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The 2015 Academy Award Nominations [UPDATED]

It’s that time of year again, where journalists, bloggers, and cinema fans wake up at ungodly hours to find out which films will be heading to the Academy Awards. This year, the nominations were announced by Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA.

Check out the full list of nominees below, and stay tuned for even more awards season coverage right here on Nerdist!

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

Best Director
Alejandro González 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 Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
JK Simmons, Whiplash

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper (Jason Hall)
The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Theory of Everything (Anthony McCarten)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo)
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Foxcatcher (E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, Hugo Guiness)
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)

Best Cinematography
Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Robert D. Yeoman)
Ida (Ryszard Lenczweski; Lukasz Zal)
Mr. Turner (Dick Pope)
Unbroken (Roger Deakins)

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Milena Canonero)
Inherent Vice (Mark Bridges)
Into the Woods (Colleen Atwood)
Mr. Turner (Jacqueline Durran)
Maleficent (Anna B. Sheppard)

Best Film Editing
American Sniper (Joel Cox, Gary Roach)
Boyhood (Sandra Adair)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Barney Pilling)
The Imitation Game (William Goldenberg)
Whiplash (Tom Cross)

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

Best Music (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)

Best Music (Original Song)
“Lost Stars” from Begin Again
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
“Everything is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie
“Glory” from Selma
“Grateful” from Beyond the Lights

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen; Anna Pinnock)
The Imitation Game (Maria Djurkovic; Tatiana Macdonald)
Interstellar (Nathan Crowley; Gary Fettis, Paul Healy)
Into the Woods (Dennis Gassner; Anna Pinnock)
Mr. Turner (Suzie Davies; Charlotte Watts)

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

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Wild Tales (Damián Szifrón; Argentina)
Tangerines (Zaza Urushadze; Estonia)
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako; Mauritania)
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski; Poland)
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev; Russia)

Best Documentary Feature
Finding Vivian Mayer
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Short Film (Animated)
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Short Film (Live Action)
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
The Phone Call

Are you pleased with the results? Who do you wish had scored a nomination? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. c.w. says:

    Why  no academy awards for “FURY” ?

  2. shore says:

    Fury?  The selection board must have their head far in there poop shoot

  3. Barry says:

    I am really angry that “Fury” did not receive any nominations. In my view it is the best war picture of all time, at least the best WWII movie and I have seen them all since the 50s. I mean come on, cast trained like soldiers, there were 5 real tanks (Shermans) plus a German Tiger tank all borrowed from a British tank museum. The acting was great and the cast interviewed actual vets who were tankers in WWII in the division the movie portrayed. Even the music was great, it set the mood for story. I do not understand it.

  4. josh lisko says:

    How is fury not even a nominee its the best action directed film since saving private ryan, it may not have huge actors in it besides brad pitt and shia labeouf but come on whiplash is in ot but not fury.. this is fixed. 

  5. AG says:

    For all the talk, the buzzzz, what the hell happened to Fury?

  6. ericmci says:

    Who cares?There is more than enough coverage of this hot garbage show EVERYWHERE else.

  7. Sietske says:

    You’re right, it was an ungodly hour… 2.30 in the afternoon 😛 I was tickled by the nominations of Alexandre Desplat, wonder if he’ll win 🙂 

  8. Bear75 says:

    Did the Academy only watch 6 films last year?  They seriously need some more scope :/

  9. Trevorfilmmaker says:

    Great the “quirky” over hyped Wes Anderson movie got 9 nods, for the same movie he’s made 5 times. Give someone different the nod, he’s not a genius, he’s a guy that has a formula and sticks to it, yay.

  10. Dale says:

    No Chadwick Boseman for best actor? Criminal.

  11. Nick says:

    Vlog review in the making. Thanks Nerdist!!

  12. Gollum's armpit says:

    Where’s Fury? I was expecting Shia LaDouche to be nominated in Supporting Actor category. Surprisingly, the plagiarist is good in that movie.

  13. Chuck says:

    I don’t see Tusk on here anywhere. Disappointed!

  14. Chris says:

    Cooper over Gyllenhaal and David Oyelowo? Dayum. And no Lego Movie for best animated feature!? Also expected to possibly see a best adapted screenplay nod for Gillian Flynn for Gone Girl

  15. Beth says:

    Not surprising, but disappointing that Guardians of the Galaxy only got two nods, for the predictable makeup and visual effects. I am looking forward to the day when these “cute little comic book movies” start getting real recognition for the really amazing things they do.

    • Nicole says:

      I couldn’t agree more!

    • hahano says:

      Sorry, there’s no “Cute Little Comic Books That Are Entertaining But Aren’t Meaty Enough for Any Other Category” category (well, except for the makeup and special effects ones). It doesn’t do anything exceptional besides be mildly entertaining. It’s just a popcorn flick at the end of the day.

  16. Nina says:

    I just have one question: