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The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and BiRDMAN dominate the 2015 Oscar nominations
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The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and BiRDMAN dominate the 2015 Oscar nominations

American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, BiRDMAN, Boyhood and The Imitation Game dominate the nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards. 

The awards, which will take place on February 22nd at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, will be hosted by Gone Girl and How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris. 

BiRDMAN is nominated for nine awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Michael Keaton and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Edward Norton and Emma Stone, the same as The Grand Budapest Hotel. 

The Imitation Game has eight nominations, while both American Sniper and Boyhood have six each. 

Michael Keaton will do battle with Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carrell and Eddie Redmayne in the fight for Best Actor, while Norton faces off against Robert Duvall, Ethan Hawke, J.K Simmons and Mark Ruffalo in the race for Best Supporting Actor. 

As expected there are nominations for Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore for Best Actress, they will face off against Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones and Marion Cotillard, while Emma Stone faces competition from Keira Knightley, Meryl Streep, Patricia Arquette and Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress. 

The nominations for Best Picture will see BiRDMAN do battle with American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash. 


The full list of the nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards is as follows:


Best Picture

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything


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
Laura Dern - Wild
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - BiRDMAN
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods


Best Supporting Actor

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


Best Adapted Screenplay

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


Best Original Screenplay

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye - Foxcatcher
Dan Gilroy - Nightcrawler
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo -  BiRDMAN
Richard Linklater - Boyhood


Best Foreign Language Film

Wild Tales


Best Documentary Feature

Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt in the Earth


Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya


Film Editing

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game


Best Song

'Everything is Awesome from The LEGO Movie (written by Shawn Patterson)
'Glory from Selma (written by Common and John Legend)
'Grateful' from Beyond The Lights 
'I’m Not Gonna Miss You' from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
'Lost Stars from Begin Again (written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood)


Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson - The Theory of Everything
Gary Yershon - Mr. Turner
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar


Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins - Unbroken
Emmanuel Lubezki - BiRDMAN
Dick Pope - Mr. Turner 
Robert Yeoman - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski - Ida


Best Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy


Best Production Design

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


Best Sound Editing

American Sniper
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Best Sound Mixing

American Sniper


Best Visual Effects

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


Best Short Live Action Film

Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
The Phone Call


Best Animated Short Film

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


Best Documentary - Short Subject

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

Boyhood Richard Linklater

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