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Oscar Nominations are out!

Oscar Nominations are out!
Posted Thursday, January 16th 2014 @ 8am

Chris Hemsworth and Cheryl Boone Issacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations yesterday morning. American Hustle and Gravity received 10 nominations each, including those for Best Picture. Following, with nine, was 12 Years a Slave. Absent from the list were Saving Mr. Banks in the Best Picture category, Oprah Winfrey for her work in Lee Daniels' The Butler, and both Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips. The awards will be given out Sunday, March 2nd in a ceremony hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and airing on ABC.  

Nominees include:

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

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

Best 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

Best 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

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

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

For the complete list of Oscar nominations, click here.

Russell Johnson, who played the Professor on 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island, passed away yesterday. He was 89. Johnson's death was reported by former co-star Dawn Wells in a Facebook post. Johnson was in World War II and an Air Force Captain that flew 44 bombing missions. He was awarded many combat medals, and earned a Purple Heart after a plane crash. He was my favorite.

Dave Madden, who played Reuben Kincaid, The Partridge Family's aggravated band manager on the 1970s TV show passed away yesterday at 82. Dave's former agent says he died of congestive heart and kidney failure.

The actress who played a Munchkin in the The Wizard of Oz has died at age 95. Ruth Robinson Duccini -- who stood 4 feet tall -- was the longest surviving female Munchkin. She died of natural causes yesterday at a hospice center in Las Vegas. She was one of 124 little people cast in the movie. Now only one Munchkin survives: 93-year-old Jerry Maren, who was a member of the famed Lollipop Guild.

World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Mae Young has passed away Tuesday after being under hospice care recently. Young passed away Tuesday at the age of 90. Young's first bout was in 1939, and in 2000, she was crowned "Miss Royal Rumble," at the age of 77. In 2008, she was the third woman to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. She is hailed as "one of the original WWE Divas by

Shia LaBeouf headbutted a guy at the London pub called Hobgoblin in South London last night after an argument erupted over his girlfriend's mom. After headbutting the guy Shia screams, "What are you saying about my girl's mom? Are you kidding me, bro?" You hear a girl screaming his name in a plea for him to stop. Shia was in a fight at the same place back in November of 2012. Shia also got creamed on the street outside a Vancouver bar in 2011. Watch the madness here!

Jay Z will still be a part of the Super Bowl festivities this year because he is set to headline DIRECTV's annual Super Bowl eve party on February 1st at the DIRECTV’s SuperFan Stadium at New York's Hudson River Park Pier 40. Last year Jay surprised fans by joining Justin Timberlake's on stage for his set. This year, it's rumored that Beyonce will be joining Jay Z, but DIRECTV tells Billboard there's "no comment on the rumors."
Us Weekly’s reporting Nick Lachey is set to replace Carrie Keagan on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live! Insiders told the site that this new gig may result in Nick relocating his family. Apparently, Nick and his wife Vanessa plan to rent a place in NYC -- where the show is filmed. Nick will take over when the program picks back up in the spring. It hasn't been confirmed as of yet if Nick will host beyond the upcoming season.

Steven Spielberg tops the new Forbes Most Influential Celebrities of 2014 list. The magazine's rankings were created based on market research into 46 different personality attributes for more than 6,600 celebrities. Spielberg led the pack with a rating of 47 percent, meaning that nearly half of the respondents believe the Hollywood director is "influential." Oprah Winfrey and George Lucas came in second and third place.

Starting this August, the first 24 seasons of The Simpsons, 530 episodes total, will be available to stream on FX’s new app, FXNOW, which is available to qualifying cable subscribers.

Highway to Heaven is making an edgy comeback. A&E is developing a remake of the late-1980s Michael Landon drama, with Mark Wahlberg on board as an executive producer. The show centers on an angel sent down to earth to help troubled souls.

Here’s what’s breaking out at the movies today! The thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” and the comedy “Ride Along.” Horror fans get ready for “Devil’s Due” along with something for the kids - “The Nut Job."

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