‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ score multiple Oscar nominations including best picture

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Two New Orleans area-shot films, “12 Years a Slave” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” received a total of 15 Oscar nominations Thursday morning.

“12 Years a Slave,” based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 book about his life as a slave in Louisiana, earned nine nominations, including best picture, best director, best actor, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.

“Dallas Buyers Club,” a drama about AIDS-infected Texas electrician Ron Woodroof’s battles with the medical profession in the 1980s, received six nominations, including best picture, best actor and best supporting actor.

“Dallas Buyers Club” also earned New Orleans makeup artist Robin Mathews a nomination for best makeup and hairstyling (shared with Adruitha Lee).

“20 Feet from Stardom,” a documentary about backup singers that includes New Orleans native Merry Clayton, received a nomination for best documentary feature.

“12 Years a Slave” enters the Oscars race as a Golden Globe winner for best picture and a favorite of critics’ groups and industry groups the Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild of America.

Metairie native Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 86th Academy Awards March 2, broadcast by ABC beginning at 6 p.m.

The other best picture nominees are “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” ‘’Her,” ‘’Nebraska,” “Philomena” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The con-artist comedy “American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey “Gravity” lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture, just narrowly more than “12 Years a Slave.”

Other categories:

LEAD 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.”

LEAD ACTRESS — Amy Adams, “American Hustle”; Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”; Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”; Judi Dench, “Philomena”; and Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”.

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.”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS — Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”; Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”; Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”; Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”; June Squibb, “Nebraska.

DIRECTING — David O. Russell, “American Hustle”; Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”; Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”; Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”; Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM — “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Belgium; “The Great Beauty,” Italy; “The Hunt,” Denmark; “The Missing Picture,” Cambodia; “Omar,” Palestine.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY — Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, “Before Midnight”; Billy Ray, “Captain Phillips”; Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, “Philomena”; John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”; Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle”; Woody Allen, “Blue Jasmine”; Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack, “Dallas Buyers Club”; Spike Jonze, “Her”; Bob Nelson, “Nebraska.”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM — “The Croods”; “Despicable Me 2”; “Ernest & Celestine”; “Frozen”; “The Wind Rises.”

PRODUCTION DESIGN — “American Hustle,” ‘’Gravity,” ‘’The Great Gatsby,” ‘’Her,” ‘’12 Years a Slave.”

CINEMATOGRAPHY — “The Grandmaster,” ‘’Gravity,” ‘’Inside Llewyn Davis,” ‘’Nebraska,” ‘’Prisoners.”

SOUND MIXING — “Captain Phillips,” ‘’Gravity,” ‘’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” ‘’Inside Llewyn Davis,” ‘’Lone Survivor.”

SOUND EDITING — “All Is Lost,” ‘’Captain Phillips,” ‘’Gravity,” ‘’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” ‘’Lone Survivor.”

ORIGINAL SCORE — “The Book Thief,” John Williams; “Gravity,” Steven Price; “Her,” William Butler and Owen Pallett; “Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat; “Saving Mr. Banks,” Thomas Newman.

ORIGINAL SONG — “Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone,” Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel; “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” Pharrell Williams; “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; “The Moon Song” from “Her,” Karen O and Spike Jonze; “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.

COSTUME — “American Hustle,” ‘’The Grandmaster,” ‘’The Great Gatsby,” ‘’The Invisible Woman,” ‘’12 Years a Slave.”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE — “The Act of Killing,” ‘’Cutie and the Boxer,” ‘’Dirty Wars,” ‘’The Square,” ‘’20 Feet from Stardom.”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) — “CaveDigger,” ‘’Facing Fear,” ‘’Karama Has No Walls,” ‘’The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” ‘’Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.”

FILM EDITING — “American Hustle,” ‘’Captain Phillips,” ‘’Dallas Buyers Club,” ‘’Gravity,” ‘’12 Years a Slave.”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING — “Dallas Buyers Club,” ‘’Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” ‘’The Lone Ranger.”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM — “Feral,” ‘’Get a Horse!,” ‘’Mr. Hublot,” ‘’Possessions”, “Room on the Broom.”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM — “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” ‘’Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything),” ‘’Helium,” ‘’Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?),” ‘’The Voorman Problem.”

VISUAL EFFECTS — “Gravity,” ‘’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” ‘’Iron Man 3,” ‘’The Lone Ranger,” ‘’Star Trek Into Darkness.”

The most notable omission by the academy was Tom Hanks, whose lead performance in “Captain Phillips” was widely considered a shoo-in. Robert Redford, expected by many to be nominated for the shipwreck drama “All Is Lost,” also missed out on a best actor nod. Redford has never won an acting Oscar.

Disney’s making-of “Mary Poppins” tale “Saving Mr. Banks” also failed to land either a best picture nomination or a best actress nod for Emma Thompson.

Advocate critic John Wirt contributed to this report.