With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,”
Movies released by Warner Bros. -- boosted by
The awards will be presented on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center and will be telecast on
"Gravity" and "American Hustle" tied as the most-nominated films at 10 apiece.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also gave 13 nominations to movies from
Universal Pictures had four nominations, two for
To be sure, films that are released under a major company's banner are not always produced by that studio. For example, "Her" was made and financed by Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros.
Several of the nine best picture contenders have enjoyed commercial success, including “Gravity,” which has grossed more than $256 million in the United States and Canada so far and is expanding to 900 theaters nationwide this weekend to capitalize on the buzz. It has grabbed $419 million overseas. The movie
"American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" are both currently in wide release, having taken in domestic grosses of $103 million and $80.7 million, respectively. "Captain Phillips" has grossed $105 million at home.
It has been an especially strong year for Megan Ellison, who produced both "American Hustle" and "Her," making her the first woman to have two best-picture nominations in the same year. In fact, films from Ellison, including the foreign action picture "The Grandmaster," had 17 nominations.
Sony's strong Oscar showing comes after the company's movies won seven