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PHOTOS: Nominees of the 86th Academy Awards

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  • A giant screen shows the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, at the 86th Academy Awards nominations announcement, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Crime caper 'American Hustle' and 3D space spectacular 'Gravity' topped the Oscar nominations list Thursday with 10 each, followed by historical drama '12 Years a Slave' with nine. They were among nine movies nominated for best picture for the March 2 Academy Awards, along with 'Captain Ph
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the 86th Academy Awards nominees luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Actor Jared Leto attends the 86th Academy Awards nominee luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Oscar's Nominee's Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on February 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Bruce Dern attends the EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party at Asprey London on February 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Moderator Jenelle Riley interviews actors Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio and writer Terence Winter at the 2014 Variety Screening Series of 'The Wolf of Wall Street' at ArcLight Hollywood on February 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
  • US actors Matthew McConaughey (L) and Jared Leto pose for pictures upon arrival to attend the European premiere of 'Dallas Buyers Club' in central London on January 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: Meryl Streep attends the 'August : Osage County' Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on February 13, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actor Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Actress Rooney Mara, director Spike Jonze and actors Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson attend 'Her' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Producer Albert Berger, actor Stacy Keach, actress June Squibb, director Alexander Payne, actors Bruce Dern and Will Forte, writer Bob Nelson and producer Ron Yerxa attend the screening of 'Nebraska' during AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Actress Julia Roberts speaks onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
  • SHERMAN OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Director Alfonso Cuaron, actress Sandra Bullock, producer David Hayman, and producer Jonas Cuaron attend the L.A. Times Envelope Screening Series and Q&A of 'Gravity' at ArcLight Sherman Oaks on November 7, 2013 in Sherman Oaks, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Actors Robert De Niro, Michael Pena, Alessandro Nivola, Jeremy Renner, Colleen Camp, Elisabeth Rohm, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Paul Herman accept the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award for 'American Hustle' onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, winner of the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award for 'American Hustle,' poses in the press room during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Alexandre Desplat attend the 2013 Variety Screening Series Presents 'Philomena' at ArcLight Hollywood on November 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Michael Fassbender arrives for Fox And FX's 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party - Arrivals on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: The nominees for Best Supporting Actor is displayed onstage at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the premiere of Universal Pictures and Studiocanal's 'Non-Stop' at Regency Village Theatre on February 24, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • A giant screen shows the Oscar nominees for Best Supporting Actress, at the 86nd Academy Awards nominations announcement, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California The Oscars will take place March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors June Squibb (L) and Will Forte speak onstage during the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
  • A giant screen shows the Oscar nominees for Best Actor, at the 86th Academy Awards nominations announcement, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California The Oscars will take place March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. For best actor, the nominees were 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 McCon
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: The nominees for Best Actress is displayed onstage at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: LACOSTE Spotlight Award Honoree Amy Adams attends the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CDG)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Jonah Hill speaks onstage during the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Judi Dench attends an official dinner party after the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Sally Hawkins attends an official dinner party after the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Director Paul Greengrass, actors Mahat M. Ali, Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and producer Michael De Luca arrive at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Captain Phillips' at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on September 30, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actor Barkhad Abdi, winner of the Supporting Actor award, poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Host Jimmy Fallon and Bradley Cooper on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on February 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
  • PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Producers Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner, actress Lupita Nyong'o, and screenwriter John Ridley, winners of the Outstanding Motion Picture award for '12 Years A Slave,' pose in the press room during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actress Cate Blanchett, winner of the Leading Actress award, poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, winner of the Leading Actor award, poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
    
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The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. Winners are awarded the statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is much better known by its nickname Oscar.

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