Nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 87th annual Academy Award nominations for best motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The nominees announced Thursday morning are: “American Sniper,” ”Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” ”Boyhood,” ”The Grand Budapest Hotel,” ”The Imitation Game,” ”Selma,” “The Theory of Everything,” and “Whiplash.”

The nominees for lead actor are: Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”; Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”; Michael Keaton, “Birdman”; and Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything.”

The nominees for lead Actress are: Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”; (asterisk)Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”; (asterisk)Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”; (asterisk)Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”; (asterisk)Reese Witherspoon, “Wild.”

The nominees for supporting actor are: Robert Duvall, “The Judge”; Edward Norton, “Birdman”; Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”; Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”; and J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash.”

The nominees for supporting actress are: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”; Laura Dern, “Wild”; Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”; Emma Stone, “Birdman”; and Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods.”

The Oscars will be presented Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and broadcast live on ABC.

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