Oscar Nominations Announced

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and winners will be presented on March 4. Nine films were nominated in the Best Picture category. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Best Picture

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbings, Missouri

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbings, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards outside Ebbings, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbings, Missouri

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Animated Feature Filme

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Cinematography

  • Roger A. Deakins, Blade Funner 2019
  • Bruno Delbonnel, The Darkest Hour
  • Hoyte van Hoytema, Dunkirk
  • Rachel Morrison, Mudbound
  • Don Laustsen, The Shape of Water

Costume Design

  • Jacqueline Durran, Beauty and the Beast
  • Jacqueline Durran, The Darkest Hour
  • Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
  • Luis Sequeira, The Shape of Water
  • Consolata Boyle, Victoria & Abdul

Directing

  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Film Editing

  • Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver
  • Lee Smith, Dunkirk
  • Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya
  • Sidney Wolinsky, The Shape of Water
  • Jon Gregory, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Music (Original Score)

  • Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk
  • Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
  • Alexandre Desplay, The Shape of Water
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Carter Burwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Music (Original Song)

  • “Mighty River,” Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, and Taura Stinson, from Mudbound
  • “Mystery of Love,” Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens, from Call Me by Your Name
  • “Remember Me,” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, from Coco
  • “Stand Up for Something,” Music by Diane Warren, Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Dianne Warren, from Marshall
  • “This Is Me,” Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, from The Greatest Showman

Production Design

  • Production Design: Sarah Greenwood, Set Decoration: Katie Spencer, Beauty and the Beast
  • Production Design: Dennis Gassner, Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola, Blade Runner 2049
  • Production Design: Sarah Greenwood, Set Decoration: Katie Spencer, Darkest Hour
  • Production Design: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis Dunkirk
  • Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry, Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water

Short Film (Animated)

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Sound Editing

  • Julian Slater, Baby Driver
  • Mark Mangini and Theo Green, Blade Runner 2049
  • Richard King and Alex Gibson, Dunkirk
  • Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira, The Shape of Water
  • Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound Mixing

  • Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, and Mary H. Ellis, Baby Driver
  • Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, and Mac Ruth, Blade Runner 2049
  • Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, and Gary A. Rizzo, Dunkirk
  • Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern, and Glen Gauthier, The Shape of Water
  • David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, and Stuart Wilson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Visual Effects

  • John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover, Blade Runner 2049
  • Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Joanathan Fawkner, and Dan Sudick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, and Mike Meinardus, Kong: Skull Island
  • Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, and Joel Whist, War for the Planet of the Apes

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Call My by Your Name, screenplay by James Ivory
  • The Disaster Artist, screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • Logan, screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green, story by James Mangold
  • Molly’s Game, written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin
  • Mudbound, screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Big Sick, written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
  • Get Out, written by Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird, written by Greta Gerwig
  • The Shape of Water, screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor, story by Guillermo del Toro
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, written by Martin McDonagh

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Academy Awards

The winners of this year’s Academy Awards were announced on February 26. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below. Although La La Land was originally announced as the winner of the Best Picture award, it was revealed during the acceptance speech that the wrong name was read and Moonlight was the actual winner. A similar error occurred at the 1992 Hugo Award ceremony for the Best fanzine category.

  • Animated Feature Film: Zootopia
  • Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
  • Sound Editing: Arrival
  • Animated Short Film: Piper
  • Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings

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Oscar Nominations

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and winners will be presented on February 26. Nine films were nominated in the Best Picture category. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Best Picture

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Directing

  • Denis Villeneuve for Arrival
  • Mel Gibson for Hacksaw Ridge
  • Damien Chazelle for La La Land
  • Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
  • Barry Jenkins for Moonlight

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Viola Davis in Fences
  • Naomie Harris in Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman in Lion
  • Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea

Adapted Screenplay

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

Animated Feature Film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

Costume Design

  • Allied
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • La La Land
  • Passengers

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • A Man Called Ove
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad

Sound Editing

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Sully

Sound Mixing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Original Score

  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Passengers

Original Song

  • “Audition (The Fools who Dream),” from La La Land
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” from Trolls
  • ”City of Stars,” from La La Land
  • “The Empty Chair,” from Jim: The James Foley Story
  • “How Far I’ll Go,” from Moana

Animated Short Film

  • Blind Vaysha
  • Borrowed Time
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes
  • Pearl
  • Piper

Documentary Feature

  • Fire at Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • 13th

Production Design

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Passengers

Visual Effects

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film Editing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight

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ETA: Documentary Feature category. Evelyn Leeper pointed out Life, Animated is of genre interest.

