2015 Oscars Nominations Announced


Today is the 15th of January, which is clearly important for two reasons. The Queen fell off her horse and broke her left wrist exactly 21 years ago, so today, across the country, patriotic folk deliberately break their own left wrists to show their devotion to the monarch. The other reason today is so important is that Oscar nominations were announced today, and social media is buzzing with the news of who’s been short listed for the most coveted prizes in Hollywood.

There are few surprises, with Birdman, The Imitation Game, American Sniper and The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with the most nominations, although Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel top the pile with 9 nominations in various categories.

Of course, the big prize that will no doubt be trending on Twitter until the date of the ceremony on February the 22nd is ” Best Make Up And Hairstyling”, with the intense eye shadow of Guardians of the Galaxy fighting it out against the bouffant hair seen on a few extras in Grand Budapest Hotel.

The full list of nominees can be seen below.Let us know who you think is favourite to win the big awards, and join us on the 22nd of February for live updates from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


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


Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell: Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper: American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch: The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton: Birdman
Eddie Redmayne: The Theory of Everything


Actress in a Leading Role
Marion Cotillard: Two Days One Night
Felicity Jones: The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore: Still Alice
Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon: Wild


Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall: The Judge
Ethan Hawke: Boyhood
Edward Norton: Birdman
Mark Ruffalo: Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons: Whiplash


Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette:Boyhood
Laura Dern: Wild
Emma Stone: Birdman
Keira Knightley: The Imitation Game
Meryl Streep: Into the Woods


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu: Birdman
Richard Linklater: Boyhood
Bennett Miller: Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum: The Imitation Game


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


Emmanuel Lubezki: Birdman
Robert D. Yeoman: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski: Ida
Dick Pope: Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins: Unbroken


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


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


Documentary Short Subject
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth


Film Editing
Joel Cox and Gary Roach: American Sniper
Sandra Adair: Boyhood
Barney Pilling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
William Goldenberg: The Imitation Game
Tom Cross: Whiplash


Foreign Language Film
Wild Tales


Makeup and Hairstyling
Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard: Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White: Guardians of the Galaxy


Music – Original Score
Alexandre Desplat: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat: The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer: Interstellar
Gary Yershon: Mr Turner
Johann Johannsson: The Theory of Everything


Music – Original Song
‘Everything Is Awesome ‘by Shawn Patterson: The LEGO Movie
‘Glory’ by Common and John Legend: Selma
‘Grateful’ by Diana Warren: Beyond the lights
‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond: Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me
‘Lost Stars’ by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois: Begin Again


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


Short Film – Animated
The Bigger Picture: Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
The Dam Keeper: Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Feast: Patrick Osbirne and Kristina Reed
Me and My Moulton: Torill Kove
A Single Life:Joris Oprins


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


Writing – Original Screenplay
Richard Linklater: Boyhood
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo: Birdman
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy: Nightcrawler
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman: Foxcatcher


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


Sound Editing
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
American Sniper


Sound Mixing
Mark Weingarten: Interstellar
Thomas Curley: Whiplash
American Sniper


Short Film – Live Action
Boogaloo and Graham
The Phone Call



Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.