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2015 Academy Award Nominations Announced

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:34 PM and updated on Friday, January 16, 2015 12:57 AM

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The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced early Thursday, January 15, 2015 by director J.J. Abrams, director Alfonso Cuarón, actor Chris Pine, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. 

The announcements were broadcast live on YouTube this morning, and the two segments are included below if you are interested in watching them.

Academy Award Nominations

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Best animated feature film of the year

Achievement in cinematography

Achievement in costume design

Achievement in directing

Best documentary feature

Best documentary short subject

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
  • Joanna - Aneta Kopacz
  • Our Curse - Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki
  • The Reaper (La Parka) - Gabriel Serra Arguello
  • White Earth - J. Christian Jensen

Achievement in film editing

Best foreign language film of the year

  • Ida - Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Leviathan - Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Tangerines - Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze
  • Timbuktu - Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Wild Tales - Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • "Everything Is Awesome" from The LEGO Movie 
    Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
  • "Glory" from Selma 
    Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights 
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me 
    Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • "Lost Stars" from Begin Again 
    Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Best motion picture of the year

  • American Sniper - Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole
  • Boyhood - Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
  • The Imitation Game - Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman
  • Selma - Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
  • The Theory of Everything - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten
  • Whiplash - Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

Achievement in production design

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

Best animated short film

  • 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

Best live action short film

  • 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

Achievement in sound editing

Achievement in sound mixing

  • American Sniper - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
  • Interstellar - Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
  • Unbroken - Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
  • Whiplash - Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

Achievement in visual effects

Adapted screenplay

Original screenplay

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
  • Boyhood - Written by Richard Linklater
  • Foxcatcher - Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel - Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler - Written by Dan Gilroy

Announcement Videos

The awards will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The ceremony will be broadcast on ABC starting at 4pm Pacific Time (6pm Central Time). Actor Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the ceremony.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Press Release.

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