A Comparative Look at Awards Season

OscarsThis morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards. Honoring achievements in film, the Oscars are highly anticipated by Hollywood and movie goers alike. These nominations come several weeks after announcements of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) and the British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA Awards).

Every year, I find it interesting to compare the lists of nominees in the major categories at these three awards shows. Sometimes the nominations are strikingly similar (as with this year’s nominees for best director and lead actress), and sometimes they are completely different (as with this year’s nominees for best supporting actor). Below, I have listed all the nominees for film, director and the four major acting awards.

Although the Bafta Awards and the SAG Awards are always handy indicators of what is likely to win at the Academy Awards, there are always surpries at each show. It will be interesting to see how the wins compare at the end of awards season.

For a look at the entire list of nominations for each awards show, visit the Academy Awards website, the BAFTA Awards website, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards website.

Best Film or Performance by a Cast:

  • 12 Years a Slave: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • American Hustle: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • August: Osage County: SAG
  • Captain Phillips: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Dallas Buyers Club: Academy Award, SAG
  • Gravity: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Her: Academy Award
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler: SAG
  • Nebraska: Academy Award
  • Philomena: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • The Wolf of Wall Street: Academy Award

Best Director: 

  • Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips: BAFTA
  • Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • David O. Russell for American Hustle: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Alexander Payne for Nebraska: Academy Award
  • Martin Scorsese for The Wolf Of Wall Street: Academy Award, BAFTA

Best Performance by a Lead Actor:

  • Christian Bale in American Hustle: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Bruce Dern in Nebraska: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips: BAFTA, SAG
  • Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club: Academy Award, SAG
  • Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels’ The Butler: SAG

Best Performance by a Lead Actress:

  • Amy Adams in American Hustle: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Sandra Bullock in Gravity: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Judy Dench in Philomena: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Meryl Streep in August: Osage County: Academy Award, SAG
  • Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks: BAFTA, SAG

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor:

  • Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Daniel Brühl in Rush: BAFTA, SAG
  • Bradley Cooper in American Hustle: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra: BAFTA
  • Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • James Gandolfini in Enough Said: SAG
  • Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street: Academy Award
  • Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club: Academy Award, SAG

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress:

  • Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine: Academy Award, BAFTA
  • Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • Julia Roberts in August: Osage County: Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG
  • June Squibb in Nebraska: Academy Award, SAG
  • Oprah Winfrey in Lee Daniels’ The Butler: BAFTA, SAG

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