Oscars 2014: Ernest & Célestine And Julie Delpy Among French Nominees

January 17, 2014 | By Romain Rancurel
Ernest & Célestine

The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced on January 16, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the ceremony will honor the best films, casts and crews of 2013. It is set to take place on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Divided into 24 categories, the 2014 nominations were led by "American Hustle" and "Gravity", which received 10 nods a piece including best picture and best director. This year, the Academy has recognized a number of French films although neither Blue Is The Warmest Colour, nor The Past were nominated in any category. For French cinema, Ernest & Célestine leads the way with its nomination for Best animated feature film of the year while Julie Delpy was selected for her work on Before Midnight’s screenplay.

French Nominees

Adapted screenplay
“Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Best animated feature film of the year
“Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

Best foreign language film of the year
“The Great Beauty” Italy/France
“The Missing Picture” Cambodia/France
(Note that Gilles Bourdos’ Renoir was France’s 2014 Foreign Language Oscar candidate but wasn’t nominated)

Best cinematography
“The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel

Best animated short film
“Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Best live action short film
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras

Achievement in music written for motion pictures
“Philomena” Alexandre Desplat

Find the full list of nominations here.

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