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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


Gravity


Her


Nebraska


Philomena


12 Years A Slave


The Wolf of Wall Street

Directing:


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


Frozen


The Wind Rises

Cinematography:


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:


Cavedigger


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


Omar

Makeup And Hairstyling:


Dallas Buyers Club


Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa


The Lone Ranger

Music - Original Score:


The Book Thief


Gravity


Her


Philomena


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


Gravity


The Great Gatsby


Her


12 Years A Slave

Sound Editing:


All Is Lost


Captain Phillips


Gravity


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Lone Survivor

Sound Mixing:


Captain Phillips


Gravity


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Inside Llewyn Davis


Lone Survivor

Visual Effects:


Gravity


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Iron Man 3


The Lone Ranger


Star Trek Into Darkness.