The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

Nine films were nominated for best picture. The other nominees are "12 Years a Slave," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Philomena."

"12 Years a Slave" narrowly trailed "Gravity" and "American Hustle" with a total of nine nominations.

Best Actress nominees announced Thursday morning are: Amy Adams, "American Hustle"; Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine";  Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"; Judi Dench, "Philomena"; and Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County".

Best Actor nominees announced Thursday morning are: 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."

The nominees for Supporting Actress are:  Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine";  Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"; Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"; Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"; June Squibb, "Nebraska.

The nominees for Supporting Actor are:  Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"; Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle";  Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave";   Jonah Hill, "The Wolf of Wall Street";  Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."

 A Belgian drama of love, loss and bluegrass, and a love story from the Palestinian territories are among Academy Award nominees for best foreign-language film.

Felix van Groeningen's "Broken Circle Breakdown" and Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar" are nominated for best foreign-language film alongside Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's love letter to Rome, "The Great Beauty"; psychological thriller "The Hunt" from Denmark's Thomas Vinterberg; and "The Missing Picture," an exploration of Pol Pot's bloody dictatorship by Cambodia's Rithy Panh.

The 86th annual Academy Awards will take place March 2, with Ellen DeGeneres hosting for the second time.