The biggest awards ceremony in the world – The Academy Awards is almost here.
On Sunday 2nd March 2014, a few of your favourite movie practitioners will be smiling with their gold statues.
As we all wait for the day, let’s play a fun game this Friday evening.
We know our BellaNaijarians love movies, so let’s all pretend we have an Academy voting card.
Host Ellen DeGeneres
Here are the nominees in major categories. Pick your best in each category.
- American Hustle
- Captain Phillips
- Dallas Buyers Club
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- David O. Russell – American Hustle
- Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
- Alexander Payne – Nebraska
- Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
- Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
- 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
- Amy Adams – American Hustle
- Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
- Sandra Bullock – Gravity
- Judi Dench – Philomena
- Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
- 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
- Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
- Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
- Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
- Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
- June Squibb – Nebraska
- The Croods
- Despicable Me 2
- Ernest & Celestine
- The Wind Rises
The 2014 Oscars will air on Sunday 2nd March 2014 on ABC, with the main event usually kicking off at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
For everyone outside America, watch all the live red carpet action on E! Entertainment.
To see all the nominations, click here