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Oscars 2014 nominations: Gravity and American Hustle in the lead

The Oscars 2014 hasn’t thrown up too many surprise nominations as movie award favourites American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity all have multiple Academy Award nominations.

Gravity and American Hustle led the way with 10 nominations each, but 12 Years a Slave, which has 9 nominations, is tipped to be the big winner by taking the Best Picture award. There were 9 nominations for Best Picture so 12 Years will be against The Wolf of Wall Street, Nebraska, Her, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club and Philomena.

There were two British actors nominated for Best Actor: Christian Bale (Hustle) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years) but the big money’s on Golden Globe winner Matthew McConaughey who plays an Aids victim in Dallas Buyer’s Club. Dame Judi Dench could take the Best Actress award back to Britain for her part in Philomena but she finds herself against Cate Blanchett who’s gained the nomination for her part in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. Dench was over the moon with the news: “This is just the loveliest news. I'm so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been.”

British film maker Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years a Slave, has been nominated for Best Director. He faces opposition from Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), David O Russell (Hustle) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street), who gained his eighth Oscar nomination.

The Oscar ceremony will be held on the 2nd March at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Nominations in Major Categories:

  1. BEST PICTURE
  2. - American Hustle
  3. - Captain Phillips
  4. - Dallas Buyers Club
  5. - Gravity
  6. - Her
  7. - Nebraska
  8. - Philomena
  9. - 12 Years a Slave
  10. - The Wolf of Wall Street
  11. BEST ACTOR
  12. - Christian Bale - American Hustle
  13. - Bruce Dern - Nebraska
  14. - Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
  15. - Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
  16. - Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
  17. BEST ACTRESS
  18. - Amy Adams - American Hustle
  19. - Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
  20. - Sandra Bullock - Gravity
  21. - Judi Dench - Philomena
  22. - Meryl Streep - August: Osage County
  23. BEST DIRECTOR
  24. - David O. Russell - American Hustle
  25. - Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
  26. - Alexander Payne - Nebraska
  27. - Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
  28. - Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street
  29. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  30. - Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
  31. - Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
  32. - Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
  33. - Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street
  34. - Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
  35. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  36. - Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
  37. - Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
  38. - Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
  39. - Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
  40. - June Squibb - Nebraska

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