Satellite Awards: ‘12 Years a Slave’ Leads Film Nominees

12 Years a Slave leads the list of film nominations for the 18th annual Satellite Awards, announced Monday by the International Press Academy, an association of entertainment journalists, informs
Slave scored 10 noms, followed by American Hustle and Gravity, both with eight, Rush with seven, and Inside Llewyn Davis and Saving Mr. Banks, both with six.
The group’s nominations cover 38 categories, including 19 for motion pictures, 13 for television, two for Blu-ray/DVD and four for video games. Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black topped the list of TV nominees, with four nominations each.
The Satellite Awards ceremony will be held March 9 in Los Angeles.
The nominees for best motion picture consist of Slave, All Is Lost, Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Davis, Philomena, Banks and The Wolf of Wall Street.
In the top acting categories, which include eight nominations each, best actor noms were bestowed on Amy Adams (Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Color), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Enough Said), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) and Emma Thompson (Banks), while best actor noms were handed out to Christian Bale (Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Slave), Tom Hanks (Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford (Lost) and Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler).
Director noms went to Jasmine’s Woody Allen, Davis’ Ethan and Joel Coen, Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron, Phillips’ Paul Greengrass, Slave’s Steve McQueen, Hustle’s David O. Russell and Wolf’s Martin Scorsese.
The group also announced a number of special achievement awards: Director Ryan Coogler will receive an Honorary Satellite Award for Fruitvale Station; that movie’s Michael B. Jordan and The Book Thief’s Sophie Nelisse will receive breakthrough performance awards; Nebraska was singled out as best ensemble, motion picture; and Orange Is the New Black was cited as best ensemble, television.

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