Oscar Nominations Are in and It’s Looking Great for Steve Carell

Plus, the full list of categories and nominees.


Steve Carell in Foxcatcher via Sony Pictures

The entirety of awards season leads up to this day, and finally, after weeks of anticipation, the Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. While there are always snubs (Aniston, we’re all here for you), this year’s noms are pretty much exactly what most of the media predicted.

First and foremost, Steve Carell scored a nomination for his role in the dramatic boxing pic Foxcatcher. It’s so deserving; Carell’s grotesque and all-around horrifying transformation as John du Pont proved that he’s a also genius outside the comedy genre.

Among other uninspiring nominees are Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) for Actress in a Leading Role, Robert Duvall (The Judge) for Actor in a Supporting Role, Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) for Directing, and Richard Linklater (Boyhood) for Original Screenplay. And we can’t forget that Meryl Streep was nominated for her supporting role in Into the Woods because what are the Oscars without a Streep nomination?

And finally, the Best Picture category, the biggest category, nominated just about every buzzed-about movie this year—Boyhood, Birdman, Selma—with one rather surprising addition: Whiplash managed to score a nod, a movie about a young jazz drummer starring Miles Teller. Yes, Miles Teller, the guy in that bro-y Zac Efron movie about drinking beers and avoiding real adult responsibilities.

Cheers to all the nominees—may the best woman, man, or birdman win.

Below, a full list of categories and nominees.

The 87th Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 22 at 7 p.m. on ABC.

Best Picture
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Wild Tales

Best Documentary Feature
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt in the Earth

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

Best Film Editing
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Best Original Song
“Everything is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie (written by Shawn Patterson)
“Glory” from Selma (written by Common and John Legend)
“Grateful” from Beyond the Lights (written by Diane Warren)
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (written by Glen Campbell)
“Lost Stars” from Begin Again (written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood)

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

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins, Unbroken
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper

Best Visual Effects
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Short Film, Live Action
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
The Phone Call

Best Short Film, Animated
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Documentary, Short Subject
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The Reaper
White Earth