‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Lead Oscar Nominations With 10 Apiece
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As always, there were some big surprises with this morning's Academy Award nominations.
Not surprising: That awards heavyweights "American Hustle" and "Gravity" tallied the most nods, each earning 10, while "12 Years a Slave" (widely considered the frontrunner to win Best Picture), scored a not-too-shabby nine nominations.
Those three titans are joined by "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," and "The Wolf of Wall Street," making for a total of nine contenders in the top race.
Left out of Best Picture: "August: Osage County" and more surprisingly, "Saving Mr. Banks."
The bigger surprises came in the acting categories: Tom Hanks was a double snub, failing to make the cut in Best Actor ("Captain Phillips") and Best Supporting Actor ("Banks"). Robert Redford, considered an early frontrunner, also missed the boat. Christian Bale received a somewhat unexpected Best Actor nomination for "American Hustle."
Oprah Winfrey, also considered an early top contender, missed out on Best Supporting Actress for "The Butler."