86th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Announced

The conclusion of the Golden Globes usually leads to the revved anticipation of the Academy Awards. Announced Thursday morning, the 86th annual Oscar nominations only increased the anxiety of film addicts everywhere.

Considered to be one of the best films of the year, American Hustle takes much dominance in the categories. Sharing the lead with Gravity with 10 nominations, the film is represented amongst some of the largest categories including best director (David O. Russell), best actor (Christian Bale), best actress (Amy Adams), best supporting actor (Bradley Cooper), best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence), and the highly coveted best picture.

Gravity seems to share a lot of the similar glory as Hustle does in its 10 category nominations as well. With more representation for the film’s technical aspects, it represents itself for best picture, best actress (Sandra Bullock), and best director (Alfonso Cuaron).

However, 12 Years A Slave makes a very dominant second place representation with the film being nominated in nine different categories including best actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), best supporting actor (Michael Fassbender), best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong-o), best director (Steve McQueen), and best picture.

The other six best picture nods go to Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

While The Wolf of Wall Street seemed to get a lot of mixed reviews from critics with its release, it still has some decent representation in 5 categories. Jonah Hill will receive his second Oscar nomination in 3 years with this year’s being for best supporting actor. Perhaps the nomination to really be talked about is Leo’s nomination for best actor. He delivered such an incredible performance, but the competition is fierce in his pool.

Dallas Buyers Club actually beat Scorsese’s hit-or-miss film with 6 total nominations. Earning much acclaim at the Golden Globes, it can only be wondered if it will be able to repeat those feats a second time.

The glitz and glamour of the Oscars will be telecast live on ABC March 2, 2014 at 7 PM Eastern time.

[via Oscars]

Mackenzie O'Brien

Mackenzie O’Brien is a Digital Cinema major with a concentration in Screenwriting at DePaul University. When she isn’t applying SPF 100+ to her translucent skin, she’s usually avoiding the sun’s fiendish ways by watching films, catching concerts, and (most importantly) writing.

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