Oscar Nominations: “Birdman” & “The Grand Budapest Hotel” lead the way

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(CNN) — The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning.

The nominees for best picture are “American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Selma,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash.”

The nominees for best actor are Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Michael Keaton (“Birdman”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) and Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”).

The nominees for best actress are Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”), Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”) and Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”).

The nominees for best supporting actor are J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), Edward Norton (“Birdman”), Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”), Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”) and Robert Duvall (“The Judge”).

The nominees for best supporting actress are Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), Emma Stone (“Birdman”), Meryl Streep (“Into the Woods”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”) and Laura Dern (“Wild”).

The nominees for best director are Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”), Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu (“Birdman”), Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher”), Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”).

The nominees for best adapted screenplay are “The Imitation Game,” “American Sniper,” “Whiplash,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Inherent Vice.”

The nominees for best original screenplay are “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Foxcatcher” and “Nightcrawler.”

The nominees for best animated feature are “Big Hero 6,” “How to Tame Your Dragon 2,” “The Boxtrolls,” “The Song of the Sea” and “The Tale of Princess Kaguya.” “The Lego Movie,” widely believed to be a favorite in this category, wasn’t nominated at all.

The 87th Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 22, at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Neil Patrick Harris will host. The show airs on ABC.

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