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"Gravity" and "American Hustle" lead 2014 Oscar nominations

Jess Smith

The Academy Awards will air on ABC on March 2

Ellen Degeneres will host this year’s ceremony

The Oscar nominations are in! And they are just as predictable as expected, considering the Golden Globes is usually a dead giveaway on what the outcome of the Academy Awards will be. This year will be the 86th annual Academy Awards and hopefully it can refrain being a snooze fest with the charismatic Ellen Degeneres hosting this year’s festivities. On Thursday, the breathtakingly handsome, Chris Hemsworth and Cheryl Boone, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences took to the podium to announce the nominees.


The nominations are headed by the space-defying “Gravity” and the cheeky “American Hustle”, which both are going in with 10 nominations each. “12 Years A Slave” comes in as a runner-up with 9 nominations.


Below is the list of the nominees in some of the major categories:


Best Picture:

“12 Years A Slave”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

“Captain Phillips”


“American Hustle”


“Dallas Buyers Club”



Best actor:
Bruce Dern — “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

Best actress :
Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine”
Judi Dench — “Philomena”
Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”
Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

Best supporting actress
Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”
June Squibb — “Nebraska”
Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County”
Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

Best original screenplay
“American Hustle” — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
“Blue Jasmine” — Woody Allen
“Her” — Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” — Bob Nelson
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best animated feature
“The Wind Rises”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Ernest & Celestine”
“The Croods”

Best foreign feature
“The Hunt” (Denmark)
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Belgium)
“The Great Beauty” (Italy)
“Omar” (Palestinian territories)
“The Missing Picture” (Cambodia)

The Academy Awards will air on ABC on March 2, starting at 7 p.m. ET. For a full list of nominees go to

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