Oscar Nominations: ‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Boyhood’ Lead Nominees (Video)

Oscar Nominations: ‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Boyhood’ Lead Nominees (Video)

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Nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced early Thursday morning, and a few films in particular stood out from the pack.

Both Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance and The Grand Budapest Hotel were given nine nominations each, while Richard Linklater‘s buzzed-about film Boyhood earned six nominations itself.

Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton as a burnt-out former action star relegated to running his own Broadway stage show (and undergoing much self-exploration in the process) was a runaway hit on the indie circuit earlier this year.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, meanwhile, is another ensemble film from noted filmmaker Wes Anderson. Though it received pretty high marks when it was released earlier in 2014, most seem surprised by its abundance of Oscar noms.

Here are the nominees for key categories at this year’s Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, February 22 and be aired on ABC:

Best Picture

  • American Sniper (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  • The Imitation Game (Director: Morten Tyldum)
  • Birdman (Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu )
  • Selma (Director: Ava DuVernay)
  • The Theory of Everything (Director: James Marsh)
  • Whiplash (Director: Damine Chazelle)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Director: Wes Anderson)
  • Boyhood (Director: Richard Linklater)

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
  • Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Best Actress

  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
  • Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
  • Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall – The Judge
  • Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
  • Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
  • Edward Norton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
  • Emma Stone – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Laura Dern – Wild
  • Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
  • Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Best Animated Film

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

Here are the trailers for Birdman:

The Grand Budapest Hotel:

and Boyhood:

For the full list of nominees, click here to visit the Oscar’s official site!

One Response to "Oscar Nominations: ‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Boyhood’ Lead Nominees (Video)"

  1. Kim   February 24, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I will no longer watch the Oscars going forward. It was a disgrace not to mention a legend Joan Rivers. Me and my husband and our children host a party each year. It has been a family tradition that my parents did with me. I’m sorry to say we all said in the beginning how it wasn’t the same without Joan asking people what they were wearing. How you could snubbing her and not even recognize her death. She gave so much. So my party has grown over the years to about 60 people that no longer will be watching your Oscars… You have no class..


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