Academy nominations dominated by “Gravity,” ‘Hustle': “Llewyn Davis” nearly wiped out

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George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in "Gravity"

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The nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning with the expected films- “Gravity” and “American Hustle”- leading with ten nominations each, “12 Years a Slave” notching nine more, and the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” completely shut out of major awards.

There were once again nine nominees for Best Picture- “12 Years,” ‘Hustle,’ “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The list was essentially the ten Golden Globes nominations, minus the Coens’ film, and substituting “Dallas Buyers Club” for “Rush.”

Also mostly off the nomination radar was “All is Lost” -which failed to garner a Best Actor nod for Robert Redford-  “Fruitvale Station” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” And “Monsters University” was a rare complete shutout for Pixar, even though five films were up for Best Animated Feature. And Tom Hanks was neither nominated for “Captain Phillips” or “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Directing accolades went to Martin Scorsese (“Wolf,”) David O. Russell (“Hustle”), Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”) and Steve McQueen (“12 Years.”)

Acting nods went to Christian Bale in “American Hustle,” Bruce Dern in “Nebraska,” Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Chiwetel Ejiofor in “c12 Years a Slave” and Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” for Best Actor, along with 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” and Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” for Best Supporting Actor.

The Best Actress nominees were Amy Adams in “American Hustle”; Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”; Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”; Judi Dench in “Philomena” and Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County.” For supporting actress it was Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”; Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”; Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”; Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” and June Squibb in “Nebraska”


Writing honors went to “Before Midnight,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” for Adapted Screenplay, and “American Hustle,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Her” and “Nebraska” for Original.

See the full nominations list here. 


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