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January 17, 2014

'Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars with 10 nods each

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The Coen brothers’ folk tale “Inside Llewyn Davis,” one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, garnered only nominations for cinematography and sound mixing. And while 2013 was trumpeted as one of the best years for African-American cinema, movies like “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Fruitvale Station” weren’t nominated.

Along with Nyong’o, Squibb and Lawrence, the best supporting actress nominees were Julia Roberts (“August: Osage County”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”).

Woody Allen scored his record 16th screenwriting nomination for “Blue Jasmine.” Also up for original screenplay are “American Hustle,” ‘‘Dallas Buyers Club,” ‘‘Her” and “Nebraska.” In the adapted screenplay category are “Before Midnight,” ‘‘Captain Phillips,” ‘‘Philomena,” ‘‘12 Years a Slave” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Terence Winter, who penned the script to “Wolf,” was able to uniquely share the nomination experience with his wife, Rachel Winter, a producer of “Dallas Buyers Club.” Winter said it was “surreal.”

Pixar, usually a mainstay in the best animation category, was left out this year. Its “Monsters University” ceded the category to “Frozen,” ‘‘The Wind Rises,” ‘‘Despicable Me 2,” ‘‘The Croods” and “Ernest & Celestine.”

This year’s Oscar telecast is March 2.

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