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Oscar Nominations 2015

After much guess work and speculation the Oscar Nominations 2015 are finally in.  Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel come out on top with the most nominations together on 9.  The Imitation Game bags itself 8, American Sniper takes 6 while Boyhood only gets 6 which many expected it to take more.  The Brits faired very well in the actor nominations with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in The Theory Of Everything, Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game and Rosamund Pike rightfully getting a nod for Best Actress for her twisted portray in Gone Girl.  Elsewhere American Sniper is a late entry to the Oscar race which could bode well for it if it’s still at the front of the voters minds when it comes to ticking those ballot forms.  Meryl Streep made it a record 19 nominations over the course of her staggering career while Brit director of photography Roger Deakins makes it 12 nominations to date with Unbroken hopefully being the one that breaks his duck of never winning.   You can see a list of all the major nominations below and we will of course be doing our annual Oscar Predictions piece in the coming weeks.  The ceremony itself takes place on Sunday 22nd February and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

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

Best Actor In A Leading Role
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory Of Everything
Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Actress In A Leading Role
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Felicty Jones – The Theory Of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Meryl Streep – Into The Woods
Emma Stone – Birdman
Laura Dern – Wild
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Kiera Knightley – The Imitation Game

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski – Ida
Dick Pope – Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins – Unbroken

Foreign Language Film
Wild Tales

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

Original Screenplay
Boyhood – Richard Linklater
Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Foxcatcher – E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy

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

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

Film Editing
American Sniper
Grand Budapest Hotel
Imitation Game

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








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Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email:

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