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American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years A Slave dominate 2014 Oscar nominations

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Jan 16, 2014 | 8:13am EST

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.

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