16 Jan 2014

Oscars 2014: who do you think should win?

American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street lead the pack as the nominees for the 2014 Oscars are announced.

Oscars 2014: nominations announced (picture: Getty)

American Hustle, the comic story of a conman and his accomplice forced into helping the FBI, has been nominated across all major categories, with four of its stars as well as its director up for awards.

The film, alongside 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, The Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity and Philomena, has also been nominated for the best picture award.


12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen has been nominated, as has lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and supporting stars Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o.

Meanwhile The Wolf of Wall Street’s stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are up for lead actor and supporting actor accolades respectively. The film’s director, Martin Scorcese, is also nominated.

Other films that will be hoping for a successful night on 2 March include British flicks Gravity (nominated in the picture, lead actress and directing categories) and Philomena (nominated in picture and leading actress categories).

Steve Coogan is also nominated for adapting the screenplay for Philomena.

The Oscars nominations follow the announcement of the Bafta nominations last week.