Academy Award Winners

The 88th Academy Awards were presented on the evening of February 28. Genre films and films of genre interest did reasonably well this year, as long as they were named Mad Max: Fury Road, which won 6 awards, more than any other film. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out
  • Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett for Ex Machina
  • Best Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins and Ben Osmo for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Sound Editing: David White and Mark Mangini for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Film Editing: Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Production Design: Lisa Thompson and Colin Gibson for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Makeup: Lesly Vanderwalt, Damien Martin and Elka Wardega for Mad Max: Fury Road

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Oscar Nominations

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and winners will be presented on February 28. Eight films were nominated in the Best Picture category. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Best Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Best Actor

  • Bryan Cranston for Trumbo
  • Matt Damon for The Martian
  • Leonardo diCaprio for The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbinder for Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl

Best Director

  • Adam McKay for The Big Short
  • George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
  • Lenny Abrahamson for Room
  • Tom McCarthy for Spotlight

Best Cinematography

  • Ed Lachman for Carol
  • Robert Richardson for The Hateful Eight
  • John Seale for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Emmanuel Lubezki for The Revenant
  • Roger Deakins for Sicario

Animated Feature

  • Anomolisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marie Was There

Animated Short Film

  • Bear Story
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • We Can’t Leave Without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow

Writing, Adapted Screenplay

  • The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam MacKay
  • Brooklyn, Screenplay by Nick Hornby
  • Carol, Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian, Screenplay by Drew Goddard
  • Room, Screenplay by Emily Donoghue

Written, Original Screenplay

  • Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • Ex Machina, Written by Alex Gardland
  • Inside Out, Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Achievement in Production Design

  • Bridge of Spies, Adam Stockhausen
  • The Danish Girl, Eve Stewart
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Colin Gibson
  • The Martian, Arthur Max
  • The Revenant, Jack Fisk

Achievement in Costume Design

  • Carol, Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella, Sandy Powell
  • The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Veavan
  • The Revenant, Jacqueline West

Achievement in Film Editing

  • The Big Short, Hank Corwin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
  • The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione
  • Spotlight, Tom McArdle
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Achievement in Makeup

  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • The Revenant, Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

  • Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
  • Carol, Carter Burwell
  • The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
  • Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

Achievement in Sound Editing

  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David White
  • The Martian, Oliver Tarney
  • The Revenant, Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
  • Sicario, Alan Robert Murray
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in Sound Mixing

  • Bridge of Spies, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Drew Kunin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo
  • The Martian, Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, and Mac Ruth
  • The Revenant, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom, and Chris Duesterdiek
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Andy Nelson and Christopher Scarabosio

Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Ex Machine, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, and Andy Williams
  • The Martian, Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, and Steven Warner
  • The Revenant, Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould

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Academy Award Winners

The 87th Academy Awards were presented on the evening of February 22. Genre films and films of genre interest did reasonably well this year, with the Best Motion Picture winner also a Bradbury Award nominee. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Best Motion Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything
  • Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
  • Cinematography: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Directing: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Animated Short Film: Feast
  • Visual Effects: Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher
  • Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore
  • Original Screenplay: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo

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Academy Award Nominations

The Academy Awards announced the Oscar nominees on January 15. The awards will be presented on February 22. Categories with nominees of genre interest, which this year include most categories, are listed below.

Best Motion Picture:

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best Actor

  • Steve Carell in Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

  • Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night
  • Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore in Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon in Wild

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall in The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
  • Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
  • J. K. Simmons in Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
  • Laura Dern in Wild
  • Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

Best Animated Feature

  • Big Hero 6
  • Box Trolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Cinematography

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Emmanuel Lubezki
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman
  • Ida, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
  • Mr. Turner, Dick Pope
  • Unbroken, Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero
  • Inherent Vice, Mark Bridges
  • Into the Woods, Colleen Atwood
  • Maleficent, Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive
  • Mr. Turner, Jacqueline Durran

Directing

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Boyhood, Richard Linklater
  • Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson
  • The imitation Game, Morton Tyldum

