By Oriade Ayomide


British-Nigeria actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor has 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”. The Oscar nominee list also has two other Africans: Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for Best Supporting actress, in “12 Years a Slave” and Somalia’s Barkhad Abdi nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a Somali pirate in “Captain Phillips”.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best picture: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and 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: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave, Christian Bale, American Hustle, Bruce Dern, Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street, 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

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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, Frozen, The Wind Rises.

Best foreign language film:  The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, The Hunt, The Missing Picture, and Omar Palestine.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street.

Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Her and Nebraska.

Best Animated Feature Film: The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, Frozen,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, Gravity, 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

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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, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing: All Is Lost, Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Lone Survivor

Best Production Design: American Hustle, Gravity Woollard, The Great Gatsby, Her, 12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects: Gravity, 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: CaveDigger, 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):  Feral, Get a Horse!, Mr. Hublot, Possessions, 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), Helium, Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?), The Voorman Problem

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