And the 2014 Oscar Nominees Are...

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto backstage during the Oscars held at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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This was one early morning for you. But you were in luck: You had a golden god, Thor's Chris Hemsworth, to brighten your morning. Oh, and the announcement of the 2014 Oscar nominees. At 8:38am ET, you got the opportunity to marvel at the Marvel actor as he read the names of those we'll be watching grace the red carpet come March 2, when Ellen DeGeneres hosts the Oscars ceremony and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence no doubt charms audiences with a sure-to-be-adorable Best Supporting Actress speech. 

Though Lawrence's nomination was a sure-thing, we've entered one of the most competitive Oscars in years. Though American Hustle and Gravity lead the list of nominees with 10 nominations each, other films that have tugged at audiences' heartstrings (ahem, 12 Years a Slave and Philomena) could pull through come March. And with packed fields in both the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, which stars will pick up trophies this March? Will American Hustle's Amy Adams ride her successful Golden Globe wave into a Best Actress win, or will she be edged out by frequent co-star Meryl Streep, who received a Globe nod for her performance in August: Osage County? Will Wolf of Wall Street's Leonardo DiCaprio, who also won a Globe, pick up his first Oscar ever, or will the film's mixed response (and the Academy's long-time grudge over DiCaprio playing hooky during the 1997 awards) lead him to go home empty-handed? And will the ground-breaking 12 Years a Slave be more successful this time around, having been beaten in most categories by David O. Russell's American Hustle romp at the Globes?

We will see come March 2. For now, celebrate or grumble over this year's nominees, listed below, and marvel over the fact that, yes, Jackass got an Oscar nomination. 

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Director
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska 
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
The Wind Rises
Ernest & Celestine

Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture

Best Cinematography
The Grandmaster
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Costume Design
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Documentary Short
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Film Editing
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best Music, Original Score
John Williams, The Book Thief
Steven Price, Gravity
William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her
Alexandre Desplat, Philomena
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Music, Original Song
"Alone Yet Not Alone," Alone Yet Not Alone
"Happy," Despicable Me 2
"Let It Go," Frozen
"The Moon Song," Her
"Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Production Design
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Short Film
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Room on the Broom

Best Live Action Short Film
Aquel No Ero Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Avant Que De Tout Pedre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Pitääkö Mun Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care Of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Best Sound Editing
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

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