2014 Oscar nominations announced: Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey receive nods

Thu. January 16, 2014 10:07 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

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Despite nods for Leto and McConaughey, LGBT nominations scarce at 2014 Oscars

Hollywood, CA - The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles, with "American Hustle" and "Gravity" garnering 10 nominations each to top all films.

"Dallas Buyers Club," the story of a Texas man's efforts to get unapproved AIDS medicines, garnered Oscar nominations for Matthew McConaughey, for Best Actor, and Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor.

In a review of "Dallas Buyers Club," ChicagoPride.com movie critic Gregg Shapiro said: "Although it is set almost 30 years ago, Dallas Buyers Club is a gut-wrenching reminder of how far we've come and how much farther we have to go."

"Philomena," a British film about a mother's 50-year search for her gay son, scored three nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for star Judi Dench.

"Blue Is The Warmest Color," the story of a romantic relationship between two young French women, was snubbed and received zero nominations.

The nominees' list

"Hustle" was nominated in several major categories, including picture, director (David O. Russell), actor (Christian Bale), actress (Amy Adams), supporting actor (Bradley Cooper), supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and adapted screenplay.

And "12 Years a Slave" earned nine nods, including picks for best picture, best director (Steve McQueen), best actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), best supporting actor (Michael Fassbender) and best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong'o).

And Oscar sided with the divisive "The Wolf of Wall Street," Martin Scorsese's latest, giving it five nominations, all in big categories: best picture, best director, best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), best supporting actor (Jonah Hill) and best adapted screenplay (Terence Winter).

The academy nominated nine films for best picture overall. They are "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

The nominees for best actor are Bale ("American Hustle"), Bruce Dern ("Nebraska"), DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club").

The nominees for best actress are Adams ("American Hustle"), Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena") and Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County").

The nominees for best supporting actor are Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips"), Cooper ("American Hustle"), Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave"), Hill ("The Wolf of Wall Street") and Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club").

The nominees for best supporting actress are Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), Lawrence ("American Hustle"), Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County") and June Squibb ("Nebraska").

The nominees for best director are Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alexander Payne ("Nebraska"), Russell ("American Hustle") and Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street").

The nominees for best animated feature are "The Croods," "Despicable Me 2," "Frozen," "The Wind Rises" and "Ernest and Celestine."

The nominees for best adapted screenplay are "12 Years a Slave," "Before Midnight," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Philomena" and "Captain Phillips."

The nominees for best original screenplay are "American Hustle," "Her," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Nebraska" and "Blue Jasmine."

The 86th Academy Awards will air March 2 on ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

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