Can anything stop “American Hustle” at the
At the same time, “12 Years a Slave,” which earned nine nominations, remains a strong contender for the best-picture trophy, but that same detailed examination of the nominations shows that filmmaker
Voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated nine films for the top Oscar. In addition to "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave," the nominees are "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
But several of those films were not nominated in other categories in which they had been considered likely selections.
Conversely, “American Hustle” star
“Dallas Buyers Club” at the same time continued its Phoenix-like rise from the ashes. Rejected some 137 times in various places in its 20-year path to the screen, the