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2014 Oscar nominations announced: ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Gravity’ lead the list

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“You ladies never have to pretend to be attracted to Harry Weinstein again.” ~~ Seth MacFarlane, American actor, comedian, producer, director, and singer, quoted during Oscar 2013 announcements (January 10, 2013 (Just had to repost his quote, one of my favorite Oscar announcement flashbacks :)

The Oscar nominations are here. "Thor" star, Chris Hemsworth, helped announce the 86th Academy Award Nominations with Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaac earlier today, January 16th at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Movies “American Hustle” and “Gravity” each have 10 nominations each. “12 Years a Slave” has nine. (Incidentally, Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky announced today they're expecting twins.)

Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the Oscars in 2007, will return this year as the emcee of the ceremony, which will be telecast live on ABC on March 2 from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland.

Amazingly, 2013 Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence, received another best supporting actress nominee for "American Hustle," making her the youngest actress to have 3 Oscar nominations by age 23.

"American Hustle," and "Gravity" nominations include Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Production Design and Best Actress in a Leading Role."

The Oscar nomination trend appears to have more competition in the best picture category. This year there are 9 nominees for best picture, as in last year.

A few disappointments mentioned by many correspondents and critics were that lead actor contenders Tom Hanks for "Captain Phillips" and Robert Redford for "All Is Lost" were not nominated. Also Emma Thompson for "Saving Mr. Banks," Oprah Winfrey for "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and Paul Greengrass for directing "Captain Phillips" did not receive Oscar nominations.

The Oscars are voted on by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. More information on the voting process is available at the Academy's website.

Oscar night this year will be telecast live on ABC on March 2 from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland.

More Oscar nomination coverage is at the Official 86th Annual Academy Awards -- Oscar.com and visit the “Oscar Nominee” section of the Website.

Or the AllThingsDigitalMarketing blog has the complete list of 2014 Oscar nominees with worthy links by best picture category you won't want to miss. Below are some highlights:

Best Picture:

· “American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

· "Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers

· “Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers

· “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers

· “ Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers

· “Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers

· “Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers

· “12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

· “The Wolf of Wall Street</a>” Nominees to be determined

Best 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"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

· Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"

· Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"

· Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"

· Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

· Amy Adams, "American Hustle"

· Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

· Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"

· Judi Dench, "Philomena"

· Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"

Best 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"

Additional resources:

♦ 2014 Oscar nominations, complete list on AllThingsDigitalmarketing blog http://myblog.allthingsdigitalmarketing.com/2014/01/2014-oscar-nominatio...

♦ 2014 Oscar nominations: ‘Gravity,’ and ‘Hustle’ lead with 10 nominations including best picture, Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-oscar-n...

♦ Oscar.com 2014 nominations, http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/86/nomineesByPicture.html

♦ Who’s gonna get picked ? Predicting the 2014 Oscar nominations http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/showbiz/movies/2014-oscar-predictions-nomi...

♦ Meet the 2014 Oscar Nominees, RottenTomatoes http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/showbiz/movies/2014-oscar-predictions-nomi...

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