Compare top Oscar nominees with this interactive graphic Compare top Oscar nominees with this interactive graphic Associated Press photo provided by /Fox Searchlight Films/Jaap Buitendijk -- Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in '12 Years A Slave,' a New Orleans area-shot film that scored nine Oscar nominations on Thursday including for best picture, best actor and best director. Associated Press Interactive Jan. 17, 2014 Comments This interactive looks at the films with the most Academy Award nominations, including two New Orleans area-shot films, “12 Years a Slave” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” which received a total of 15 Oscar nominations. “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. See the graphic here.