After weeks of heightened speculation — which reached a fever pitch after the Golden Globe Awards were handed out on Sunday — the complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations has been announced!
The announcements began shortly before 5:40 a.m. PST. Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone took turns revealing the candidates.
12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Gravity and Captain Phillips are the most-nominated films. Although those films seem to be 2013’s most acclaimed, nine movies are up for Best Picture. That’s truly a testament to this year’s strong field: After fine-tuning the Best Picture category in recent years, the Academy has decided to nominate a minimum of five films and a maximum of 10, depending on what’s deemed worthy.
The fields are also packed for the Best Actor/Actress categories. In fact, competition is so fierce that Tom Hanks was snubbed for his performance in Captain Phillips. (Thankfully, Tom’s limo driver-turned-actor co-star, Barkhad Abdi, earned a nomination!)
The complete list of Oscar nominations…
BEST PICTURE 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street
DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
LEAD ACTOR Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
LEAD ACTRESS Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Judi Dench (Philomena), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) and Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
SUPPORTING ACTOR Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska)
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, Frozen and The Wind Rises
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster), Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity), Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) and Roger A. Deakins (Prisoners)
ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle), William Chang Suk Ping (The Grandmaster), Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby), Michael O’Connor (The Invisible Woman) and Patricia Norris (12 Years a Slave)
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING David O. Russell (American Hustle), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars, The Square and 20 Feet from Stardom
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT CaveDigger, Facing Fear, Karama Has No Walls, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life and Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten (American Hustle), Christopher Rouse (Captain Phillips), John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa (Dallas Buyers Club), Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (Gravity) and Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, The Hunt, The Missing Picture and Omar
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (Dallas Buyers Club), Stephen Prouty (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa) and Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny (The Lone Ranger)
John Williams (The Book Thief), Steven Price (Gravity), William Butler and Owen Pallett (Her), Alexandre Desplat (Philomena) and Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)
Alone Yet Not Alone (Alone Yet Not Alone), Happy (Despicable Me 2), Let It Go (Frozen), The Moon Song (Her) and Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN American Hustle, Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Her and 12 Years a Slave
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM Feral, Get a Horse!, Mr. Hublot, Possessions and 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), Helium, Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) and The Voorman Problem
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns (All is Lost), Oliver Tarney (Captain Phillips), Glenn Freemantle (Gravity), Brent Burge (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) and Wylie Stateman (Lone Survivor)
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis and Lone Survivor
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger and Star Trek Into Darkness
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight), Billy Ray (Captain Phillips), Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena), John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle), Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club), Spike Jonze (Her) and Bob Nelson (Nebraska)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards will be telecast live on Sunday, March 2.