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87th Academy Awards

Nominations Thu 15.Jan.15 • Awards Sun 22.Feb.15

Rich's comments: Oscar swung way back into safe territory with this year's nominations, ignoring most of the year's more daring or complex films. The most egregious snub was for Selma, essentially saying that Academy members prefer films by and about white men. Other inexplicable shut-outs were A Most Violent Year and Big Eyes, while the absence of The Lego Movie in Animated Feature feels like a clerical error (perhaps it was too innovative and clever). And not giving Life Itself a Documentary nod feels all wrong. After several tight categories, the winners were fairly unexciting, with the undeserved swing to Birdman in three top categories balanced only by Eddie Redmayne's triumph.

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W I N N E R S . . .

4/9 BIRDMAN
      THE GRAND
          BUDAPEST HOTEL

3/5 WHIPLASH
1/8 THE IMITATION GAME
1/6 AMERICAN SNIPER
      BOYHOOD
1/5 INTERSTELLAR
      THE THEORY
          OF EVERYTHING

1/2 IDA
      SELMA
1/1 BIG HERO 6
      CITIZENFOUR
      STILL ALICE

N O M I N E E S . . .

5 FOXCATCHER
4 MR TURNER
3 INTO THE WOODS
   UNBROKEN
2 GUARDIANS OF
     THE GALAXY

   INHERENT VICE
   WILD
1 BEGIN AGAIN
   BEYOND THE LIGHTS
   THE BOXTROLLS
   CAPTAIN AMERICA 2
   DAWN OF THE PLANET
     OF THE APES

   FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
   GLEN CAMPBELL:
     I'LL BE ME
   GONE GIRL
   THE HOBBIT 3
   HOW TO TRAIN
     YOUR DRAGON 2

   THE JUDGE
   LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
   THE LEGO MOVIE
   LEVIATHAN
   MALEFICENT
   NIGHTCRAWLER
   THE SALT OF THE EARTH
   SONG OF THE SEA
   THE TALE OF
     THE PRINCESS KAGUYA

   TANGERINES
   TIMBUKTU
   TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
   VIRUNGA
   WILD TALES
   X-MEN: DAYS OF
     FUTURE PAST


A L L   T H E   N O M I N E E S

P I C T U R E

American Sniper
winner! Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

F O R E I G N   F I L M

winner! Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

A N I M A T E D   F I L M

winner! Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

D I R E C T O R

winner! Alejandro G Inarritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tydlum - The Imitation Game

D O C U M E N T A R Y

winner! Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

A C T R E S S

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

A C T O R

Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton - Birdman
winner! Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S

winner! Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Laura Dern - Wild
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R

Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
winner! JK Simmons - Whiplash

O R I G I N A L   S C R E E N P L A Y

winner! Birdman - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
Boyhood - Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher - Dan Futterman, E Max Frye
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler - Dan Gilroy

A D A P T E D   S C R E E N P L A Y

American Sniper - Jason Hall
winner! The Imitation Game - Graham Moore
Inherent Vice - Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything - Anthony McCarten
Whiplash - Damien Chazelle

S C O R E

winner! Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
Gary Yershon - Mr Turner
Johann Johannsson - The Theory of Everything

S O N G

Everything is Awesome - The Lego Movie
winner! Glory - Selma
Grateful - Beyond the Lights
I'm Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Lost Stars - Begin Again

C I N E M A T O G R A P H Y

winner! Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman
Robert Yeoman - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal - Ida
Dick Pope - Mr Turner
Roger Deakins - Unbroken

P R O D U C T I O N   D E S I G N

winner! The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr Turner

F I L M   E D I T I N G

American Sniper - Gary Roach, Joel Cox
Boyhood - Sandra Adair
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game - William Goldenberg
winner! Whiplash - Tom Cross

C O S T U M E S

winner! Milena Canonero - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mark Bridges - Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood - Into the Woods
Anna B Sheppard - Maleficent
Jacqueline Durran - Mr Turner

E F F E C T S

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
winner! Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

M A K E - U P   &   H A I R

Foxcatcher
winner! The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

S O U N D   M I X I N G

American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
winner! Whiplash

S O U N D   E D I T I N G

winner! American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

S H O R T   F I L M S

LIVE-ACTION:
Aya
Boogalo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
winner! The Phone Call

ANIMATED:
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
winner! Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life


DOCUMENTARY:
winner! Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S


HONORARY OSCARS:
Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O'Hara

JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD:
Harry Belafonte

GORDON E SAWYER AWARD: David Winchester Gray

AWARD OF COMMENDATION:
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen & Michael Fecik

AWARD OF MERIT: Larry Hornbeck

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