Oscars 2014 - Academy Awards
The iconic golden statue of the Academy Awards Reuters

Tomorrow at noon the Academy will announce its nominees for the 2014 Oscars. The awards ceremony set for Sunday, 2 March is the highlight of the Hollywood awards season.

Right now 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle and Gravity are strong favourites to dominate - but who will be nominated? We take a guess at who will be contesting for Hollywood's most sought-after prizes.

Best Picture
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
The Wolf of Wall Street
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis
Dallas Buyers Club
Saving Mr Banks

Possibilities: Philomena, Her, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Note: The Best Picture category can contain between five and ten nominees, but we've elected for nine based on the number of nominees at last year's show.

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
Joel & Ethan Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis

Possibilities: Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips, Woody Allen - Blue Jasmine, Alexander Payne - Nebraska

The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. Paramount/Universal

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Matthew McConnaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Possibilities: Robert Redford - All Is Lost, Oscar Issac - Inside Llewyen Davis, Bruce Dern - Nebraska, Idris Elba - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Best Actress
Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
mma Thompson - Saving Mr Banks
Judi Dench - Philomena
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County

Possibilities: Sandra Bullock - Gravity, Kate Winslet - Labor Day, Adele Exarchopoulos - Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Jonah Hill - Wolf Of Wall Street

Possibilities: Daniel Bruhl - Rush, James Gandolfini - Enough Said, Matthew McConaughey - Mud.

Jennifer Lawrence flipped the bird at reporters after she fell up the stairs at last year's Academy Awards
Jennifer Lawrence flipped the bird at reporters after she fell up the stairs at last year's Academy Awards Reuters

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey - Lee Daniels' The Butler
June Squibb - Nebraska

Possibilities: Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine, Scarlett Johansson - Her, Naomie Harris - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Best Animated Feature Film
Frozen - Disney
Despicable Me 2 - Dreamworks
Monsters University - Disney Pixar
The Wind Rises - Studio Ghibli

Possibilities: Ernest & Celestine - GKIDS, The Croods - Dreamworks, Turbo - Dreamworks

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave is hot favourite to dominate this year's Oscars Regency Enterprises

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley - 12 Years A Slave
Terence Winter - The Wolf of Wall Street
Woody Allen - Blue Jasmine
Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack - Dallas Buyers Club
Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope - Philomena

Possibilities: Abdellatif Kechiche & Ghalia Lacroix - Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater – Before Midnight, Billy Ray – Captain Phillips

Best Original Screenplay
Joel & Ethan Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis
David O. Russell and Eric Singer - American Hustle
Woody Allen - Blue Jasmine
Spike Jonze - Her
Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack - Dallas Buyers Club

Possibilities: Bob Nelson - Nebraska, Kelly Marcel & Sue Smith - Saving Mr. Banks

Blue is the Warmest Colour
Despite critical acclaim and winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, Blue is the Warmest Colour is unable to compete for this year's Best Foreign Language Film prize Quat'sous Films

Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty - Paolo Sorrentino - Italy
The Hunt - Thomas Vinterbeg - Denmark
The Broken Circle Breakdown - Felix van Grogeningen - Belgium
The Grandmaster - Wong Kar-wai - Hong Kong
The Notebook - Janos Szasz - Hungary

Possibilities: Omar - Hany Abu-Assad - Palestine, Two Lives - Georg Maas - Germany

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer
Blackfish - Gabriella Cowperthwaite
The Square - Jehane Noujam
20 Feet From Stardom - Morgan Neville
Stories We Tell - Sarah Polley

Possibilities: The Crash Reel - Lucy Walker, Tim's Vermeer - Raymond Teller (Of Penn & Teller)

Best Original Song
Ordinary Love - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (U2)
Let It Go - Frozen (Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez)
Young & Beautiful - The Great Gatsby (Lana Del Rey)

Possibilities: So You Know What It's Like - Short Term 12 (Keith Stanfield), Happy - Depicable Me 2 (Pharrell Williams), The Moon Song - Her (Karen O)