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"Gravity," "American Hustle" Lead 2014 Oscar Nominations

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Nominations for this year's Academy Awards were announced Thursday with "Gravity" and "American Hustle" leading the pack at 10 nods apiece. NY1's Neil Rosen filed the following report.

"American Hustle" and "Gravity" tied for the most Oscar nominations, each receiving 10, including Best Picture. Close on their heels with nine nods was "12 Years A Slave".

"American Hustle," the serio-comedic con-game caper achieved the impressive and rare feat of garnering nominations in all seven major categories. It's two stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams are up for Best Actor and Best Actress. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper compete in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, while David O' Russell grabbed two, one for Best Director and one for Best Original Screenplay.

The visually dazzling outer space flick "Gravity" racked up most of its nominations in technical categories. Its major nods included Best Actress, Sandra Bullock, and Best Director, Alfonso Cuaron.

The emotionally searing historical drama "12 Years A Slave" received nominations for Best Actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong'o, Best Supporting Actor Michael Fassbender, Best adapted Screenplay and Best Director Steve McQueen.

Clocking in with six nods was "Dallas Buyers Club". The 1980's AIDS drama grabbed Best Picture, Best Actor Matthew McConaughey, Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto and Best Original Screenplay.

Also honored with six nominations was the off beat, homespun drama "Nebraska" with nods in five major categories. They included Best Picture, Best Actor Bruce Dern, Best Supporting Actress 84-year-old June Squibb, Best Director Alexander Payne and Best Original Screenplay.

Six was also the magic number for the Somali pirate thriller "Captain Phillips". It nabbed nominations in the Best Picture category as well as Best Supporting Actor Barkhad Abdi and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, the star of that film, Tom Hanks, was snubbed.

Also snubbed was Robert Redford for his work in "All Is Lost" and Oprah Winfrey for her role in "The Butler".

It's no surprise that Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett is the odds on favorite to win Best Actress. Other notable nominees include Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorcese for "The Wolf Of Wall Street", which also received a Best Picture nod.

The 86th annual Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, March 2.

For a full list of nominees, visit http://oscar.go.com/nominees.


Number of Oscar-Nominated Movies Shot Scenes in NYC


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The list of Academy Award nominees includes a number of films shot in the city.

According to IMDB, "The Wolf of Wall Street" features two city eateries, Rao's Restaurant in East Harlem and Rego Park's Shalimar Diner, among several other city filming spots.

Additional scenes about the doomed Long Island brokerage firm were also shot at JC Studios in Brooklyn, and in Harrison, N.J., Mamaroneck, N.Y. and White Plains, N.Y.

Meanwhile, "Inside Llewyn Davis," up for two awards, was shot all all over Greenwich Village.

In addition, Woody Allen, as with so many of his movies, shot scenes for "Blue Jasmine" all around Manhattan.

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