Lights. Cameras. Oscar.
The exciting 86th annual Oscar season is upon us as Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth revealed the nominees Jan. 16.
The announcement always piques curiosity as fanatics begin to wonder who will wear what, who will be at the best parties, but most of all, who will walk away with a prestigious golden statuette.
Here are the nominees in the high profile categories:
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County