Glamorous dresses, beautiful and priceless jewels, and a red carpet so hot you won’t be able to stand it; it can only mean it’s time for the Oscars. This year’s Oscars are slated to be more fabulous than ever before. With a host as hilarious and well-liked as Ellen DeGeneres and a red carpet sure to impress, the anticipation of the recognition of this year’s best of the best is building.
The handsome Chris Hemsworth and the President of XXXXXXX Cheryl Boone Isaacs made Oscar history this morning announcing the nominees for the upcoming Oscar ceremony. Each of the nominees were woken early – if they were sleeping at all – as the announcement was officially made at 5:43 am PST. Phones were ringing early this morning as this year’s best actress, actor and supporting role actors and actresses (and so many, many others) were notified of their nomination.
This year’s nominees hope to join the ranks of previous winners in their specified categories such as Joanne Woodward, Liza Minnelli, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Sandra Bullock and so many more. This year’s winners will take over the roles of Best actress, supporting actress, actor, supporting actor and picture from last year’s winners. This includes Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Day-Lewis, Christoph Waltz and Argo.
While most of the world focuses intently on the red carpet as their favorite part of the Oscar ceremony, those same people will tune in to see just how funny host Ellen DeGeneres really is (and she is funny). She’ll make fun of Oscar nominees, herself, and probably anything and everything she can on live television, making it another opening monologue to remember.
Now that the nominees have been announced, who do you predict will take home the Oscar this year and were you surprised to see/not to see one of your favorites from the past year on the nomination list?
Here are the main nominees. For the complete list of 2014 Oscars nominations you can check out our TV site.
Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – Ameican
Lupita Nyogo’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Leonardo Di Caprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Judi Dench – Philomena
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
12 Years a Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street
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