2015 Oscar Nominees Announced

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The shortlist for this year's Oscar nominations have been announced.

Everyone in the world of entertainment dreams of an Oscar nomination, some dream even higher. This year's nominees have now been announced and we can bring you a list of the main categories.

Last year saw 12 Years A Slave win Best Picture, Cate Blanchett win Best Actress for Blue Jasmine, Matthew McConaughey win Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club and Alfonso Cuaron win Best Director for Gravity so what movies are in the running this year and who starred in them?

There does not appear to be any one movie that stands out this year, unlike previous years where specific pictures got nominations in almost every category possible. There are a few films that do have multiple nominations, such as BIrdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel with nine nominations each, but certainly not to the same level.

So here are the main nominations for the 2015 Oscars

Best Picture

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory Of Everything

Whiplash

 

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 Actor

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)

Bradley Cooper (America 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)

JK Simmons (Whiplash)

 

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Emma Stone (Birdman)

Meryl Streep (Into The Woods)

Laura Dern (Wild)

 

Cinematography

Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Mark Bridges (Inherent Vice)

Colleen Atwood (Into The Woods)

Anna B. Sheppard (Maleficent)

Jacqueline Durran (Mr Turner)

 

Directing

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrittu (Birdman)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)

Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

 

Original Score

Grand Budapest Hotel

Interstellar

Mr Turner

The Theory of Everything

Imitation Game

 

Original Screenplay

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo (Birdman)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Foxcatcher (E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman and Bennett Miller Screenplay)

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

 

Original Song

Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie)

Glory (Selma)

Grateful (Beyond the Lights)

I'm not Gonna Miss You (Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me)

Lost Stars (Begin Again)

 

Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Interstellar

X-Men: DOFP

 

There are certainly some surprises in there as well as some welcome additions, We aren't sure anyone could have predicted that Birdman would garner so much support, especially with it's lackluster release schedule, and some would argue that Interstellar is missing from the Best Picture category. It is perhaps no surprise to see three Marvel films in the Visual Effects category, with Guardians of the Galaxy surely a favorite.

The 2015 Oscars will be on 22nd February 2015 and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

We will be sure to bring the full results as they are announced.

 

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