It is that time of year again already people, when the official Oscar nominations are revealed and, quite frankly, there were real surprise when the list was announced today. Following earlier awards ceremonies, such as the Golden Globes and the BAFTA's, we already had a good idea of what to expect from the Academy Award nominations.
As expected, there were three movies which really led the way in the Oscar nominations, with American Hustle and Gravity both receiving ten nominations each, while 12 Years a Slave managed to receive nine. It is expected that the awards will mostly be mixed between these three movies, with Jennifer Lawrence expected to bag her second Oscar.
The main lists, which most people are concerned about, are as follows:
12 Years a Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street
Alfonso Cuarón - "Gravity"
Steve McQueen - "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
David O. Russell - "American Hustle"
Martin Scorsese - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"
Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
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”
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 Academy Awards, which is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will take place on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.