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The 2015 Oscar nominations are here!

2015 oscars

It’s officially awards season, and the biggest and baddest of ’em all, the Oscars (or Academy Awards, if you like to be more refined) has just announced their nominations for 87th annual ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on February 22nd. The biggest categories are listed below, but feel free to check out the entire list of nominees HERE. For reference, my preferred winners are starred, because my opinion is very important, naturally. The people/movies I think WILL win (or could, if there’s more than one) are italicized.

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”

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

Gotta say, there are a few shockers in there – mainly Steve Carell (well-deserved, just unexpected!) and Meryl Streep because y’all know she’s my queen, but Into the Woods was NOT Oscar-worthy. It was enjoyable and entertaining and she totally blew the musical score out of the water (I mean, she’s no Bernadette Peters) but sorry, this is a no-go for me.

What do you think of this year’s nominations?

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