Oscars: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' Score 10 Nominations Each
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated nine films for best picture today, with the '70s crime caper American Hustle and the lost-in-space tale Gravity leading the pack with 10 nominations yet, and the antebellum drama 12 Years a Slave following closely with nine. Also nominated for best picture are Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Hustle scored big by securing a spot in each of the acting comedies for its ensemble -- best actor Christian Bale, actress Amy Adams, supporting actor Bradley Cooper and supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence -- along with a directing nom for David O. Russell. In a rare feat, it repeated the success that Russell had last year with Silver Linings Playbook, which also placed in all four acting categories and went on to earn an Oscar for Lawrence, but Russell did even better this year, since Silver Linings had eight nominations, while Hustle added to Silver Linings tally by picking up noms for costume design and production design as well as best picture and film editing.
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