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87th Academy Awards: Complete Oscar Nominations 2015

The nominees are in for the 87th Academy Awards!

It’s been a pretty tight awards season so far, with Boyhood and Birdman out in front. However, we’re still in the midst of a season that is continually changing, with late surges for films such as American Sniper and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

While there haven’t been too many surprises this season, predicting the Oscars can still be a bit tricky.

So which films and performances have been nominated for the Oscars 2015? It’s Hollywood’s biggest prize!

Check out the Oscar nominations below:

87th Academy Awards Complete Oscar Nominations 2015

Credit: IFC Films

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

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

Best 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

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carrell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Best Documentary Feature
Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days In Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best Documentary Short Subject
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper (La Parka)
White Earth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit
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

THOUGHTS

Kind of a surprising list. For the first time since the awards were opened for between 5-10 nominees, we’ve ended up with less than 9. Just eight nominees for Best Picture, and while Foxcatcher and Into the Woods popped up in several other categories, the top award wasn’t one of them. Another big surprise was David Oyelowo and Jennifer Aniston getting snubbed from Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.

Well, okay. Surprise is maybe a bit of a stretch, considering the depth of both fields, but I thought both performers had a legitimate shot at getting in. That said, while I wasn’t shocked that Selma was snubbed from Best Actor, but I was a bit surprised that Selma got in for ONLY Best Picture and Best Song. I figured it would have a stronger showing. Another big shock was The LEGO Movie being completely snubbed from the Best Animated Feature category. Just yesterday, I was predicting it for the win. It was literally inconceivable to me that such a massive hit would end up on the outside looking in. But, ultimately, it only managed to score a nomination for Best Original Song (which, honestly, is nothing to sneeze at).

I’m also kind of surprised — but, sadly, not all THAT surprised — that the Academy managed to shut out several women who were in a position to storm the awards. Ava DuVernay could have become the first black female director nominated for Best Director, but was shut out. Angelina Jolie earned raves for her direction of Unbroken. Shut out. Even sure-thing nominee Gillian Flynn, whose adaptation of her own novel, Gone Girl, resulted in one of the year’s biggest hits, was shut out. Those first two snubs I can at least understand. The third, I can’t.

All told, while we have eight nominees, the Best Film Editing category essentially leaves this as a 5-way race between American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and Whiplash. There’s just no way Birdman, Selma or The Theory of Everything takes Best Picture without an editing nod. So I suppose our Best Picture winner will be one of the five.

But what do you think of the nominations? Did your favorites make the cut? Sound off in the comments!

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