Editing

  • American Sniper, Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
  • Boyhood, Sandra Adair
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling
  • The Imitation Game, William Goldenberg
  • Whiplash, Tom Cross

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Foxcatcher, Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

Original Score

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat
  • The Imitation Game, Alexandre Desplat
  • Interstellar, Hans Zimmer
  • Mr. Turner, Gary Yershon
  • The Theory of Everything, Jóhann Jóhannsson

Original Song

  • “Everything is Awesome,” from The Lego Movie, music and lyric by Shawn Patterson
  • “Glory,” from Selma, music and lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • “Grateful,” from Beyond the Lights, music and lyric by Diane Warren
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, music and lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • “Lost Stars,” from Begin Again, music and lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • The Imitation Game, Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana MacDonald
  • Interstellar, Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • Into the Woods, Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • Mr. Turner, Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Animated Short Film

  • The Bigger Picture
  • The Dam Keeper
  • Feast
  • Me and My Moulton
  • A Single Life

Sound Editing

  • American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
  • Interstellar, Richard King
  • Unbroken, Becky Sullivan and Andrew Decristofaro

Sound Mixing

  • American Sniper, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Walt Martin
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and Thomas Varga
  • Interstellar, Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, and Mark Weingarten
  • Unbroken, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and David Lee
  • Whiplash, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley

Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, and Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, and Erik Winquist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephanie Ceretti, Nicholas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, and Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, and Cameron Waldbauer

Adapted Screenplay

  • American Sniper, written by Jason Hall
  • The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore
  • Inherent Vice, written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Theory of Everything, screenplay by Anthony McCarten
  • Whiplash, written by Damien Chazelle

Original Screenplay

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo
  • Boyhood, written by Richard Linkletter
  • Foxxcatcher, written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, screenplay by Wes Anderson, story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler, written by Dan Gilroy

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Academy Award Nominations

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and winners will be presented on March 2. Genre film Gravity, along with American Hustle, led the nominees with 10 nominations. Nine films were nominated in the Best Picture category. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Best Picture

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

Actress in a Leading Role

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

Animated Feature Film

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises

Cinematography

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

Directing

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

Film Editing

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

Music—Original Score

  • The Book Thief, by John Williams
  • Gravity, by Steven Price
  • Her, by William Butler and Owen Pallett
  • Philomena, by Alexandre Desplat
  • Saving Mr. Banks, by Thomas Newman

Music—Original Song

  • “Alone Yet Not Alone,” from Alone Yet Not Alone, music by Bruce Broughton; lyric by Dennis Spiegel Nomination rescinded due to excessive campaigning
  • “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, for Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)
  • Gravity, for Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)
  • The Great Gatsby, for Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)
  • Her, for K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)
  • 12 Years a Slave, for Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)

Short Film—Animated

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

Sound Editing

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

Sound Mixing

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

Visual Effects

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

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

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Academy Award Winners

The winners for this year’s Academy Awards were announced on February 24. Winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Best Animated Feature Film: Brave
  • Best Short Film Animated: Paperman
  • Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi
  • Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg for Argo
  • Best Visual Effects: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocherson, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi
  • Best Music (Original Score): Mychael Danna for Life of Pi
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Tarrio for Life of Pi
  • Best Director: Ang Lee for Life of Pi
  • Best Picture: Argo

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Academy Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and winners will be presented on February 24. Despite a big year at the box office for genre films such as The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, genre does not appear in any of the major categories. Nine films were nominated in the Best Picture category. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Animated Feature Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Short Film Animated

  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head over Heels
  • Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
  • Paperman

Costume Design

  • Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina
  • Paco Delgado for Les Misérables
  • Joanna Johnston for Lincoln
  • Eiko Ishioka for Mirror Mirror
  • Colleen Atwood for Snow White and the Huntsman

Makeup and Hair Styling

  • Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel for Hitchcock
  • Peter “Swords” King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miséables

Production Design

  • Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer for Anna Karenina
  • Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, and Simon Bright for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson for Les Misérables
  • David Gropman and Anna Pinnock for Life of Pi
  • Rick Carter & Jim Erickson for Lincoln

Visual Effects

  • Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and R. Christopher White for The Hobbit: And Unexpected Journey
  • Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocherson, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi
  • Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick for Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, and Martin Hill for Prometheus
  • Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, and Michael Dawson for Snow White and the Huntsman

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