American Hustle showed some amazing moves and Gravity continued to soar as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science handed down nominations for the 86th Academy Awards on Thursday.

Both films lead the field with 10 nominations each.

12 Years a Slave was right behind with 9 nominations at the predawn ceremony in Beverly Hills, the start of the final leg of jockeying before the March 2 show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

Hustle, which earned a best-picture Golden Globe on Sunday, brought in a slew of acting nominations besides its best-picture nomination — this included best actor for Christian Bale, best supporting actor for Bradley Cooper, best actress with Amy Adams, and best supporting actress with Jennifer Lawrence.

Gravity earned a nomination for its leading actress Sandra Bullock along with best picture and best director for Alfonso Cuaron.

12 Years a Slave took a best-picture nomination, along with best director with Steve McQueen, best actor in Chiwetel Ejiofor, supporting actor Michael Fassbender and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o as supporting actress.

Of particular note in the field was the large number of best-picture nominations. With a minimum of five films and a maximum of 10 films possible in the widened field, Academy voters picked nine, including the surprise Philomena starring Judi Dench,Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska and Her. These films fit in with some of the season's heavy hitters including American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

There were high-profile snubs, as well. Robert Redford did not make the cut for his widely praised performance in All Is Lostand the late James Gandolfini did not receive a nomination for his touching performance in Enough Said.

The Oscar telecast, to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on March 2 on ABC.

Meet the 2014 Oscar acting and directing nominees in the photo gallery below.

Full list of Oscar nominations:

• Best picture

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club





The Wolf of Wall Street

12 Years a Slave

• Best actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

• 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 Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb, Nebraska

• Best director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

• Best animated feature film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine


The Wind Rises

• Best foreign film

The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium

The Great Beauty, Italy

The Hunt, Denmark

The Missing Picture, Cambodia

Omar, Palestine

• Best original screenplay

American Hustle, Eric Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Her, Spike Jonze

Nebraska, Bob Nelson

• Best adapted screenplay

Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips, Billy Ray

Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

• Best original score

The Book Thief




Saving Mr. Banks

• Best original song

Alone Yet Not Alone, from Alone Yet Not Alone

Happy, from Despicable Me 2

Let It Go, from Frozen

The Moon Song, from Her

Ordinary Love, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

• Best cinematography

The Grandmaster


Inside Llewyn Davis



• Best costume design

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby

The Invisible Woman

12 Years a Slave

• Best documentary feature

The Act of Killing

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

• Best documentary short subject


Facing Fear

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

• Best film editing

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club


12 Years a Slave

• Best makeup and hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

• Best production design

American Hustle


The Great Gatsby


12 Years a Slave

• Best animated short film


Get a Horse!

Mr. Hublot


Room on the Broom

• Best live-action short film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)


Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

The Voorman Problem

• Best sound editing

All Is Lost

Captain Phillips


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor

• Best sound mixing

Captain Phillips


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Lone Survivor

• Best visual effects


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness