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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.
American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything WhiplashLast year’s winner: 12 Years a Slave
Birdman, Alejandro G. IñárrituBoyhood, Richard LinklaterFoxcatcher, Bennett MillerThe Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes AndersonThe Imitation Game, Morten TyldumLast year’s winner: Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón
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
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
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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