Oscar nominations: 12 Years A Slave leads British hopes

09:35 16 January 2014

12 Years A Slave actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong

12 Years A Slave actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o, with director Steve McQueen (Picture: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

2013 Getty Images

British film 12 Years A Slave, from London director Steve McQueen, leads British chances at the Oscars with nine nominations, including one for Newham-born actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The east London star is up for best actor for his role in the film, which is also nominated for best director and best picture.

Crowned best movie drama at the Golden Globes earlier this week, 12 Years A Slave already has 10 Bafta nominations.

Other nominees in what is a strong year for British talent include Judi Dench who was nominated for the best actress Oscar for Philomena, and Gravity – which was filmed in a London studio – also stands in with a chance in the best film and best director categories.

Sally Hawkins is nominated for best supporting actress for her work in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

The same film gets Cate Blanchett a nomination for best actress.

Other contenders for the main awards include crime caper American Hustle, which is nominated for best picture and also gets nods for Christian Bale for best actor and Amy Adams for best actress.

Their co-stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are nominated for best supporting actor and actress.

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street picked up nominations for best picture and best director with two of its stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, recognised in the best actor and best supporting actor categories.

The 86th Academy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on March 6.

Click here for a full list of nominations.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News