Breaking News: Lupita Nyong’o, Chiwetel Ejiofor & 12 Years a Slave are Nominated for the 2014 Academy Awards (Oscars) | Full List!


Whoop Whoop! The nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were just announced a few minutes ago.

And Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o and British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor as well as the movie they star in – 12 Years a Slave are nominated for the Oscars.

Lupita was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts. Chiwetel will go head-to-head against Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and will take place on Sunday 2nd March 2014.

Best Picture
American Hustle (Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon, Producers)
Captain Phillips (Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers)
Dallas Buyers Club (Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers)
Her (Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers)
Nebraska (Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers)
Philomena (Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers)
12 Years a Slave (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers)
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role
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 in a Leading Role
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

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

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

Animated Feature Film
The Croods (Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson)
Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri)
Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner)
Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki)

The Grandmaster – Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners – 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

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

Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
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

Documentary Short Subject
CaveDigger – 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
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium
The Great Beauty – Italy
The Hunt – Denmark
The Missing Picture – Cambodia
Omar – Palestine

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

Music – Original Score
The Book Thief – John Williams
Gravity – Steven Price
Her – William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena – 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
“Ordinary Love” from MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM – Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

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

Short Film – Animated
Feral – Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
Get a Horse! – Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
Mr. Hublot – Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Possessions – 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
Helium – 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
Gravity – 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
Gravity – 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
Gravity – 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 Dalto

Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight – Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips – Screenplay by Billy Ray
Philomena – 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
Her – Written by Spike Jonze
Nebraska – Written by Bob Nelson

Watch the Oscars trailer featuring host – Ellen DeGeneres

46 Comments on Breaking News: Lupita Nyong’o, Chiwetel Ejiofor & 12 Years a Slave are Nominated for the 2014 Academy Awards (Oscars) | Full List!
  • Loveth.O. January 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm


  • Sexxie January 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I knew it! 12 Years a Slave stay winning! Good luck to Lupita and Chiwetel.

  • Sexxie January 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Oh! How I love Ellen! 🙂

  • nglove January 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    OMG.. YAY!!!! She got nominated!.. . that itself is a great achievement….Congratulations girl!!!!

  • nicholas January 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Nice one…wish them luck

  • jude January 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Nice one…wish them luck

  • damndi January 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    YES!!!!!! been waiting all week for the nominations….So happy Lupita was recognized and nominated for her work.. Best of luck to the Chiwetel, lupita, the director and the movie!!!!!! Well done!!!

  • Concerned_Boyfriend January 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Chiwetel is Canadian-Nigerian not British-Nigerian.

    • Chic January 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm


    • BC January 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm


    • Chika January 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Here we go…my dear there is a different Post discussing his nationality. This one is about Oscar nominations.

    • Concerned_Indeed January 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Oh shut up will you? Do some research, if its forbidden in your village, i am sure you would not mind watching BN’s post/video on him this morning

    • right January 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Lol you mean Canadian-British?

      Naija no be by force

    • xoxo January 17, 2014 at 12:20 am

      You must be a joker!!!! Watch the BN post na!!!

    • Titi January 17, 2014 at 1:30 am

      Please, he is British not Canadian

  • Chic January 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Yay! My favourite African people in Hollywood may your stars shine even brighter! Meanwhile how many ways do I love Ellen she has a beautiful soul and a good heart!

  • mama January 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm


  • Anon January 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Tough calls in all the categories.

  • David Nwachukwu January 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I am so pissed neither Oprah nor Idris Elba got a nomination. I’m really happy for Chiwetel and Lupita. Cate Blanchett should win Best Actress.

  • Dont Jugde January 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    @Anon, so so tough! 2013 was a good year with awesome movies, the competition is stiff. i really hope Matthew McConaughey wins it tho’. I know i ought support Chewy but this year was tough!!!! I hope Cate Blanchett wins it also, she was craaaaaay good in Blue jasmine…..i really love film/Good TV…..

  • turi January 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Congratulations to Chiwetel, im rooting for Leonardo though! But all the best to the nominees, its gonna be hot in that category.

  • Amaka January 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    9 nominations for 12years of Slavery!!!

