Though many of the 2014 Oscar Nominations seemed inevitable (we're looking at you, 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle'), there were a number of surprises -- some pleasant, some less so. But perhaps the biggest "Huh?" was the best song nomination for 'Alone Yet Not Alone.' It turns out that the film violated campaigning rules, and has been disqualified.
We went through nearly a century of Oscar history and whittled out the films that time has forgotten, the winners that people now roll their eyes at and the good-but-not-good-enough productions to arrive at the 20 greatest Best Picture winners of all time. Some fairly incredible films didn't make the cut, but in the grand scheme of things, here are the times that the Oscars truly got it right.
The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning by Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and it surely had its share of shockers. Though the golden children -- David O. Russell's 'American Hustle,' Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' and Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' -- all earned big-time nominations, a surprising number of expected frontrunners got the shaft.
Take a look as we dive deep into the snubs and surprises of the 2014 Oscar nominations.
Comparing anything that isn't actual slavery to slavery is pretty tasteless and generally a really bad idea. Comparing a rich and successful actor's career to slavery is, well, a really bad idea. But, that's exactly what director David O. Russell did, saying Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' contract is just like "slavery."
If you missed 'Gravity' in the theater, you missed out on the best cinematic experience of the year. People can argue about what is the better movie, but few can challenge the notion that 'Gravity' is the one movie you have to see in the theater. 'Gravity' is so immersive, watching it in a theater (especially in 3D) is really the only way to experience the film. So, if you missed out or just want another chance to see 'Gravity' on the big screen, we have good news. Warner Bros. will be putting 'Gravity' back in theaters starting next week.
Ellen DeGeneres has been dancing through life -- on her talk shows, in her movies, during her stand-up -- so why should the Oscars be any different? The 2014 Oscars trailer has arrived in anticipation of the big night, and host DeGeneres is front and center doing what she does best: dancing!
The 2014 Golden Globes nominations are in and we already can’t wait for the awards ceremony! While the Oscars ceremony has Ellen DeGeneres hosting, comedic duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Globes, which is awesome if you saw the hilarious job they did last year. But enough of that, let’s get down to the list of nominees!