‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ lead Oscar nominations

BY Victoria Fleischer  January 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated as best actor for his leading role in “12 Years a Slave.” Courtesy Fox Searchlight

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday this year’s Oscar nominations. “American Hustle” and “Gravity” lead the pack with 10 nominations and “12 Years a Slave” is not far behind with nine. Those films will be competing in many of the same categories, including Best Picture and Best Director.

The 86th Academy Awards will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres on March 2.

Here are the top film and acting nominations:

Best Picture

“American Hustle;” Produced by Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon, Producers “Captain Phillips;” Produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers

“Dallas Buyers Club;” Produced by Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers

“Gravity;” Produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers

“Her;” Produced by Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers

“Nebraska;” Produced by Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers

“Philomena;” Produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers

“12 Years a Slave;” Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

“The Wolf of Wall Street;” Nominees to be determined

Best Actor in a Leading Role

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 in a Leading Role

Amy Adams; “American Hustle”

Cate Blanchett; “Blue Jasmine”

Sandra Bullock; “Gravity”

Judi Dench; “Philomena”

Meryl Streep; “August: Osage County”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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 Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins; “Blue Jasmine”

Jennifer Lawrence; “American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o; “12 Years a Slave”

Julia Roberts; “August: Osage County”

June Squibb; “Nebraska”

Read the full list on our Art Beat page.