LOS ANGELES – The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and the snubs were as notable as the honors.
No Oprah. No Redford. No Tom Hanks.
No love for the Coen brothers, “Saving Mr. Banks” or the late James Gandoflini.
But “American Hustle” and “Gravity” lived up to predictions, garnering 10 nominations each to top all films.
“Hustle” was nominated in several major categories, including picture, director (David O. Russell), actor (Christian Bale), actress (Amy Adams), supporting actor (Bradley Cooper), supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and adapted screenplay.
And “12 Years a Slave” earned nine nods, including picks for best picture, best director (Steve McQueen), best actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), best supporting actor (Michael Fassbender) and best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o).
And Oscar sided with the divisive “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Martin Scorsese’s latest, giving it five nominations, all in big categories: best picture, best director, best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), best supporting actor (Jonah Hill) and best adapted screenplay (Terence Winter).
The academy nominated nine films for best picture overall. They are “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
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