Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen from the set of '12 Years A Slave.'

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. Jan. 17, 2014: Caribbean Briton Steve McQueen is in the headlines again.

Only days after his Golden Globes win, McQueen’s ’12 Years A Slave’ received nine nomination at the 86th Academy Awards nominations, which were announced “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth joined Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday.

The Caribbean-Briton is up for Best Director while the movie itself has been nominated for Best Picture.

“I am exhilarated, ecstatic,” he was quoted by Entertainment Weekly as saying. “Getting all those nominations, I’m so very happy.”

And it does not stop there. Lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has received his first Academy Awards nomination in the Best actor category while Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o are both nominated for Best Support Actor and Actress, respectively.

“It’s a bit surreal,” McQueen, born to a Trinidadian mother and Grenadian father in London, told USA Today. “Just because you never know. You never know. To have that kind of confirmation is just brilliant.”

McQueen’s movie also received the nomination for Best adapted screenplay as well as Best costume design, Best film editing and Best production design.

The Academy Awards will air live on ABC on March 2, starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Best picture

“12 Years a Slave”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

“Captain Phillips”


“American Hustle”


“Dallas Buyers Club”



Best director

Steve McQueen — “12 Years a Slave”

David O. Russell — “American Hustle”

Alfonso Cuaron — “Gravity”

Alexander Payne — “Nebraska”

Martin Scorsese — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best actor

Bruce Dern — “Nebraska”

Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”

Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

Best actress

Amy Adams — “American Hustle”

Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine”

Judi Dench — “Philomena”

Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”

Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

Best supporting actor

Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”

Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”

Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”

Best supporting actress

Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle”

Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”

June Squibb — “Nebraska”

Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County”

Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

Best original screenplay

“American Hustle” — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer

“Blue Jasmine” — Woody Allen

“Her” — Spike Jonze

“Nebraska” — Bob Nelson

“Dallas Buyers Club” — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best adapted screenplay

“12 Years a Slave” — John Ridley

“Before Midnight” — Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater

“The Wolf of Wall Street” — Terence Winter

“Captain Phillips” — Billy Ray

“Philomena” — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best animated feature

“The Wind Rises”


“Despicable Me 2”

“Ernest & Celestine”

“The Croods”

Best foreign feature

“The Hunt” (Denmark)

“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Belgium)

“The Great Beauty” (Italy)

“Omar” (Palestinian territories)

“The Missing Picture” (Cambodia)

Best music (original song)

“Frozen”: “Let it Go” — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: “Ordinary Love” — U2, Paul Hewson

“Her”: “The Moon Song” — Karen O, Spike Jonze

“Despicable Me 2”: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams

“Alone Yet Not Alone”: “Alone Yet Not Alone” — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best music (original score)

“Gravity” — Steven Price

“Philomena” — Alexandre Desplat

“The Book Thief” — John Williams

“Saving Mr. Banks” — Thomas Newman

“Her” — William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best cinematography

“Gravity” — Emmanuel Lubezki

“Inside Llewyn Davis” — Bruno Delbonnel

“Nebraska” — Phedon Papamichael

“Prisoners” — Roger Deakins

“The Grandmaster” — Phillippe Le Sourd

Best costume design

“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin

“12 Years a Slave” — Patricia Norris

“The Grandmaster” — William Chang Suk Ping

“American Hustle” — Michael Wilkinson

“The Invisible Woman” — Michael O’Connor

Best documentary feature

“The Act of Killing”

“20 Feet From Stardom”

“The Square”

“Cutie and the Boxer”

“Dirty Wars”

Best film editing

“Gravity” — Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger

“12 Years a Slave”– Joe Walker

“Captain Phillips” — Christopher Rouse

“American Hustle” — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

“Dallas Buyers Club” — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best makeup and hairstyling

“The Lone Ranger” — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” — Stephen Prouty

“Dallas Buyers Club” — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best production design

“12 Years a Slave” — Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker

“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn

“American Hustle” — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler

“Gravity” — Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard

“Her” — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best visual effects


“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

“Star Trek Into Darkness”

“Iron Man 3”

“The Lone Ranger”

Best sound mixing


“Captain Phillips”

“Lone Survivor”

“Inside Llewyn Davis”

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best sound editing


“All Is Lost”

“Captain Phillips”

“Lone Survivor”

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best short film, live action

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”

“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)”


“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”

“The Voorman Problem”

Best short film, animated


“Get a Horse!”

“Mr. Hublot”


“Room on the Broom”

Best documentary short


“Facing Fear”

“Karama Has No Walls”

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”

“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”



Save 50.0% on select products from QQCherry with promo code 501CYICA, through 6/5 while supplies last.