‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ top Oscar nominations

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Associated Press

Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods 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.”

“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.

The complete list of nominations:

Best Picture: “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything,” “Whiplash”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”

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”

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

Best Animated Feature:“Big Hero 6,” “The Boxtrolls,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Song of the Sea,” “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”Best Foreign Language Film: “Ida,” “Leviathan,” “Tangerines,” “Timbuktu,” “Wild Tales”Best Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Interstellar,” “Mr. Turner,” “The Theory of Everything”Best Original Song: “Everything is Awesome” from “The LEGO Movie” (written by Shawn Patterson), “Glory” from “Selma” (written by Common and John Legend), “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights” (written by Diane Warren), “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” (written by Glen Campbell), “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” (written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood).Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Hall, “American Sniper”; Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”; Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice”; Anthony McCarten, “The Theory of Everything”; Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”

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

Best Documentary Feature: “Citizenfour,”“Finding Vivian Maier,” “Last Days in Vietnam,” “The Salt in the Earth,” “Virunga.”

Best Film Editing: “American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Whiplash”

Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”; Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”; Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”; Robert Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, “Ida”

Best Costume Design:“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Inherent Vice,” “Into the Woods,” “Maleficent,” “Mr. Turner”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Foxcatcher,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Best Production Design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” ”Interstellar,” “Into the Woods,” “Mr. Turner”

Best Sound Editing: “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Interstellar,” “Unbroken”

Best Sound Mixing: “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Interstellar,” “Unbroken,” “Whiplash”

Best Visual Effects: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Interstellar,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Best Short Film, Live Action:  “Aya,” “Boogaloo and Graham,” “Butter Lamp,” “Parvaneh,” “The Phone Call”

Best Short Film, Animated: “The Bigger Picture,” “The Dam Keeper,” “Feast,” “Me and My Moulton,” “A Single Life”

Best Documentary, Short Subject: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” ”Joanna,” “Our Curse,” “The Reaper,” ”White Earth”

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