Oscar Nominees – (2010-2019)

Is there any better way to be made acutely aware of how many movies you didn’t bother to see during a year – or a decade – than to see a list of Oscar nominees/winners? I didn’t see very many “Oscar” movies during the decade of the 2010s, though I did see Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, True Grit, Moneyball, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Birdman (really, really regret having tried to watch THAT one), The Imitation GameThe Revenant, Spotlight, Hidden Figures, Get Out, The Shape of Water, Black Panther and BlackKkKlansman. I would be out of breath if I were reading all of these! It might seem like a lot of movies, but keep in mind, up to TEN movies per year can be nominated for the Academy Award for best picture (which I think is way too many), so the list of “Oscarish” movies I bothered to see during the 2010s are still a drop in the bucket. And I still want those two hours back from having wasted them on Birdman!

Keep in mind, the movies in this list are “synched” with the years in which they were released – not the years they won their awards (it’s just easier for my brain to sort them in this fashion). When the 2019 winners are announced in 2020, I will update this blog. But in the meantime, here’s your list!

2010

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

The King’s Speech

Nominees:

  • Black Swan 
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter’s Bone

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Hailee Steinfeld and Jeff Bridges in the 2010 True Grit remake (a “reboot” which was actually good, IMHO). Both actors received Oscar nods for their roles.

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR – 2010

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Nominees:

  • Javier Bardem Biutiful
  • Jeff Bridges True Grit
  • Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network
  • James Franco 127 Hours

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – 2010

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Nominees –

  • John Hawkes Winter’s Bone
  •  Jeremy Renner The Town 
  • Mark Ruffalo The Kids Are All Right
  • Geoffrey Rush The King’s Speech 

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Nominees:

  • Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
  • Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Melissa Leo –The Fighter

Nominees:

  • Amy Adams, The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
  • Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
  • Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

We Belong Together, Toy Story 3

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Toy Story 3

 

2011

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

The Artist

Nominees:

  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

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Brad Pitt in the 2011 movie Moneyball, for which he was nominated for best leading actor and the movie nominated for best picture. I don’t normally flock to “sportsball” movies, but I enjoyed this one!

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Nominees:

  • Demián Bichir, A Better Life
  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Gary Oldman,  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Nominees –

  •  Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte,  Warrior
  • Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Nominees:

  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Octavia Spencer –The Help

Nominees:

 

  • Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

Man or Muppet, The Muppets

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Rango

2012

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

Argo

Nominees:

  • Amour
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

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Best supporting actor Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained. His character in this movie reminds my husband and I of our friend Brad in many ways!

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Nominees:

  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Joaquin Phoenix,  The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Nominees –

  •  Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Robert De Niro,  Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

Nominees:

  • Jessica Chastin, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Emanuelle Riva, Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Anne Hathaway–Les Miserables

Nominees:

  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

Skyfall, Skyfall

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Brave

 

2013

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

12 Years A Slave

Nominees:

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

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Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street, for which she was NOT nominated for any acting Oscars. She would be nominated later for her role in the 2017 film I Tonya, in which she was probably “hagged up” to play figure skater Tonya Harding. Other actresses whom have been nominated for or have won Oscars for “hagging it up” including Charlize Theron in Monster. When you’re a female and “hagging it up” for an Oscar nod or win doesn’t work, but you still have the looks – opt to play a hooker with a heart of gold to snag a nomination or Oscar (vis a vis Mira Sorvino in Mighty Aphrodite, Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas or Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman or Erin Brockovich (yes I know she wasn’t REALLY a hooker in that last one, I’m just having a bit of fun here, and she DID dress like a hooker in Erin Brockovich – admit it). Behold:

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My closing argument – Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich. No, I’m NOT slut shaming! Well, maybe I am…(a little)! But honestly, there’s no shame in doing what whatever it takes to win a damned Oscar!

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Nominees:

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio,  The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Nominees –

  •  Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper,  American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
  • Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Nominees:

  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave

Nominees:

  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

Let It Go, Frozen

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Frozen

 

2014

 

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Nominees:

  • American Sniper
  • Boyhood
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Nominees:

  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch,  The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Nominees –

  • Robert DuVall, The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke,  Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Nominees:

  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

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Reese Witherspoon in the 2014 movie Wild, which garnered an Oscar nod for her co-star Laura Dern (best supporting actress), whom played her mother in the movie. I think Witherspoon SHOULD have gotten an Oscar nod for this one, but what the Hell do I know? In this movie, her character fights personal demons and addiction by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Hiking with a loaded pack burns an incredible amount of calories, BTW… You will not BELIEVE how much you will crave deep fried foods after 2-3 days of eating dehydrated meals! I can only imagine the cravings you’d have after hiking the 2,653 mile long PCT!

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Nominees:

  • Laura Dern, Wild
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone, Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

Glory, Selma

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Big Hero 6

2015

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

Spotlight

Nominees:

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room

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Liev Schreiber, Michael Keaton and Billy Crudup at the premiere for Spotlight, which won best picture for 2015. Can you ID the “superhero” film characters these men have all played on film? As of 2018, Michael Keaton has more than one!

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Nominees:

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Michael Fassbender,  Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Nominees –

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Tom Hardy,  The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Brie Larson – Room

Nominees:

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Nominees:

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

Writing’s On The Wall, Spectre

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Inside Out

 

2016

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

Moonlight

Nominees:

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell Or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • LaLa Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester By The Sea

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One of the most stirring scenes from Hidden Figures, when Kevin Costner’s character removes the “colored” ladies room sign. Up until this point, Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji Henson) had been forced to walk nearly a half mile from her office to use the restroom in accordance the dated “Jim Crow” bathroom laws…And in skirts and heels, at that! I know a woman who works for NASA in Langley, VA who has an office near the real-life Katherine Johnson (whom recently turned 100).

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Nominees:

  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling, LaLa Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Nominees –

  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Lucas Hedges,  Manchester By The Sea
  • Dev Patel, Lion
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Emma Stone – LaLa Land

Nominees:

  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Viola Davis, Fences

Nominees:

  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

City of Stars, LaLa Land

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Zootopia

 

2017

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

The Shape Of Water

Nominees:

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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If only Troy McClure (whom supposedly had a sexual perversion involving fish) from The Simpsons could see a movie about a romance with a fish monster win the Academy Award for best picture! Doug Jones as the fish monster and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water, which won best picture for 2017 (Hawkins got an Oscar nod for best leading actress).

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Nominees:

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Nominees –

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All The Money In The World

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Frances McDormand –

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Nominees:

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Nominees:

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Leslie Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

Remember Me, Coco

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Coco

 

2018

WINNER – BEST PICTURE –

Green Book

Nominees:

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

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Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman, which was nominated for best picture, and Adam Driver nominated for best supporting actor.

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTOR –

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Nominees:

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Nominees –

  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

WINNER – BEST LEADING ACTRESS –

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Nominees:

  • Laritza Aparicio, Roma
  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Nominees:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Marina De Tavira, Roma
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG –

Shallow, A Star Is Born

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Spider-Man – Into the Spider-verse

 

 

 

 

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