The Oscars 2015 Nominations

The Oscars

It’s that time of the year again where the best and worst of cinema is either praised or shunned and never mentioned again. It’s awards season! As always there are the choices that scream “of course!” and a couple that cry “seriously?”

Last year, The Oscars were hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, drew in 43 million views, and the Twitter even crashed from the famous ‘Oscar Selife’. This year’s host is Neil Patrick Harris and the event will take place on February 22nd.

Best Picture 

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

Our pick:  Whiplash 
Whiplash drumming
Best Director 

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel  
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman            
Richard Linklater, Boyhood    
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game               

Our pick: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Birdman - Michael Keaton
Best Actor

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher  
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper  
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything                 

Our pick: Bradley Cooper 
American Sniper
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 

Our pick: Reese Witherspoon
Wild  
Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Our pick: J.K. Simmons  
J.K. Simmons
Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods        

Our pick: Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game - Keira Knightley
Best Adapted Screenplay 

American Sniper, Jason Hill          
The Imitation Game, Graham Moore
Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten
Whiplash, Damien Chazelle

Our pick: Whiplash 
Whiplash Drums

Best Original Screenplay  

Birdman, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicholas Giacobone,
Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo 
Boyhood, Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher, E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson and Hugo Guineess
Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy

Our pick: Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler
Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2 
Song of the Sea 
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Our pick: Big Hero 6   
Big Hero 6       

Best Makeup And Hairstyling           

Foxcather
The Grand Budapest Hotel 
Guardians of the Galaxy

Our pick: Guardians of the Galaxy                           

Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Lineup-Wallpaper 
Best Music (Original Score)

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hanz Zimmer, 
Interstellar
Gary Yerson, Mr. Turner
Johann Johannsson, 
The Theory of Everything

Our pick: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Music (Original Song)

Shawn Patterson, “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
John Stephens & Lonnie Lynn, “Glory” from Selma
Diane Warren, “Grateful” from Beyond The Lights
Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me
Gregg Alexander & Danielle Brisebois, “Lost Stars” from Begin Again

Our pick: The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie

Best Production Design

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

Best Short Film (Animated)

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

Best Short Film (Live Action)

Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call

Best Sound Mixing

American sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash

Best Sound Editing

American sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

Best Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soilder
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Documentary Feature

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

Documentary Short Feature

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Film Editing

American Sniper (Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach)
Boyhood (Sandra Adair)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Barney Piling)
The Imitation Game (William Goldenberg)
Whiplash (Tom Cross)

Best Foreign Language Film

Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Who’s been left out of the nominations? Who’s going to win instead? And why is The Lego Movie not nominated for the Best Animated Movie?

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