American Hustle, Gravity are your leading 2014 Oscar nominees


The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards have been unveiled, hinting at the showdown between Gravity, American Hustle, and 12 Years a Slave for the big prize.

Gravity and American Hustle scored 10 nominations a piece, followed closely by 12 Years a Slave, which earned nine.

They’ll fight for Best Picture against Captain Phillips (6 noms), Dallas Buyers Club (6 noms), Nebraska (6 noms), Her (5 noms), The Wolf of Wall Street (5 noms), and Philomena (5 noms).

Though prognosticators will argue this is now a three-horse race, it’s worth remembering the old dame, Oscar, loves to surprise on her big night.

Hell, she even loves to surprise during the nomination process. Notice the snubbing of former Best Picture faves Saving Mr. Banks and The Butler, not to mention actors once thought to be locks for their respective categories, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, and Emma Thompson.

Also, what the hell is Alone Yet Not Alone?

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
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 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
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine

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

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

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

Best Foreign Film
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
Omar (Palestine)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

Best Film Editing
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Song
“Alone Yet Not Alone” – Alone Yet Not Alone
“Happy” – Despicable Me 2
“Let It Go” – Frozen
“The Moon Song” – Her
“Ordinary Love” – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Original Score
John Williams – The Book Thief
Steven Price – Gravity
Alexandre Desplat – Philomena
Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
William Butler & Owen Pallett – Her

Best Cinematography
Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
Roger Deakins – Prisoners
Philippe Le Sourd – The Grandmaster
Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska

Best Costume Design
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle

The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best Production Design
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave

Best Sound Editing
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Short Film, Live Action
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Best Short Film, Animated
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Room on the Broom

Best 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

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Ellen DeGeneres on March 2.

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