Hot off the heels of Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, some familiar film faces nabbed coveted Oscar nominations Thursday morning.
Matthew McConaughey, who just brought home the Golden Globe for best actor has a shot at an accompanying gold Oscar statue: He was among those nominated for best actor, alongside some notable competition. Bruce Dern of "Nebraska," Leonardo DiCaprio of "Wolf of Wall Street" and Chiwetel Ejiofor of "12 Years a Slave" also scored nominations. One critical surprise in the list is Christian Bale, for his role in "American Hustle."
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For best actress, there's going to be stiff competition among some serious fan favorites in the office Oscar pools. Amy Adams of "American Hustle," Cate Blanchett of "Blue Jasmine," Sandra Bullock of space thriller "Gravity," "Philomena's" Judi Dench and Meryl Streep of stage-to-screen production "August: Osage County" round out that category.
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The supporting actor category boasts first-time actor Barkhad Abdi of "Captain Phillips," and very familiar faces Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave"), Jonah Hill ("Wolf of Wall St.") and Golden Globe winner for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club," Jared Leto.