87th Annual Academy Awards Nominations

As a huge fan of the Oscars, I tend to catch as many of the oscar-favourite movies I can before the ceremony airs. And this year, I’m excited about the prospects overall. I think we’ve had some better films nominated in the past, but some gems are quite deservedly up for a golden staue — or more.

With that said, here are the official nominees of the 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015) in every category:

Best Film Editing

  1. American Sniper
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. The Imitation Game
  4. Whiplash
  5. Boyhood

Best Animated Feature Film

  1. Big Hero 6
  2. The Boxtrolls
  3. How To Train Your Dragon 2
  4. Song of The Sea
  5. The Tale of The Prince Kaguya

Best Animated Short Film

  1. Bigger Picture
  2. The Dam Keeper
  3. Feast
  4. Me and My Moulton
  5. A Single Life

Best Original Song

  1. “Everything is Awesome” (The LEGO Movie)
  2. “Glory” (Selma)
  3. “Grateful” (Beyond The Lights)
  4. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me)
  5. “Lost Stars” (Begin Again)

Best Achievement in Production Design

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Interstellar
  4. Into The Woods
  5. Mr. Turner

Best Documentary Short Film

  1. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  2. Joanna
  3. Our Curse
  4. White Earth
  5. The Reaper (La Parka)

Best Documentary Feature

  1. CitizenFour
  2. Finding Vivian Maier
  3. Last Days in Vietnam
  4. The Salt of the Earth
  5. Virunga

Best Live-Action Short Film

  1. Aya
  2. Boogaloo and Graham
  3. Butter Lamp
  4. Parvaneh
  5. The Phone Call

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Interstellar
  4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

  1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  2. Interstellar
  3. Unbroken
  4. American Sniper
  5. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

  1. Whiplash
  2. Birdman or (The Unexpexted Virtue of Ignorance)
  3. Unbroken
  4. Interstellar
  5. American Sniper

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  1. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
  2. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  3. Benedict Cumberbatch (TheImitation  Game)
  4. Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
  5. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
  2. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  3. Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  4. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  5. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  1. Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  2. Ethan Hawk (Boyhood)
  3. J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
  4. Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  5. Edward Norton (Birdman)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  2. Laura Dern (Wild)
  3. Keira Knoghtley (The Imitation Game)
  4. Emma Stone (Birdman)
  5. Meryl Streep (Into The Woods)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Ida
  4. Mr. Turner
  5. Unbroken

Best Original Score

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Interstellar
  4. The Theory of Everything
  5. Mr. Turner

Best Achievement in Costume Design

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Maleficent
  3. Into The Woods
  4. Mr. Turner
  5. Inherent Vice

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Ida (Poland)
  2. Leviethan (Russia)
  3. Tangerines (Estonia)
  4. Timbuktu (Mauritania)
  5. Wild Tales (Argentina)

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Foxcatcher
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. American Sniper
  2. The Theory of Everything
  3. Whiplash
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. Inherent Vice

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  2. Boyhood
  3. Foxcatcher
  4. Nightcrawler
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director

  1. Alejandro G. Innárritu (Birdman)
  2. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  3. Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
  4. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  5. Mortem Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

Best Picture

  1. Boyhood
  2. American Sniper
  3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  4. The Theory of Everything
  5. Whiplash
  6. Selma
  7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  8. The Imitation Game

And that’s it! Those are the Oscar nominees for 2015. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead with 9 nominations each.

The list is quite strong overall. I was quite surprised at Ralph Fiennes’s snub for his brilliant work in The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Academy definitely got it wrong with this one.

Tough luck for some actors such as Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal for their work in Cake and Nightcrawler respectively, and of course to Lebanese talent Yasmine Hamadan and the Lebanese movie Ghadi.

Congrats to all the nominees. This will be a close one.

A predictions post will be up soon. So, stay tuned!

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