Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o nominated for 2014 Oscars

Chiwetel Ejiofor... Picture Credits: gigismeanderings

Both were nominated for 12 Years a Slave

Three Hollywood actors, two Africans and one of African ascendency, Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o, Somalia’s Barkhad Abdi and Britain’s Chiwetel Ejiofor, have been nominated for the 2014 Oscar Awards.

Ejiofor, who is of Nigerian parents, was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the critically-acclaimed 12 Years a Slave, while Lupita- who has previously starred in the MTV Base TV series, Shuga – was nominated for Best Supporting actress, for the same movie. Both actors were nominated in the same categories at the just concluded Golden Globe Awards.

Abdi was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a Somali pirate in the Tom Hanks-helmed Captain Phillips.

See full nomination list below

Best picture

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club





The Wolf of Wall Street

Best director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best actress

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

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, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb, Nebraska

Best animated feature

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest and Celestine


The Wind Rises

Best foreign language film

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Great Beauty

The Hunt

The Missing Picture


Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight

Captain Phillips


12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club



Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine


The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown Belgium

The Great Beauty Italy

The Hunt Denmark

The Missing Picture Cambodia

Omar Palestine

Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners Roger A. Deakins

Best Film Editing

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club


12 Years a Slave

Best Original Score

The Book Thief, John Williams

Gravity, Steven Price

Her, William Butler and Owen Pallett

Philomena, Alexandre Desplat

Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from – Alone Yet Not Alone

“Happy” from – Despicable Me 2

“Let It Go” from – Frozen

“The Moon Song from – Her

“Ordinary Love” from – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing

All Is Lost

Captain Phillips


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor

Best Production Design

American Hustle

Gravity Woollard

The Great Gatsby


12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Costume Design

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby

The Invisible Woman

12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

Best Documentary Short Subject


Facing Fear

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Short Film (Animated)


Get a Horse!

Mr. Hublot


Room on the Broom

Best Short Film (Live Action)

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)


Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

The Voorman Problem


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