Nominees for 2015 Academy Awards Announced

This year’s nods include “Birdman,” “Boyhood, “American Sniper,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Oscar Nominations 2015: See The Full List (The Huffington Post)

"Boyhood" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" commandeered the 2015 Oscar nominations, announced early Thursday morning during a live telecast from Los Angeles. Both movies, which won the top Golden Globes this past weekend, collected nine nominations. Other titles that fared well include "The Imitation Game" (eight), "Boyhood" (six), "American Sniper" (six), "The Theory of Everything" (five), "Foxcatcher" (five) and "Whiplash" (five).

Prominent snubs include Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Actor, "Nightcrawler"), David Oyelowo (Best Actor, "Selma"), Jennifer Aniston (Best Actress, "Cake"), Jessica Chastain (Best Supporting Actress, "A Most Violent Year"), Ava DuVernay (Best Director, "Selma"), Clint Eastwood (Best Director, "American Sniper"), "The LEGO Movie" (Best Animated Feature), "Life Itself" (Best Documentary Feature), Lana Del Rey's song from "Big Eyes" and Lorde's song from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." The Best Picture list, which can include anywhere between five and 10 titles, selected eight films, excluding "Selma," "Foxcatcher," "Nightcrawler," "Wild" and "Into the Woods."

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