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'American Hustle' & 'Gravity' lead Oscar nominations

Posted January 16th, 2014 @ 8:38am by Kevin Polowy | Yahoo! Movies

(Yahoo!) - As always, there were some big surprises with this morning's Academy Award nominations.

Not surprising: That awards heavyweights "American Hustle" and "Gravity" tallied the most nods, with 10 apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" (widely considered the frontrunner to win Best Picture), scored a not-too-shabby nine nominations.

Those three titans are joined by "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," and "The Wolf of Wall Street," making for a total of nine contenders in the top race.

Left out of Best Picture: "August: Osage County," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Lee Daniels' The Bulter," and most surprisingly, "Saving Mr. Banks."

[PHOTOS: 2014 Oscar Nominees]

Even bigger surprises came in the acting categories: Tom Hanks was a double snub, failing to make the cut in Best Actor ("Captain Phillips") or Best Supporting Actor ("Banks"). Robert Redford, considered an early frontrunner, also missed the boat for "All Is Lost." Christian Bale received a somewhat unexpected Best Actor nomination for "American Hustle."

Meanwhile, Hanks's "Banks" costar Emma Thompson was MIA from the Best Actress list, while Oprah Winfrey, also considered an early top contender, missed out on Best Supporting Actress for "The Butler." 

Full list of nominees:

Best Picture
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Captain Phillips"

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" 
David O. Russell, "American Hustle" 
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska" 
Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Actor
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street" 
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyer's Club"

Best Actress
Amy Adams, "American Hustle" 
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" 
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity" 
Judi Dench, "Philomena" 
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips" 
Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave" 
Jonah Hill, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyer's Club"
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle" 
Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"
Lupita Nyong’o, "12 Years a Slave" 
Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"
June Squibb, "Nebraska"

Best Animated Feature
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Ernest and Celestine"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Original Song

"Alone Yet Not Alone" from "Alone Yet Not Alone"  
"The Moon Song" from "Her,"  Karen O. and Spike Jonze
"Let It Go" from "Frozen," Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
"Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.) and Danger Mouse (Brian Burton)
"Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," Pharrell Williams

Best Original Screenplay
"American Hustle" 
"Blue Jasmine" 
"Dallas Buyers Club" 
Best Adapted Screenplay
"12 Years a Slave"  
"Before Midnight" 
"Captain Phillips" 
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Best Foreign Language Film
"The Broken Circle Breakdown" 
"The Great Beauty"
"The Hunt"
"The Missing Picture"
Best Documentary - Feature
"20 Feet From Stardom" 
"The Act of Killing" 
"Cutie and the Boxer"
"Dirty Wars"
"The Square" 
Best Documentary - Short Subject
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
"Facing Fear"
"Karama Has No Walls"
"Prison Terminal: Last Days of Private Jack Hall"
Best Live Action Short Film
"Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
"Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)" 
"Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care of Everything?)"
"The Voorman Problem"
Best Animated Short Film
"Get a Horse!"
"Mr. Hublot"
"Room on the Broom"
Best Original Score
Steven Price, "Gravity"
Alexandre Desplat, "Philomena"
William Butler and Owen Pallett, "Her"
John Williams, "The Book Thief"
Thomas Newman, "Saving Mr. Banks"
Best Sound Editing
"Captain Phillips"
"All is Lost"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Lone Survivor"
Best Sound Mixing
"Captain Phillips"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Lone Survivor"
Best Production Design

"American Hustle"
"The Great Gatsby"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Cinematography
"The Grandmaster"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
Best Makeup And Hairstyling
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Bad Grandpa"
"The Lone Ranger"
Best Costume Design
"The Great Gatsby"
"The Grandmaster"
"American Hustle"
"The Invisible Woman"
"12 Years a Slave"
Best Film Editing
"12 Years a Slave" 
"Captain Phillips"
"American Hustle"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Visual Effects

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"

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