Oscar Nominations 2015: Winners & Snubs

  • The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning and, as usual, there was plenty of controversy.

    Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the way with nine nominations each, while The Imitation Game received eight, and Boyhood six.

    The most notable snubs: Selma received only two nominations, for Best Picture and Best Original Song. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo, recipient of months of praise, were not nominated. Also, The Lego Movie failed to garner a nomination for Best Animated Feature.

    Why the snubs? It could be the demographics of Oscar voters, who are 93% white, 76% male, with an average age of 63.

    The major categories:

    Best Picture

    “American Sniper”



    “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

    “The Imitation Game”


    “The Theory of Everything”



    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”

    Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

    Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”

    Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

    Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

    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”

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

    Laura Dern, “Wild”

    Emma Stone, “Birdman”

    Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

    Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

    Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”

    Edward Norton, “Birdman”

    Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

    J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

    Foreign Language Film




    “Wild Tales”


    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”

    E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, “Foxcatcher”

    Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

    Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”