The Academy Awards announced their nominations on Thursday, January 16. Instead of spending countless hours in the movie theater and dropping the cost of a textbook on movie tickets, we decided to give you the 411 on our must see movie of the year.
American Hustle is a 1970s movie that follows an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) that joins forces with con artist (Christian Bale) and his beautiful girlfriend (Amy Adams) as he tries to exploit corrupt politicians and the mafia in New Jersey. The two and a half hour movie keeps the audience questioning every character’s involvement and integrity.
Why do we love it?
With a talented cast including: Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper, it is impossible not to fall in love from the credits.
Katniss Everdeen has stolen our hearts once more but this time as a young, clueless, and eavesdropping mother who cannot seem to keep her mouth shut. And we are not the only ones who love her. At the 71st Golden Globes ceremony the Hollywood Foreign Press awarded her with Best Supporting Actress. Lawrence is also a top contender for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Amy Adams stars as a driven woman whose main flaw is that she has given her heart to a con artist (Bale). Adams serves as the film’s backbone and her work in this film shows her love of acting. She received the Golden Globe for Best Actress this year. She is also in the running for Best Actress in A Leading Role.
Other actors include the talented Christian Bale and the dreamy Bradley Cooper. Bale and Cooper are in the running for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the 86th Oscar ceremonies.
Outside of the cast, American Hustle ties with the space drama “Gravity” with 10 Oscar nominations each.
American Hustle’s Oscar nominations include:
- Best Picture
- Best Actor in a Leading Role (Christian Bale)
- Best Actress in a Leading Role (Amy Adams)
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bradley Cooper)
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Lawrence)
- Best Costume Design
- Best Directing
- Best Film Editing
- Best Production Design
- Best Writing- Original Screenplay
The 86th Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. on ABC.
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