Birdman, Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood lead Oscars 2015 nominations

Birdman (right) and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the Academy Award nominations with nine nods each, followed by The Imitation Game, which has eight nods, and American Sniper and Boyhood (left), which both received six.


Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the Academy Award nominations with nine nods each.

The movies were both nominated for the main accolade, Best Picture, but will face stiff competition from American Sniper, Boyhood, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, and The Imitation Game, which has eight nods.

American Sniper and Boyhood both got six nominations, with the former's Bradley Cooper picking up a nod in the Best Actor category.

The Theory of Everything managed a nod in both the Best Actor and Best Actress categories, thanks to Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, but, as well as Bradley, he will be up against Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Michael Keaton (Birdman).

Felicity will go up against Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike, but Wild's Reese Witherspoon will also be looking to get her hands on the trophy, as well as Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), and Julianne Moore (Still Alice).

J.K. Simmons, fresh from his Best Supporting Actor win at the Golden Globes earlier this month, picked up a nomination in the same category at the Oscars, but will have to go up against Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, and Robert Duvall, who becomes the oldest ever Oscar nominee in that category aged 84.

Boyhood also got a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category through Patricia Arquette, but she will face stiff competition from Birdman's Emma Stone, The Imitation Game's Keira Knightley, Wild's Laura Dern, and Into The Woods' Meryl Streep, who now has a career total of 19 nods, extending her lead as the most-nominated actress ever.

The first category announced was Best Song, which saw John Legend, Adam Levine, Glen Campbell, and Tegan & Sara's The Lego Movie track all receive a nod.

However, there was no nod for The Lego Movie in the Animated Feature Film category, as Big Hero 6, Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea, and Tale of Princess Kaguya were all nominated.

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American Sniper picked up a nod in the Adapted Screenplay category, where The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash were also recognized.

The Grand Budapest Hotel's Wes Anderson is nominated in the Directing category alongside Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game).

For the first time, the nominations were announced live in two separate sections with directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron reading the first section of nods, and actor Chris Pine and academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announcing the second eight minutes later.

The 87th Academy Awards will be held on February 22 (February 23 in the Philippines) to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash


Best Director
Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game


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 Original Screenplay
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler


Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash


Best Foreign Language Film
Ida, Poland
Leviathan
, Russia
Tangerines
, Estonia
Timbuktu
, Mauritania
Wild Tales
, Argentina

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

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Best Cinematography
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken


Best Film Editing
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash


Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner


Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything


Best Original Song
“Lost Stars,” Begin Again
“Everything is Awesome,” The LEGO Movie
“Glory,” Selma
“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights
I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me


Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy


Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken


Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash


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


Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner


Best Documentary — Feature
Citizenfour
Finding Vivien Maier
Last Days of Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga


Best Documentary—Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth


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


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