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Oscars 2015: Complete List Of Nominations

Gabi Duncan |
January 15, 2015 | 11:19 a.m. PST

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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in "The Theory of Everything" (Focus Features)
Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in "The Theory of Everything" (Focus Features)
The 2015 awards season just got a lot more interesting.

Early Thursday morning, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams, “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón, and “Into the Woods” star Chris Pine announced the nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, live at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman” scored the most nominations, each picking up an impressive nine nods.

But, just like every other year, the revealed Oscar contenders featured several unexpected surprises and snubs. While the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma” received nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song, a huge shock came when director Ava DuVernay and lead actor David Oyelowo were omitted from their individual categories. David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” received only one nomination for Rosamund Pike in the Best Actress category and was notably snubbed for Best Director and Best Picture. In addition, “The Lego Movie,” which grossed $258 million domestically, wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

READ MORE: Golden Globes 2015: Complete List Of Winners

In other unpredictable news, Jake Gyllenhaal missed out on a Best Actor nod for his turn in “Nightcrawler” and Jennifer Aniston was unable to snag her first Academy Award nomination for her buzzed-about role in “Cake.” But, Bradley Cooper and Marion Cotillard managed to sneak into the Best Actor and Best Actress race with powerful performances in “American Sniper” and “Two Days, One Night,” respectively.

The Academy also welcomed a few newcomers—including Emma Stone, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, and Steve Carell—who picked up their first-ever nominations.

The Oscars will take place next month on Feb. 22 at the Hollywood Dolby Theatre, with host Neil Patrick Harris.

Here is the complete list of the 87th Annual Academy Awards nominees:

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

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman"
  • Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
  • Bennett Miller, "Foxcatcher"
  • Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • Morten Tyldum, "The Imitation Game"

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 Original Screenplay

  • "Birdman," Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • "Boyhood," Richard Linklater
  • "Foxcatcher," E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
  • "Nightcrawler," Dan Gilroy

Best Animated Feature Film

  • "Big Hero 6"
  • "The Boxtrolls"
  • "How to Train Your Dragon 2"
  • "Song of the Sea"
  • "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya"

Best Animated Short

  • "The Bigger Picture"
  • "The Dam Keeper"
  • "Feast"
  • "Me and My Moulton"
  • "A Single Life"

Best Live Action Short

  • "Aya"
  • "Boogaloo and Graham"
  • "Butter Lamp"
  • "Parvaneh"
  • "The Phone Call"

Best Documentary Feature

  • "Citizenfour"
  • "Finding Vivian Maier"
  • "Last Days in Vietnam"
  • "The Salt of the Earth"
  • "Virunga"

Best Documentary Short

  • "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1"
  • "Joanna"
  • "Our Curse"
  • "The Reaper (La Parka)"
  • "White Earth"

Best Original Song

  • "Everything Is Awesome," "The Lego Movie," Shawn Patterson
  • "Glory," "Selma," John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • "Grateful," "Beyond the Lights," Diane Warren
  • "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," Glenn Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • "Lost Stars," "Begin Again," Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • Alexandre Desplat, "The Imitation Game"
  • Hans Zimmer, "Interstellar"
  • Gary Yershon, "Mr. Turner"
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

Film Editing

  • "American Sniper," Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
  • "Boyhood," Sandra Adair
  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Barney Pilling
  • "The Imitation Game," William Goldenberg
  • "Whiplash," Tom Cross

Best Foreign Language Film

  • "Ida," Poland
  • "Leviathan," Russia
  • "Tangerines," Estonia
  • "Timbuktu," Mauritania
  • "Wild Tales," Argentina


  • "Birdman"
  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • "Ida"
  • "Mr. Turner"
  • "Unbroken"

Costume Design

  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • "Inherent Vice"
  • "Into the Woods"
  • "Maleficent"
  • "Mr. Turner"

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • "Foxcatcher"
  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Production Design

  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock
  • "The Imitation Game," Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald
  • "Interstellar," Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis
  • "Into the Woods," Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock
  • "Mr. Turner," Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts

Sound Editing

  • "American Sniper," Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
  • "Birdman," Martin Hernandez and Aaron Glascock
  • "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
  • "Interstellar," Richard King
  • "Unbroken," Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

Sound Mixing

  • "American Sniper," Walt Martin, John Reitz and Gregg Rudloff
  • "Birdman," Frank A. Montano, Jon Taylor and Thomas Varga
  • "Interstellar," Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten
  • "Unbroken," Frank A. Montano, David Lee and Jon Taylor
  • "Whiplash," Thomas Curley, Craig Mann and Ben Wilkins

Visual Effects

  • "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
  • "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy," Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
  • "Interstellar," Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
  • "X-Men: Days of Future Past," Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

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