2015 Oscar Nominations
It’s Oscar season and the nominations were announced earlier today. As usual, the big news is just as much about the movies not included as it is about the movies that are. Personally, the big miss for me was The Lego Movie in the animation category. Another notable absentee is Ava DuVernay for directing in Selma, yet the film did manage to acquire a Best Picture nomination—but no other nominations except for Original Song. I don’t have the statistics in front of me, but it’s somewhat unusual to not have an actor, actress, director or even hair and makeup nomination for a film that still achieves Best Picture. Finally Unbroken faired poorly with only three technical nominations for cinematography, sound editing and sound mixing. Enough said… here are the nominations. And you can click on the linked movies to see our Parent Previews reviews.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 87th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
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
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Citizenfour Finding Vivian Maier Last Days in Vietnam The Salt of the Earth Virunga
BEST SONG Everything Is Awesome – Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson – The Lego Movie Glory – Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn –Selma Grateful – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren –Beyond the Lights I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond – Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me Lost Stars—Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois—Begin Again