UPDATE: Academy Award nominations announced

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

"12 Years a Slave" narrowly trailed "Gravity" and "American Hustle" with a total of nine nominations.

The 86th annual Academy Award nominations were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The nominees for best picture announced Thursday morning are: "12 Years a Slave," ''American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," "Philomena," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."

For lead actor, the nominees are: 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."

The nominees for lead actress in a motion picture are: Amy Adams, "American Hustle"; Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"; Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"; Judi Dench, "Philomena"; and Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County".

The nominees for best supporting actor announced Thursday morning are: 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."

The nominees for best supporting actress: Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"; Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"; Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"; Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"; June Squibb, "Nebraska.

A Belgian drama of love, loss and bluegrass, and a love story from the Palestinian territories are among Academy Award nominees for best foreign-language film.

Felix van Groeningen's "Broken Circle Breakdown" and Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar" are nominated alongside Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's love letter to Rome, "The Great Beauty"; psychological thriller "The Hunt" from Denmark's Thomas Vinterberg; and "The Missing Picture," an exploration of Pol Pot's bloody dictatorship by Cambodia's Rithy Panh.

The Oscars will be presented March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and broadcast live on KAKEland.


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