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Arlene Stuart

Oscar Nominations

Five British actors have been nominated for Oscars - along with the films The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

The eight films shortlisted for best picture are; Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne are the Brits battling it out for best actor - they're up against Steve Carrell for Foxcatcher, Bradley Cooper in Sniper and Michael Keaton in Birdman.

Cumberbatch starred in The Imitation Game, while Redmayne took on the role of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. David Oyelowo was snubbed for his role in Selma.

Overall, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations with nine each.

The nominees for best actress include Brits Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl and Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything.

Also nominated are Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon.

Keira Knightley gets the nod in the supporting actress category for her role in The Imitation Game.

Also nominated are Patricia Arquette for Boyhood; Laura Dern for Wild; Emma Stone for Birdman; and Meryl Streep for Into the Woods. Streep beats her own nomination record with the nod, her 19th.

Supporting actor nominees are Robert Duvall for The Judge; Edward Norton for Birdman; Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher; Ethan Hawke for Boyhood; and J.K. Simmons for Whiplash.

The Oscars will be presented February 22 in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.


:: Best movie

American Sniper



Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory Of Everything



:: Best Director

Alexandro G Inarritu - Birdman

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game


:: Best Actor

Steve Carrell - 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

JK 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 Original Screenplay




The Grand Budapest Hotel



:: Best Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper

The Imitation Game

Inherent Vice

The Theory Of Everything



:: Best Cinematography


The Grand Budapest Hotel


Mr Turner



:: Best Foreign Language Movie

Ida - Poland

Leviathan - Russia

Tangerines - Estonia

Timbuktu - Mauritania

Wild Tales - Argentina


:: Best Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Song Of The Sea

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya


:: Best Original Song

Everything Is Awesome - The Lego Movie

Glory - Selma

Grateful - Beyond The Lights

I'm Not Going To Miss You - Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Lost Stars - Begin Again