The moment has come for Awards Feeder to unveil this year’s nominations for the LOGO_OSCARS_ON-AIR__2014-color86th Annual Academy Awards! And, as you might expect, there are little disappointments and lots of excitement to be found this year.

American Hustle and Gravity lead the pack with ten nominations each, including Best Picture, Best Director (David O. Russell and Alfonso Cuarón respectively) and eight other competitive categories. Steve McQueen’s slavery drama 12 Years A Slave follows closely behind with nine, also for Best Picture and Director.

As with the past couple of years, nine overall films have been shortlisted for the Academy’s big prize. Joining American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years A Slave in the race are Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street. Notable omission in this category include Saving Mr. Banks and the Coen Brothers’ latest odyssey Inside Llewyn Davis.

Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese join Russell, Cuarón and McQueen in the Best Director categories for their respective films Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street. Any fears of a repeat of last year – when category frontrunner Ben Affleck was snubbed for his work on Argo – were dismissed at the mention of Cuarón, still considered to be leading the pack after his win at the Golden Globes last weekend.

American Hustle picked up nominations in each of the four Acting categories, the second consecutive year that a film by David O. Russell has pulled this off (last year’s Silver Linings Playbook had four of its actors up for awards, including eventual winner Jennifer Lawrence). Christian Bale is present in the Best Actor category; Amy Adams made it in to Best Actress; Bradley Cooper was mentioned for Best Supporting Actor; and Jennifer Lawrence once again shone in Best Supporting Actress.

Bale is up against Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club); Adams has Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) to deal with; Cooper faces stiff competition from Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club); and Lawrence’s fight is against Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska).

Among the many actors who sadly got the shaft from today’s announcement were Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Oprah Winfrey (The Butler) and Tom Hanks, whose duo hyped performances in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks were unable to pay off in either category.

Meanwhile, the contenders for Best Animated Film were The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest and Celestine, Frozen and The Wind Rises (Pixar’s Monsters University failed to make the cut, in something of a shock). Disney’s acclaimed musical and Hayao Miyazaki’s final film before retirement are due to be the main competitors here, though Frozen‘s gigantic box-office intake could very well give it the edge.

Screenplay categories are usually hard to predict, but this year they’ve gotten some good ones. For Original Screenplay, the nominees are American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Her and Nebraska; and for Adapted Screenplay we have Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Philomena, 12 Years A Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street. Again, it seems the Coen Brothers were once again snubbed by the Academy for their Original Screenplay for Inside Llewyn Davis, but no matter.

But if you’re bored by this analysis and want to skip right to the nominees, you can check out the full list below.

Best Picture

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
  • Alexander Payne – Nebraska
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

  • Amy Adams – American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
  • June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Film Editing

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography

  • The Grandmaster
  • Gravity
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Prisoners

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Before Midnight
  • Captain Phillips
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Her
  • Nebraska

Best Original Score

  • The Book Thief
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Philomena
  • Saving Mr. Banks

Best Production Design

  • American Hustle
  • Gravity
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Her
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Costume Design

  • American Hustle
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Invisible Woman
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
  • The Great Beauty (Italy)
  • The Hunt (Denmark)
  • The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
  • Omar (Palestine)

Best Animated Film

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

  • The Act of Killing
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Dirty Wars
  • The Square
  • 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Sound Editing

  • All Is Lost
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing

  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Lone Survivor

Best Visual Effects

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • The Lone Ranger

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • CaveDigger
  • Facing Fear
  • Karama Has No Walls
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Animated Short Film

  • Feral
  • Get a Horse!
  • Mr. Hublot
  • Possessions
  • Room on the Broom

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)
  • Helium
  • Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
  • The Voorman Problem

Best Original Song

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