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Welcome to The Oscar Database: the most complete collection of Academy Award data.

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Best Picture Nominees for the 86th Awards (2014)

Below we filtered out all the Oscar-nominated movies except the Best Picture Nominees for 2014. Check out the Explore page of all Best Picture Nominees to discover more.

Nebraska (2013)Alexander PayneAn aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Her (2013)Spike JonzeA lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.
American Hustle (2013)David O. RussellA con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Philomena (2013)Stephen FrearsA world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)Jean-Marc ValleeIn 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
Captain Phillips (2013)Paul GreengrassThe true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Gravity (2013)Alfonso CuaronA medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)Martin ScorseseBased on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

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