Oscars 2015: Nine nods for ‘Birdman’ & ‘Grand Budapest’

Following hot on the heels of last week’s Bafta nominations in London as well as the weekend’s telling Golden Globe results, at 1.30pm GMT today the list of nominees for this year’s 87th Academy Awards were broadcast across the globe. With presenting duties split between J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, as well as Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, it was Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel that were the two stand-out performers, with both receiving nine nominations each including Best Picture and Best Director. Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper (six), Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (also six) and British offerings The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything also picked up nods in key categories.

For a full list of the award nominees in each category, please see below.

Best Film
American Sniper (dir. Clint Eastwood)
Birdman (dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)
The Imitation Game (dir. Morten Tyldum)
Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay)
The Theory of Everything (dir. James Marsh)
Whiplash (dir. Damien Chazelle)

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

Best Actor
Steve Carrell (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 (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone et al.)
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Foxcatcher (E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness)
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper (Jason Hall)
The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Theory of Everything (Anthony McCarten)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Best Film Not in the English Language
Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)
Leviathan (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev)
Tangerines (dir. Zaza Urushadze)
Timbuktu (dir. Abderrahmane Sissako)
Wild Tales (dir. Damián Szifron)

Best Feature Documentary
CitizenFour (dir. Laura Poitras)
Finding Vivian Maier (dir. John Maloof, Charlie Siskel)
Last Days in Vietnam (dir. Rory Kennedy)
The Salt of the Earth (dir. Juliano Salgado, Wim Wenders)
Virunga (dir. Orlando von Einsiedel)

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6 (dir. Don Hall, Chris Williams)
The Boxtrolls (dir. Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (dir. Dean DeBlois)
Song of the Sea (dir. Tomm Moore)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (dir. Isao Takahata)

Best Cinematography
Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Robert Yeoman)
Ida (Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski)
Mr. Turner (Dick Pope)
Unbroken (Roger Deakins)

Best Editing
American Sniper (Joel Cox, Gary Roach)
Boyhood (Sandra Adair)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Barney Pilling)
The Imitation Game (William Goldenberg)
Whiplash (Tom Cross)

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock)
The Imitation Game (Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald)
Interstellar (Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis)
Into the Woods (Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock)
Mr. Turner (Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts)

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Milena Canonero)
Inherent Vice (Mark Bridges)
Into the Woods (Colleen Atwood)
Maleficent (Anna B. Sheppard, Jane Clive)
Mr. Turner (Jacqueline Durran)

Best Make Up and Hair
Foxcatcher (Bill Corson, Dennis Liddiard)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Frances Hannon)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White)

Best Sound Editing

American Sniper
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)
The Imitation Game (Alexandre Desplat)
Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)
Mr. Turner (Gary Yershon)
The Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson)

Best Original Song
“Everything is Awesome” (The Lego Movie)
“Glory” (Selma
“Grateful” (Behind the Lights)
“I’m Not Going to Miss You” (Glen Campbell)
“Lost Stars” (Begin Again)

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

Best Live Action Short
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
The Phone Call

Best Animated Short
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Me and My Moulton
Single Life

Best Short Documentary
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Pass 1
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

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