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The Academy reveals 2015 Oscar nominations

on January 15, 2015, 9:06am

The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 87th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry. This year’s gala is set for February 22nd, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Nominees for Best Film include American Sniper, BirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, SelmaThe Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. Boyhood won the Golden Globe for Best Drama, while The Grand Budapest Hotel won Best Musical or Comedy.

Best Actor nominees include Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Michael Keaton (Birdman), and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). At the Golden Globes, Keaton won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, while Redmayne earned the award in the Drama category.

Best Actress pins Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) against Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and Reese Witherspoon (Wild). At the Golden Globes, Moore won Best Actress in a Drama, while Amy Adams, who won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes for Big Eyes, was not nominated for an Oscar.

Best Director sees Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) face off against Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). Linklater won the 2015 Golden Globe in the same category.

The category for Best Song includes familiar faces Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island, whose Lego Movie song “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” is up for nomination. As is Common and John Legend’s “Glory”, which earned the award in the same category at the Golden Globes.

See the notable nominees below. The full list can be found at the Academy Awards’ website.

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman
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 Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel, Birdman
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Best Documentary Feature Film
CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best Foreign Film
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)

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

Best Original Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foxcatcher
Nightcrawler
Birdman
Boyhood

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

Best Original Song
Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”, Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me
John Legend and Common – “Glory”, Selma
Adam Levine – “Lost Stars”, Begin Again
Rita Ora – “Grateful”, Beyond the Lights
Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island – “Everything is Awesome”, The Lego Movie

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson,
The Theory of Everything

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