86th Academy Awards: List of Oscar nominations

Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and Steve McQueen (right) as the film 12 Years A Slave leads the UK charge for Oscar glory. Credit: PA

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave leads the UK charge for Oscar glory after picking up a handful of nominations including best actor, best director and best picture.

The film, which has already garnered 10 Bafta nominations, was crowned best movie drama at the Golden Globes earlier this week.

Its stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, were nominated for best actor and best supporting actor respectively.

The key nominations are as follows:

Best Picture

  • American Hustle

  • Nebraksa

  • Captain Phillips

  • Philomena

  • Dallas Buyers Club

  • 12 Years A Slave

  • Gravity

  • The Wolf Of Wall Street

  • Her

Leading Actor

  • 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

Leading Actress

  • Amy Adams, American Hustle

  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity

  • Judi Dench, Philomena

  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Supporting Actor

  • 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

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 Director

  • American Hustle - David O. Russell

  • Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón

  • Nebraska - Alexander Payne

  • 12 Years a Slave - Steve McQueen

  • The Wolf of Wall Street - Martin Scorsese