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‘Gravity’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead Oscar race

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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"

"Gravity"

"Her"

"Nebraska"

"Philomena"

"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"

(FRANCE 24 with AP, REUTERS)

Date created : 2014-01-16

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