'Hustle,' 'Gravity,' 'Slave' lead Oscar nods

Hot off the heels of Sunday s Golden Globe Awards, some familiar film faces nabbed coveted Oscar nominations Thursday morning. Gravity and American Hustle led the pack with 10 nominations each. 12 Years a Slave follows in the most nominated list with nine.

Matthew McConaughey, who just brought home the Golden Globe for best actor has a shot at an accompanying gold Oscar statue: He was among those nominated for best actor, alongside some notable competition. Bruce Dern of Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio of The Wolf of Wall Street and Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave also scored nominations. One critical surprise in the list is Christian Bale, for his role in American Hustle.

For best actress, there s going to be stiff competition among some serious fan favorites in the office Oscar pools. Amy Adams of American Hustle, Cate Blanchett of Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock of space thriller Gravity, Philomena s Judi Dench and Meryl Streep of stage-to-screen production August: Osage County round out that category.

The supporting actor category boasts first-time actor Barkhad Abdi of Captain Phillips, and very familiar faces Michael Fassbender ( 12 Years a Slave ), Jonah Hill ( The Wolf of Wall Street ) and Golden Globe winner for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto.

Golden Globe winner for American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence scored an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. The rest of the category was rounded out by Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine, Lupita Nyong o for 12 Years a Slave , Julia Roberts for August Osage County and June Squibb for Nebraska.

And then there s the best picture category. The Academy allows for up to 10 nominees; this year, nine movies will vie for the ultimate film award. Golden Globe winners for best motion picture drama and best motion picture musical or comedy will now go head to head at the Oscars 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle both made the cut. Joining them are two ripped-from-the-headlines films, Captain Phillips and The Wolf of Wall Street. Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Nebraska, Her and Philomena all made the list as well.

Best picture:

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

(Interested in all the films that have won this category in the past? Check out the list.)

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


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

Animated feature film:

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

The Oscars will air March 2 at 7 p.m., live on ABC.


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