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'Gravity' and 'American Hustle' lead the field of Oscar nominees

Sandra Bullock in 'Gravity'
Sandra Bullock in 'Gravity'
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The nominations for the 86th annual annual Academy Awards were announced on January 16th by Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The following are the list of nominees. If you’d like to see how I did with my predictions, check out my Final Oscar Nominations Predictions article. Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 2nd on ABC at 8 p.m. The show will be hosted by Ellen Degeneres. Lot of dancing is to be expected.

Best Picture

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

Best Director

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

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 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 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

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Her
Nebraska

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film

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

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
>20 Feet from Stardom

Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

Best Costume Design

American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

Best Film Editing

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best Original Score

The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original 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 Production Design

American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
Gravity
Her
12 Years a Slave

Best Sound Editing

All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Visual Effects

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek into Darkness

Best Documentary Short

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

Best Short Film (Animated)

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Best Short Film (Live Action)

A quel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant De Tout Perdre” (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Nomination Tally

American Hustle– 10 nominations
Gravity – 10 nominations
12 Years a Slave– 9 nominations
Captain Phillips – 6 nominations
Nebraska – 6 nominations
Dallas Buyers Club – 6 nominations
Her – 5 nominations
The Wolf of Wall Street – 5 nominations
Philomena – 4 nominations
The Great Gatsby – 2 nominations
Blue Jasmine – 3 nominations