Oscar Snubs & Surprises: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Lead With 10 Nods, ’12 Years A Slave’ Has 9… But Oprah & Tom Hanks Were Overlooked

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American Hustle and Gravity lead this year’s Academy Award nominations, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, and we’ve got all the details for you right here on RadarOnline.com.

David O. Russell’s crime caper starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence, and Alfonso Cuaron’s breathtaking space thriller both have 10 nominations at the 86th annual film awards, while 12 Years a Slave  follows closely behind with nine nods.

American Hustle is up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as acting nominations for all four main cast members including Bale, Lawrence, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper.

Gravity and 12 Years a Slave are also in contention for Best Picture alongside Philomena, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska, Her, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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12 Years a Slave has yielded a Best Actor nomination for leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Michael Fassbender and Best Supporting Actress for newcomer Lupita Nyongo. Sandra Bullock has earned an Oscar nod for Gravity, as has the film’s visionary director Alfonso Cuaron.

Superstars Oprah Winfrey (The Butler) and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) were the morning’s most notable snubs, as many outlets and social media users expressed shock and outrage over their respective exclusions. Others who were left out, to a puzzled response from the public, include Scarlett Johansson (Her), Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and the late James Gandolfini (Enough Said).

Elsewhere, Golden Globe Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett continue to rack up award nominations as they are up for Best Actor and Best Actress for Dallas Buyers Club and Blue Jasmine, respectively.

Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep earns a record 18th Oscar nomination for August: Osage County and her co-star Julia Roberts, who is also a past Best Actress winner, is up for Best Supporting Actress.

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The nominations were announced by Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

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The 86th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, take place on March 2.

2014 Academy Awards (selected nominations)

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Actor
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

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best 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

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyongo, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Best Original Song
Alone Not Yet Alone from Alone Not Yet Alone
Happy from Despicable Me 2
Let It Go from Frozen
The Moon Song from Her
Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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