The Oscars 2014 Nominations

American Hustle and Gravity each nominated for ten Academy Awards

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American Hustle and Gravity are the leading contenders for the 86th Academy Awards, with ten Oscar nominations each. Following closely behind was 12 Years a Slave, receiving nine nods.

In a Thursday morning ceremony, actor Chris Hemsworth and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for this year’s awards. There are nine nominees for Best Picture, owing to the 2011 rule change that allows between 5 and 10 nominees each year.

The nominees were unveiled at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles Thursday. Winners will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2.

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Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

 Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
June Squibb, Nebraska
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Best Director
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Animated Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
The Wind Rises

Music (Original Song)
“Let it Go” from Frozen — Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — U2, lyrics by Paul Hewson, aka Bono
“Happy” from Despicable Me 2 — Pharrell Williams
“Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone — music by Bruce Broughton, lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
“The Moon Song” from Her –– music by Karen O, lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Before Midnight — Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips — Billy Ray
Philomena — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years A Slave — John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street — Terence Winter

Writing (Original Screenplay)
American Hustle — Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine — Woody Allen
Her — Spike Jonze
Nebraska — Bob Nelson
Dallas Buyers Club — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

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