Two films moved to the front of the pack among the nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards, announced today, with 10 nominations apiece going to "American Hustle" and "Gravity."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a total of nine movies competing for Best Picture. Along with "American Hustle" and "Gravity," nominees for the top prize are "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Netflix, which broke through last year in honors on the television side — including snaring a number of Emmy nominations and scoring a win for David Fincher as best director of a drama series for "House of Cards" — now has a chance to continue that momentum in film. The streaming service’s "The Square," about the Egyptian revolution, is nominated for best documentary feature.
The nominees for best performance by an actor in a leading role are Christian Bale for “American Hustle,” Bruce Dern for “Nebraska,” Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave” and Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Nominees for best performance by an actress in a leading role are Amy Adams for “American Hustle,” Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine,” Sandra Bullock for “Gravity,” Judi Dench for “Philomena” and Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County.”
The awards will be presented March 2.