2015 Oscar Nominations: The Complete List


2014 Oscar Nominations
Photo: AMPAS

This morning brought the 2015 Oscar nominations announced by directors Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) and J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

At first glance, the first things I notice are no nominations for Selma in Director or Actor and no The Lego Movie in Best Animated Feature. Jennifer Aniston (Cake) missed out on a nomination as Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) took that fifth and final slot as the most likely replacement.

Continuing on the actress front, or Supporting Actress in this case, Rene Russo (Nightcrawler) did not land a nomination as many thought she might and no, it wasn’t Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year) as many others thought it may be. It was Laura Dern (Wild) taking that final slot and a bit of a wasted nomination if you ask me.

In the Best Actor category it was Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) getting in there for a nomination as that film surged at the end of the year and, once again, Nightcrawler missed out as many had Jake Gyllenhaal getting the nomination, but it was Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) sliding in for that last spot.

I also have to admit to being a little surprised the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself didn’t receive a nomination, even though I actually agree it wasn’t necessarily a stellar doc.

It was also interesting to see Gone Girl not get a Best Picture nomination as the category only sports eight nominees this year as opposed to nine, which has been the case the last few years. In fact, even more interesting is Foxcatcher getting a Best Director nomination, but no Best Picture nom.

Nomination Count

  1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – 9 nominations
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel – 9 nominations
  3. The Imitation Game – 8 nominations
  4. American Sniper – 6 nominations
  5. Boyhood – 6 nominations
  6. Foxcatcher – 5 nominations
  7. Interstellar – 5 nominations
  8. The Theory of Everything – 5 nominations
  9. Whiplash – 5 nominations
  10. Mr. Turner – 4 nominations
  11. Into the Woods – 3 nominations
  12. Unbroken – 3 nominations
  13. Guardians of the Galaxy – 2 nominations
  14. Ida – 2 nominations
  15. Inherent Vice – 2 nominations
  16. Selma – 2 nominations
  17. Wild – 2 nominations

The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 22 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA.

Best Picture

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best Director

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  • Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)
  • Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Adapted Screenplay

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

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, Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Animated Feature Film

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

Documentary (feature)

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

Film Editing

  • Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach (American Sniper)
  • Sandra Adair (Boyhood)
  • Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • William Goldenberg (The Imitation Game)
  • Tom Cross (Whiplash)


  • Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
  • Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal (Ida)
  • Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)
  • Roger Deakins (Unbroken)

Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
  • Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)
  • Johann Johannsson (The Theory of Everything)
  • Gary Yershon (Mr. Turner)

Original Song

  • “Lost Stars” from Begin Again
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
  • “Glory” from Selma
  • “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights

Sound Mixing

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken
  • Whiplash

Sound Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken

Visual Effects

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

Costume Design

  • Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Mark Bridges (Inherent Vice)
  • Colleen Atwood (Into the Woods)
  • Anna B. Sheppard (Maleficent)
  • Jacqueline Durran (Mr. Turner)

Production Design

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

Makeup & Hairstyling

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

Foreign Language Film

  • Tangerines
  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • Timbuktu
  • Wild Tales

Animated Short Film

  • The Bigger Picture
  • The Dam Keper
  • Feast
  • Me and My Moulton
  • A Single Life

Live Action Short Film

  • Aya
  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Butterfly Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
  • Parvaneh
  • The Phone Call

Documentary Short Subject

  • Crisis Veterans Hotline: Press 1
  • Joanna
  • Our Curse
  • The Reaper (La Parka)
  • White Earth