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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Don't get tongue-tied this Oscar season with this pronunciation guide to these difficult names

Best Picture/Director:
Alfonso Cuarón, (Gravity)
Pronunciation: al-FONE-zo kwah-ROAN

Best Director:

Martin Scorsese, (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Pronunciation: MAR-tin score-SEH-zee

Best Actor:

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
CHOO-ih-tell EDGE-ee-oh-for

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
MATH-yoo Mih-KAH-nuh-hay

Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Pronunciation: JAIR-red LET-oh

Barkhad Abdi, (Captain Phillips)
Pronunciation: BAR-cod AHB-DEE

Supporting Actress:

Lupita Nyong'o, (12 Years a Slave)
Pronunciation: lew-PEET-tuh en-YON-go

The Oscar LIVE ceremony will be on Mon 3 March 2014 morning Singapore time.

Click here for the full list of the nominees

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