“12 Years A Slave” Nominated For 9 Oscars, No “Fruitvale,” “Mandela,” Or “The Butler”

January 16, 2014  |  

The 2014 Oscar Nominees were just announced this morning via Ustream and we have to say “12 Years a Slave” cleaned up with a sweeping total of nine nominations. The film based on Solomon Northup’s book by the same name received noms in the categories of Best Picture, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Production Design, and Writing. Chiwetel Ejiofor was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, while Lupita Nyongo’ and Michael Fassbender picked up nominations in the supporting actress and actor categories.

The only films to garner more nominations than “12 Years a Slave” were “American Hustle” — as expected — and “Gravity,” which earned 10 each. As excited as we are to see “12 Years” honored by the film industry, we’re equally sad that “Fruitvale Station,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” failed to earn any nominations. Let’s hope the best for “12 Years a Slave” when it comes time to take home these awards though.

Oh and we can’t forget that our favorite producer Pharrell also earned a nomination for Best Original Song for “Happy” from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack. Congrats to all!

The 86th Academy Awards will air March 2, 2014 at 7 EST. Check out the rest of the nominees here. What do you think about the list?


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