The nominees are in!

The Academy Award nominees have been announced.

What the hell, how the hell and why the hell? Those are the questions I’ve been asking myself once the Oscar nominations telecast ended over two hours ago. I might blog about my frustrations regarding the 87th Academy Award nominations sometime soon, but anyway, here they are:

Foreign Language Film:

  • Ida (Poland)
  • Leviathan (Russia)
  • Tangerines Manderiniid (Estonia)
  • Timbuktu (Mauritania)
  • Wild Tales (Argentina)


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

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

Animated Feature Film:

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

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

Make-up and Hairstyling:

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

Original Song:

  • “Everything is Awesome”-The Lego Movie
  • “Glory”-Selma
  • “Grateful”-Beyond the Lights
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”-Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Lost Stars”-Begin Again

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

Production Design:

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • Mr. Turner

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


  • Emmanuel Lubezki-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Robert Yeoman-The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski-Ida
  • Dick Pope-Mr. Turner
  • Roger Deakins-Unbroken

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

Original Screenplay:

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Richard Linklater-Boyhood
  • E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman-Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson-The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Dan Gilroy-Nightcrawler

Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Patricia Arquette-Boyhood
  • Laura Dern-Wild
  • Keira Knightley-The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Meryl Streep-Into the Woods

Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Robert Duvall-The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke-Boyhood
  • Edward Norton-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Mark Ruffalo-Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons-Whiplash

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 Leading Role:

  • Steve Carell-Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper-American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch-The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Eddie Redmayne-The Theory of Everything


  • Alejandro González Iñárritu-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Richard Linklater-Boyhood
  • Bennett Miller-Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson-The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten Tyldum-The Imitation Game

Best Picture:

Reminder: I will see American Sniper in the next few days, so until I post my review, I will hold off on predictions. I will voice my disagreement with the nominations though, so keep an eye on that. The 87th Academy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and will be televised on February 22nd.


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