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2015 Academy Award Nominees are.....

The ceremony for the 87th Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 22, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on ABC.


Best Picture

American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Director
Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor
Steve Carell, 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 Cinematography
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

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

Best Documentary—Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Film Editing
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash

Best Production Design

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

Best Animated Short
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Live Action Short
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash

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 Past

Best Documentary — Feature
Citizenfour
Finding Vivien Maier
Last Days of Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner
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Re: 2015 Academy Award Nominees are.....

It looks like the real contenders for BP are Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game, going by what was also nominated for Directing and Editing.
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Re: 2015 Academy Award Nominees are.....

Poor Amy Adams.
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Re: 2015 Academy Award Nominees are.....

Boyhood and Birdman with the most nominations.
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American Sniper doesn't strike me as an awards movie, sort of surprised by all the love (I liked the movie a lot though).

The Lego Movie and Jake G were snubbed.
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I wonder if the Lego Movie was disqualified because of

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the live action segment?
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Very surprised David Oyelowo didn't get a nod for playing MLK Jr in a movie nominated for Best Picture. Best Actor was just a very crowded field this year, as usual.
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Poor Amy Adams.
It's finally Julianne Moore's year anyway. Adams has 5 nominations in less than 10 years; she'll be fine.
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Also very strange that Foxcatcher was strong enough to get a Director nod but didn't even make it into an open BP slot.
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A few observations on the Oscar noms...

-Jake Gyllenhaal was fucking robbed.

-Selma doesn't earn a single major nomination, and still gets a Best Picture nomination.

-Foxcatcher earns Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Original Screenplay nominations, but fails to get a Best Picture nomination.

-The Academy really didn't care much for Gone Girl.

-Based on the 30+ year old Editing theory, it looks like Best Picture is between Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, and Imitation Game.

-A Most Violent Year is shutout. I thought that was supposed to be a contender.
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I thought the editing in Whiplash was pretty stellar.
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No major box office hits make it in this year. It looks like a rather weak group of BP nominees compared to years past. There's no major heavyweights.

I'll be pulling for The Imitation Game. And I hate Wes Anderson, so that's who I'm rooting against. Otherwise, I'm not too concerned about any of the other races.
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Interstellar for sound mixing - HAH! ... What a crap mix

'The Theory of Everything' had a beautiful nuanced soundmix.

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Re: 2015 Academy Award Nominees are.....

Was hoping that Mr Turner would get at least one nomination, but I guess it was too under the radar.
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Checking the nominations, I'm reminded why I lost interest in the Oscars...
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Who thought the day would come when we would forever see - Steve Carrel - Oscar Nominated Actor - on marquees for the rest of days?

Jake G. got absolutely robbed but I'm not sure who I would take from that list other than Cooper. But Cooper is such a company man it's not hard to see why he got the cut. Also, American Sniper is much more recent than Nightstalker. The heat probably got him the nod.
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I figured "Life Itself" was a lock in the documentary category
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-Selma doesn't earn a single major nomination, and still gets a Best Picture nomination.
The only nomination it received besides Best Picture was Best Song.

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Was hoping that Mr Turner would get at least one nomination, but I guess it was too under the radar.
It got 4 - Cinematography, Original Score, Production Design, and Costume Design.
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Originally Posted by Anubis2005X View Post
Checking the nominations, I'm reminded why I lost interest in the Oscars...
This is just one of those years where the group of films are sort of blah. It reminds me of the year Slumdog won over Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, and The Reader. That was a very uninspiring group of films.
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Also very strange that Foxcatcher was strong enough to get a Director nod but didn't even make it into an open BP slot.
Foxcatcher is a very uneven movie and does not deserve BP. I will say that Selma doesn't deserve any nominations at all really. Insanely overrated movie.
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'Dick Poop' was nominated for an Oscar

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Foxcatcher is a very uneven movie and does not deserve BP. I will say that Selma doesn't deserve any nominations at all really. Insanely overrated movie.
Selma had the luxury of being backed by the Oprah juggernaut. Otherwise, it probably doesn't make the cut. Nightcrawler should've gotten in, imo.
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This is just one of those years where the group of films are sort of blah. It reminds me of the year Slumdog won over Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, and The Reader. That was a very uninspiring group of films.
What in the hell? How many of the nominees in BP have you even seen? This is a strong group of movies. I've seen all except Selma, and they are all good films. Some even very good. The year you mentioned isn't even in the same league, they may as well have not held the Oscars that year.
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What in the hell? How many of the nominees in BP have you even seen? This is a strong group of movies. I've seen all except Selma, and they are all good films. Some even very good. The year you mentioned isn't even in the same league, they may as well have not held the Oscars that year.
I enjoyed Milk, I thought it was well acted and well paced. The rest were sort of blah. SDM was ok for what it was.
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No major box office hits make it in this year. It looks like a rather weak group of BP nominees compared to years past. There's no major heavyweights.

I'll be pulling for The Imitation Game. And I hate Wes Anderson, so that's who I'm rooting against. Otherwise, I'm not too concerned about any of the other races.
American Sniper will be, it opens this weekend (wide).

I'd like Wes Anderson to win a Best Director award, as Grand Budapest was pretty fantastic, but I think Linklater is a lock and Boyhood will win Best Picture.

American Sniper - Grossed $3.3m in 3 weeks, but it's only in 4 theaters, expected to gross $50m this weekend
Birdman - $26.5m domestic, $7.9m overseas
Boyhood - $24.4m domestic, $19m overseas
The Grand Budapest Hotel - $59m (domestic), $115m (overseas)
The Imitation Game - $42m (domestic), $40.8m (overseas)
Selma - $15m so far (just started)
The Theory of Everything - $26m domestic, $20m overseas
Whiplash - $6.2m domestic

Some really good movies in there, but none are majorily mainstream (odd seeing a Wes Anderson movie being the most successful of any group). But then, what major movie was worth a damn this year? Guardians was fun, but that aside it was sort of a shit year for major motion pictures.

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