We're delighted that Leonardo DiCaprio got nominated. And Her. And Philomena's Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. We actually agreed with a vast number of Oscar noms this year. However, there were some films and actors who we felt didn't get the recognition they deserved, so we decided to honour them in a different form.
Below are Digital Spy's Alternative Oscar Awards, celebrating this year's greatest who missed out on a nomination. Read on to find out the nominees and who we crowned the best of the rest.
Thanks to awards season, it feels as though everybody has been talking about the same old films forever. Well, that period of cinema will be done and dusted for another year following tomorrow night's Oscars ceremony, which makes it time to talk about some new titles! This month welcomes a variety of films; from Wes Anderson's newest release to Scarlett Johansson as both a sexy alien and Marvel's Black Widow - no matter what you fancy watching, there is sure to be a March release suited to you!
Digital Spy rounds up the five must-see movies for March below...
Liam Neeson is back on the big screen this week with Non-Stop, the action-packed, whodunnit thriller that will have audiences on the edge of their seat throughout.
Whilst undeniably in his element as troubled air marshal Bill Marks, there is more to Neeson than the action tough guy that he has become so well-loved for following thrillers such as Taken and Unknown.
The Northern Irish actor has a back catalogue heaving with strong films and has played such a diverse variety of characters you can be forgiven for forgetting it's him on screen.
To help jog your memory, we at Digital Spy have picked Liam Neeson's five best movie roles below:
With more than 80 years of history under its belt, it's becoming much easier to pinpoint exactly the type of movies that'll win favour at the Oscars. Big-scale period epics, war films and musicals always tend to find favour with Academy voters, while on the acting front playing a President or a known historical figure is a sure-fire way to get attention.
But what about the movies that never get a look in? There are certain types of films - no matter how successful or how beloved by audiences - that simply never win big at the Oscars. Perhaps it's down to a lack of campaign push from the studio, the perception that they're not "Oscar movies", or Academy snobbery? Digital Spy takes a look at the films that are perennially ignored in the Best Picture race below...
Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:
February 26 2014, 09:30 GMT | By Emma Dibdin, Features Editor
It's that time again. Within a heartbeat of the first awards contenders going on general release in autumn, the strategically deployed "controversies" begin to roll out, some more transparently targeted as smear campaigns than others.
Dirty tricks are all part of awards season tradition in Hollywood - the fact that many of the big hitters tend to be based on real events makes it especially easy for rival 'camps' to find loose threads to pull on - and a lot of the debate will essentially boil down to 'he said, she said'.
Still, it's sometimes worth digging through to see if there's any substance beneath the slurs. For our cheats' guide to this year's brouhahas, read on…
After penning superhero comedy No Heroics, Brit screenwriter Drew Pearce found himself brought into the Marvel movie family to pen an adaptation of The Runaways and work with Shane Black on crafting Iron Man 3.
His ingenious take on the comic's supervillain The Mandarin (played by Sir Ben Kingsley as drunken jobbing actor Trevor Slattery) set tongues wagging, and the character will return in Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, available on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray and DVD.
Digital Spy spoke to Pearce to find out the secrets to writing a good comic book film.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service might be the sixth instalment in Eon's James Bond series, but for a long time it had the feel of one of the franchise's rogue entries Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again. Two years after Sean Connery signed off his initial 007 run with You Only Live Twice, producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman undertook an exhaustive casting search with director Peter Hunt to find a replacement. They believed, rightly, that the role of James Bond was bigger than anyone who played him, and in 1968 George Lazenby - an Australian model with no prior acting experience - was unveiled as the new James Bond at the Dorchester Hotel.
Lazenby, of course, would only play Bond once and OHMSS's failure to set the box office alight meant that for years it was seen as the runt of the 007 litter. However, time has been kind to this once forgotten film and after much re-assessment it's slowly creeping into many aficionado's top 5 Bond movie lists.
One of the great things about this year's Oscars lineup is the fact that the Best Picture category is packed with excellent films crossing a diverse range of genres. Since the introduction of an expanded field there have been a few questionable inclusions (see: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Blind Side), but in 2014 it's fair to say there isn't a duffer in the bunch.
So competitive is the race for the coveted Best Picture Academy Award this year, it's even sparked some heated debate among Digital Spy staff as to which film is most deserving of the prize. With one person's ideal Best Picture winner totally different to another, we decided to throw them all together to make an argument for personal favourites...