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Academy Award Nods: 'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Pack With 9

By    |   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 09:02 AM

The 2015 Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday, with two extravagant comedies — "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" — collecting the most nods at nine each, including best picture.

They were joined in best-picture nominations by "Boyhood," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," "American Sniper," and "Selma," according to The Associated Press.

"The Imitation Game" trailed close behind with eight nominations. Clint Eastwood's Navy SEAL drama "American Sniper" did especially well, landing six nods including best actor for Bradley Cooper.

Also with six nominations was Richard Linklater's coming-of-age epic "Boyhood," which remains the best-picture favorite.

Last year's Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, drew 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched entertainment telecast in a decade. "12 Years a Slave" took best picture. This year's ceremony on Feb. 22 will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Here's a look at the top categories of Academy Award nominations:

Best Picture
"Boyhood"
"The Imitation Game"
"Birdman"
"The Theory of Everything"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Whiplash"
"Selma"
"American Sniper"

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

Best Actor
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
Robert Duvall, "The Judge"

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
Laura Dern, "Wild"

Best Director
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman"
Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Morten Tyldum, "The Imitation Game"
Bennett Miller, "Foxcatcher"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game"
Anthony McCarten, "The Theory of Everything"
Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash"
Jason Hall, "American Sniper"
Paul Thomas Anderson, "Inherent Vice"

Best Original Screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, "Birdman"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Dan Gilroy, "Nightcrawler"
Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye, "Foxcatcher"

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The 2015 Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday, with two extravagant comedies — "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" — collecting the most nods at nine each, including best picture.
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