Oscars Nominations (+TRW Official Picks)


The Oscar nominees were announced today with a few surprises. Nightcrawler was absent from the major categories, only picking up one for original screenplay. Unbroken was also left out of the big categories, with Jolie missing out on a directing nod. American Sniper which didn’t receive any attention from the Golden Globes received the top nominations of Picture, Actor, and Screenplay. Jennifer Aniston’s much talked about role in Cake also didn’t receive a nomination. Notably missing is David Oyelowo and any other minority actor or actress from the acting categories. It was a great year for diversity. However, each of the actors winning Globe awards in the six acting categories there received nominations at the Oscars, so there won’t be any easy eliminations. Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel are tied for most nominations this year at nine each.


We will be counting down to the February 22 award ceremony with an analysis of each category and breakdown of who we think should win. Once a category has been posted there will be a link on this page and the category will have an underlined nominee for our pick.

If you want to join in with the conversation, tweet me @reviewsbylauren.


Best Picture

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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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


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


  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Mr. Turner
  • Unbroken

Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Mr. Turner

Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Foreign Language Film

  • Ida
  • Timbuktu
  • Wild Tales
  • Tangerines
  • Leviathan

Original Score

  • The Imitation Game
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Mr. Turner
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Interstellar

Adapted Screenplay

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

Original Screenplay

  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)
  • E. Max Frye, Dean Futterman (Foxcatcher)
  • Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Animated Feature Film

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

Documentary Feature

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

Documentary Short Subject

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

Film Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Whiplash

Original Song

  • Grateful (Beyond the Lights)
  • Everything Is Awesome (The LEGO Movie)
  • Selma (Glory)
  • Lost Stars (Begin Again)
  • I’m Not Gonna Miss You (Glenn Campbell…I’ll Be Me)

Production Design

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

Animated Short Film

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

Live Action Short Film

  • Aya
  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Butter Lamp
  • Parvaneh
  • The Phone Call

Sound Editing

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

Sound Mixing

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken
  • Whiplash

Visual Effects

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

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