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"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar nominations

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (EFE).- The satire "American Hustle" and "Gravity," a story about survival in outer space, grabbed the spotlight ahead of the 86th Academy Awards show, receiving 10 nominations each. "American Hustle," a comedy-drama about con-artists and FBI agents on a mission to take down the Mafia in 1970s New Jersey, is another critically acclaimed hit for director David O. Russell, whose "Silver Linings Playbook" received all the major Oscar nods a year ago.

Reactions from Oscar nominees

The following are key quotes from actors and directors nominated for the 86th Academy Awards, following the announcement of the shortlists on Thursday. - Alfonso Cuaron, director, "Gravity": "I am particularly moved by Sandy's (Sandra Bullock's) nomination. She is the heartbeat of our film. She immersed herself in the part. And I thank her for her grace, her trust and her dedication to finding the truth of this character." - David O Russell, director, "American Hustle":

'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead crowded Oscars race

Crime caper "American Hustle" and 3D space spectacular "Gravity" topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with 10 each, leading a crowded field of contenders for Hollywood's most coveted honors. Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" was close behind with nine nominations in a year chock full of critically acclaimed movies, leaving no clear frontrunners ahead of the Academy Awards on March 2.

Hollywood awaits Oscar nominations

Hollywood is holding its breath for the unveiling Thursday of this year's Oscar nominations, with top Golden Globes winners "12 Years A Slave" and "American Hustle" leading a crowded field of contenders. Journalists and industry watchers will gather for the 5:30 am (1330 GMT) announcement at the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars ceremony.

Hawke, Seydoux, Whitaker join Berlin film fest line-up

New movies starring Ethan Hawke, Lea Seydoux and Forest Whitaker will screen at the 64th Berlin film festival next month, along with a host of hard-hitting Asian fare, organisers said Wednesday. Completing its programme for the competition at the 64th annual event, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year, the "Berlinale", said 20 pictures would vie for its Golden Bear top prize awarded on February 15.

Hawke, Seydoux, Whitaker join Berlin film fest line-up

New movies starring Ethan Hawke, Lea Seydoux and Forest Whitaker will screen at the 64th Berlin film festival next month, along with a host of hard-hitting Asian fare, organisers said Wednesday. Completing its programme for the competition at the 64th annual event, Europe's first major new cinema showcase of the year, the "Berlinale" said 20 pictures would vie for its Golden Bear top prize awarded on February 15.

'12 Years a Slave, 'American Hustle' take top Golden Globes

By Mary Milliken BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The film "12 Years a Slave" took the coveted Golden Globe for best drama and "American Hustle" won best musical or comedy on Sunday in a kick-off to the Hollywood awards season that foreshadows a wide scattering of honors for a year crowded with high-quality movies. Only two films garnered more than one award at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, an important but not entirely accurate barometer for the industry's highest honors, the Academy Awards to be held on March 2.

'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' top Golden Globes

"American Hustle" won big at the Golden Globes Sunday, while harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" took the coveted best drama prize, fueling buzz ahead of the all-important Oscars. "Hustle," the stylish crime caper by director David O. Russell, took best musical/comedy film and two acting awards, while the critically-acclaimed "Slave" had to make do with the one big prize.

'American Hustle,' 'Breaking Bad' win early Golden Globes

"American Hustle" stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence took early prizes at the Golden Globes on Sunday, while cult TV show "Breaking Bad" won honors on the small screen. Adams won best actress and Lawrence best supporting actress for their role in the crime caper, which was among the leading contenders for top prizes at the Globes, the first major show in Hollywood's annual awards season. Also on the big screen, Jared Leto won best supporting actor for his transgender role in the heart-wrenching AIDS activist movie "Dallas Buyers Club," based on a true story.

TV drama 'Breaking Bad' scores Golden Globes

"Breaking Bad" collected its first and only Golden Globe for best television drama series Sunday, nearly four months after it aired its final episode. It also won a best actor Golden Globe for its star Bryan Cranston for his portrayal of Walter White, a chemistry teacher dying of cancer who turns to making meth to bring in money for his family. "This is such a lovely way to say goodbye to the show that meant so much to me," Cranston said upon collecting his trophy.
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