The 2015 Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced today in Hollywood and boy are there some surprises! Firstly, we are not taken aback with the fact that Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel share nine nominations each. American Sniper is getting recognized after being completely snubbed at the Golden Globes. While the Bradley Cooper-starring film was lauded in several categories, there were other movies and actors that were completely overlooked! However here's what didn't quite make the list for the Academy. Ava DuVernay, director of Selma did not receive a nomination nor did the film's lead actor, David Oyeolowo. This is major news as both were highly lauded at the Golden Globes. It is however, nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song. Other stars shut out include Amy Adams who won Best Actress at the Golden Globes, but didn't receive a nomination from the Academy for Big Eyes. And the film itself didn't earn any nominations for Oscar. Emily Blunt who received a nomination at the Globes was not recognized by the Academy. Another shocker is Jennifer Aniston who although she was nominated for Best Actress at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, she didn't make the list in the category for the Oscars. Jake Gyllenhaal was also left out of the Best Actor list for his performance in Nightcrawler though he was a nominee at the Golden Globes for that category. Angelina Jolie, director of Unbroken wasn't included in the nominations at both the Golden Globes and this year's Oscars. The film also did not receive any nominations in the best picture category, but her film did earn nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. The film received no nominations at the Golden Globes. Another eyebrow raise is Wild which did not receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay or Best Picture. However, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern scored nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Often recognized in the more notable lists is Director, Christopher Nolan whose film Interstellar, didn't receive any major nominations with the exception of Visual Effects categories and Best Original Score categories. Just goes to show that all that glitters ain't always going home with the gold! Here's the list of nominees for the 2015 Oscars Best Picture: “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything” “Whiplash” 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: Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher” Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game” Best Animated Feature Film: “Big Hero 6″ “The Boxtrolls” “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ “Song of the Sea” “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” Best Adapted Screenplay: “American Sniper,” by Jason Hall “The Imitation Game,” by Graham Moore “Inherent Vice,” by Paul Thomas Anderson “The Theory of Everything,” by Anthony McCarten “Whiplash,” by Damien Chazelle Best Original Screenplay: “Birdman,” by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. & Armando Bo “Boyhood,” by Richard Linklater “Foxcatcher,” by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness “Nightcrawler,” by Dan Gilroy Best Cinematography: “Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Robert Yeoman “Ida,” Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski “Mr. Turner,” Dick Pope “Unbroken,” Roger Deakins Best Visual Effects: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” “Guardians of the Galaxy” “Interstellar” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Best Documentary Feature: “Citizenfour” “Finding Vivian Maier” “Last Days in Vietnam” “The Salt of the Earth” “Virunga” Best Documentary Short Subject: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1″ “Joanna” “Our Curse” “The Reaper (La Parka)” “White Earth” Best Film Editing: “American Sniper,” Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach “Boyhood,” Sandra Adair “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Barney Pilling “The Imitation Game,” William Goldenberg “Whiplash,” Tom Cross Best Original Song: “Everything Is Awesome,” from “The Lego Movie,” by Shawn Patterson “Glory,” from “Selma, by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn” “Grateful,” from “Beyond the Lights,” by Diane Warren “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond “Lost Stars,” from “Begin Again,” by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois Best Production Design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock “The Imitation Game,” Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald “Interstellar,” Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis “Into the Woods,” Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock “Mr. Turner,” Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts Best Live Action Short Film: “Aya” “Boogaloo and Graham” “Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)” “Parvaneh” “The Phone Call” Best Animated Short Film: “The Bigger Picture” “The Dam Keeper” “Feast” “Me and my Moulton” “A Single Life” Best Sound Editing: “American Sniper,” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman “Birdman,” Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies,” Brent Burge and Jason Canovas “Interstellar,” Richard King “Unbroken,” Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro Best Sound Mixing: “American Sniper,” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin “Birdman,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga “Interstellar,” Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten “Unbroken,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee “Whiplash,” Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley Best Costume Design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Milena Canonero “Inherent Vice,” Mark Bridges “Into the Woods,” Colleen Atwood “Maleficent,” Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive “Mr. Turner,” Jacqueline Durran Best Foreign Language Film: “Ida” (Poland) “Leviathan” (Russia) “Tangerines” (Estonia) “Timbuktu” (Mauritania) “Wild Tales” (Argentina) Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Foxcatcher,” Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White Best Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat “The Imitation Game,” Alexandre Desplat “Interstellar,” Hans Zimmer “Mr. Turner,” Gary Yershon “The Theory of Everything,” Jóhann Jóhannsson The 87th Academy Awards will air on February 22.

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