87th Academy Awards Nominations

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards have been announced.

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

Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Song of the Sea

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Robert D. Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, Ida

Dick Pope, Mr. Turner

Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Costume Design

Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice

Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods

Anna B. Sheppard, Maleficent

Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

Directing

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Documentary Feature

CitizenFour

Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days in Vietnam

The Salt of the Earth

Virunga

Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Joanna

Our Curse

The Reaper

White Earth

Film Editing

Joel Cox and Gary Roach, American Sniper

Sandra Adair, Boyhood

Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel

William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game

Tom Cross, Whiplash

Foreign Language Film

Ida

Leviathan

Tangerines

Timbuktu

Wild Tales

Makeup and Hairstyling

Foxcatcher

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

Music – Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Gary Yershon, Mr Turner

Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything

Music – Original Song

“Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie, Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

“Glory” from Selma, Music and Lyric by Common and John Legend

“Grateful,” from Beyond the Lights, Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell

“Lost Stars” from Begin Again, Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Into the Woods

Mr. Turner

Short Film – Animated

The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper

Feast

Me and My Moulton

A Single Life

Short Film – Live Action

Aya

Boogaloo and Graham

Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)

Parvenah

The Phone Call

Sound Editing

American Sniper

Birdman

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Interstellar

Unbroken

Sound Mixing

American Sniper

Birdman

Interstellar

Unbroken

Whiplash

Visual Effects

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Interstellar

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Jason Hall, American Sniper

Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Writing – Original Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

Was your favourite film nominated? Your favourite actor? What do you think? 

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