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So here it is, the big game for film fans as it were, the Academy Award Nominations. What will follow is much speculation about who and what will win this or that and of course we here at CultureSmash will participate in siad speculation. We’ll be playing an Oscar game on episode 296 of the CultureSmash cast which you can find next week on iTunes and Stitcher radio or participate in live on YouTube or the CultureSmash Google Plus page. Check out our facebook page here for details and the event when it goes live. The overlong and somewhat, very boring awards ceremony will air on ABC on Sunday March 2nd, at 7e/4p time. So to gear up for the game here are today’s announced nominations.

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Philips
Dallas Buyer’s Clup
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street


Christian Bale
American Hustle
Bruce Dern
Leonardo DiCaprio
Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor
12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyer’s Club


Amy Adams
American Hustle
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock
Judi Dench
Meryl Streep
August: Osage County

Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi
Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper
American Hustle
Michael Fassbender
12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill
Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto
Dallas Buyer’s Club

Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins
Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence
American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o
12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts
August: Osage County
June Squibb

Animated Feature Film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises


American Hustle
David O. Russell
Alfonso Cuarón
Alexander Payne
12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen
The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese


The Grandmaster
Philippe Le Sourd
Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis
Bruno Delbonnel
Phedon Papamichael
Roger A. Deakins

Costume Design

American Hustle
Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster
William Chang Suk Ping
The Great Gatsby
Catherine Martin
The Invisible Woman
Michael O’Connor
12 Years a Slave
Patricia Norris

Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe
Cutie and the Boxer
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
Dirty Wars
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
The Square
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
20 Feet from Stardom
Nominees to be determined

Documentary Short

Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear
Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls
Sara Ishaq
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Edgar Barens

Film Editing

American Hustle
Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips
Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club
John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
12 Years a Slave
Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture

Makeup & Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger
Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Music (Score)

The Book Thief
John Williams
Steven Price
William Butler and Owen Pallett
Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks
Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from ALONE YET NOT ALONE
Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy” from DESPICABLE ME 2
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go” from FROZEN
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song” from HER
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

Production Design

American Hustle
Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)
Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)
The Great Gatsby
Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)
K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)
12 Years a Slave
Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)

Short Film (Animated)

Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
Get a Horse!
Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
Mr. Hublot
Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Shuhei Morita
Room on the Broom
Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Short Film (Live Action)

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Esteban Crespo
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
The Voorman Problem
Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Sound Editing

All Is Lost
Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips
Oliver Tarney
Glenn Freemantle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Brent Burge
Lone Survivor
Wylie Stateman

Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips
Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis
Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Lone Survivor
Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Visual Effects

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Before Midnight
Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips
Screenplay by Billy Ray
Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave
Screenplay by John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street
Screenplay by Terence Winter

writing (Original Screenplay)

American Hustle
Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine
Written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club
Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Written by Spike Jonze
Written by Bob Nelson

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