American Hustle and Gravity lead Oscar nominations

American Hustle and Gravity lead the Oscar nominations with 10 each. British films Philomena and 12 Years A Slave, directed by Londoner Steve McQueen, are both nominated for the best picture Oscar.

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McQueen: Oscar nominations 'testament to hard work'

Receiving nine Oscar nominations for 12 Years A Slave is a "testament to all our hard work", British director Steve McQueen told the Hollywood Reporter.

British director Steve McQueen nominated for the best director Oscar. Credit: Hubert Boesl/DPA/Press Association Images

McQueen said: "I'm extraordinarily happy for all the cast and crew of our 12 Years a Slave family. This has been an amazing ride, and to receive nine nominations from the Academy is testament to all of the hard work. And for that I am truly grateful."

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DiCaprio congratulates Wolf Of Wall Street co-stars

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Oscar nomination for film 'double cause for pride'

Receiving an Oscar nomination for documentary feature The Square is "double cause for pride", said British-born actor Khalid Abdalla, who stars as one of the main protagonists in the film.

Jehane Noujaim's documentary is based in Tahrir Square, in Cairo and follows the journey of three protesters, each from a different background.

Judi Dench 'proud' of best actress Oscar nomination

Dame Judi Dench has been nominated for the best actress Oscar for her role in Philomena. Credit: PA

Actress Judi Dench has said she is "proud" to have been nominated for the best actress Oscar, for her role in Philomena.

She said: "This is just the loveliest news. I'm so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been."

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