Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett & Lopez Team Among 2014 OSCAR Nominees!

Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett & Lopez Team Among 2014 OSCAR Nominees!

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the 86th Academy Awards® nominations this morning, Thursday, January 16 at a live news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world gathered.

Several notable Broadway vets were among this year's esteemed list, including Amy Adams (The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of INTO THE WOODS) as Best Actress in a Lead Role for American Hustle. Joining her in that category are Cate Blanchett (Uncle Vanya, A Streetcar Named Desire and Hedda Gabler) for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Dame Judi Dench (Into the Woods, Amy's View) for Philomena and Meryl Streep (soon to be seen in the upcoming film adaptation of Into the Woods) for Tracy Lett's August: Osage County.

Also receiving an Oscar nom this morning was Julia Roberts (Three Days of Rain) for Best Supporting Actress in August: Osage County. Michael Fassbender (Three Sisters, Allegience) was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for 12 Years a Slave, while theater veteran June Squibb (Gypsy, The Happy Time, Sacrilege) was honored for her Supporting Actress work in Nebraska.

Coming as no surprise to anyone, the talented husband and wife musical team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon) received a nod for Best Original Song, Frozen's 'Let It Go', performed in the film by Idina Menzel. The Disney hit film also picked up a nomination for Best Animated Film.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Ellen Degeneres will host the ceremonies.

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