The nominations for the 2014 Oscars were announced Jan. 16 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Beverly Hills headquarters.
The nominees for Best Picture are 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street.
"Dallas"which centers on a straight man dealing with being AIDS-affected in the 1980sdid well on several fronts, snagging nominations for Best Actor ( Matthew McConaughey ), Best Supporting Actor ( Jared Leto ), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
McConaughey's rivals include Christian Bale ( American Hustle ), Bruce Dern ( Nebraska ), Leonardo DiCaprio ( The Wolf of Wall Street ) and Chiwetel Ejiofor ( 12 Years a Slave ). Among the Best Actress nominees are Amy Adams ( American Hustle ), Cate Blanchett ( Blue Jasmine ), Sandra Bullock ( Gravity ), Judi Dench ( Philomena ) and Meryl Streep ( August: Osage County ).
Supporting actor nods went to Leto, Barkhad Abdi ( Captain Phillips ), Bradley Cooper ( American Hustle ), Michael Fassbender ( 12 Years a Slave ) and suprise nominee Jonah Hill ( The Wolf of Wall Street ). Lupita Nyong'o ( 12 Years a Slave ), Jennifer Lawrence ( American Hustle ), June Squibb ( Nebraska ), Julia Roberts ( August: Osage County ) and Sally Hawkins ( Blue Jasmine ) received supporting actress nods.
Among the snubs were Tom Hanks and Robert Redford, who were expected to nominated for Best Actor for Saving Mr. Banks and All Is Lost, respectively; Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks; and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and the late James Gandolfini for Enough Said. ( In fact, Saving Mr. Banksabout the contentious relationship between Mary Poppins writer P.L. Travers and Walt Disneyreceived no nominations. ) Also, Tracy Lettswho won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for the play August: Osage Countywas not acknowledged for writing the movie.
The Academy Awards will take place March 2 on ABC. Ellen DeGeneres will host.