The 2014 Oscar nominations: How many did we get right?

TONY's film critics made their predictions last week for the 2014 Oscar nominations; now, see how the prognosticating stacks up

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Today's the big day: The nominations for the 2014 Oscars were revealed this morning, with actor Chris Hemsworth—y'know, Thor—doing the honors alongside Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

In advance of the announcement, Time Out's film critics made their own 2014 Oscar predictions—here's how their picks in five of the major categories stacked up against the actual nominations:

Best Picture
Our critics hit most of the marks in this ten-nominee category, correctly predicting that favorites like 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and American Hustle would get nods. But they missed outliers like Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska, both of which are now in the race. And, to our critics' dismay, the Coen brothers' folk-rock tale, Inside Llewyn Davis, didn't get a nom in this (or many other) categories.

Best Director
Once again, Time Out hit most of the marks; the only filmmaker our critics missed is Alexander Payne, who received his third Oscar nod for Nebraska.

Best Actor
Film critic Joshua Rothkopf laments, "No Redford! Travesty." And indeed, the venerable actor wasn't nominated for his solo turn in All Is Lost, nor was Tom Hanks for a similarly lost-at-sea role in Captain Phillips. As for who our critics missed: Bruce Dern, who starred in Nebraska, and Christian Bale, who picked up his second Oscar nomination for American Hustle.

Best Actress
This is one category in which Time Out correctly predicted all of the potential nominees. Score!

Best Foreign Film
For the final category in which our critics made predictions, their prognosticating was once again correct. (Although the French biopic Renoir, which we called "dreary," was left off. Maybe for the best?)

That's it! Now all that's left is to wait for the Oscars themselves, which happen March 2. What did you think of the nominations? Are you steamed that any particular film was left off? Let us know!


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