What to Watch for at the 2014 Oscars
The most immediately striking aspect of Nebraska, from director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) is that it was shot entirely in black-and-white. Appropriately, the film has been nominated for best cinematography, in addition to Best Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay. Bruce Dern and June Squibb also received nominations for Actor in a Leading Role and Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively. Nebraska tells the story of a middle-aged father (Dern) who travels across country with his son (Will Forte) to claim a million dollar prize, despite the son's insistence that the award is clearly a scam.