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Everything you need to get ready for the 2014 Academy Awards, including nominations, predictions and interviews with the hopefuls



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From the worst ever Oscar winners to a recap of the most unlikely Oscar nominees, we’ve got everything you need to see you through to the Academy Awards. Take a look at the full list of 2014 Oscar hopefuls, or check out our predictions for who’s going to walk away an Academy Award winner this year.

2014 Oscar interviews

Matthew McConaughey

‘If I win an Oscar, I won’t be at a loss for words’

The actor explains how he dropped 47 pounds to play a man with Aids.

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Sally Hawkins

‘I didn’t think Woody Allen would trust me with an American character’

The star talks about her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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Neil Corbould

‘Visual effects supervisors ask how we did it – I don’t tell them!’

The special effects genius tells us how he made ‘Gravity’ sparkle.

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Joaquin Phoenix

‘I always think acting is hard’

The go-to actor for haunted emotion softened up to play a lonely writer in ‘Her’.

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Jared Leto

‘I lived with a man dying of Aids’

The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ star talks about playing a transsexual opposite Matthew McConaughey.

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Steve McQueen

‘This is not a black movie or a white movie’

‘12 Years a Slave’ received nine Oscar nominations. But does McQueen really care about awards?

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David O Russell

‘The Oscars make a big difference’

On the day ‘American Hustle’ received ten Oscar nominations, we asked the director how he felt.

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Joel and Ethan Coen

‘Why are we successful? Who knows!’

The men behind ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Fargo’ are taking us back to New York’s 1960s folk scene.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

‘Race is an invention’

Remember the name: Chiwetel Ejiofor is about to become a huge movie star.

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Alexander Payne

‘I love our whole fucking planet’

The director of ‘Sideways’ and ‘The Descendants’ tells us why he’s only just getting into his stride.

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Alfonso Cuarón

‘I’ll never make another space movie’

Why did it take the ‘Gravity’ director so long to send George Clooney and Sandra Bullock into space?

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Judi Dench

‘I was a bit of a rebel’

The actress talks about her teenage years, getting the push from Bond and why she still gets stage fright.

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Paul Greengrass

‘I can still be truthful and authentic’

The British director talks us through the making of his latest film, piracy drama ‘Captain Phillips’.

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Woody Allen

‘Making films is not difficult’

As he approaches 80, and in the sixth decade of his career, Woody Allen is as productive as ever.

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Alex Gibney

‘An interview with Assange would be one long speech’

The Oscar-winning director talks about how he made ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks’.

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Oscars FAQs

When are the 2014 Oscars?

The ceremony is scheduled for March 2.

When will the nominations be announced?

Oscar nominations are announced on January 16.

Where will the awards ceremony be held?

The ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

How can I watch the Oscars?

Viewers in the UK can watch the ceremony on a dedicated Sky Movies channel - Sky Movies Oscars.

Who are the Oscar winners this year?

No one knows! But take a look at our critics’ predictions here.

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