‘Hustle,’ ‘Gravity,’ and ‘Slave’ dominate Oscar Nominations

Oscar Nominations ignored some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, according to The New York Times.

“American Hustle,” “Gravity,” and “12 Years a Slave”led Oscar nominations on Thursday, while predicted nominees such as Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Robert Redford, Oprah Winfrey, and director Paul Greengrass were ignored.

Nine films managed Best Picture nominations in total, some of which promise to make history it they win. If “12 years a Slave” takes home the prize, it will become the first Best Picture winner directed by a black man, according to The Times. Meanwhile, “American Hustle” became one of the only films ever nominated in all four acting categories for its stars, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence.

Finally, Martin Scorsese’s Best Director nomination for the controversial “Wolf of Wall Street” made him one of the most nominated directors in Oscar history.

Disney found its campaigns for Oscar hopeful drama “Saving Mr. Banks,” and animated film “Monsters University” to be in vain, as both films went home empty handed. Meanwhile, the studio’s critical and financial flop, “The Lone Ranger”managed two nominations.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on March 2. Host, Ellen Degeneres hopes for a “classy telecast,” according to the times.

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