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Oscars 2015: The nominees

By Zaki JufriMovies - 15 January 2015 10:17 PM | Updated 10:36 AM

Oscars 2015: The nominees

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Birdman' lead this year's crop of Oscars nominees with nine nods each, including best picture.

'Birdman', a satire of showbusiness received nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor for Michael Keaton, embodying a comeback in both the film and real life.

Hot favourite 'Boyhood' received just six nominations including one Best Director for Richard Linklater and its supporting cast Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. The film just picked up three Golden Globes on Sunday 11 January.

Nominees were announced by actor Chris Pine, filmmakers JJ Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Film's greatest honours will be handed out on Sunday 22 February 2015 (Monday morning Singapore time).

Here are the nominees in the top categories:

Best Picture

'American Sniper'



'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

'The Imitation Game'


Best Actor

Steve Carell ('Foxcatcher')

Michael Keaton ('Birdman')

Bradley Cooper ('American Sniper')

Eddie Redmayne ('The Theory of Everything')

Benedict Cumberbatch ('The Imitation Game')

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard ('Two Days, One Night')

Rosamund Pike ('Gone Girl')

Felicity Jones ('The Theory of Everything')

Reese Witherspoon ('Wild')

Julianne Moore ('Still Alice')

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall ('The Judge')

Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood')

Edward Norton ('Birdman')

Mark Ruffalo ('Foxcatcher')

JK 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 Animated Feature Film

'Big Hero 6'

'The Box Trolls'

'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

'Song of the Sea'

'The Tale of Princess Kaguya'

Best Cinematography


'The Grand Budapest Hotel'


'Mr Turner'


Best Director

Alejandro G Inarritu ('Birdman')

Richard Linklater ('Boyhood')

Bennett Miller ('Foxcatcher')

Wes Anderson ('The Grand Budapest Hotel')

Morten Tyldum ('The Imitation Game')

Best Foreign Language Film

'Ida' (Poland)

'Leviathan' (Russia)

'Tangerines' (Estonia)

'Timbuktu' (Mauritania)

'Wild Tales' (Argentina)

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 (Johann Johannsson)

Best Original Song

'Everything is Awesome' from 'The Lego Movie'

'Glory' from 'Selma'

'Grateful' from 'Beyond The Lights'

I'm Not Gonna Miss You' from 'Glen Campbell.. I'll Be Me'

'Lost Again' from 'Begin Again'

Visual Effects

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

'Guardians of the Galaxy'


'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Best Adapted Screenplay

'American Sniper'

'The Imitation Game'

'Inherent Vice'

'The Theory of Everything'


Best Original Screenplay




'The Grand Budapest Hotel'