Monday, March 3, 2014

Cosmique Movie Award nominees announced

The Hobbit leads, followed by American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Star Trek

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug surprised pundits by leading the nominations for the Tenth Cosmique Movie Awards with 12 nods, including unexpected nominations for Best Film and Best Director.

It was followed by American Hustle with 11 nominations, 12 Years a Slave with 10, and Gravity and Star Trek Into Darkness with 9 each.

Kill Your Darlings, the Allen Ginsberg biopic, also earned an unexpected five nominations, including Best Film, Best Actor (Daniel Radcliffe), and Best Supporting Actor (Dane DeHaan).

Other Best Film nominations went to American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave. This year, the Academy chose to follow the example of some other awards that have six nominees per category rather than five.

Matthew McConaghey, whose previous Cosmo nominations were Worst Performance nods for Reign of Fire and Failure to Launch, had an excellent year, earning a Best Actor nod for Dallas Buyers Club and a Supporting Actor nomination for Mud. Similarly, Sandra Bullock, who previously had only been nominated for Most Overrated Actress of All Time (though the Cosmos were on hiatus when she won her Oscar) received Best Actress and Best Female Heroic Character nominations for Gravity.

Cate Blanchett, one of the most nominated people in Cosmo history, earned another Best Actress nod for Blue Jasmine as well as her sixth nomination to the Best Actresses of All Time Hall of Fame.

But it was Chloƫ Grace Moretz who received the most individual nominations, two each for Carrie and Kick-Ass 2, followed by Jennifer Lawrence with a total of three individual nominations for American Hustle and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Two actors who passed away recently received posthumous nominations: Philip Seymour Hoffman for the Best Actor Hall of Fame, and Paul Walker for Favorite Male Heroic Character for Hours.

A total of 88 different films received one or more nominations this year, aided by the expansion to six nominees per category, exceeding the previous record of 79 films at the 2004 awards.

Check out the full list of nominees by category and by film, and vote for the winners by April 18, 2014.

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