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The Oscar nominees are here!

The Oscar nominees are here!
January 15, 2015 JEREMY FEIST
Oscars

Oscars

Oh, you know what time it is: It’s time to play our favorite Oscar nominations game, “Wait, what’s that movie? How did that one get nominated? Why did they leave out … HUH?!?!?!” You know how it works. Just read through the list of Academy Award nominees with an air of confusion because you didn’t actually see any of these movies, even though you told yourself you were going to hit up the critical darlings this year but instead went to go see Neighbors three times. Anyway, here are all the rich, famous people up for the pudding this year–due to be handed out on Sunday, February 22nd …

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory Of Everything
Selma

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 Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory Of Everything
Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

Best Director
Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Boyhood, Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum

I’m going to call this now: Boyhood will probably win for Best Picture and Best Director (Richard Linklater), just because it’s such a huge undertaking and acts as a love letter to the art of movie making. From there, we’re looking at Julianne Moore taking the win for Still Alice, while the Best Actor is still up between Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton (although I lean towards Keaton, purely because I love a good career resurgence.) Everything else, who knows? I’m sure I’ll find some time to plot out my Oscar picks later, but for now I need to bake some cookies. Excuse me, I smell burning …