Oscars 2015 Nominations


Earlier this afternoon, the Oscars 2015 nominations were announced. With a few Golden Globes upsets earlier this week, we were all a tad curious to see who made the cut.


There were many delights for Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel gaining nine nominations each, it will no doubt be a good day for them on February 22.

It wasn’t all delight, however, as one would have expected. Selma has been majorly let down this year with the Academy nominating the film for a mere two awards. Let’s just say people on Twitter weren’t well-pleased.

Some other surprises were Jennifer Aniston’s snub for her role in Cake along with Foxcatcher losing out on a nomination for Best Picture.

There were some not-so-surprising results, with Meryl Streep nominated for Into the Woods, as always and the generally expected nominees for the main categories.

However, there were some delights for our very own community; The Imitation Game received eight nominations in total for telling the story of mathematical genius, Nazi code-slayer and gay martyr Alan Turing.

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars 2015 on February 22.

Best Picture

American Sniper



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything


Best Actor

Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

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 Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into The Woods

Laura Dern – Wild

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best Documentary 


Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days in Vietnam

Salt of the Earth


Original Screenplay

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Dan Futterman and E Max Frye – Foxcatcher

Best Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything

Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Jason Hall – American Sniper

Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice

Best Foreign Language Film

Wild Tales




Tangerines Madanriinid

Best Animated feature

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Golden Globe winner)

Song Of The Sea

Talen of the Princess Haguya

Best Original Song

Everything is Awesome – Lego movie

Glory – Selma

Grateful – Beyond the Lights

Lost Stars – I’ll be May

Best Original Score

Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game

Alexandre Desplait – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Gary Yershon – Mr Turner


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