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  • 17 January 2014, 16:14

12 Years A Slave Wins Oscar Nod For Best Film

American Hustle and Gravity lead Oscar nominations with 10 nods each, while 12 Years A Slave got nine.

All three movies were nominated for best picture. 

Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street and Philomena also got a nod for best movie.

The nominations were announced by actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at a ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Directed by Briton Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave is based on the true story of a man from New York who is captured and sold into slavery in America's Deep South. 

It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, both nominated for best actor and best supporting actor respectively.

McQueen was also named for best director.

The movie has already picked up 10 Bafta nominations and recently took the best movie drama title at the Golden Globes.

American Hustle won nods for Amy Adams and Christian Bale in lead roles and for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the supporting actor category.

The Wolf Of Wall Street also won nominations for Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.

Also nominated for best actor were Bruce Dern in Nebraska and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, which also earned Jared Leto a supporting actor nod for playing a transgender woman.

Along with Adams, Cate Blanchett was nominated for best actress for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock in Gravity, Judi Dench in Philomena, Meryl Streep in August: Osage County. 

Notable omissions included Tom Hanks for his lead performance in Captain Phillips, and Robert Redford for the shipwreck drama All Is Lost.

The nominations for best foreign-language movie are: The Broken Circle Breakdown from Belgium, The Great Beauty from Italy, Danish thriller The Hunt, The Missing Picture from Cambodia, and Palestinian movie Omar.

The Oscars are handed out on March 2 in a ceremony hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres in Los Angeles.

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