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The Oscars 2014
Live Stream, Nominees,
Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, 2
Well this is the big one. The
undisputed heavyweight champion of all of the
Hollywood movie awards ceremonies, and without doubt
the one they all want to win. Many newer awards have
been introduced over the years, but the Oscar,
presented each year since 1929, remains the most
prestigious and the most coveted.
The Oscar, of which this year
will be the 86th incarnation (and they always seem
to be a little more dramatic when hitting a round
number! are actually officially called the Academy
Awards, named for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences that presents them, but they are far
more commonly known for the name of the statuette
they actually present as the award, although the
exact reasoning behind the naming of the statue is
actually still contested!)
This year the main evens is being
held at the Dolby Theatre, which may confuse some
thinking this represents a switch to a new venue,
but this is in fact just the Kodak Theatre that has
been hosting the ceremony for several years (since
its opening in 2001 to be precise) rebranded with a
It may seem somewhat optimistic
to include the Oscars on our bucket list of things
to do and places we would love to go as tickets for
the actual event are notoriously difficult to get
your hands on (short of actually getting yourself
nominated of course, which is probably just a little
beyond our limited capabilities...) but there are a
few ways for mere mortals to get a taste of the
action. Interested? Read on...
One method is to apply to be a
seat filler - you need to keep an eye on the
official site (see link further down the page) for
when the application process starts (usually
pre-September the year before) and put in an
application. It is of course a very competitive
process, but someone has to get in there so its
worth a try. A second option is to register for
bleacher seats to watch the red carpet - again
you'll need to keep an eye on the official site for
details and submit an application. The seats are
awarded through a random lottery and there will be a
lot more applicants than seats, but you never know
Nominations and Predictions
2014 nominations below - as
usual, our predictions for each category are in
italics. Usual caveats apply: namely we haven't
tried to predict categories we know nothing about!
Best Motion Picture
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
Steve McQueen - "12 Years a Slave"
David O. Russell - "American Hustle"
Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
Martin Scorsese - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"
Best supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
Jonah Hill - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"
Michael Fassbender - "12 Years a Slave"
Best supporting actress
Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years a Slave"
June Squibb - "Nebraska"
Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
Best original screenplay
"American Hustle" - David O. Russell and Eric Warren
"Blue Jasmine" - Woody Allen
"Her" - Spike Jonze
"Nebraska" - Bob Nelson
"Dallas Buyers Club" - Craig Borten and Melisa
Best adapted screenplay
"12 Years a Slave" - John Ridley
"Before Midnight" - Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and
"The Wolf of Wall Street" - Terence Winter
"Captain Phillips" - Billy Ray
"Philomena" - Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
Best animated feature
"The Wind Rises"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Ernest & Celestine"
Best foreign feature
"The Hunt" (Denmark)
"The Broken Circle Breakdown" (Belgium)
"The Great Beauty" (Italy)
"Omar" (Palestinian territories)
"The Missing Picture" (Cambodia)
Best music (original song)
"Frozen": "Let it Go" - Robert Lopez and Kristen
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom": "Ordinary Love" -
U2, Paul Hewson
"Her": "The Moon Song" - Karen O, Spike Jonze
"Despicable Me 2": "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
"Alone Yet Not Alone": "Alone Yet Not Alone" -
Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel
Best music (original score)
"Gravity" - Steven Price
"Philomena" - Alexandre Desplat
"The Book Thief" - John Williams
"Saving Mr. Banks" - Thomas Newman
"Her" - William Butler and Owen Pallett
"Gravity" - Emmanuel Lubezki
"Inside Llewyn Davis" - Bruno Delbonnel
"Nebraska" - Phedon Papamichael
"Prisoners" - Roger Deakins
"The Grandmaster" - Phillippe Le Sourd
Best costume design
"The Great Gatsby" - Catherine Martin
"12 Years a Slave" - Patricia Norris
"The Grandmaster" - William Chang Suk Ping
"American Hustle" - Michael Wilkinson
"The Invisible Woman" - Michael O'Connor
Best documentary feature
"The Act of Killing"
"20 Feet From Stardom"
"Cutie and the Boxer"
Best film editing
"Gravity" - Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
"12 Years a Slave"- Joe Walker
"Captain Phillips" - Christopher Rouse
"American Hustle" - Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers
and Alan Baumgarten
"Dallas Buyers Club" - John Mac McMurphy and Martin
Best makeup and hairstyling
"The Lone Ranger" - Joel Harlow and Gloria
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" - Stephen Prouty
"Dallas Buyers Club" - Adruitha Lee and Robin
Best production design
"12 Years a Slave" - Adam Stockhausen and Alice
"The Great Gatsby" - Catherine Martin and Beverley
"American Hustle" - Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
"Gravity" - Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne
"Her" - K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena
Best visual effects
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"
Best sound mixing
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
Best sound editing
"All Is Lost"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
Best short film, live action
"Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
"Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing
"Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care
"The Voorman Problem"
Best short film, animated
"Get a Horse!"
"Room on the Broom"
Best documentary short
"Karama Has No Walls"
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
"Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack
The Oscars appears to still be
one of the few remaining major awards to not provide
a live online streaming option, so for US viewers it
looks like you'll still need to get to a TV to watch
- ABC are the channel showing it again this year.
There are some options for
international viewers though. In Canada, live
streaming coverage is being provided by CTV - watch
Oscars Live Stream Canada
In the UK there will be live
coverage of the ceremony provided by a dedicated Sky
Movies Oscars channel - you will need a subscription
but there is an online option:
Sky Movies Oscars
In Australia, Channel 9 have the
live broadcast rights, and their show starts 12:30pm
AEDT, Monday 25th Feb, with a replay at 9.30pm:
Channel 9 Oscars
There will as usual be a live
stream of the red carpet provided so you can watch
the stars as they arrive for the ceremony:
Oscars Red Carpet Live
There is also extensive coverage
of Academy Awards ceremonies past and present via
their official Youtube channel:
Academy Awards on Youtube
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