Oscars 2015

Here are the Nominees for the Oscars 2015

The biggest celebration of cinema is just around the corner. Each year the Academy Awards is the show that folks around the world come together to watch. It is as globally unifying a show as the Fifa World Cup. The nominations for this year’s extravaganza are here and there are several hits and misses in this year’s list.

2014 was a great year for cinema. Not only did we get some great action flicks such as Captain America and Guardians of Galaxy but also some brilliantly acted movies too. Films like Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Theory of Everything, Whiplash and Selma made quite an impression on the critics as well as general viewers. And it’s time to honor them for their service to cinema. The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman each bagged a maximum of 9 nominations.

So here are the major nominations for the Academy Awards of 2015:

Birdman is on the top of the board with 9 Nominations

Birdman is on the top of the board with 9 Nominations

Best Picture

• Birdman
• Theory of Everything
• Boyhood
• The Imitation Game
• American Sniper
• The Grand Budapest Hote
• Selma
• Whiplash

Best Actor

• Steve Carell – Foxcatcher as John du Pont
• Bradley Cooper – American Sniper as Chris Kyle
• Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game as Alan Turing
• Michael Keaton – Birdman as Riggan Thomson
• Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking

The Imitation Game scored 8 nominations

The Imitation Game scored 8 nominations

Best Actress

• Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night as Sandra Bya
• Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything as Jane Hawking
• Julianne Moore – Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland
• Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl as Amy Elliott-Dunne
• Reese Witherspoon – Wild as Cheryl Strayed

Best Director

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

Selma was considered a heavyweight but didn't get a lot of nominations.

Selma was considered a heavyweight but didn’t get a lot of nominations.

Best Supporting Actor

• Robert Duvall – The Judge as Judge Joseph Palmer
• Ethan Hawke – Boyhood as Mason Evans, Sr.
• Edward Norton – Birdman as Mike Shiner
• Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher as Dave Schultz
• J. K. Simmons – Whiplash as Terence Fletcher

Best Supporting Actress

• Patricia Arquette – Boyhood as Olivia Evans
• Laura Dern – Wild as Barbara “Bobbi” Grey
• Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game as Joan Clarke
• Emma Stone – Birdman as Sam Thomson
• Meryl Streep – Into the Woods as The Witch

With Neil Patrick Harris hosting this times Oscars on February 22; its going to a legen-wait for it-dairy night to look forward to. Keep your calendars booked!

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