The Academy reveals 2015 Oscar nominations

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    The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 87th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry. This year’s gala is set for February 22nd, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

    Nominees for Best Film include American Sniper, BirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, SelmaThe Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. Boyhood won the Golden Globe for Best Drama, while The Grand Budapest Hotel won Best Musical or Comedy.

    Best Actor nominees include Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Michael Keaton (Birdman), and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). At the Golden Globes, Keaton won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, while Redmayne earned the award in the Drama category.


    Best Actress pins Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) against Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and Reese Witherspoon (Wild). At the Golden Globes, Moore won Best Actress in a Drama, while Amy Adams, who won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes for Big Eyes, was not nominated for an Oscar.

    Best Director sees Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) face off against Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). Linklater won the 2015 Golden Globe in the same category.

    The category for Best Song includes familiar faces Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island, whose Lego Movie song “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” is up for nomination. As is Common and John Legend’s “Glory”, which earned the award in the same category at the Golden Globes.


    See the notable nominees below. The full list can be found at the Academy Awards’ website.

    Best Picture
    American Sniper
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The Imitation Game
    The Theory of Everything

    Best Actor
    Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
    Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
    Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
    Michael Keaton, Birdman
    Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

    Best Actress
    Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
    Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
    Julianne Moore, Still Alice
    Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    Reese Witherspoon, Wild


    Best Supporting Actor
    Robert Duvall, The Judge
    Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
    Edward Norton, Birdman
    Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
    J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

    Best Supporting Actress
    Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
    Laura Dern, Wild
    Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
    Emma Stone, Birdman
    Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

    Best Director
    Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
    Richard Linklater, Boyhood
    Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
    Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game


    Best Cinematography
    Emmanuel, Birdman
    Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
    Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
    Roger Deakins, Unbroken

    Best Documentary Feature Film
    Finding Vivian Maier
    Last Days in Vietnam
    The Salt of the Earth

    Best Foreign Film
    Ida (Poland)
    Leviathan (Russia)
    Tangerines (Estonia)
    Timbuktu (Mauritania)
    Wild Tales (Argentina)


    Best Animated Feature Film
    Big Hero 6
    The Boxtrolls
    How to Train Your Dragon 2
    Song of the Sea
    The Tale of Princess Kaguya

    Best Original Screenplay
    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    American Sniper
    Imitation Game
    Inherent Vice
    Theory of Everything

    Best Original Song
    Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”, Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me
    John Legend and Common – “Glory”, Selma
    Adam Levine – “Lost Stars”, Begin Again
    Rita Ora – “Grateful”, Beyond the Lights
    Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island – “Everything is Awesome”, The Lego Movie

    Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
    Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
    Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
    Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
    Jóhann Jóhannsson,
    The Theory of Everything


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