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My 3rd Annual Film Awards: The Official Nominees

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Picture:

  • Captain Phillips
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Prisoners
  • Short Term 12
  • Spring Breakers
  • A Touch of Sin
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Upstream Color
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Director:

  • Shane Carruth (Upstream Color)
  • Spike Jonze (Her)
  • Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers)
  • Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin)

Actor:

  • Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

Actress:

  • Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
  • Judi Dench (Philomena)
  • Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
  • Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
  • Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color)

Supporting Actor:

  • Paul Dano (Prisoners)
  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
  • James Franco (Spring Breakers)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Mud)
  • Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12)

Supporting Actress:

  • Amy Adams (Her)
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Short Term 12)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station)

Original Screenplay:

  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Prisoners
  • Spring Breakers
  • A Touch of Sin

Adapted Screenplay:

  • Captain Phillips
  • Philomena
  • Short Term 12
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Cinematography:

  • Prisoners
  • Spring Breakers
  • To the Wonder
  • A Touch of Sin
  • 12 Years a Slave

Editing:

  • Captain Phillips
  • Spring Breakers
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Upstream Color
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Production Design:

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Her
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Pacific Rim
  • 12 Years a Slave

Costume Design:

  • American Hustle
  • 47 Ronin
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • 12 Years a Slave

Makeup:

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Lone Survivor
  • Prisoners
  • 12 Years a Slave

Original Score:

  • All Is Lost
  • Her 
  • Nebraska
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Upstream Color

Original Song:

  • “Love Is an Open Door” – Frozen
  • “The Moon Song” – Her
  • “Ordinary Love” – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
  • “So You Know What It’s Like” – Short Term 12
  • “The Money Chant” – The Wolf of Wall Street

Sound Mixing:

  • All Is Lost
  • Lone Survivor
  • Rush
  • Spring Breakers
  • Upstream Color

Visual Effects:

  • Elysium
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Man of Steel
  • Pacific Rim

Sound Effects:

  • All Is Lost
  • Lone Survivor
  • Pacific Rim
  • Spring Breakers
  • Upstream Color

Nominations trivia:

Most nominations: 12 Years a Slave, with…12.

Most nominations without a Best Picture nomination: (tie) All Is Lost, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Lone Survivor, and Pacific Rim, with 3.

Nomination totals:

  • 12 nominations: 12 Years a Slave
  • 9 nominations: Her
  • 8 nominations: Spring Breakers
  • 7 nominations: Upstream Color
  • 6 nominations: Short Term 12
  • 5 nominations: Prisoners, The Wolf of Wall Street
  • 4 nominations: Nebraska, A Touch of Sin
  • 3 nominations: All Is Lost, Captain Phillips, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Lone Survivor, Pacific Rim
  • 2 nominations: Fruitvale Station, Gravity, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Philomena
  • 1 nomination: American Hustle, August: Osage County, Elysium, 47 Ronin, Frances Ha, Frozen, The Great Gatsby, Man of Steel, Mud, Rush, Saving Mr. Banks, To the Wonder

Total running time of Best Picture nominees: 1,257 minutes, 25 seconds (figures from the BBFC)

  • Shortest B.P. nominee: Spring Breakers (93 minutes)
  • Longest B.P. nominee: The Wolf of Wall Street (180 minutes)

Total U.S. gross of B.P. nominees: $378,439,187 (figures from boxofficemojo.com, as of 2/15/2014)

  • Highest grossing nominee: The Wolf of Wall Street ($109.3 million to date)
  • Lowest grossing nominee: A Touch of Sin ($153,000 to date)

Total # of nominations: 95

# of nominations from B.P. nominees: 63

# of nominations that match equivalent Oscar categories: 34

  • Best-matching category: Adapted Screenplay (4/5 nominees in common)
  • Worst-matching category: Makeup & Hairstyling (I don’t nominate any of the 3 films the Academy nominates)
  • Best-matching films: I nominate 12 Years a Slave, Her, Lone Survivor, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in all the categories the Academy nominates them in
  • Worst-matching films: I don’t nominate Dallas Buyers Club, Inside Llewyn Davis, or The Lone Ranger in any of the categories the Academy nominates them in (NOTE: I haven’t seen Blue Jasmine, which got 3 nominations)

Best film without any nominations: Side Effects – a **** film I completely shut out

Worst film to be nominated: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – a ** film I nominated for Best Song

Longest nominee (in any category): The Wolf of Wall Street

Shortest nominee (in any category): Fruitvale Station (84 minutes, 58 seconds, according to the BBFC)

Repeat acting nominees: Joaquin Phoenix (Best Actor 2012), Michael Fassbender (Best Actor 2011), Leonardo DiCaprio (Supporting Actor nominee 2012), Octavia Spencer (Supporting Actress nominee 2011)

Average Rotten Tomatoes score of Best Picture nominees: 87.5%

  • Highest score: Short Term 12 (99%)
  • Lowest score: Spring Breakers (65%)

Best Picture nominees I saw multiple times in theaters: Spring Breakers, 12 Years a Slave (NOTE: I attempted to see The Wolf of Wall Street a second time, but the theater was closed due to a snowstorm)

Best Picture nominees available on DVD/Blu-Ray as of 2/15/2014: 5

Best Picture nominees I own as of 2/15/2014: 3

Best Picture nominees I saw theatrically: 10

  • Alone: 7
  • With friends: 3
  • While intoxicated: 0

Best Picture nominees my parents have seen: 1 (as far as I know)

Most Longlist citations without a single nomination: Inside Llewyn Davis (8)

Most Longlist citations with only a single nomination: Frozen, Rush (7)

Highest ratio of Longlist citations to nominations (min. 5 nominations): 12 Years a Slave got 12 nominations from 13 citations (92.3%)

Lowest ratio of citations to nominations for a B.P. nominee: Captain Phillips got 3 nominations from 9 citations (33.3%)

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