Oscar nominations: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' lead with 10 nominations, '12 Years A Slave' gets 9

By Daniel S Levine,

The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles this morning by actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone-Isaacs. American Hustle and Gravity lead the way with the most nominations with 10 each, while 12 Years A Slave came in a close second.

The Academy nominated nine films for Best Picture. American Hustle snagged nominations in all four acting categories. 12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, August: Osage County and Blue Jasmine are the other films to earn more than one acting nomination. It’s also noteworthy that there are five nominees in the Original Song category this year.

The awards are handed out on March 2, live on ABC from Los Angeles. Daytime talkshow host Ellen Degeneres is hosting the ceremony, which is going to be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. You can check out our reactions to the nominees here.

So, here’s the list of the major nominees:

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
Judi Dench - Philomena
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County
Sandra Bullock - Gravity

Best Supporting Actor
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 Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
June Squibb - Nebraska

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

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

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

Original Song
“Alone Yet Not Alone” - Alone Yet Not Alone
“Let It Go” - Frozen
“Happy” - Despicable Me 2
“Moon Song” - Her
“Ordinary Love” - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

image: ABC



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