Actor Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the major Oscar nominations at a live news conference this morning at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Some of those categories are listed below. Nominations information for all categories is available via the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com.
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2014 will be presented "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 22, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET. The Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, producers
"BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)"
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, producers
Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, producers
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL"
Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, producers
"THE IMITATION GAME"
Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, producers
Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, producers
"THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING"
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten, producers
Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster, producers
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
ROBERT DUVALL, "THE JUDGE"
ETHAN HAWKE, "BOYHOOD"
EDWARD NORTON, "BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)"
MARK RUFFALO, "FOXCATCHER"
J.K. SIMMONS, "WHIPLASH"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
MARION COTILLARD, "TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT"
FELICITY JONES, "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING"
JULIANNE MOORE, "STILL ALICE"
ROSAMUND PIKE, "GONE GIRL"
REESE WITHERSPOON, "WILD"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
STEVE CARELL, "FOXCATCHER"
BRADLEY COOPER, "AMERICAN SNIPER"
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, "THE IMITATION GAME"
MICHAEL KEATON, "BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)"
EDDIE REDMAYNE, "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
PATRICIA ARQUETTE, "BOYHOOD"
LAURA DERN, "WILD"
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, "THE IMITATION GAME"
EMMA STONE, "BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)"
MERYL STREEP, "INTO THE WOODS"
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
"BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)," ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU
"BOYHOOD," RICHARD LINKLATER
"FOXCATCHER," BENNETT MILLER
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," WES ANDERSON
"THE IMITATION GAME," MORTEN TYLDUM
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
"BIG HERO 6," DON HALL, CHRIS WILLIAMS AND ROY CONLI
"THE BOXTROLLS," ANTHONY STACCHI, GRAHAM ANNABLE AND TRAVIS KNIGHT
"HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2," DEAN DEBLOIS AND BONNIE ARNOLD
"SONG OF THE SEA," TOMM MOORE AND PAUL YOUNG
"THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUY," AISAO TAKAHATA AND YOSHIAKI NISHIMURA
"AMERICAN SNIPER," WRITTEN BY JASON HALL
"THE IMITATION GAME," WRITTEN BY GRAHAM MOORE
"INHERENT VICE," WRITTEN FOR THE SCREEN BY PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
"THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING," SCREENPLAY BY ANTHONY MCCARTEN
"WHIPLASH," WRITTEN BY DAMIEN CHAZELLE
"BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)," WRITTEN BY ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS JR. AND ARMANDO BO
"BOYHOOD," WRITTEN BY RICHARD LINKLATER
"FOXCATCHER," WRITTEN BY E. MAX FRYE AND DAN FUTTERMAN
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," SCREENPLAY BY WES ANDERSON; STORY BY WES ANDERSON AND HUGO GUINNESS
"NIGHTCRAWLER," WRITTEN BY DAN GILROY
Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.
Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.