ByWill Reitz, writer at
Will Reitz

I have never done this before (and thanks to categories like Animated Short & Foreign Language Film, I probably won't this year), but I would actually like to be an informed Oscar viewer this year. I was a strong advocate for Argo to win the Best Picture, but had only seen 2 or 3 movies in the Best Picture race that year.

If you would like to watch all the movie nominated this year, I have arranged them by the number of nominations they garnered.

Oscar Nominations, Movies to Watch:

  • American Hustle (Best Picture, Lead Actor [Christian Bale], Lead Actress [Amy Adams], Supporting Actor [Bradley Cooper], Suporting Actress [Jennifer Lawrence], Director [David O. Russell], Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Film Editing, & Production Design)
  • Gravity (Best Picture, Lead Actress [Sandra Bullock], Director [Alfonso Cuaron], Cinematography, Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, & Visual Effects)
  • 12 Years a Slave (Best Picture, Lead Actor [Chiwetel Ejiofor], Supporting Actor [Michael Fassbender], Supporting Actress [Lupita Nyong'o], Director [Steve McQueen], Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Film Editing, & Production Design)
  • Dallas Buyers Club (Best Picture, Lead Actor [Matthew McConaughey], Supporting Actor [Jared Leto], Original Screenplay, Film Editing, & Makeup and Hairstyling)
  • Nebraska (Best Picture, Lead Actor [Bruce Dern], Supporting Actress [June Squibb], Director [Alexander Payne], Original Screenplay, & Cinematography)
  • Captain Phillips (Best Picture, Supporting Actor [Barkhad Abdi], Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Editing, & Sound Mixing)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (Best Picture, Lead Actor [Leonardo DiCaprio], Supporting Actor [Jonah Hill], Director [Martin Scorsese], & Adapted Screenplay)
  • Her (Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song ["The Moon Song"], & Production Design)
  • Philomena (Best Picture, Lead Actress [Judi Dench], Adapted Screenplay, & Original Score)
  • Blue Jasmine (Lead Actress [Cate Blanchett], Supporting Actress [Sally Hawkins], & Original Screenplay)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Visual Effects, Sound Editing, & Sound Mixing)
  • August: Osage County (Lead Actress [Meryl Streep], Supporting Actress [Julia Roberts],
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Cinematography & Sound Mixing)
  • The Grandmaster (Cinematography & Costume Design)
  • The Great Gatsby (Costume Design & Production Design)
  • Lone Survivor (Sound Editing & Sound Mixing)
  • The Lone Ranger (Visual Effects & Makeup and Hairstyling)
  • Frozen (Best Animated Feature & Best Song ["Let It Go"])
  • Despicable Me 2 (Best Animated Feature & Best Song ["Happy"])
  • Before Midnight (Adapted Screenplay)
  • Prisoners (Cinematography)
  • The Book Thief (Original Score)
  • Saving Mr. Banks (Original Score)
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Best Song ["Ordinary Love"])
  • Alone Yet Not Alone (Original Song ["Alone Yet Not Alone'])
  • All Is Lost (Sound Editing)
  • Iron Man 3 (Visual Effects)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (Visual Effects)
  • The Invisible Woman (Costume Design)
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Makeup and Hairstyling)
  • The Croods (Best Animated Feature)
  • Ernest & Celestine (Best Animated Feature)
  • The Wind Rises (Best Animated Feature)
  • Feral (Animated Short)
  • Get a Horse! (Animated Short)
  • Mr. Hublot (Animated Short)
  • Possessions (Animated Short)
  • Room on the Broom (Animated Short)
  • Aquel No Era Yo [That Wasn't Me] (Live Short)
  • Avant Que de Tout Perdre [Just Before Losing Everything] (Live Short)
  • Helium (Live Short)
  • Pitaako Mun Haikki Hoitaa? [Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?] (Live Short)
  • The Voorman Problem (Live Short)
  • Broken Circle Breakdown (Foreign Language Film)
  • The Great Beauty (Foreign Language Film)
  • The Hunt (Foreign Language Film)
  • The Missing Picture (Foreign Language Film)
  • Omar (Foreign Language Film)
  • The Act of Killing (Documentary)
  • Cutie and the Boxer (Documentary)
  • Dirty Wars (Documentary)
  • The Square (Documentary)
  • 20 Feet from Stardom (Documentary)
  • Cavedigger (Documentary Short)
  • Facing Fear (Documentary Short)
  • Karama Has No Walls (Documentary Short)
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Documentary Short)
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (Documentary Short)


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