'American Hustle', 'Gravity' top Oscar nods with 10 each

LOS ANGELES - Crime caper "American Hustle" and 3D space spectacular "Gravity" topped the Oscar nominations list Thursday with 10 each, followed by historical drama "12 Years a Slave" with nine.

They were among nine movies nominated for best picture for the March 2 Academy Awards, along with "Captain Phillips" ,"Dallas Buyers Club", "Her", "Nebraska", "Philomena", and "The Wolf of Wall Street".

Somali pirate drama "Captain Phillips", AIDS activist film "Dallas Buyers Club" and black and white road movie "Nebraska" were next with six nods each, according to a list released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Martin Scorsese's epic about financial greed "The Wolf of Wall Street" and futuristic love story "Her" each got five nominations, which were announced in a pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills.

For best actor, the nominees were Christian Bale for "American Hustle," Bruce Dern for "Nebraska", Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street", Chiwetel Ejiofor for "12 Years a Slave" and Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club".

The best actress nominees were Amy Adams for "American Hustle," Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine", Sandra Bullock for "Gravity", Judi Dench for "Philomena" and Meryl Streep for "August: Osage County".

Nominated for best director were David O. Russell for "American Hustle," Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity," Alexander Payne for "Nebraska," Briton Steve McQueen for "12 Years a Slave" and Scorsese for "The Wolf of Wall Street".