Cate Blanchett, Catherine Martin and a posse of other Australians have earned invites to the Academy Awards, but this year's Oscar nomination ceremony will be remembered more for the A-List snubs rather than the expected nods.
Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Robert Redford, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba and Joaquin Phoenix were among the high-profile casualties.
Hanks was expected to be nominated for two Oscars, lead actor for Captain Phillips and supporting for Saving Mr Banks.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has 6000 members, had little love for Saving Mr Banks, the film about Australian author PL Travers and her battle to prevent Walt Disney from turning Mary Poppins into a musical feature film.
Not only were Hanks, who played Disney, and Thompson, who portrayed Travers, snubbed, but the film's Australian producer Ian Collie and screenwriter Sue Smith were shut out of best picture and original screenplay categories.
Redford was snubbed for his one-man film All is Lost, Winfrey and Whitaker were ignored for The Butler, Elba for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Phoenix was given the cold shoulder for his critically-acclaimed role in Her.
There were cheers in the Los Angeles home of Australian costume designer Michael Wilkinson when news came through he was nominated for his work on the 1970s con man caper American Hustle.
"I'm going to try and let it sink in," Wilkinson told AAP.
"It all feels very surreal at the moment."
Wilkinson, 43, didn't have much time to celebrate his nomination or American Hustle's 10 nods.
The 10, which included best picture, lead actors Amy Adams and Christian Bale, supporting cast Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and director David O Russell, matched Gravity's 10 nominations.
Second best was 12 Years a Slave with nine nominations.
After a celebratory breakfast with husband Timothy Martin, Wilkinson was at work with director Zack Snyder designing superhero costumes for the 2015 expected blockbuster, Batman vs Superman.
"It's going to be a fun day," Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson's biggest threat for the Oscar is fellow Aussie Martin, who just like in 2002 for Moulin Rouge!, picked up two nominations.
Martin, for her work on The Great Gatsby, was nominated on Thursday for costume design and production design.
Martin's Australian production design collaborator on The Great Gatsby, set decorator Beverley Dunn, was also nominated.
The Sydney-born 48-year-old Martin has become a prolific collector of Oscar nominations, with her tally now at six.
They all have come on husband Baz Luhrmann's films, with Martin winning two Oscars for Moulin Rouge! and nominated previously for Australia and Romeo + Juliet.
It was another dry Oscar nomination ceremony for Luhrmann, with the Academy bypassing him for directing and best picture nominations for The Great Gatsby.
Blanchett also picked up the sixth nomination of her career.
The 44-year-old has won just one Oscar, a supporting statuette in 2005 for playing Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, but she is the short-priced favourite to get a second for her performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.