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    Nominations: Oscar Awards, 2015; Birdman strikes big!


    The Academy on Thursday revealed the list of nominees for the Oscars Awards, 2015. Among the leaders in the race are Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel with nine nominations each. The Imitation Game follows with eight and Boyhood with six. Christoper Nolan’s epic Interstellar, along the more successful Hollywood releases in India in 2014 managed only five nominations, missing out on the race to the Best Picture.

    Among disappointments for the Indian audiences, AR Rahman did not make it to the final 5, nor did any other India entry.

    Interestingly the nominations have evoked varied response. Publications like Washinton Post have gone ahead and criticized selections in multiple categories. More importantly, James Gunn, director of Guardians of Galaxy has expressed his displeasure quite openly as he posted a comprehensive piece on his Facebook page.

    Click here to read James Gunn’s piece


    Following is the comprehensive list of nominations for the year.

    Best Picture

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


    Actor in a Leading Role
    Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
    Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
    Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
    Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
    Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
    Actress in a Leading Role

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


    Actor in a Supporting RoBoyhoodle 

    Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
    Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
    Edward Norton, “Birdman”
    Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
    K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
    Actress in a Supporting Role

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



    Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
    Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
    Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
    Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”
    Writing – Adapted Screenplay

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


    Writing – Original Screenplay

    Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman”

    Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
    Max Frye and Dan Futterman, “Foxcatcher”
    Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”


    Animated Feature Film

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



    Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”
    Robert D. Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, “Ida”
    Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”
    Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”


    Costume Design

    Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”
    Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”
    Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”
    Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”


    Film Editing

    Joel Cox and Gary Roach, “American Sniper”
    Sandra Adair, “Boyhood”
    Barney Pilling, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    William Goldenberg, “The Imitation Game”
    Tom Cross, “Whiplash”

    Documentary Feature

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


    Documentary Short Subject

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    Our Curse
    The Reaper
    White Earth


    Foreign Language Film Timbuktu

    “Wild Tales”


    Makeup and Hairstyling

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


    Music – Original Score

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


    Music – Original Song

    “Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, “The LEGO Movie”
    “Glory” by Common and John Legend, “Selma”
    “Grateful” by Diane Warren, “Beyond the Lights”
    “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
    “Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, “Begin Again”


    Production Design

    “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Production design: Adam Stockhausen, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
    “The Imitation Game,” Production design: Maria Djurkovic, Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
    “Interstellar,” Production design: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
    “Into the Woods,” Production design: Dennis Gassner, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
    “Mr. Turner,” Production design: Suzie Davies, Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts


    Short Film – Animated

    “The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
    “The Dam Keeper,” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
    “Feast,” Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
    “Me and My Moulton,” Torill Kove
    “A Single Life,” Joris Oprins


    Short Film – Live Action

    “Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
    “Boogaloo and Graham,” Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
    “Butter lamp,” Hu Wei and Julien Féret
    “Parvaneh,” Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
    “The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby and James Lucas


    Sound Editing

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


    Sound Mixing

    “American Sniper,” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
    “Birdman,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
    “Interstellar,” Garry A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark WeingartenX-Men_Days_of_Future_Past_poster
    “Unbroken,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
    ”Whiplash,” Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley


    Visual Effects

    “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
    “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Stephanie Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
    “Interstellar,” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
    “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer



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