Coming up

Don't miss




"Why Are So Many Children Dying in Gaza?"

Read more


Central African Republic: Seleka calls for partition

Read more


Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting (part 2)

Read more


Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting

Read more


Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Read more


Hunger in a fertile land...

Read more


High-tech acting king Andy Serkis on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Read more


Hong Kong in rebellion against the 'motherland'

Read more


Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Read more

  • In pictures: Thousands march for Gaza peace in Paris

    Read more

  • UN human rights chief blasts Israel-Gaza ‘war crimes’

    Read more

  • Bomb attacks leave scores dead in north Nigeria

    Read more

  • Gaza protests: ‘France imported the Mideast conflict a long time ago’

    Read more

  • Ryanair ordered to pay back €9.6m in illegal state aid to France

    Read more

  • Remains of Flight MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands

    Read more

  • Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory

    Read more

  • Video: Fear, death and mourning in Gaza’s Khan Younis

    Read more

  • TransAsia Airways Taiwan crash leaves dozens dead

    Read more

  • Poland’s Rafal Majka wins 17th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Young riders raise French hopes for Tour de France

    Read more

  • Defying UK, France to proceed with warships sale to Russia

    Read more

  • US courts issue conflicting reports on Obamacare

    Read more

  • Video: Lebanon fears fallout from regional turmoil

    Read more


‘Gravity’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead Oscar race

© Warner, Mars Distribution, Metropolitan FilmExport, Pathé Distribution

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-01-16

Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller “Gravity” and David O. Russell’s crime caper “American Hustle” dominated the Academy Award nominations on Thursday with 10 each, including nods for best picture and best director.

Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” meanwhile, trailed just behind with nine nominations.

Other films also in the race for best picture include Paul Greengrass’ "Captain Phillips," Jean-Marc Valée’s "Dallas Buyers Club," Spike Jonze’s "Her," Alexander Payne’s "Nebraska," Stephen Frears' "Philomena" and Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

The Oscars are given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and this year’s winners will be named at a ceremony hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres in Los Angeles on March 2.

Below is a list of the main nominations. Let us know who you're rooting for in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Best picture

"American Hustle"

"Captain Phillips"

"Dallas Buyers Club"





"12 Years a Slave"

"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best actor

Christian Bale in "American Hustle"

Bruce Dern in "Nebraska"

Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave"

Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best actress

Amy Adams in "American Hustle"

Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine"

Sandra Bullock in "Gravity"

Judi Dench in "Philomena"

Meryl Streep in "August: Osage County"

Best director

David O. Russell for "American Hustle"

Alfonso Cuarón for "Gravity"

Alexander Payne for "Nebraska"

Steve McQueen for "12 Years a Slave"

Martin Scorsese for "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best supporting actor

Barkhad Abdi in "Captain Phillips"

Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle"

Michael Fassbender in "12 Years a Slave"

Jonah Hill in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Jared Leto in "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best supporting actress

Sally Hawkins in "Blue Jasmine"

Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle"

Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave"

Julia Roberts in "August: Osage County"

June Squibb in "Nebraska"


Date created : 2014-01-16


    'Omar', 'The Great Beauty' make foreign-language Oscar short list

    Read more


    Oscar race kicks off with surprises

    Read more