The nominees are:
- 12 Years a Slave
- American Hustle
- Blue Jasmine
- Captain Phillips
- Dallas Buyers Club
- Saving Mr. Banks
- The Wolf of Wall Street
Is Blue Jasmine, long ago abandoned as the Cate Blanchett-only show, now a possible Best Picture nominee?
Can Dallas Buyers Club, fresh from its inexplicable SAG Ensemble nomination, join the fray?
Are Wolf of Wall Street and Her, passionately loved (and some corners hated) auteur projects, safe?
Just how telling is that lazy nomination for Saving Mr. Banks?
And of the snubs-- neither Inside Llewyn Davis, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Fruitvale Station, August: Osage County, Prisoners or All is Lost made the cut. Are they DOA? Interestingly, the Weinstein Company and their typically plentiful crop of prestige films didn't make the cut this year.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE (Almost didn't feel the need to include because it's just so depressing)
- The Croods
- Despicable Me 2
- Monster's University