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Oscar nominations 2015 announced

You've gotta be in it to win it: find out who got nominated for the 87th Academy Awards

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Oscar nominations 2015 in full

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Besides Birdman and Boyhood, this year's Oscar race is as wide-open as any in recent memory. With the Golden Globes already dished out and BAFTA nominations announced, the runners and riders were already in the gates, now they're off to the races with the most coveted of all gold statues at stake.

Actor Chris Pine, directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs confirmed those films and filmmakers in-contention for the 87th Academy Awards. The event itself will be held Sun 22 Feb at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted for the first time by Neil Patrick Harris.

All that's left now is for the important people to choose their outfits and everyone else to argue about who should and who shouldn't win.

Leading contenders:
Birdman (9 nomimations)
Grand Budapest Hotel (9 nomimations)
Imitation Game (8 nomimations)
American Sniper (6 nomimations)
Boyhood (6 nomimations)

Best Picture:
AMERICAN SNIPER
BIRDMAN
BOYHOOD
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
THE IMITATION GAME
SELMA
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
WHIPLASH

(Find Best Picture nominees playing in cinemas near you by clicking here)

Best Director:
WES ANDERSON, The Grand Budapest Hotel
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, Birdman
RICHARD LINKLATER, Boyhood
BENNETT MILLER, Foxcatcher
MORTEN TYLDUM, The Imitation Game

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 Actor:
STEVE CARELL, Foxcatcher
BRADLEY COOPER, American Sniper
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, The Imitation Game
MICHAEL KEATON, Birdman
EDDIE REDMAYNE, The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actress:
PATRICIA ARQUETTE, Boyhood
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, The Imitation Game
EMMA STONE, Birdman
MERYL STREEP, Into The Woods
LAURA DERN, Wild

Best Supporting Actor:
ROBERT DUVALL, The Judge
ETHAN HAWKE, Boyhood
EDWARD NORTON, Birdman
MARK RUFFALO, Foxcatcher
J.K. SIMMONS, Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay:
ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS JR, ARMANDO BO, Birdman
RICHARD LINKLATER, Boyhood
WES ANDERSON & HUGO GUINNESS, The Grand Budapest Hotel
E. MAX FRYE & DAN FUTTERMAN, Foxcatcher
DAN GILROY, Nightcrawler

Best 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

Best Cinematography:
EMMANUEL LUBEZKI, Birdman
ROBERT D. YEOMAN, The Grand Budapest Hotel
RYSZARD LENCZEWSKI and ŁUKASZ ŻAL, Ida
DICK POPE, Mr. Turner
ROGER DEAKINS, Unbroken

Best Foreign Language Film:
IDA (Poland)
LEVIATHAN (Russia)
TANGERINES (Estonia)
WILD TALES (Argentina)
TIMBUKTU (Mauritania)

Best Documentary Feature:
CITIZENFOUR
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
THE SALT OF THE EARTH
VIRUNGA

Best Animated Feature:
BIG HERO 6
THE BOXTROLLS
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
SONG OF THE SEA
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA

Best Film Editing:
JOEL COX & GARY ROACH, American Sniper
SANDRA ADAIR, Boyhood
BARNEY PILLING, The Grand Budapest Hotel
WILLIAM GOLDENBERG, The Imitation Game
TOM CROSS, Whiplash

Best Production Design:
ADAM STOCKHAUSEN & ANNA PINNOCK, The Grand Budapest Hotel
MARIA DJURKOVIC & TATIANA MACDONALD, The Imitation Game
NATHAN CROWLEY, GARRY FETTIS & PAUL HEALY, Interstellar
DENNIS GASSNER & ANNA PINNOCK, Into The Woods
SUZIE DAVIES & CHARLOTTE WATTS, Mr. Turner

Best Costume Design:
MILENA CANONERO, The Grand Budapest Hotel
COLLEEN ATWOOD, Into The Woods
ANNA B. SHEPPARD, Maleficent
JACQUELINE DURRAN, Mr. Turner
MARK BRIDGES, Inherent Vice

Best Original Score:
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, The Grand Budapest Hotel
HANS ZIMMER, Interstellar
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, The Imitation Game
JOHANN JOHANNSSON, The Theory of Everything
GARY YERSHON, Mr Turner

Best 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)

Best Sound Mixing:
AMERICAN SNIPER
BIRDMAN
INTERSELLAR
WHIPLASH
UNBROKEN

Best Sound Editing:
AMERICAN SNIPER
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
INTERSTELLAR
UNBROKEN
WHIPLASH

Best 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

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:
FOXCATCHER
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Find cinemas playing Best Picture nominees

American Sniper

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 134 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman
  • UK release: 16 January 2015

Eastwood, noted for his kinship with the common soldier, is the ideal director for this true-life drama based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Cooper). Cooper continues to be impressive but the film unravels when it shows Kyle's home life, failing to engage with either marital or wider political issues.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson
  • UK release: 7 March 2014

Gustave H (Fiennes), the flamboyantly orderly concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel, likes to romance the elderly guests, but when his wealthy lover (Swinton) dies mysteriously, he finds himself framed for murder. Perhaps Anderson's most uncompromisingly eccentric and perfectly realised film to date, with an astonishing…

Birdman

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan
  • UK release: 1 January 2015

Riggan Thompson (Keaton) played Birdman, a popular Hollywood superhero, but that was a while ago and he's having trouble getting the second art of his career started. A stellar cast (Norton, Watts, Stone) and fluid script prop up an award-worthy turn from Keaton, all mesmerisingly photographed by Lubezki. Highly…

Boyhood

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 163 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater
  • UK release: 11 July 2014

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

Selma

  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson
  • UK release: 6 February 2015

The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's…

The Theory of Everything

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
  • UK release: 1 January 2015

Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) lock eyes at a university party, but their budding love affair is given a blow by his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Redmayne is astonishingly good and Jones inspires sympathy and admiration, but the script is never really convincing.

The Imitation Game

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK/USA
  • 113 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Morten Tyldum
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
  • UK release: 14 November 2014

Historical drama about Alan Turing (Cumberbatch), father of modern computer science; how he and a team of codebreakers figured out how to beat the German Enigma machine during WWII, and his tragically early death. Triumphant slice of British heritage drama, with great emotional force and a touching performance from…

Whiplash

  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist
  • UK release: 16 January 2015

Andrew (Teller) is an aspiring jazz drummer at Shaffer Conservatory, who falls under the influence of terrifying conductor/instructor Terence Fletcher (Simmons). Teller thrives as the obsessively determined Andrew, and lifelong supporting actor Simmons emerges with formidable authority as the psychotically particular…

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