her PDThe Awards Circuit Community Awards were announced on this week’s episode of the Power Hour.  Like in any other year, the readers yielded some eclectic choices.   “12 Years a Slave” and “Her” led the nominations with eleven each with “Gravity” close behind with ten.

Leonardo DiCaprio moved forward to become the most nominated person in ACCA history, bringing in his 9th and 10th nomination as a Producer and Lead Actor in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”  Amy Adams had a similar milestone, passing Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep as the most nominated actress in ACCA history.

Some surprising omissions included David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” which pulled in four nominations but was left off of Best Picture and Director.  There was also a shut out for John Wells’ “August: Osage County,” “The Spectacular Now,” and “Lone Survivor,” three films that had been predicted to be strong with the community.

The full list of nominees are below and the ballots open up once again tomorrow until Sunday @ 11:00 am Eastern Time.  Following the Academy Awards on March 2, we will open up for ACCA 1998 where “Saving Private Ryan” was defeated by “Shakespeare in Love” at the Oscars.  Will our readers think the same?

Best Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave – Dede Gardener; Anthony Katagas; Jeremy Kleiner; Steve McQueen; Arnon Milchan; Brad Pitt; Bill Pohlad
Captain Phillips – Dana Brunetti; Michael De Luca; Scott Rudin
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón; David Heyman
Her – Megan Ellison; Spike Jonze; Vincent Landay
Inside Llewyn Davis – Ethan Coen; Joel Coen; Scott Rudin
The Wolf of Wall Street – Riza Aziz; Leonardo DiCaprio; Joey McFarland; Martin Scorsese; Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Best Achievement in Directing
Alfonso CuarónGravity
Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips
Spike JonzeHer
Steve McQueen12 Years a Slave
Martin ScorseseThe Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprioThe Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor12 Years a Slave
Tom HanksCaptain Phillips
Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club
Joaquin PhoenixHer

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy AdamsAmerican Hustle
Cate BlanchettBlue Jasmine
Sandra BullockGravity
Brie LarsonShort Term 12
Emma ThompsonSaving Mr. Banks

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad AbdiCaptain Phillips
Michael Fassbender12 Years a Slave
Jake GyllenhaalPrisoners
Jonah HillThe Wolf of Wall Street
Jared LetoDallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy AdamsHer
Scarlett JohanssonHer
Jennifer LawrenceAmerican Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o12 Years a Slave
Margot RobbieThe Wolf of Wall Street
June SquibbNebraska

Best Original Screenplay
Eric Singer & David O. RussellAmerican Hustle
Woody AllenBlue Jasmine
Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas CuaronGravity
Spike JonzeHer
Joel Coen & Ethan CoenInside Llewyn Davis

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley12 Years a Slave
Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie DelpyBefore Midnight
Billy RayCaptain Phillips
Jeff Pope & Steve CooganPhilomena
Terence WinterThe Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature
The Croods – Kristine Belson; Jane Hartwell
Despicable Me 2 – Janet Healy; Chris Meledandri
Frozen – Peter Del Vecho
Monsters University – Kori Rae
The Wind Rises – Toshio Suzuki

Best Production Design
12 Years a Slave – Adam Stochausen, Alice Baker
Gravity – Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin, Beverly Dunn
Her – K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena
Inside Llewyn Davis – Jess Gonchor, Susan Bode

Best Cinematography
12 Years a Slave – Sean Bobbit
Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Her – Hoyte Van Hoytema
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
Prisoners – Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
Her – Casey Storm
Saving Mr. Banks – Michael Orlandi

Best Film Editing
12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger
Her – Jeff Buchanan & Eric Zumbrunnen
The Wolf of Wall Street – Thelma Schoonmaker

Best Sound
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Rush

Best Visual Effects
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Man of Steel
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave
Christophe Beck – Frozen
Steven Price – Gravity
Arcade Fire – Her
Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Stories We Tell
The Square

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color – France
The Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium
The Great Beauty – Italy
The Hunt – Denmark
The Past – Iran

HONORABLE MENTIONS (THE NEXT TEN PICTURE CONTENDERS)
American Hustle – Sony Pictures
Before Midnight – Sony Pictures Classics
Blue is the Warmest Color – IFC Films
Blue Jasmine – Sony Pictures
Dallas Buyers Club – Focus Features
Frozen – Walt Disney Pictures
Nebraska – Paramount Pictures
The Place Beyond the Pines – Focus Features
Prisoners – Warner Bros.
Short Term 12 – Cinedigm

Most Nominated Films

  • 12 Years a Slave – 11 nominations
  • Her – 11 nominations
  • Gravity – 10 nominations
  • Captain Phillips – 7 nominations
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – 7 nominations
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – 5 nominations
  • American Hustle – 4 nominations (no Best Picture nomination)

ACCA Performer Stats

  • Daniel Day-Lewis – 3 wins with 3 nominations (most awarded male in ACCA history)
  • Amy Adams – 6th and 7th nominations (Most Nominated Female in ACCA history) – 1 win
  • Kate Winslet has 6 noms, 3 wins (most awarded female in ACCA history)
  • Meryl Streep – 6 nominations – 2 wins (supporting and lead)
  • Julianne Moore – 6 nominations – 1 win
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – 9th and 10th nomination (most nominated PERSON in ACCA history) – 2 wins
  • Joaquin Phoenix – 4th nomination – no wins
  • Cate Blanchett – 6th nomination – 2 wins (all supporting)
  • Brad Pitt – 9th nomination – 1 win

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Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of AwardsCircuit.com. He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.