Looks like it will be another one of those years for Leonardo DiCaprio.
This morning the nominees for the Academy Awards were announced and DiCaprio was nominated for his work in The Wolf of Wall Street (which was amazing) but I can already feel a McConaughey win on the horizon for Dallas Buyers Club. But I will make my predictions at a later date.
Nine films were nominated for Best Picture including my favorite film of 2013, Gravity, which tied with American Hustle for the most nominations with 10 each. The only surprise, if there was one, is that Her snuck into the Best Picture race. There may be nine nominees but I feel like it is a four picture race with 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street. It is one of the most unique years for nominations and will make watching the show more fun because of it.
Also, let this sink in; Jonah Hill is now a two-time Oscar nominee. He completely deserves it this year for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street.
See the list of nominees below (for the big awards anyway). The Academy Awards air on March 2nd.
-The Wolf of Wall Street
-12 Years a Slave
-Dallas Buyers Club
-Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
-Christian Bale (American Hustle)
-Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
-Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
-Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
-Amy Adams (American Hustle)
-Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
-Judi Dench (Philomena)
-Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
-Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Best Supporting Actor
-Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
-Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
-Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
-Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
-Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Best Supporting Actress
-Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
-Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
-Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
-Lupita Nyong’O (12 Years a Slave)
-June Squibb (Nebraska)
-Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
-David O. Russell (American Hustle)
-Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
-Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
-Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Best Animated Feature
-Despicable Me 2
-The Wind Rises
-Ernest and Celestine