).
 
Sandra Bullock (“Ryan Stone” in Gravity) – This is her second nomination in this category. She won an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side (2009).
 
Judi Dench (“Philomena” in Philomena) – This is her seventh nomination and the fifth in this category. She won an Oscar for her supporting role in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Her other nominations were for her leading roles in Mrs. Brown (1997), Iris (2001), Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) and Notes on a Scandal (2006), and for her supporting role in Chocolat (2000).
 
Meryl Streep (“Violet Weston” in August: Osage County) – This is her eighteenth nomination and the sixteenth in this category. She won Oscars for her supporting role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and her leading roles in Sophie’s Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). Her other leading role nominations were for The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008) and Julie & Julia (2009). Her other supporting role nominations were for The Deer Hunter (1978) and Adaptation (2002).
 
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
 
Sally Hawkins (“Ginger” in Blue Jasmine) – This is her first nomination.
 
Jennifer Lawrence (“Rosalyn Rosenfeld” in American Hustle) – This is her third nomination and the first in this category. She won an Oscar last year for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook and was previously nominated for her leading role in Winter’s Bone (2010).
 
Lupita Nyong’o (“Patsey” in 12 Years a Slave) – This is her first nomination.
 
Julia Roberts (“Barbara Weston” in August: Osage County) – This is her fourth nomination and the second in this category. Her previous nomination in the supporting category was for Steel Magnolias (1989). She was nominated for her leading roles in Pretty Woman (1990) and Erin Brockovich (2000), for which she won an Oscar.
 
June Squibb (“Kate Grant” in Nebraska) – This is her first nomination.
 
Achievement in Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
 
Before Midnight – Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan). – This is the second nomination in this category for all three. They were previously nominated for the adapted screenplay for Before Sunset (2004). Ethan Hawke was also nominated for his supporting performance in Training Day (2001).
 
Captain Phillips – Screenplay by Billy Ray (based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty). – This is his first nomination.
 
Philomena – Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith). – This is the first nomination in this category for Steve Coogan. He is also nominated in the Best Picture category this year. This is the first nomination for Jeff Pope.
 
12 Years a Slave – Screenplay by John Ridley (based on the book Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup). – This is his first nomination.
 
The Wolf of Wall Street – Screenplay by Terence Winter (based on the book by Jordan Belfort). – This is his first nomination.
 
Achievement in Writing (Original Screenplay):
 
American Hustle – Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell. – This is the first nomination for Eric Warren Singer. This is the fifth nomination for David O. Russell and his second for Writing. He was nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category for Silver Linings Playbook (2012). He has also been nominated in the Directing category for The Fighter (2010), Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
 
Blue Jasmine – Written by Woody Allen. – This is his sixteenth nomination in this category. He won Oscars for his original screenplays for Annie Hall (1977), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Midnight in Paris (2011). He also received Writing nominations for Interiors (1978), Manhattan (1979), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Alice (1990), Husbands and Wives (1992), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Deconstructing Harry (1997) and Match Point (2005). He won in the Directing category for Annie Hall and received nominations in that category for Interiors, Broadway Danny Rose, Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Bullets over Broadway and Midnight in Paris. He also received an acting nomination for his leading role in Annie Hall.
 
Dallas Buyers Club – Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. – This is the first nomination for both.
 
Her – Written by Spike Jonze. – This is his first nomination in this category. He received a Directing nomination for Being John Malkovich (1999). He is also nominated in the Best Picture and Original Song categories this year.
 
Nebraska – Written by Bob Nelson. – This is his first nomination.
 
Best Foreign Language Film:
 
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium) [Directed by Felix van Groeningen.] – This is the seventh nomination for Belgium. Previous nominations were for Paix Sur Les Champs (1970), The Music Teacher (1988), Daens (1992), Farinelli: Il Castrato (1994), Everybody Famous! (2000) and Bullhead (2011).
 
The Great Beauty (Italy) [Directed by Paolo Sorrentino.] – This is the twenty-eighth nomination for Italy. It has taken home ten Oscars, for La Strada (1956), The Nights of Cabiria (1957), Federico Fellini’s 8 1⁄2 (1963), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1964), Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion (1970), The Garden of the Finzi Continis (1971), Amarcord (1974), Cinema Paradiso (1989), Mediterraneo (1991) and Life Is Beautiful (1998). Additionally, Italy received three Special/Honorary Awards prior to the establishment of Foreign Language Film as a regular category in 1956: Shoe-Shine (1947), The Bicycle Thief (1949) and The Walls of Malapaga (1950) [shared with France]. Other nominations were for The Usual Unidentified Thieves (1958), The Great War (1959), Kapo (1960), The Four Days of Naples (1962), Marriage Italian Style (1965), The Battle of Algiers (1966), The Girl with the Pistol (1968), Scent of a Woman (1975), Seven Beauties (1976), A Special Day (1977), Viva Italia! (1978), To Forget Venice (1979), Three Brothers (1981), The Family (1987), Open Doors (1990), The Star Maker (1995) and Don’t Tell (2005).
 
The Hunt (Denmark) [Directed by Thomas Vinterberg.] – This is the tenth nomination for Denmark. It won back-to-back Oscars for Babette’s Feast (1987) and Pelle the Conqueror (1988), and won again for In a Better World (2010). Other nominations were for Qivitoq (1956), Paw (1959), Harry and the Butler (1961), Waltzing Regitze (1989), After the Wedding (2006) and A Royal Affair (2012).
 
The Missing Picture (Cambodia) [Directed by Rithy Panh.] – This is the first nomination for Cambodia.
 
Omar (Palestine) [Directed by Hany Abu-Assad.] – This is the second nomination for Palestine. Its previous nomination was for Paradise Now (2005).
 
Best Animated Feature Film:
 
The Croods (20th Century Fox) – Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson – This is the third nomination in this category for Chris Sanders. His previous nominations were for Lilo & Stitch (2002) and How to Train Your Dragon (2010). This is the first nomination for both Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson.
 
Despicable Me 2 (Universal) – Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri – This is the second nomination for Chris Renaud and the first in this category. He was nominated for the animated short film No Time for Nuts (2006). This is the first nomination for both Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri.
 
Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS) – Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner – This is the first nomination for both.
 
Frozen (Walt Disney) – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho – This is the second nomination in this category for Chris Buck. His previous nomination was for Surf’s Up (2007). This is the first nomination for both Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho.
 
The Wind Rises (Walt Disney) – Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki – This is the third nomination in this category for Hayao Miyazaki. He won an Oscar for Spirited Away (2002) and was also nominated for Howl’s Moving Castle (2005).

 
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