Here are the 2015 Academy Award Nominations

You can watch the 2015 nominations live right here, with the full list updated below:

Best Original Song

  • "Everything is Awesome" Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson — The Lego Movie
  • "Glory" Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn — Selma
  • "Grateful" Music and Lyric by Diane Warren — Beyond the Lights
  • "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond — Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me
  • "Lost Stars" Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois — Begin Again

Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar — Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past — Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Short Documentary

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 — Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
  • Joanna — Aneta Kopacz
  • Our Curse Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki
  • The Reaper (La Parka) — Gabriel Serra Arguello
  • White Earth — J. Christian Jensen

Feature Documentary

  • Citizenfour — Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
  • Finding Vivian Maier — John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
  • Last Days in Vietnam — Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
  • The Salt of the Earth — Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
  • Virunga — Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Film Editing

  • American Sniper — Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
  • Boyhood — Sandra Adair
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel — Barney Pilling
  • The Imitation Game — William Goldenberg
  • Whiplash — Tom Cross

Sound Editing

  • American Sniper — Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
  • Birdman — Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
  • Interstellar — Richard King
  • Unbroken — Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

Sound Mixing

  • American Sniper — John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
  • Birdman — Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
  • Interstellar — Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
  • Unbroken — Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
  • Whiplash — Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

Production Design

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

Live Action Short Film

  • Aya — Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
  • Boogaloo and Graham — Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
  • Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak) — Hu Wei and Julien Féret
  • Parvaneh — Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
  • The Phone Call — Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Animated Short Film

  • The Bigger Picture —Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
  • The Dam Keeper — Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
  • Feast — Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
  • Me and My Moulton — Torill Kove
  • A Single Life — Joris Oprins

Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6 —Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
  • The Boxtrolls — Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 — Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
  • Song of the Sea — Tomm Moore and Paul Young
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Robert DuvalThe Judge
  • Ethan HawkeBoyhood
  • Edward Norton - Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Patricia ArquetteBoyhood
  • Laura DernWild
  • Keira KnightleyThe Imitation Game
  • Emma StoneBirdman
  • Meryl StreepInto the Woods

Makeup & Hairstyling

  • Bill Corso & Dennis LiddiardFoxcatcher
  • Frances Hannon & Mark CoulierThe Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou & David WhiteGuardians of the Galaxy

Costume Design

  • Milena CanoneroThe Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Mark BridgesInherent Vice
  • Colleen AtwoodInto the Woods
  • Anna B. Sheppard and Jane CliveMaleficent
  • Jacqueline DurranMr. Turner


  • Emmanuel Lubezki Birdman
  • Robert YeomanThe Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Lukasz Zal & Ryszard LenczewskiIda
  • Dick PopeMr Turner
  • Roger DeakinsUnbroken

Adapted Screenplay

  • Jason HallAmerican Sniper
  • Graham MooreThe Imitation Game
  • Paul Thomas AndersonInherent Vice
  • Anthony McCartenThe Theory of Everything
  • Damien ChazelleWhiplash

Original Screenplay

  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando BoBirdman
  • Richard Linklater Boyhood
  • E. Max Frye and Dan FuttermanFoxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson and Hugo GuinnessThe Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Dan GilroyNightcrawler

Original Score

  • Alexandre DesplatThe Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Alexandre Desplat — The Imitation Game
  • Hans ZimmerInterstellar
  • Gary YershonMr. Turner
  • Jóhann JóhannssonTheory of Everything

Foreign Language Film

  • Ida — Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Leviathan — Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Tangerines — Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze
  • Timbuktu — Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Wild Tales —Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron


  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu — Birdman
  • Richard LinklaterBoyhood
  • Bennett Miller Foxcatcher
  • Wes AndersonThe Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten TyldumThe Imitation Game

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Marion CotillardTwo Days, One Night
  • Felicity JonesThe Theory of Everything
  • Julianne MooreStill Alice
  • Rosamund Pike Gone Girl
  • Reese WitherspoonWild

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Steve Carell Foxcatcher
  • Bradley CooperAmerican Sniper
  • Benedict CumberbatchThe Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton Birdman
  • Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything

Best Picture

  • American Sniper —Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan
  • Birdman — Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole
  • Boyhood —  Richard and Cathleen Sutherland
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel — Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
  • The Imitation Game — Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman
  • Selma — Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
  • The Theory of Everything — Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten
  • Whiplash — Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

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I 'm a little surprised with the Best Picture list, but yeah, great movies.
Awesome to see Steve Carell doing so good. He's turning into a real "almighty"! Eheh

January 15, 2015 at 7:12AM


Birdman sweep kthx

January 15, 2015 at 12:30PM

Micah Van Hove

Cinematography Noms camera systems:
1. Alexa
2. 35mm
3. Alexa
4. Alexa
5. Alexa

January 15, 2015 at 12:55PM, Edited January 15, 12:55PM

Jack Allred

Wow - surprising (and neat), if true. Got sources to verify this? Thanks.

January 16, 2015 at 1:07PM, Edited January 16, 1:07PM

Brian Ireley
Digital strategist by daylight, Videomaker by moonlight

The Alexa heavy nominees surprised me last year (3 alexa + 2 film), but the more I compare Alexa images to RED/Sony/Canon images, the less it surprises me that Alexa is the top choice for best image quality. Here are some sources:
2014 noms:
Birdman (Alexa M + Alexa XT):
Grand Budapest Hotel (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213):
Ida (1.33:1 with an Alexa 4:3 camera and Zeiss Ultra Prime):
Mr Turner (combination of ARRI ALEXA cameras and Codex recorders):
Unbreakable (Alexa XT + Zeiss Master Primes):


January 16, 2015 at 3:45PM, Edited January 16, 3:45PM

Jack Allred

Nice wrap up! I was just going to say, reading AC, I can verify that it's true, but you've got links for every one.

Considering Grand Budapest shot with an Arricam, it means all 2014 Oscar™ nominees were shot on Arri.

January 17, 2015 at 3:38AM

Daniel Mimura
DP, cam op, steadicam op

Terrific - thanks for citing!

January 27, 2015 at 9:39AM

Brian Ireley
Digital strategist by daylight, Videomaker by moonlight

Anyone else notice Grand Budapest got 9 nominations. I mean it was good but...

January 15, 2015 at 1:50PM

Zachary Will

Compared to the last few years, this might be the weakest Oscar Best Picture category.

January 15, 2015 at 8:34PM

Kalyan Palla

Am I missing something? How is "Lego Movie" not among best animated feature.

January 16, 2015 at 9:01AM

Ron Dawson
Managing Editor | Insider

Alexa wins. Again.

January 17, 2015 at 9:30AM, Edited January 17, 9:30AM

Terma Louis
Photographer / Cinematographer / Editor

Gone Girl Never Got anything for screenplay... im a lil baffled there....

January 17, 2015 at 7:04PM, Edited January 17, 7:04PM

Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op

same here...

January 18, 2015 at 7:27AM


well i'm really surprised that the Lego Movie isn't nominated for best animated feature film

January 18, 2015 at 7:27AM, Edited January 18, 7:27AM