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American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years A Slave dominate 2014 Oscar nominations

American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years A Slave look set to dominate the 2014 Academy Awards.

The movies will go head-to-head for Best Picture along with Captain Phillips, Nebraska, Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club, Her and The Wolf of Wall Street.

British stars Christian Bale (American Hustle) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) both scored a mention for Best Actor, while American Hustle's Amy Adams will go head-to-head with Gravity's Sandra Bullock for Best Actress.

Other actresses nominated in the category are Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).

Last year's (13) winner of the Best Actress trophy, Jennifer Lawrence, will compete for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle, while Bradley Cooper landed a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in the crime caper.

12 Years A Slave co-stars Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender also picked up nods for their supporting roles, while the film's director Steve McQueen and American Hustle's David. O. Russell both landed nominations for Best Director along with Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron.

Speaking shortly after the nominations were announced, British moviemaker McQueen told the BBC, "(I am) just very excited - nine nominations. A lot of them (the Oscar nominees are) British. I am just so excited. We worked very hard and are very privileged to receive these nominations."

While O. Russell admits he is thrilled that all four of his film's main actors picked up nods, adding, "It's all four actors... you always worry as sort of the captain... that one of your great performers is not going to get recognised... they all put so much into it and they did it together so it's nice that none of them got left out."

American Hustle and Gravity both scored 10 nominations, while 12 Years A Slave landed nine.

The nominations were announced by actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Thursday (16Jan14), and the winners will be unveiled during the Los Angeles prizegiving on 2 March (14).

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club





12 Years A Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street


David O. Russell - American Hustle

Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity

Alexander Payne - Nebraska

Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave

Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street

Actor in a Leading Role:

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

Actress in a Leading Role:

Amy Adams - American Hustle

Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock - Gravity

Judi Dench - Philomena

Meryl Streep - August: Osage County

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

Actress in a Supporting Role:

Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle

Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts - August: Osage County

June Squibb - Nebraska

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

Original Screenplay:

American Hustle - Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club - Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack

Her - Spike Jonze

Nebraska - Bob Nelson

Animated Feature Film:

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest + Celestine


The Wind Rises


The Grandmaster - Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis - Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska - Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners - Roger A. Deakins

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

Documentary Feature:

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

Documentary Short Subject:


Facing Fear

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Film Editing:

American Hustle - Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten

Captain Phillips - Christopher Rouse

Dallas Buyers Club - John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa

Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger

12 Years A Slave - Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film:

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Great Beauty

The Hunt

The Missing Picture


Makeup And Hairstyling:

Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

Music - Original Score:

The Book Thief




Saving Mr. Banks

Music - Original Song:

Alone Yet Not Alone by Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel, from Alone Yet Not Alone

Happy by Pharrell Williams, from Despicable Me 2

Let it Go by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, from Frozen

The Moon Song by Karen O, from Her

Ordinary Love by U2, from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Production Design:

American Hustle


The Great Gatsby


12 Years A Slave

Sound Editing:

All Is Lost

Captain Phillips


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor

Sound Mixing:

Captain Phillips


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Lone Survivor

Visual Effects:


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness.

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