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87th Academy Awards

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

Rich's comments: Oscar swung way, 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, with nothing more than Picture and Song, essentially proving that Academy members prefer to watch films by and about white men. The other inexplicable shut-outs were for 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 for traditional Academy voters). And not giving Life Itself a Documentary nod feels all wrong. It'll be interesting to see if voting in the final rounds tries to get things back on track, not that these nominations allow for much of that. Best Actor is the category most ripe for an upset.

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N O M I N E E S . . .

9 BIRDMAN
   THE GRAND
     BUDAPEST HOTEL
8 THE IMITATION GAME
6 AMERICAN SNIPER
   BOYHOOD
5 FOXCATCHER
   INTERSTELLAR
   THE THEORY
     OF EVERYTHING
   WHIPLASH
4 MR TURNER
3 INTO THE WOODS
   UNBROKEN
2 GUARDIANS OF
     THE GALAXY
   IDA
   INHERENT VICE
   SELMA
   WILD
1 BEGIN AGAIN
   BEYOND THE LIGHTS
   BIG HERO 6
   THE BOXTROLLS
   CAPTAIN AMERICA 2
   CITIZENFOUR
   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
   STILL ALICE
   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
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

Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

A N I M A T E D   F I L M

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

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

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
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
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S

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
JK Simmons - Whiplash

O R I G I N A L   S C R E E N P L A Y

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
The Imitation Game - Graham Moore
Inherent Vice - Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything - Anthony McCarten
Whiplash - Damien Chazelle

S C O R E

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
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

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

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
Whiplash - Tom Cross

C O S T U M E S

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
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

M A K E - U P   &   H A I R

Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

S O U N D   M I X I N G

American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash

S O U N D   E D I T I N G

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
The Phone Call

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


DOCUMENTARY:
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


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