Oscars 2014: American Hustle and Gravity Dominate the Nominations List

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Oscars 2014 American Hustle and Gravity Dominate the Nominations List

By Hassan Wasti

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The wait is finally over as the nominations list for 86th Academy Awards has been released. 

As predicted, “Gravity” and “American Hustle” stole the spotlight with 10 Oscar nominations each followed by “12 Years a Slave”  with nine nominations.

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The shocker of the day came from “Nebraska,” a film that secured six Oscar nods. “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Captain Phillips” also got six nominations.

The stars who dominated the individual nominations include Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor, all making it to the  list for Best Actor.

Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep,Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett were all nominated for Best Actress in a leading role.

While fans and critics have applauded this years nominees list, many believe that “American Hustle” getting more nominations than “12 years a slave “does not seemi fair. Angry fans took their discontent to the social media supporting their picks that missed out on nominations.

Another surprise that hit the audience was the exclusion of Hunger Games: Catching Fire from the hairstyling/costume design category.

Pakistan, sadly missed out on in the Foreign Film category, The Great Beauty (Italy),The Hunt (Denmark),The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium),The Missing Picture (Cambodia) and Omar (Palestine) made the list for this year.

View the nominees list here to get a complete insight into who made it to the academy’s this year and comment with your pick for the most prestigious award in the film industry today.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Christian Bale in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

2. Bruce Dern in “Nebraska” (Paramount)

3. Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

4. Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

5. Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

2. Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

3. Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

4. Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

5. Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Amy Adams in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

2. Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)

3. Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” (Warner Bros.)

4. Judi Dench in “Philomena” (The Weinstein Company)

5. Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County” (The Weinstein Company)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”

2. Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”)

3. Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”

4. Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”

5. June Squibb in “Nebraska” (Paramount)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

1. “The Croods” (20th Century Fox)

2. “Despicable Me 2” (Universal)

3. “Ernest & Celestine” (GKIDS)

4. “Frozen” (Walt Disney)

5. “The Wind Rises” (Walt Disney)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

1. “The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Tribeca Film) – Belgium

2. “The Great Beauty” (Janus Films) – Italy

3. “The Hunt” (Magnolia Pictures) – Denmark

4. “The Missing Picture” (Strand Releasing) – Cambodia

5. “Omar” (Adopt Films) – Palestine

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

1. “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

2. “Captain Phillips” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

3. “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

4. “Gravity” (Warner Bros.)

5. “Her” (Warner Bros.)

6. “Nebraska” (Paramount)

7. “Philomena” (The Weinstein Company)

8. “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

9. “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Paramount)

Get your gowns and tux ready, roll out the red carpet and keep your fingers crossed because it is going to be a memorable ride to the Oscars this time around.

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