2015 Oscar Nominations

So for those of you who didn’t happen to see the 2015 Oscar nominations yesterday I have the full list on nominees here. There aren’t too many surprises here with some lists being practically identical to the Golden Globes last week. Perhaps the most contested issue is a perceived lack of diversity centered around the slightly snubbed Martin Luther King film Selma (although it did get two nominations). Personally it’s nice to see that Julianne Moore is hotly tipped to win Best Actress for Still Alice and that Ida is up for two awards including Best Foreign Language Film.

We will have to wait until the 22nd of February to find out who will win what, but for now why not read on for the full list below and see if you agree with who was nominated and who was left out…

Best Picture

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
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 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 Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

Best Foreign Language Film

Wild Tales

Best Animated Feature Film

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Original Screenplay

Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. & Armando Bo
Boyhood – by Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher – by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel – by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler -by Dan Gilroy

Best Cinematography

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

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Documentary Feature

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

Best Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Our Curse
The Reaper (La Parka)
White Earth

Best Film Editing

American Sniper – Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
Boyhood – Sandra Adair
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game – William Goldenberg
Whiplash – Tom Cross

Best Original Song

Everything Is Awesome from The Lego Movie by Shawn Patterson
Glory from Selma by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
Grateful from Beyond the Lights by Diane Warren
I’m Not Gonna Miss You from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be M by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
Lost Stars from Begin Again by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Best Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game – Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar – Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis
Into the Woods – Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock
Mr. Turner – Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts

Best Live Action Short Film

Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
The Phone Call

Best Animated Short Film

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

Best Sound Editing

American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Birdman – Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies – Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
Interstellar – Richard King
Unbroken – Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

Best Sound Mixing

American Sniper – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
Birdman – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
Interstellar – Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
Unbroken – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

Best Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
Maleficent – Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive
Mr. Turner – Jacqueline Durran

Best Makeup and Hair Styling

Foxcatcher – Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
Guardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

Best Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game – Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner – Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson

So what do you think of the nominations? Any entry which you are really happy to see or that you really contest? Let me know in the comment box below!


  1. It would be great if Julianne Moore won the Oscar, I still can’t believe she has never won an Oscar before.

    1. Wouldn’t it just! I believe this is the fifth time she has been nominated now.

      1. Let’s hope it’s fifth time lucky.

        1. Yeah, although it’s also really nice to see Cotillard nominated too. I’m a big fan of both women – in fact I often cite them as my two favourite actresses!

          1. Same here, they both bring such depth, conviction and emotion to all of their roles.

          2. Yeah… two remarkable women on the screen. I am slowly trying to make my way through both of their back catalogues.

          3. I need to do the same, I’ve seen quite a few of their films, but they’re are many that I still need to view.

          4. Have you seen Moore in Safe? I have it at home now and am really looking forward to it.

          5. No I haven’t but thanks for the reminder, another film I can add to my watchlist.

  2. Most of these I’m fine with (even if I would switch a couple names) but I was so bummed that Damien Chazelle didn’t get a nod for Whiplash!

    1. I really need to see Whiplash ASAP!

        1. Haha I’m hoping to see it early next week along with Birdman…

          1. My two favorite films of 2014 so far.

          2. I really must catch them then!

  3. No Jake Gyllenhall!!!! Very unhappy.

    1. Haha! I missed Nightcrawler unfortunately, can’t wait to catch it on DVD.

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