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Oscar Nominations

16 Jan 2015

The list of nominations for the 87th Academy Awards

In bold, is what or who will likely win, in this critic’s humble opinion.


Best Picture




“The Theory of Everything”

“The Imitation Game”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“American Sniper”


Actress in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days One Night”

Actor in a Leading Role

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”

Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Laura Dern, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”

Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

Foreign Language Film




“Wild Tales”


Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”

Anthony McCarten, “The Theory of Everything”

Jason Hall, “American Sniper”

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice”

Writing – Original Screenplay

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

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

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

Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”

E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, “Foxcatcher”


Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”

Robert D. Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, “Ida”

Music – Original Score

Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar”

Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”

Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything”

Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Gary Yershon, “Mr Turner”

Makeup and Hairstyling


“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“Guardians of the Galaxy”

Costume Design

Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”

Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”

Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”

Music – Original Song

“Glory” by Common and John Legend, “Selma”

“Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood, “Begin Again”

“Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, “The LEGO Movie”

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” by Glen Campbell, “Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

“Grateful,” “Beyond the lights”

Visual Effects


“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

“Guardians of the Galaxy”

“Captain America: Winter Soldier”

“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Documentary Feature


“Last Days in Vietnam”


“The Salt of the Earth”

“Finding Vivian Maier”

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