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OSCARS 2015

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From Ida to Marion Cotillard, the Oscars embrace European cinema

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- The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game and Mr Turner also shine in several categories

From Ida to Marion Cotillard, the Oscars embrace European cinema
Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski

Today, the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were unveiled at a live news conference in Los Angeles. After months of speculation, it has finally been revealed that it is Wes Anderson’s US-German co-production The Grand Budapest Hotel [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
leading the nominations, alongside Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, both of which feature in nine categories, including Best Picture and Best Director.

European cinema is thus celebrating its heavy presence in the awards, reinforced by Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
(eight nominations, including Best Picture), James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(five nominations, including Best Picture), Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mike Leigh
film profile
]
(four nominations), Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tomm Moore
film profile
]
(nominated for Best Animated Feature Film) and Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(nominated for Best Documentary Feature).

In the meantime, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
has managed not only to get a nod for Best Foreign-language Film, but also for Best Cinematography for Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski. The Foreign-language category is rounded off by four European productions and co-productions: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Golden Globe winner Leviathan [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Russia), Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Estonia), Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Mauritania, co-produced by France) and Damián Szifrón’s Wild Tales [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Argentina, co-produced by Spain). Lastly, and quite unexpectedly, Marion Cotillard has landed a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her appearance in Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
, which was snubbed in the shortlist for Best Foreign-language Film.

The awards ceremony will take place on 22 February 2015. Here are the main categories:

BEST PICTURE
Birdman
Boyhood
Selma
The Theory of Everything
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
American Sniper
Whiplash


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

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Julianne Moore
, Still Alice
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Michael Keaton
, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Patricia Arquette
, Boyhood
Emma Stone, Birdman
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Laura Dern, Wild

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
JK Simmons
, Whiplash
Edward Norton, Birdman
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall, The Judge

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Wild Tales
Timbuktu


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Citizenfour
Last Days in Vietnam
Virunga [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

The Salt of the Earth
Finding Vivian Maier

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Boxtrolls [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Song of the Sea

BEST WRITING – ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Graham Moore
, The Imitation Game
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Jason Hall, American Sniper
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

BEST WRITING – ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
E Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki
, Birdman
Roger Deakins, Unbroken
Robert D Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dick Pope, Mr Turner
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, Ida

BEST MUSIC – ORIGINAL SCORE
Hans Zimmer
, Interstellar [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gary Yershon, Mr Turner

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