'American Hustle' & 'Gravity' Lead Academy Award Nominations

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The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
Nine films were nominated for best picture. The other nominees are "12 Years a Slave," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Philomena."
"12 Years a Slave" narrowly trailed "Gravity" and "American Hustle" with a total of nine nominations.
The nominees for best actor include: 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."
The nominees announced for 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 Buyers Club."
The nominees announced for lead actress are: Amy Adams, "American Hustle"; Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine";  Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"; Judi Dench, "Philomena"; and Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County".
The nominees announced for supporting actress: Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine";  Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"; Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"; Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"; June Squibb, "Nebraska.

The 86th annual Academy Awards will take place March 2, with Ellen DeGeneres hosting for the second time.