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2015 Oscar Nominations

It’s Oscar season, and on Thursday, the nominees for the best in Hollywood this past year were announced.oscars-2013-3

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel were tied with the most nominations (9).

Three of the five movies nominated for Best Visual Effects were all Marvel comic movies: Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past

Composer Alexandre Desplat was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Score, helping boost his chances of potentially taking an Oscar home with him this year.

Take a look at the nominees and feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below. Are there any surprises on the list? Are there films/actors/actresses you think got snubbed that should have been nominated?

Best Picture

  • American Sniper 
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • 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

  • Wes AndersonThe Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Richard LinklaterBoyhood
  • Bennett MillerFoxcatcher
  • Morten TyldumThe Imitation Game

Best Cinematography

  • Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
  • Robert Yeoman The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski – Ida
  • Dick Pope – Mr. Turner
  • Roger Deakins – Unbroken

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Ida (Poland)
  • Leviathan (Russia)
  • Tangerines (Estonia)
  • Timbuktu (Mauritania)
  • Wild Tales (Argentina)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

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

Best Original Screenplay

  • Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. & Armando Bo
  • Boyhood  Richard Linklater
  • Foxcatcher – E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel  Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler  Dan Gilroy

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard – Foxcatcher
  • Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White – Guardians of the Galaxy

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 – Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
  • “Glory” from Selma – Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me – Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • “Lost Stars” from Begin Again – Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Documentary—Short

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Joanna
  • Our Curse
  • The Reaper
  • White Earth

Best Film Editing

  • Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach – American Sniper
  • Sandra Adair – Boyhood
  • Barney Pilling – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • William Goldenberg – The Imitation Game
  • Tom Cross – Whiplash

Best Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
  • The Imitation Game – Maria Djurkovic (Production Design); Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration)
  • Interstellar – Nathan Crowley (Production Design); Gary Fettis (Set Decoration)
  • Into the Woods – Dennis Gassner (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
  • Mr. Turner – Suzie Davies (Production Design); Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration)

Best Animated Short

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

Best Live Action Short

  • Aya
  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Butter Lamp
  • Parvaneh
  • The Phone Call

Best Sound Editing

  • American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
  • Birdman – Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
  • The Hobbit: The 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 Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Best Documentary — Feature

  • Citizenfour
  • Finding Vivien Maier
  • Last Days of Vietnam
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • Virunga

Best Costume Design

  • Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Mark Bridges – Inherent Vice
  • Colleen Atwood – Into the Woods
  • Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive – Maleficent
  • Jacqueline Durran – Mr. Turner

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  1. As a mother of four with no babysitter, I have not seen enough of the movies to offer any kind of judgement. However, I am shocked that ‘The Lego Movie’ is not in contention for animated feature. Surely it’s use of CGI to suggest stop-go animation using lego pieces plus its clever use of meta narrative warrants a nomination? I think that’s a real surprise and an oversight.

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