Oscar nominations

Oscar nominations January 16, 2015

The Academy Award nominations have  been announced, and they are already proving controversial.  For example, how could The Lego Movie not get nominated for best animated feature?  “Everything Is Awesome” from that movie did get nominated for best song, but you do not want that earworm to win, lest it drive the population further into madness.

I’ve seen only a few of these (which is one of the complaints, that many of these are obscure art house type films, rather than ones the general public is familiar with).  (But how is American Sniper, which has just come out?)  Do you see any other problems with the list?  See it after the jump.  What would be your nominations?

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Robert Duvall in The Judge

Ethan Hawke in Boyhood

Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore in Still Alice

Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon in Wild

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Patricia Arquette in Boyhood

Laura Dern in Wild

Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game

Emma Stone in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Song of the Sea

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

via Oscar Nominations 2015: Full List Of 87th Academy Award Nominees | Deadline.

(Click the link for the other categories–best song, etc.)

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