‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ Dominate 2014 Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominees has been announced with ‘American Hustle’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ topping the list.

“American Hustle” and “Gravity” seem to be the top-nominees for the Academy Awards as the both pictures got into 10 nominations Oscars with “12 Years a Slave” right behind at nine nominations. Photo: Film Street/Flickr

The list of the nominees for the prestigious awards was announced yeasterday, bringing much of surprises. Thus, for example, the most successful movies appeared to be ‘American Hustle’, ‘Gravity’, ’12 Years a Slave’ who pretend to take home more than five nominations.

Which is more, the surprise of the day came from “Nebraska,” a film that nabbed six Oscar nods. “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Captain Phillips” also got six, reports ABC News.

Most of the mentioned films besides from appointing for Director and/or Best Film nominations also got nods for Best Actor or Best Actress.

However, there’s one exception in the list: Joaquin Phoenix’s movie ‘Her’ was ignored in the Best Actor category, even though the film was nominated for Best Picture, Music and Screenplay. “Perhaps the academy didn’t know what to make of the love story between a man and his body-less operating system,” suggested Mashable.

‘Gravity’ actress Sandra Bullock got into the Best Actress category but the star will face tough competition represented by ‘American Hustle’s Amy Adams, while Christian Bale also got a Best Actor nod for his role in the film.

Adams and Bullock will compete against Judi Dench for ‘Philomena’, Cate Blanchett for ‘Blue Jasmine’ and for Oscar winner Meryl Streep who performed her role in ‘August: Osage County’.

Following the news, Streep admitted she was ‘proud’ that she and co-star Julia Roberts – who got a Best Supporting Actress nod – had received recognition.

“I am so happy for our film that Julia and I have been nominated,” the actress said in statement. “We are both so proud of August: Osage County. This honor from the Academy, for which we are truly grateful, will help bring attention to our film from audiences across the country, which is thrilling.”

And Judy, who won Best Supporting Actress in 1998 for Shakespeare In Love, said: “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.”

Overall, this year’s Academy Awards are predicted to be one of the most crowded fields for quality film making in recent memory.

The latest selections of the movie experts are full of moving and memorable performances, from the enchanting ‘Frozen’ picture to Matthew McConaughey’s stunning turn in ‘The Dallas Buyer’s Club’.

The just announced nominations represent the official kickoff of the Oscars Awards season. From now and till the very beginning of March every name and film mentioned will be repeated numerous times on TV talk shows and commercials, tweets, Facebook posts and movie posters.

As far as the host of the 86th Academy Awards goes, it was announced recently that this year famous Ellen deGeneres was honoured to lead the show.

“We wanted to unify the show with an entertaining and emotional theme,” said the show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Craig Meron.

“Of course, there will be no shortage of comedy with Ellen DeGeneres as our host. There may also be a few musical surprises along the way.”

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