The nominations for the 86th edition of the Academy Awards was announced here Thursday and crime-comedy drama “American Hustle” and 3D sci-fi thriller “Gravity” top the list with 10 nods each.

The nominations were announced by Chris Hemsworth and Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.

“American Hustle”, directed by David O’ Russell, stands a chance to win the golden statuette for actor in a leading role (Christian Bale), actress in a leading role (Amy Adams), actress in a supporting role (Jennifer Lawrence), best picture, costume design (Michael Wilkinson), directing, film editing, production design and writing of original screenplay.

For “Gravity”, Sandra Bullock is in the race for best actress award. The movie is also nominated for the best picture, cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), directing (Alfonso Cuarón), film editing, music – original score, production design, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.

Close on the heels of both the films is “12 Years A Slave” with nine nods. “Captain Phillips”, “Nebraska” and “Dallas Buyers Club” have six nominations each.

The Wolf of Wall Street” is competing in five categories and “Philomena” has secured four nominations.

“Blue Jasmine” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” are competing neck-and-neck with three nods while “Inside Llewyn Davis”, “Lone Survivor”, “The Great Gatsby”, The Lone Ranger”, “August: Osage County”, “Despicable Me 2”, “Frozen” and “The Grandmaster” have two nominations each.

The main awards ceremony, organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will take place in Hollywood on March 2.