Oscars 2015: who has been nominated for an Academy Award?

Published Thursday, Jan 15 2015, 14:10 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne and Keira Knightley are among the stars who gained Oscar nominations today.

Nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards were revealed in Los Angeles this morning, and plenty of British faces were included in the list.

Benedict Cumberbatch at The Imitation Game premiere in New York
18 November

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Benedict Cumberbatch.

Dax Shepard, Andrew Panay, Tucker Tooley, and Bradley Cooper, 'Earth To Echo' film premiere, Los Angeles, America
14 Jun 2014

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Bradley Cooper.

Eddie Redmayne attends 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, US
4 January

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Eddie Redmayne.

Keira Knightley attends the premiere of The Imitation Game in New York, America - 17 November 2014

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Keira Knightley.

Sherlock's Benedict will go head-to-head with Eddie in the 'Best Actor' category for their roles in The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything respectively.

They will also battle Bradley Cooper, who has been nominated for his work as US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the biographical movie Amercian Sniper.

British women are well represented among the nominees as well, with pregnant Keira being named in the 'Best Supporting Actress' category for her role in Imitation Game, and Felicity Jones winning a 'Best Actress' nod for The Theory of Everything.

There are plenty of familiar names among the acting category nominees with the likes of Reese Witherspoon (Wild), The Office US star Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Emma Stone (Birdman) and Meryl Streep (Into The Woods) also being recognised.

Reese Witherspoon at 12th Annual Lupus LA Bag Ladies Luncheon - Arrivals, 22 November 2014

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Reese Witherspoon.

Emma Stone at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere in Paris, France - 11 April 2014

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Emma Stone.

Movies that will battle for 'Best Picture' include The Imitation Game, Foxcatcher, The Theory of Everything and American Sniper.

Today's nominees were revealed by actor Chris Pine.

The ceremony takes place in LA on 22 February 2015 and will be hosted by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris.

Main nominees:

Best Picture

American Sniper
Imitation Game
Theory of Everything
Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
JK Simmons - Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Director

Birdman - Alejandro G. Inarritu
Boyhood - Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher - Bennett Miller
Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game - Morten Tyldum

Make-up and Hairstyling

Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

Costume Design

Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into The Woods
Mr Turner


Grand Budapest Hotel
Mr Turner

Original Screenplay

Grand Budapest Hotel

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper
Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything

Original Score

Grand Budapest Hotel
Imitation Game
Mr Turner
The Theory of Everything

Best Foreign Film

Wild Tales

Best Animated Picture

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

Documentary – Short Subject

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Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Documentary – Feature

Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days In Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth