This Thursday morning, the Academy Awards announced the 2015 Oscar Nominations. Our favorite for the Best Picture award is Birdman, but Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hostel can be serious candidates. We miss Interstellar in the Best Picture category and Christopher Nolan in the Directing category, but this is just our taste.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Our personal choice: Birdman
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”
Our personal choice: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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”
Our personal choice (very personal): Benedict Cumberbatch, but Michael Keaton is also great on his role.
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”
Our personal choice: Julianne Moore. We love her and she deserves an Academy Award for her long and great career.
Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Our personal choice: Robert Duvall? Yes, maybe… but we like Edward Norton.
Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Our personal choice: Meryl Streep is always a good choice but Keira Knightley is great on the English film The Imitation Game.
We are excited to watch the ceremony and, of course, we expect very much of Neil Patrick Harris as a host.
You can see all the nominations in the official Oscars site.