And the bets are off! Thor (ahem, sorry, we mean Chris Hemsworth) has just announced the Oscar nominations for this year, did you guess 'em right? Here are the ones to know and chat to your colleagues about over tea. Don't forget to pencil in Sunday 2 March for your red-carpet dresses/make-up/gossip fix when the Oscars are hosted by Ellen DeGeneres in Hollywood. Drumroll please... 

Best Film 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club and Her.

Best Actor Christian Bale for American Hustle, Bruce Dern for Nebraska, Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street and Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave.

Best Actress Amy Adams for American Hustle, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock for Gravity, Judi Dench for Philomena, Meryl Streep for August: Osage County. 

Best Supporting Actor Bradley Cooper for American Hustle, Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave, Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street, Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club and Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips. 

Best Supporting Actress Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine, Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle, Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave, Julia Roberts for August: Osage County and June Squibb for Nebraska.

Click here to read our lowdown on the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award (basically, who's gonna be big in 2014)! 

Click here to read our celebrity guide to the Golden Globes.