“American Hustle,” “Gravity” lead with 10 Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES — “American Hustle” and “Gravity” dominated the Academy Award nominations Thursday morning, earning 10 nominations apiece, including best picture and best director, while “12 Years a Slave” followed with nine nominations.

“Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” were also nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

The lead actor nominees for the 86th Academy Awards are Christian Bale for “American Hustle,” Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Bruce Dern for “Nebraska,” Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave” and Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Lead actress contenders include Amy Adams for “American Hustle,” Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine,” Sandra Bullock for “Gravity,” Judi Dench for “Philomena” and Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County.”

Best director nominees are Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave,” Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity,” David O. Russell for “American Hustle,” Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Alexander Payne for “Nebraska.”

Jennifer Lawrence, who won the lead actress Oscar last year for “Silver Linings Playbook,” is nominated again this year, in the supporting actress category for “American Hustle.” Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for lead actor last year for playing her “Silver Linings” leading man, also returns this year with a nomination in the supporting actor category for “American Hustle.”

Rounding out the best supporting actress nominees are Sally Hawkins for “Blue Jasmine,” Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave,” Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” and June Squibb in “Nebraska.”

Nominated along with Cooper in the best supporting actor category are: Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips,” Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave,” Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the Oscars in 2007, returns 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.


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