2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' Lead the Pack
2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' Lead the Pack
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The 2014 Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning, and the top winners from the Golden Globes are at the top of the pack, as expected. American Hustle and Gravity received 10 nominations each, tying for the most nods this year. 12 Years a Slave, which took home Best Drama at the Globes, is in second with nine.

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There are nine films competing for Best Picture, including American Hustle, which is also up for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director. This is the second year in a row that Davis O. Russell has a major motion picture competing at the Oscars. Last year, Silver Linings Playbook, which also starred Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, competed in many of the same categories, and earned a win for Best Actress for Lawrence.

Gravity, aside from competing in the acting categories, has received quite a few nods in the technical categories: Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. 

Lee Daniels' The Butler was shut out completely. Not even the star power of Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, both of whom have been nominated before (and the latter winning for The Last King of Scotland), could get the Academy to notice this film. Emma Thompson, who played Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, is also missing from this list, though she was up for a Golden Globe.

Pixar almost always has its films nominated for Best Animated Feature, if not win altogether. Brave won last year, but the studio's 2013 feature, Monsters University, was also snubbed.

Here is the complete list of nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards:

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

BEST ACTOR
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
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Missing Picture, Cambodia
Omar, Palestine

BEST DOCUMENTARY -- FEATURE
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

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

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Aquel No era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

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

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years a Slave

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

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

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


The 86th Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 2 at 8:30pm ET (5:30pm PT) on ABC, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

(Images courtesy of Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros.)

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