Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced today and two filmmakers who've appeared on the show this season are up for best director.
Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity was tied for most nominations (with American Hustle), earning 10 nods in total, including best picture, best director, best editing and best actress. That means Alfonso, who directed and co-edited the movie, is up for two Oscars. Here's his conversation with George:
Alexander Payne's Nebraska, meanwhile, earned six nominations, including one for Bruce Dern's lead performance and a best director nod for Payne. Watch George's interview with Alexander here:
Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners earned a nomination for best cinematography. Here's George's interview with Villeneuve:
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street was nominated in five categories, including best picture. Robbie Robertson has worked with Scorsese for many years as a music supervisor, and he told George about the challenges and privileges of working on the famed director's latest project:
Some guests from previous seasons also received nominations. Matthew McConaughey is up for best actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender and Jared Leto are all nominated for best supporting actor for their respective roles in American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave and Dallas Buyers Club.
Finally, a special congratulations to the Canadians nominated this year: Owen Pallett, nominated along with Arcade Fire member William Butler for best score for their work on Her, and Martin Pensa, nominated for his editing on Dallas Buyers Club, which was directed by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée.
For the full list of nominations see the Academy Awards website.