Oscars 2014: And the Nominees Are ... 

The 86th Academy Awards will air March 2 from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. The show will be on ABC.

12 Years A Slave, Gravity, Her, Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska, Blue Jasmine, Before Midnight, August: Osage County.

There's a reason why this morning's Oscar nominations look so familiar: Boise Weekly readers were among the first to hear about (and presumably see) the films that garnered nominations for Hollywood's highest honors.

In fact, 2013 was such a good year for quality films that the Motion Picture Academy decided to fill nine of its 10 allowed slots, a rare feat.

American Hustle and Gravity secured 10 nominations each, including Best Picture nods. American Hustle hauled in a slew of acting nominations from its all-star cast and Gravity swamped the nominations for technical awards.

12 Years a Slave took nominations for most of Oscar's top categories: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.

The academy nominated nine films for best picture overall. They are American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

The nominees for best actor are Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club).

The nominees for best actress are Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).

The nominees for best supporting actor are Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club).

The nominees for best supporting actress are Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska).

The nominees for best director are Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street).

The nominees for best animated feature are The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Frozen, The Wind Rises and Ernest and Celestine.

The nominees for best adapted screenplay are 12 Years a Slave, Before Midnight, The Wolf of Wall Street, Philomena and Captain Phillips.

The nominees for best original screenplay are American Hustle, Her, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska and Blue Jasmine.

The 86th Academy Awards will air March 2 from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. The show will be on ABC.

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