Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards® today. Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives.
The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
For me, the coolest things, on first glance, about the nominations is that Nebraska made the cut for Best Film, and Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern and June Squibb were included in Director, Actor and Supporting Actress categories. Follow the jump for a complete list of nominees and occasional commentary.
The BAFTA Awards nominees were announced this evening and Hollywood did very well. Three films, two of them American – 12 Years a Slave, America Hustle and Gravity – nabbed ten noms, while Captain Phillips garnered nine. All four were included in the Best Films nods along with Philomena, which got four noms.
For the complete list of nominees, follow the jump.
Some very interesting conversation on this week’s GeekScholars Movie News, as the hosts kick things off with a rundown of the potential candidates to play the heroes in the Fantastic Four reboot, and what it means for the potential plot of the film.