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List of Academy Award Nominations: Snubs and Predictions

Academy Award nominations are in! Check out the list of nominees, as well as snubs and my own predictions.

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Most Overrated Film: American Hustle (10 nominations)
Most Underrated Film: Short Term 12 (0 nominations)

BEST PICTURE

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

Will Win: 12 Years a Slave or Gravity
Should Win: 12 Years a Slave
Should Have Been Here: Inside Llewyn Davis and Short Term 12

BEST DIRECTOR

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

Should Win: Alfonso Cuaron
Will Win: Alfonso Cuaron or Steve McQueen
Should Have Been Here: Spike Jonze

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

Should Win: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Will Win: Matthew McConaughey
Should Have Been Here: Oscar Isaac

BEST ACTRESS

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

Should Win: Cate Blanchett
Will Win: Cate Blanchett
Should Have Been Here: Emma Thompson, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Brie Larson

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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

Should Win: N/A
Will Win: Jared Leto
Should Have Been Here: Daniel Bruhl

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

Should Win: Lupita Nyong’o
Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence
Should Have Been Here: Margot Robbie

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Should Win: Her
Will Win: Her
Should Have Been Here: Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Should Win: Before Midnight
Will Win: 12 Years a Slave
Should Have Been Here: Blue Is the Warmest Color, Short Term 12

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
Omar (Palestine)

Should Win: N/A
Will Win: The Hunt or The Great Beauty
Should Have Been Here: The Past, Wadjda

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Should Win: The Wind Rises
Will Win: The Wind Rises
Should Have Been Here: N/A

BEST DOCUMENTARY – FEATURE

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

Should Have Win: The Act of Killing
Will Win: The Act of Killing
Should Have Been Here: N/A

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST FILM EDITING

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

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years a Slave

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Alone Yet Not Alone,” Alone Yet Not Alone
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2
“Let it Go,” Frozen
“The Moon Song,” Her
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom