87th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2014

January 15, 2015

Academy Awards

The complete list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (via The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning live via online/television broadcast. The selection seemed to be quite diverse, with some snubs, but lots of acclaim as well focusing on the excellent films from 2014. There's no need to spend any more time introducing this, so let's get right down to it! This year, The Academy selected a total of eight Best Picture nominee films, including: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma (!), Whiplash and American Sniper. So without further ado, here is the full list of 2015 nominees from 2014…

The 87th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 7PM (EST) / 4PM (PST). This year's ceremony is being hosted by entertainer/actor Neil Patrick Harris. Here's the complete list of 2015 Academy Awards nominees:

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

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

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

Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

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

Birdman - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Boyhood - Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher - E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson
Nightcrawler - Dan Gilroy

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

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

Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)

Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman
Robert Yeoman - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal & Ryszard Lenczewski - Ida
Dick Pope - Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins - Unbroken

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

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Our Curse
The Reaper (La Parka)
White Earth

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

Aya - Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham - Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak) - Hu Wei and Julien Féret
Parvaneh - Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
The Phone Call - Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

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

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

American Sniper

American Sniper
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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

"Everything is Awesome" from The LEGO Movie
"Glory" from Selma
"Grateful" from Beyond the Lights
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell… I'll Be Me
"Lost Stars" from Begin Again

Congratulations to all of this year's nominees. I'm considerably mixed with the selections, with a few notable exceptions, and overall it's a solid year when it comes down to these nominations. The biggest snubs: Force Majeure for Best Foreign Language and Ava DuVernary (of Selma) for Best Director. Otherwise, I am happy to see Selma and Whiplash (and Boyhood) nominated for Best Picture, they're both truly deserving of that nomination. Everything else seems like a mix of what was expected with a few sneaky surprises, such as Edward Norton (one of his best roles ever) as Best Supporting Actor from Birdman, though he'll probably lose to J.K. Simmons but I'm totally fine with that. To count them up: nine total nominations for Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Imitation Game with eight. Another year of interesting nominees.

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fuckin American Sniper man

JDubs on Jan 15, 2015


The Lego Movie is the biggest snub in my opinion. Either that or Bradley Cooper as Best Actor over Ralph Fiennes and Jake Gyllenhaal.

TheCrisis on Jan 15, 2015


Lego Movie shoulda been there...

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


Yeah I thought it was going to win best animated feature, but sadly no nom. Now for me its between Boxtrolls and Big hero 6, both good, but I say Boxtrolls takes it. Also yeah I think Gyllenhaal should have been nominated over Cooper.

Topher on Jan 15, 2015


Was thinking the same thing.

Danimal on Jan 15, 2015


No Force Majeure are you serious?! SNUB

Rob on Jan 15, 2015


I know. That was the BIG one for me that I was expecting/hoping to get nominated, really deserves it. What a bunch of crap! Ugh...

Alex Billington on Jan 15, 2015


I'm getting tired of the Academy not giving recognition to movies and performances that deserved it. Ellen Page was great in Hard Candy, Maggie Gyllenhaal was outstanding in Sherrybaby, & Denis Lavant was phenomenal in Holy Motors. All were snubbed.

Rob on Jan 15, 2015


very hard to pick a Best Pic winner: maybe it'll go to Boyhood for the overall vision of Linklater's film, with Inarritu getting best director (like 12 Years A Slave / Gravity last year). i've not seen Still Alice, but everyone seems to think Julianne Moore is this year's Blue Jasmine. best actor is a seriously competitive category, i can't pick a winner. the screenplay awards look the most difficult to call to me. great to see JK Simmons there, but no love for Miles Teller? hilarious that Knightley was even nominated. also - what no Lego Movie?

son_et_lumiere on Jan 15, 2015


Yeah Still Alice is a great performance by Julianne Moore overall though in my opinion it's a so so movie.

Rob on Jan 15, 2015


While all the nominees are great, the Oscars, and other awards like them, don't really MEAN anything. Giving awards for art - a completely subjective experience - is almost an oxymoron. The only people benefiting from these statuettes are the TV networks airing the show, the advertisers, and the winners who will most likely get a bigger paycheck in their next project.

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


i share a lot of your cynicism; deciding any winner is always arbitrary. but a nomination *does* give a few films (as well as performances and contributors) more exposure, and hopefully more people get to see them. in that sense, everybody wins. (cuts to happy music...)

son_et_lumiere on Jan 15, 2015


True. Nominations carry a lot of weight in terms of future projects and career recognition. However, (and this is not cynicism - more like healthy realism :)) there are many films that came out in 2014 that are beautiful, funny, amazing etc. that were overlooked by the Oscars, and these films are not inferior in any way to the nominees. So, in other words, the Academy's opinion is just one group's the Grammy's or the Balon D'Or.

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


agreed, that's why i try not to get too worked up over a niche group majority vote, which (like box office takings) is no indicator of quality. i like Cooper a lot, but i'd rather have seen Gyllenhaal nominated for Nightcrawler and indeed all of his 2014, Fiennes for an impeccable Grand Budapest performance, or Timothy Spall for Mr Turner. likewise Knightley (the weakest part of a good film) should have lost her slot for better performances from the likes of Jessica Chastain. and Meryl Streep deserves an *Oscar* nod for her musical role? it's just safe voting. and, like everyone else, these are just my opinions. every year, some of my favourite films, performances and contributors are absent from the awards ceremonies. but at least we can all come to sites like this and tell people about them. (cuts to triumphant music...)

son_et_lumiere on Jan 15, 2015


Okay, let's keep this moving....get off the stage....20 second speeches maximum.... (interrupts speech with Oscar music)... 🙂

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


Shit....Meryl Streep was nominated....another Oscar for the pile....

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


Bradley Cooper being nominated over Ralph Fiennes or Jake Gyllenhaal is a joke right? Lego Movie not being nominated is ridiculous and I'm a little shocked Gone Girl wasn't nominated for Adapted Screenplay too. Final thing, how can you be nominated for Best Director when your film doesn't get a Best Picture nod? That doesn't make any sense to me.

izakkson on Jan 15, 2015


Seeing as they have to take into account all variables, I can see how actual direction can be technically great and make for brilliant moments, but another aspect (such as poor writing) can tame the overall film rating. That's my assumption...not fact. I totally agree though, Lego Movie should have easily won the Best Animated film this year. Boxtrolls, while technically beautiful, was not a great film by any means.

Danimal on Jan 15, 2015


I get what you're saying about it taking all aspects into account but the movie also got nominations for Best Actor, Supporting Actor and the Screenplay. So it seems even more silly that the film isn't up for best picture too. Especially when Selma is but doesn't have nods for Director, Acting or Screenplay.

izakkson on Jan 16, 2015


Oh look, a list of movies I haven't seen.

Jon Odishaw on Jan 15, 2015


Right? All the movies that were awesome (espeically/mainly summer movies) aren't on the list, but all the over dramatic or limited release films are. bullshit.

JBroti on Jan 15, 2015


That's the Oscars for you.

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


You have to appreciate that they haven't totally sold out though, unlike the Grammy's where the artist who made the most money and had the most youtube hits wins. Although they did come close when that awful Avatar film got nominated for best picture.

Jon Odishaw on Jan 15, 2015


This reaffirms to me that this year was a very weak year for movies. Of the best picture noms, I've only seen American Sniper and the Imitation Game, I didn't think they were that great and I wanted them to be. Especially when you compare them to Gone Girl. Which I thought was incredible.

rickvanr on Jan 15, 2015


How can you say it was a weak year for movies if you haven't seen most of the best picture nominees? Boyhood, Birdman, Whiplash, and the Grand Budapest Hotel are all in my personal Top 10 (the only best picture I have not seen yet is American Sniper). For reference, Gone Girl is also in my Top 10. I just don't think you can claim it was a "very weak year" for movies when you haven't seen what most people consider to be the best movies.

dab394 on Jan 15, 2015


a) It's my opinion b) theres a reason I've only seen those two. It's not hard to watch them if I want to.

rickvanr on Jan 15, 2015


Can anyone explain to me why American Sniper had no nominations for the Golden Globes, but 6 nominations for the Academy Awards? Is it because it hasn't been released yet? Usually they are a good prediction for the Oscars.

