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Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’




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Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field.

The Michael Keaton comedy earned nominations in all major categories, including best picture, best actor, best director, and best original screenplay. The Wes Anderson-helmed film got nods for best picture, cinematography, original screenplay, director, and others.

“Boyhood,” which took 12 to make, and “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper, also had strong showings, earning 6 nominations each.

There were plenty of snubs, too. Civil rights film ‘Selma’ got nearly shut out, getting only two nominations: one for best picture, one for best original song. Despite early buzz, the Angelina Jolie-directed “Unbroken” failed to gain traction in any major categories and is nominated only for best cinematography, original score, sound editing, and sound mixing. Both Jennifer Aniston and Amy Adams didn’t make the best actress list for their turns in “Cake” and “Big Eyes” respectively.

For the list of Oscar Nominations: http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/01/15/49291/oscars-2015-academy-set-to-announce-nominations-li/

Guest:

Stacey Wilson, Awards Editor of "The Hollywood Reporter".