American Hustle and Gravity dominate Oscars

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper

American Hustle and Gravity have been nominated for ten Oscars.

Those in the running for this year’s Academy Awards were announced by actor Chris Hemsworth and President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills today.

American Hustle and Gravity lead the way, picking up mentions in some of the main categories. 12 Years a Slave also did well with nine nominations, while The Wolf of Wall Street and Nebraska got five apiece.

Among the gongs American Hustle and Gravity are up for are the coveted best picture, along with Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

American Hustle’s main star Christian Bale gets a mention in the best actor category, along with Bruce Dern for Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street, Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave and Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew picked up the best actor Golden Globe for the same role at Sunday night’s ceremony.

His co-star Jared Leto’s turn as HIV positive transgender Rayon won him the best supporting actor Golden Globe and he is also in the running for the Academy Award. He will battle it out with Barkhad Abdi for Captain Philips, Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave, Bradley Cooper for American Hustle and Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street.

The best actress category is one of the most hotly anticipated, with some huge names vying for the golden statue. Competing are Gravity star Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams for American Hustle, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Dame Judi Dench for Philomena and Meryl Streep for August: Osage County. This is Meryl’s 18th Academy Award nomination – she has won three of the prizes.

Jennifer Lawrence has picked up another Oscar nomination for American Hustle. She received the best actress prize at last year’s ceremony and this time is competing in the supporting actress category. Joining her are Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine, Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave, Julia Roberts for August: Osage County and June Squibb for Nebraska.

The best director gong will go to either David O. Russell for American Hustle, Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity, Alexander Payne for Nebraska, Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave or Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street.

The Oscars will take place on Sunday March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with Ellen DeGeneres hosting proceedings for the second time. She also did the honors for the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.

2014 Academy Awards nominations list:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Christian Bale in American Hustle

Bruce Dern in Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper in American Hustle

Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Amy Adams in American Hustle

Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock in Gravity

Judi Dench in Philomena

Meryl Streep in August: Osage County

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts in August: Osage County

June Squibb in Nebraska

Best animated feature film of the year

The Croods Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

Despicable Me 2 Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

Ernest & Celestine Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

Frozen Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

The Wind Rises Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Achievement in cinematography

The Grandmaster Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners Roger A. Deakins

Achievement in costume design

American Hustle Michael Wilkinson

The Grandmaster William Chang Suk Ping

The Great Gatsby Catherine Martin

The Invisible Woman Michael O’Connor

12 Years a Slave Patricia Norris

Achievement in directing

American Hustle David O. Russell

Gravity Alfonso Cuarón

Nebraska Alexander Payne

12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen

The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese

Best documentary feature

The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

Cutie and the Boxer Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

Dirty Wars Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

The Square Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

20 Feet from Stardom Nominees to be determined

Best documentary short subject

CaveDigger Jeffrey Karoff

Facing Fear Jason Cohen

Karama Has No Walls Sara Ishaq

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall Edgar Barens

Achievement in film editing

American Hustle Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

Captain Phillips Christopher Rouse

Dallas Buyers Club John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Gravity Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

12 Years a Slave Joe Walker

Best foreign language film of the year

The Broken Circle Breakdown Belgium

The Great Beauty Italy

The Hunt Denmark

The Missing Picture Cambodia

Omar Palestine

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Stephen Prouty

The Lone Ranger Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

The Book Thief John Williams

Gravity Steven Price

Her William Butler and Owen Pallett

Philomena Alexandre Desplat

Saving Mr. Banks Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

Alone Yet Not Alone from Alone Yet Not Alone

Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel

Happy from Despicable Me 2

Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams

Let It Go from Frozen

Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

The Moon Song from Her

Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Best motion picture of the year

American Hustle Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

Captain Phillips Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers

Dallas Buyers Club Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers

Gravity Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers

Her Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers

Nebraska Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers

Philomena Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers

12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

The Wolf of Wall Street Nominees to be determined

Achievement in production design

American Hustle Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler

Gravity Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard

The Great Gatsby Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn

Her Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

12 Years a Slave Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Best animated short film

Feral Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden

Get a Horse! Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

Mr. Hublot Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Possessions Shuhei Morita

Room on the Broom Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Best live action short film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) Esteban Crespo

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything) Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras

Helium Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari

The Voorman Problem Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Achievement in sound editing

All Is Lost Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns

Captain Phillips Oliver Tarney

Gravity Glenn Freemantle

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Brent Burge

Lone Survivor Wylie Stateman

Achievement in sound mixing

Captain Phillips Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro

Gravity Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson

Inside Llewyn Davis Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Lone Survivor Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Achievement in visual effects

Gravity Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

Iron Man 3 Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

The Lone Ranger Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier

Star Trek Into Darkness Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Adapted screenplay

Before Midnight Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips Screenplay by Billy Ray

Philomena Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave Screenplay by John Ridley

The Wolf of Wall Street Screenplay by Terence Winter

Original screenplay

American Hustle Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine Written by Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack

Her Written by Spike Jonze

Nebraska Written by Bob Nelson

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