  • semsem January 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    And muse is going to win the Oscar for best supporting actor. and so will it be

  • Concerned_Boyfriend January 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I just had to eat my own words…Sorry, you’re right, he’s British-Nigerian…thought I heard he was Canadian for some reason…. Excuse the faux pas

  • Iris January 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Go Lupita! Congratulations to Chiwetel but I’m rooting for Leonardo Di Caprio for this one. This man needs his recognition already. I don’t know who he pissed off on that Academy board.

    • Anon January 17, 2014 at 4:38 am

      Touche. Probably one of the men whose wife he has slept with. Rumours have it that that is his fetish

      • Mz Socially Awkward… January 17, 2014 at 11:23 am

        LOL!! So that predatory quality he brings to his roles is his real personae coming to the fore? You don’t say…

  • Olah January 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Why is Idris Elba not on the best actor’s list for his role in Mandela? I thought he was excellent. ….

    • abi January 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      ABI??? He was incredible. Naomie Harris too for playing Winnie

  • January 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Well deserved.

  • temtem January 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    All I see is my Leonardo DiCaprio…dude is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy overdue for an Oscar! He deserves it ohhhhh…oh my Martin Scorcese, one of my fav directors alive! So happy Ellen is hosting the Oscars, love her to pieces!

    Meanwhile still don’t get y American Hustle is even nominated sha!!!!!! Worst movie of 2013 but the cast did well. #horribleplot

    Congrats to Chiwetel Ejiofor, I love you but let this go to my Leonardo 🙂

  • right January 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Abdi Barkhad the Somalian guy is nominated too. From cab driver to Oscar nominee

    • Mz Socially Awkward… January 17, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Dude has done well for himself. Really hope for him that it’s the beginning of his new career and other good movie opportunities lie ahead.

  • uju January 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    oya naaa….lets go there…!!!….whoopppyy…i really should see the Matthew movie already…

  • Bamzi January 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Go Lupita!!!!

  • Cancel Reply January 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Rooting for Leonardo , he deserves it! Def rooting for Lupita, but I am scared she wont win it!

  • Grown Woman January 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Go Lupita…..all the best

  • dr gbaks January 16, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I really don’t get what the fuss about ‘American Hustle’ is. And as much as I love J.Law, I want Lupita to win this one.
    There’s too much of a striking similarity between Jennifer’s characters in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle for me to want her to win. Lupita, please!

  • SOLO ACT January 16, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    lets not get our hopes too high oo! 12 years a slave ONLY WON ONE AWARD at the GOLDEN GLOBES! if JENNIFER LAWRENCE WINS OVER THIS GIRL DONT BE SHOCKED just be disappointed

  • NNENNE January 17, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Best wishes, Chiwetel Ejiofor!!

  • KRO January 17, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Sorry, but were’s THE BEST MAN”S HOLIDAY? In as much as i love the actors and actress nominated, “The Oscars” need to start recognizing African American movies as well.

  • Mz Socially Awkward… January 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

    So, for the first time in a really long while, I’ll be staying up to watch the Oscars this year… definitely agree with a lot of commenters, the competition in each category is really close.

    And, bia, Cineworld. When do you plan to bring the full plethora of these Oscar nominated movies to Abz??

    • Anon January 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Better come to London. I’ve booked 2 each back to back for the next two Tuesdays at the Staples Corner one. Tuesdays = discount day! Cheap and cheerful.

      • Mz Socially Awkward… January 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        Choi, and I’ll actually be in London shortly but for an
        exam, so no opportunity for such entertaining distractions….

  • Mama Mia!!! January 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I’m sorry Chiwetel and Matthew I love both your performances but I think it is high time Leonardo takes home an award. haba, for how long will they continue to starve this guy off his mostly outstanding performances. This Jennifer Lawrence girl, is she really that great of an actress? I’m sorry, but I’m yet to see it, her silver lining playbook performance was just there for me. Jared leto was also superb in his role as well, didn’t know he was part of the band 30 seconds to mars. The award season this year is filled with lots of outstanding performances, really hard to guess this one. Tom hanks, Oprah, Emma Thompson and Idris Elba were the biggest snobs this year but Congrats to every one especially Lupita baby!!!

  • Stephanie January 18, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Wish Lupita all d best

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