Pop-culture Expert Available to Comment on 2014 Academy Award Nominations

Rob Weiner offers his picks for who will take home an Oscar, and can comment on all nominations.

Pitch

Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles by “Rush” star Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

The award ceremony will take place March 2 emceed by Ellen DeGeneres; Texas Tech University’s pop-culture expert, Rob Weiner offers his picks for who will take home an Oscar, and also is available for comment on all the nominations.

Expert

Rob Weiner, associate librarian and pop culture expert, Texas Tech University Library, (806) 742-2238 ext. 282 office, (806) 780-8775 mobile, or rob.weiner@ttu.edu.

Weiner’s Picks

  • Best Picture – “American Hustle”
  • Best Actor – Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
  • Best Actress – Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
  • Best Supporting Actor- Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
  • Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
  • Best Director – Steve McQueen, “12 Years A Slave”