David Velázquez on Jan 15, 2015


Lego Movie NOT nominated for Best Animated Feature. Why. Overall, the nominates are pretty boring this year.

Miguel Garay Boszeta on Jan 15, 2015


lol, Peter Jackson completely btfo for all Hobbit movies. Not even a vfx nom. Serves you right. (I actually liked Battle a lot)

OfficialJab on Jan 15, 2015


Almost nothing good for Interstellar, no best director for Nolan, nothing for mattew, well, at least american sniper got almost everything, 'murica! hell YEAH!

qweqwu on Jan 15, 2015


Where the hell is David Oyelowo?

Cinephile3 on Jan 15, 2015


Well...... Least Cap 2, GOTG, DOTPOTA, and XMen: DOFP got on there somewhere. Was hoping this could be the year Andy Serkis could be nominated for best actor in Apes but I guess that's reaching way too high.

JBroti on Jan 15, 2015


Not yet but hes changing the game

Jon Odishaw on Jan 15, 2015


No, just how "the mainstream" looks at it. techs been there, the quality and desire to give A-list performances too. He's just been doing it so well for so long in their tent-pole movies they can't ignore him anymore.

Akirakorn on Jan 15, 2015


Seriously!? They don't even have a comedy category! Maybe MTV or even Spike will have one for mocap or voice acting too (hey new category, just two awards: actor/actress for mocap/voice)

Akirakorn on Jan 15, 2015


My top three films of the year were Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Inherent Vice. I haven't seen nightcrawler yet, which I expect I'll enjoy. I'm happy to see Birdman/Grand Budapest have gotten a lot of nominations!

tree on Jan 15, 2015



Sky on Jan 15, 2015


BEST SONG YAY!!! I think it has mostly to do with the third act. (No idea how to do a spoiler tag here, for the 4 people who didn't see it.) If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about.

Akirakorn on Jan 15, 2015



Sky on Jan 15, 2015


Who did Bradley Cooper s---w to get nominated instead of Tim Spall in Mr. Turner? What a disgrace.

Susan on Jan 15, 2015


Bradley Cooper 100% deserves it in my opinion. He's one of the few big name actors in Hollywood who actually attempts to play different characters with different styles. A lot of big name actors that people love tend to just plug their style into a role and your paying to see them turn a character into their typical on screen persona. Though from what I can tell all the performances for Best Actor are unique and well acted, but it is a shame Jake Gyllenhaal didn't get nominated.

Aaron Burns on Jan 15, 2015


No Lego Movie?! No Gone Girl for Best Adapted Screenplay?! Wow.

John Doe on Jan 16, 2015


PREDICTIONS based on the Oscars' history: DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater - Boyhood Or maybe Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher (which would be slightly controversial) ACTOR: Steve Carell - Foxcatcher Or (preferrably) Michael Keaton - Birdman ACTRESS: Reese Witherspoon - Wild SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons - Whiplash SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette - Boyhood ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Inherent Vice - Paul Thomas Anderson [more of a personal wish] FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Ida (Poland) [also personal wish] CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman VISUAL EFFECTS: Interstellar PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel SOUND MIXING: Interstellar OTHERS: ?

Terry Craig on Jan 16, 2015


Michael Keaton - Career Achievement award. Deserved incidentally, he was amazing in Birdman and the best of those nominated hands down, but not as Good as Tim Spall in Mr. Turner (inexplicably not nominated) or Ralph Fiennes in Grand Budapest Hotel. Actress - Julianne Moore - Career Achievement award - she is beloved in Hollywood.I 'm not a fan. Also, Witherspoon already won for I Walk The Line.

Susan on Jan 16, 2015


Hey, I got 6 out of 11 predictions right. I guess that's slightly better than 50%.

Terry Craig on Jul 20, 2015


*Face-palms* No John Powell, or "For the Dancing, and the Dreaming." Now, I feel y'all's pain.

Mark Brackney on Jan 17, 2015

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