Boyhood, Birdman and The Theory Of Everything fight it out at the Oscars

Those nominations in full.

by Jennie Kermode, Anne-Katrin Titze

Oscar nominated Best Picture director Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Oscar nominated Best Picture director Richard Linklater for Boyhood Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

This year's Oscar nominations were announced today in Los Angeles by Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams.

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Aya
  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Butter Lamp
  • Parvaneh
  • The Phone Call

Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary, Short Subject

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Joanna
  • Our Curse
  • The Reaper (La Parka)
  • White Earth

Best Animated Short

  • The Bigger Picture
  • The Dam Keeper
  • Feast
  • Me And My Moulton
  • A Single Life

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Film Editing

Best Visual Effects

Best Production Design

  • Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Production design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald, The Imitation Game
  • Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis, Interstellar
  • Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock, Into The Woods
  • Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts, Mr. Turner

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

  • John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin, American Sniper
  • Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga, Birdman,
  • Gary A Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark WeingartenInterstellar
  • Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño and David Lee, Unbroken
  • Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash

Best Original Score

Best Original Song

  • Everything Is Awesome - The Lego Movie, Music and Lyrics by Shawn Patterson
  • Glory - Selma, Music and Lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • Grateful - Beyond The Lights, Music and Lyrics by Diane Warren
  • I'm Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campell... I'll Be Me, Music and Lyrics by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • Lost Stars - Begin Again, Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Anne-Katrin Titze writes:-

Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke at the premiere of Boyhood at Sundance Film Festival
Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke at the premiere of Boyhood at Sundance Film Festival Photo: Amber Wilkinson
At the Museum of Modern Art New York premiere, Boyhood star and Oscar nominee Patricia Arquette spoke about what surprised her when she first saw Richard Linklater's 12-years-in the making opus with Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater, the director's daughter (and read what the director and stars said about the film at Sundance).

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Two Days, One Night and working with Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard. After having suffered a nervous breakdown Sandra (Marion Cotillard), a worker in a Belgian solar panel factory, finds out that in her absence, her 16 co-workers were asked by management to vote on if they preferred to have her return or to take a €1,000 bonus for themselves.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard hosted a reception and screening at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York of Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida. I spoke with Pawel about the freedom Jean-Luc Godard's Vivre Sa Vie, starring Anna Karina, gave him; Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue; Odysseus; Milos Forman's Loves Of A Blonde and Fireman's Ball; fairytales with Jean-Pierre Dardenne; Luc Dardenne and Yoko Ono; Paul Celan's Fugue Of Death, until we ended wtih the tale of Winnie the Pooh.

Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski
Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Leonardo DiCaprio has come on board as executive producer for Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel's documentary on the plight of Virunga Park Director Emmanuel de Merode and the mountain gorillas of the Congo. At a luncheon in the Harbor Room of the 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan where von Einsiedel was being feted by Netflix, he gave me an update on where we are today.

Finding Vivian Maier directors Charlie Siskel and John Maloof at a reception for Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands at the Howard Greenberg Gallery on West 57th Street in New York, gave me a tour of the exhibition and some history on their exploration of her work as filmmakers. (Read what Siskel also said about the film when he came to Edinburgh Film Festival, here).

The Best Song nomination, I'm Not Gonna Miss You performed and written by Glen Campell comes from James Keach's debut feature Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, about his family embarking on a farewell tour following Glen being diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

We'll be live blogging the Oscars when the awards ceremony takes place on 22 February, plus you can follow our live tweeting at @eyeforfilm. Join us then to catch the results as they come in, let us know if you think the Academy got it right, and hear more about the stories behind the scenes.

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