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80 Percent of the Future 2015 Academy Award Losers -- A Complete List

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 15, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 15, 2015 |

The 2015 Academy Award nominations have been announced. J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron, Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs did the honors. This year, the Academy basically fulfilled its stereotype by nominations movies and performers in obvious Oscar bait roles, like The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything (both good movies, but not amazing films) and Foxcatcher, a snoozer that did boast a remarkable performance from Steve Carell. Strangely, however, Selma did not rack up a lot of awards — it managed to eke out a Best Picture nomination, thanks to the fact that the category allows more nominees. It’s a shame, too, because Selma was clearly the superior film over Imitation and Theory.

Boyhood and Birdman, however, did lead the nominations, because otherwise there would have been riots.

Among the snubs: The LEGO Movie, Nightcrawler in the Best Picture category AND, especially, Gyllenhaal in the Best Actor Category, and the hilariously deserved snub of Jennifer Aniston in Cake. Gone Girl also missed out in all categories, except a nice nomination for Rosamund Pike.

Basically, the Oscars did what you think they’d do. Here are the nominees.

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

Best Director
Alejandra Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

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 Wood

Best Original Screenplay
Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything

Best Animated Feature
Tale of the Princess Kayuga
Song of the Sea
Big Hero Six
How to Train a Dragon 2

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything Jóhann Jóhannsson

Best Original Song
Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley, and Nick Southwood, “Lost Stars” (Begin Again)
John Legend and Common, “Glory” (Selma)
Shawn Patterson, Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, and the Lonely Island, “Everything Is Awesome” (The Lego Movie)
The-Dream, “Grateful” (Beyond the Lights)
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me)

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

Best Foreign Language Feature
Wild Tales

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