List Of Oscars Noms And Snubs

Remember when we only had to watch 5 best movie nominees to get current on the Oscars? Hollywood wants us to get out and spend a ton more money on stuff we’d NEVER see unless it was nominated. For instance, Captain Phillips and Nebraska. Really? Nebraska? Starring a burnt out old Bruce Dern? Crap. There goes 12 bucks down the drain.

Here’s the only list of nominees that you really need to see. Among the stuff I took out – the night’s biggest waste of time – the FOREIGN FILMS. Don’t they have their own Oscars in their own countries? Come on. (Jeez, why am I so Medievel today?) And, I’ve withheld information on the animated films – kids and parents need to watch their own Oscar show… on Nickelodeon.

“American Hustle” (which I saw and which was great, although some editing would have helped), and “Gravity,” (which I have not seen because Clooney is way too overexposed) lead the list of nominees with 10 nominations each.

Best Picture

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

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Radley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years A Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slag
Julia Roperts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

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

Now let’s talk about who got snubbed. According to the pros, media mogul and sometime movie star Oprah Winfrey was not and should have been acknowledged for her performance in “The Butler.” And the film itself was ignored. Overexposed brethren to George Clooney, Mr. Tom Hanks, was also ignored for his work in “Captain Phillips.” (Did ANYONE actually see that one?)

Hollywood’s Grande Dame Meryl Streep got nominated, again, and again, and again, but her movie “August: Osage County” was not. The 86th Academy Awards will be presented March 2nd, and yours truly has a lot of catching up to do. Do I really need to see all 9 movies this year? Please tell me I don’t.

-Lee Callahan, Jack FM


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