The 86th Academy Awards nomination have been announced.
Irish actor Michael Fassbender has recieved a nomination for his Best Supporting Actore role in 12 Years a Slave. U2 received a nomination for Best Original Song for Ordinary Love in Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom. While U2 won in the same category at the Golden Globes and is expectted to pick up the award this time also
Philomena has also been nominated for a number of awards including Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Philomena was filmed in Ireland and is about an elderly Irish woman searching for the toddler son ahe gave up for adoption as an unmarried mother in Catholic Ireland.
Joining Fassbender in the Best Supporting Actor category is Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club who won the Golden Globe in the same category. Other nominees include Barkhad Abdi (Captain Philipps), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), and Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street).
Joining Philomena in Best Picture nominations are American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Best Actorn ominees are Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), , Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Best Actress nominees are Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).
Best Supporting Actress nominees 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 Best Director nominees are Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O Russell (American Hustle) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street).
The winners will be announced on Sunday March 2.
Official Trailer for 12 Years a Slave
Official Trailer for Philomena