Free-for-All Friday Oscar Edition

Emily Fisher | January 16, 2015

Happy Friday!

We made it to another three day weekend! We hope everyone has a great holiday weekend enjoys their MLK, Jr. Day.

As the beginning of the year gets underway the season for awards begins. 2014 was a year of phenomenal movies, from action to drama it will definitely be a year to beat. This year’s Academy Award nominations were made Thursday morning. Most were not surprising. The list of nominations are below, we want to hear what you think. Were there any movies not on the list that should be and are there any on the list that shouldn’t be?


LOS ANGELES — Of the 323 films that were eligible for the Best Picture Oscar, only eight will battle it out for the ultimate cinematic honor, including Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which lead all films with nine nominations each.

The Golden Globe-winning Boyhood will also vie for Best Picture (and likely win). But Thursday’s nominations ceremony ended with a few notable snubs, including The Lego Movie for Best Animated Feature, Selma’s David Oyelowo for Best Actor, Selma’s Ava DuVernay for Best Director, Cake’s Jennifer Aniston for Best Actress, Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Gone Girl for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Chris Pine, Alfonso Cuarón, J.J. Abrams and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Thursday.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the Oscars will air Feb. 22 on ABC.

Best Picture

American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything WhiplashLast year’s winner: 12 Years a Slave

Best Director

Birdman, Alejandro G. IñárrituBoyhood, Richard LinklaterFoxcatcher, Bennett MillerThe Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes AndersonThe Imitation Game, Morten TyldumLast year’s winner: Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón

Best Actor

Steve Carell in FoxcatcherBradley Cooper in American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation GameMichael Keaton in BirdmanEddie Redmayne in The Theory of EverythingLast year’s winner: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones in The Theory of EverythingJulianne Moore in Still AliceRosamund Pike in Gone GirlReese Witherspoon in WildLast year’s winner: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall in The JudgeEthan Hawke in BoyhoodEdward Norton in Birdman Mark Ruffalo in FoxcatcherJ.K. Simmons in WhiplashLast year’s winner: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette in BoyhoodLaura Dern in WildKeira Knightley in The Imitation GameEmma Stone in BirdmanMeryl Streep in Into the WoodsLast year’s winner: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay

Birdman Boyhood Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel NightcrawlerLast year’s winner: Her, Spike Jonze

Best Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper The Imitation Game Inherent Vice The Theory of Everything WhiplashLast year’s winner: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

Best Animated Film

Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How to Train Your Dragon 2 Song of the Sea The Tale of the Princess KaguyaLast year’s winner: Frozen

Best Cinematography

Birdman The Grand Budapest Hotel Ida Mr. Turner UnbrokenLast year’s winner: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel Inherent Vice Into the Woods Maleficent Mr. TurnerLast year’s winner: The Great Gatsby

Best Documentary Feature

CitizenFour Finding Vivian Maier Last Days in Vietnam The Salt of the Earth VirungaLast year’s winner: 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Joanna Our Curse The Reaper (La Parka) White EarthLast year’s winner: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Film Editing

American Sniper Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game WhiplashLast year’s winner: Gravity

Best Foreign Language Film

Ida, PolandLeviathan, RussiaTangerines, Estonia Timbuktu, MauritaniaWild Tales, ArgentinaLast year’s winner: The Great Beauty, Italy

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel Guardians of the GalaxyLast year’s winner: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre DesplatThe Imitation Game Alexandre DesplatInterstellar, Hans ZimmerMr. Turner, Gary YershonThe Theory of Everything, Jóhann JóhannssonLast year’s winner: Gravity, Steven Price

Best Original Song

“Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie“Glory” from Selma“Grateful” from Beyond the Lights“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me“Lost Stars” from Begin AgainLast year’s winner: “Let It Go,” Frozen

Best Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Interstellar Into the Woods Mr. TurnerLast year’s winner: The Great Gatsby

Best Animated Short Film

The Bigger Picture The Dam Keeper Feast Me and My Moulton A Single LifeLast year’s winner: Mr. Hublot

Best Live Action Short Film

Aya Boogaloo and Graham Butter Lamp Parveneh The Phone CallLast year’s winner: Helium

Best Sound Editing

American Sniper Birdman The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Interstellar UnbrokenLast year’s winner: Gravity

Best Sound Mixing

American Sniper Birdman Interstellar Unbroken WhiplashLast year’s winner: Gravity

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 PastLast year’s winner: Gravity

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