OSCAR NOMS: Who’s Locked in (And Who’s Locked Out)?

oscar   LET’S GET THIS STARTED BY SAYING “CONGRATULATIONS” TO ALL (Nom’s, “Snubs,”  and Future Winners alike).

Ok.

Just so you know, the Oscar noms ceremony just happened and the list is up. So do you want the good news, bad news or side-by-side?

HERE’S THE ACADEMY’s FANCY VERSION  …but if  you just want to look at a straight list (of Noms and “”Snubbed”) have at this:

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

Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

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

Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
June Squibb, Nebraska
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Frozen
The Wind Rises
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine

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

Costume Design
American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster, William Chang Suk Ping
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
The Invisible Woman, Michael O’Connor
12 Years a Slave, Patricia Norris

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

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

Documentary Short Subject
CaveDigger, Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear, Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls, Sara Ishaq
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens

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

Foreign Language Film

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

Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger, Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

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

Production Design
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years a Slave

Short Film, Animated
Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Short Film, Live Action
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avanta Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Sound Editing
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

In case you haven’t come across  it yet, although I blog, I’m a writer a well. This Oscar List time reminds me of a portion in a book I wrote where my main character attended a creative arts school and their “Oscar List” was this list called a “CALL BACK LIST”  then “CAST LIST” of persons who where nom’d (the Call Back List) and those who won (The Cast List).  

Well, in the book, the main character learned the game of SOCIAL POLITICS & CLIQUES at a very early age, and over the years (in the world of attending a CREATIVE ARTS school versus a regular high school), things are different-a lot different.

And (in case you didn’t know), any artist, or creative who’s trying to break into the industry/world of creative arts (acting, singing, dance etc); you have to develop a THICK SKIN. And unfortunately, for most people (who are very talented and go after their dreams but didn’t attend a creative arts school) when going after their dreams they are thrown into the lions den of competition and rejection without it being put into practice for them at an early age-which can be even harder on a creative’s spirit.

So, if you have a moment and want to read this portion of the book, you’re free to-the sample excerpt was already put up on my site for my loyal readership’s reading pleasure.

But rather than me explaining it any further, go on and have a read so you’ll know what I’m talking about (as explained above).

I appreciate it.

P.S and for those of you who are new to me as a blogger that didn’t know me as a writer, pleased to meet you. Occasionally (in this blogging thing), where I can and befitting, I make sure I introduce you to me as a writer as well, because that’s where all this began. 

Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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OSCAR SNUB LIST:

Snubs in multiple categories: Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Inside Llewyn Davis, Saving Mr. Banks,Fruitvale Station, Lone Survivor, Prisoners, Rush, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, All is Lost, Blue is the Warmest Color

Snubs by category:

Best Picture: Blue Jasmine

Best Director: Spike Jonze (Her)Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)

Best Actor: Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Robert Redford (All is Lost), Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

DIRECTORSCUTSoooo did I, (or was it Amy Poehler who jinxed my guy Tom Hanks):

Anyways, back to the snub list:DIRECTORSCUT

Best Actress: Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)

Best Supporting Actress: Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color)

Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Will Forte (Nebraska)

Best Adapted Screenplay: August: Osage County

Best Original Screenplay: Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Documentary Feature: BlackfishStories We Tell

Best Animated Feature: Monsters University

Best Original Song: “Young and Beautiful” (The Great Gatsby), “Sweeter than Fiction” (One Chance)

*Snub list courtesy of our friends at THR