Oscars 2015: J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón and Chris Pine Announce 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!

Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma and The Theory of Everything are up for Best Picture

By Zach Johnson Jan 15, 2015 1:45 PMTags
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and Into the Woods actor Chris Pine announced the nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 15. Joined by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the famous trio revealed which actors, animators, directors, screenwriters and more are being recognized this year.

The Oscars will be broadcast live from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET.

Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony, which will be televised in more than 225 countries.

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan also produced the show for ABC in 2012 and 2013.

Harris' writing team includes Dave Boone, Tim Carvell, Derek DelGaudio, Liz Feldman, Paul Greenberg, Paula Pell and Mason Steinberg. "It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year's Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show," Harris, 41, said in a statement. "To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true." In a joint statement, Meron and Zadan explained their decision to hire the Gone Girl star, saying, "We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars. We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage."

The nominees' luncheon will be held on Feb. 2.

Final voting begins Feb. 6, and polls close on Feb. 17 at 5:00 p.m. PT.

The Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation will take place on Feb. 7.

Read on for the complete list of 87th Annual Academy Awards nominees:

IFC Films

Best Picture

American Sniper



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything


Best Actor

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Killer Films

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods



The Grand Budapest Hotel


Mr. Turner



Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Inherent Vice

Into the Woods


Mr. Turner


Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Foreign Language Film

Ida, Poland

Leviathan, Russia

Tangerines, Estonia

Timbuktu, Mauritania

Wild Tales, Argentina

Makeup and Hairstyling


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

Focus Features

Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner

The Theory of Everything

Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper, Jason Hall

The Imitation Game, Graham Moore

Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson

The Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten

Whiplash, Damien Chazelle

Original Screenplay

Birdman, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu

Boyhood, Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher, E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy

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


Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days in Vietnam

The Salt of the Earth


The Weinstein Company

Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1


Our Curse

The Reaper (La Parka)

White Earth

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

Original Song

"Everything Is Awesome," The Lego Movie, Shawn Patterson

"Glory," Selma, John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

"Grateful," Beyond the Lights, Diane Warren

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, Glenn Campbell and Julian Raymond

"Lost Stars," Begin Again, Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock

The Imitation Game, Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald

Interstellar, Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis

Into the Woods, Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock

Mr. Turner, Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts

Animated Short Film

The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper


Me and My Moulton

A Single Life

Live Action Short Film


Boogaloo and Graham

Butter Lamp


The Phone Call


Sound Editing

American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Birdman, Martin Hernandez 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, Walt Martin, John Reitz and Gregg Rudloff

Birdman, Frank A. Montano, Jon Taylor and Thomas Varga

Interstellar, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten

Unbroken, Frank A. Montano, David Lee and Jon Taylor

Whiplash, Thomas Curley, Craig Mann and Ben Wilkins

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