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Oscar nominations 2015: The full list is here

Nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles. The first set of nominees were announced by directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. The second set were announced by actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The announcement began at 8:30 am Eastern.

The dark show business comedy Birdman and the quirky Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel led the nominations with nine nominations a piece.

Winners will be announced in the annual Academy Awards ceremony, which will be held Sunday, February 22.

The complete list of nominees is below.

Best Picture

Selma Paramount

David Oyelowo in Selma (Paramount Picture)



Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in Birdman (Fox Searchlight)

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

Actress in a Lead Role

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl (Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises)

Actor in a Lead Role

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper (Warner Bros.)

Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (Sony Pictures)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Emma Stone in Birdman (Fox Searchlight)

Adapted Screenplay

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)

  • American Sniper, written by Jason Hall
  • The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore
  • Inherent Vice, written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Theory of Everything, screenplay by Anthony McCarten
  • Whiplash, written by Damien Chazelle

Original Screenplay

Grand Budapest Hotel

Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight)

  • Birdman, written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
  • Boyhood, written by Richard Linklater
  • Foxcatcher, written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler, written by Dan Gilroy

Foreign Language Film

Ida (Poland)

Ida (Music Box Films)

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 (Disney)

Best Documentary Feature

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier (Maloof Collection)

Best Documentary Short Subject


  • Emmanuel, Birdman
  • Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
  • Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
  • Roger DeakinsUnbroken

Film Editing

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

Production Design

  • Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Maria Djurkovic (Production Design); Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration), The Imitation Game
  • Nathan Crowley (Production Design); Gary Fettis (Set Decoration), Interstellar
  • Dennis Gassner (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), Into the Woods
  • Suzie Davies (Production Design); Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration), Mr. Turner

Costume Design

  • Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
  • Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
  • Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficent
  • Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
  • Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David WhiteGuardians of the Galaxy

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

Best Original Song

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

Live Action Short Film

The Phone Call

The Phone Call

Animated Short Film


Feast (Disney)

Sound Mixing

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

Sound Editing

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

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

Visual Effects

Chris Evans in Captain America: Winter Solider (Marvel)

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

Nomination tallies

Birdman — 9 nominations

The Grand Budapest Hotel — 9 nominations

The Imitation Game — 8 nominations

American Sniper — 6 nominations

Boyhood — 6 nominations

Foxcatcher — 5 nominations

Interstellar — 5 nominations

The Theory of Everything — 5 nominations

Whiplash — 5 nominations

Mr. Turner — 4 nominations

Into the Woods — 3 nominations

Unbroken — 3 nominations

Guardians of the Galaxy — 2 nominations

Ida — 2 nominations

Inherent Vice — 2 nominations

Selma — 2 nominations

Wild — 2 nominations

Aya — 1 nomination

Begin Again — 1 nomination

Beyond the Lights — 1 nomination

Big Hero 6 — 1 nomination

The Bigger Picture — 1 nomination

Boogaloo and Graham — 1 nomination

The Boxtrolls — 1 nomination

Butter Lamp — 1 nomination

Captain America: The Winter Soldier — 1 nomination

CITIZENFOUR — 1 nomination

Crisis Hotline — 1 nomination

The Dam Keeper — 1 nomination

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — 1 nomination

Feast — 1 nomination

Finding Vivian Maier — 1 nomination

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me — 1 nomination

Gone Girl — 1 nomination

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — 1 nomination

How to Train Your Dragon 2 — 1 nomination

Joanna — 1 nomination

The Judge — 1 nomination

Last Days in Vietnam — 1 nomination

The Lego Movie — 1 nomination

Leviathan — 1 nomination

Maleficent — 1 nomination

Me and My Moulton — 1 nomination

Our Curse — 1 nomination

Parvaneh — 1 nomination

The Phone Call — 1 nomination

The Reaper — 1 nomination

The Salt of the Earth — 1 nomination

A Single Life — 1 nomination

The Song of the Sea — 1 nomination

Still Alice — 1 nomination

The Tale of Princess Kaguyaˆ— 1 nomination

Tangerines — 1 nomination

Timbuktu — 1 nomination

Virunga — 1 nomination

White Earth — 1 nomination

Wild Tales — 1 nomination

X-Men: Days of Future Past — 1 nomination

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