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American Hustle and Gravity dominate Oscars

American Hustle and Gravity are leading the way at the 2014 Academy Awards.

Those in the running for this year's Academy Awards were announced by actor Chris Hemsworth and President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills today.

American Hustle and Gravity lead the way, picking up mentions in some of the main categories. 12 Years a Slave also did well with nine nominations, while The Wolf of Wall Street and Nebraska got five apiece.

Among the gongs American Hustle and Gravity are up for are the coveted best picture, along with Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

American Hustle's main star Christian Bale gets a mention in the best actor category, along with Bruce Dern for Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street, Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave and Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew picked up the best actor Golden Globe for the same role at Sunday night's ceremony.

His co-star Jared Leto's turn as HIV positive transgender Rayon won him the best supporting actor Golden Globe and he is also in the running for the Academy Award.

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