American Hustle, Captain Phillips, and Lone Survivor Get Oscar Nods

Are the odds in their favor? Check out the full list of 2014 Oscar nominations.

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From Left: Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor, Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, Amy Adams in American Hustle

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for this year’s Oscars today, and (surprise!) American Hustle received a long string of hat tips.

With 10 nominations, the movie—filmed partly in Boston—was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (David O. Russell), Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Christian Bale), Best Actress (Amy Adams), Best Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Film Editing, Production Design, and of course Costume Design (Those pants! The deep-Vs!).

It would seem that American Hustle’s biggest competitor is Gravity, which also received 10 nominations (the most of any films this year). But if the Golden Globes were any indication, Gravity (mostly lauded this year for its unprecedented visual effects) probably won’t be much of a threat to its competition on the story front.

Of course, that’s not to say there isn’t stiff competition. Can Christian Bale, for example, defeat Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street? Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave? Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, who just won the Golden Globe? We’ll have to see.

Also nominated for several Oscars is Captain Phillips, a drama depicting the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking by Somali pirates. Tom Hanks, who plays Massachusetts native Captain Richard Phillips, is not nominated for Best Actor in this one. I repeat, Tom Hanks is not nominated for Best Actor. And the world hasn’t ended. Amazing.

Captain Phillips is in the running for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing. Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. Watch out Gravity, Captain Phillips is on your heels on the production front. Just kidding, space beats ocean.

Finally, recent release Lone Survivor, produced and starring Mark Wahlberg, is nominated for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

Check out the full nominee list:

Best Picture

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

Actor in a Leading Role

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

Actress in a Leading Role

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

Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Animated Feature Film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Cinematography

The Grand Master
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

Costume Design

American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

Directing

American Hustle
Gravity
Nebraska
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

Documentary Short Subject

CaveDigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Film Editing

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years a Slave

Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar

Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Music, Original Score

The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks

Music, Original Song

“Along Yet Not Along,” Alone Yet Not Alone
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“The Moon Song,” Her
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Production Design

American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years a Slave

Short Film, Animated

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Short Film, Live Action

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Sound Editing

All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Visual Effects

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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

Writing, Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

 

Who was snubbed? Who do you think will win? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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