Greetings Breezles,

  The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced today!  I wasn’t surprised that The Grand Budapest Hotel and  Birdman received the most nominations, with nine each, but something I found odd was Selma was nominated for Best Picture, but director Ava DuVernay wasn’t nominated for Best Director.   I try to watch all of the movies that are nominated for Best Picture and if I have time I like to watch the films that are nominated in the acting categories as well.  I still have quite a few to catch up on before February 22nd, but I will see what I can do.

The Oscars air on Sunday, February 22 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

What is your pick for Best Picture?

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Best Picture:

American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

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

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

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

Animated Feature Film:
Big Hero 6
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Documentary Feature:
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days In Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth

Documentary Short Subject:
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Film Editing:
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Original Song:
“Everything Is Awesome,” The LEGO Movie
“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me
“Lost Stars,” Begin Again
“Glory,” Selma

Production Design:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

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
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

Sound Mixing:
American Sniper

Visual Effects:
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

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

Costume Design:
Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficent
Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

Foreign Language Film:
Wild Tales

Makeup and Hairstyling:
Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Theory of Everything
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

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

Original Screenplay:
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, & Nicolas Giacobone,Birdman
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

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