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Jennifer Aniston and 9 Surprising 2015 Oscar snubs: See all the nominees

Say it ain’t so!

Our favorite girl next door was snubbed for an Oscar for her role in the movie Cake, the gut-wrenching, makeup-less role in which she plays a woman battling some pretty raw and visceral situations, and quite frankly, it looks like the performance of a lifetime. It seems both depressing and uplifting, and how could she not get a nomination for it?

But the most notable Oscar snub would have to be Selma. What is critics’ deal with Selma? I understand they didn’t have the rights to Dr. King’s speeches, but geez. David Oyelowo did not receive a Best Actor nod and amazing and crazy talented Ava DuVernay didn’t receive a nomination for Best Director. I just don’t understand.

Other prominent snubs include the omission of Clint Eastwood for Best Director for American Sniper, Jessica Chastain for Best Supporting Actress in A Most Violent Year, Lorde and Lana Del Rey were left off the list of Best Song for their tunes in Big Eyes and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, respectively. David Fincher wasn’t nominated for Gone Girl, and how on earth was The Lego Movie not nominated for Best Animated Feature?


But there were some pretty amazing films, actors and actresses grabbing up top numbers of nominations. The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman led the movie pack with nine nominations each. The Imitation Game nabbed eight nods while Meryl Streep earned her 19th nomination and Bradley Cooper his third consecutive one.

I guess now we will have to go see Birdman?
Check out all the nominations below.

Best Picture

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • American Sniper
  • Whiplash

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild
  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Actor in a Leading Role

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


  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
  • Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
  • Laura Dern, Wild

Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Foreign Language Film

  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • Tangerines
  • Wild Tales
  • Timbuktu

Writing – Adapted Screenplay

  • Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
  • Jason Hall, American Sniper
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Writing – Original Screenplay

  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
  • Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
  • E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher


  • Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
  • Roger Deakins, Unbroken
  • Robert D. Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, Ida

Music – Original Score

  • Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
  • Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

Costume Design

  • Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
  • Anna B. Sheppard, Maleficent
  • Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner
  • Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice

Music – Original Song

  • “Glory” by Common and John Legend, Selma
  • “Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood, Begin Again
  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, The Lego Movie
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” by Glen Campbell, Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Grateful,” Beyond the Lights

Visual Effects

  • Interstellar
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Documentary Short Subject

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Joanna
  • Our Curse
  • White Earth
  • The Reaper

Documentary Feature

  • Citizenfour
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • Virunga
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • Finding Vivian Maier

Film Editing

  • Sandra Adair, Boyhood
  • Tom Cross, Whiplash
  • William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game
  • Joel Cox and Gary Roach, American Sniper
  • Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Sound Editing

  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • American Sniper
  • Birdman

Sound Mixing

  • Mark Weingarten, Interstellar
  • Thomas Curley, Whiplash
  • Unbroken
  • American Sniper
  • Birdman

Production Design

  • Into the Woods
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Interstellar
  • The Imitation Game
  • Mr. Turner

Short Film – Live Action

  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Aya
  • Butterlamp
  • Parvenah
  • The Phone Call

Short Film – Animated

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

Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Song of the Sea

The Oscars will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who we love, and will air on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22.

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