Honoring the movie critics' praise, the night featured winners including "Boyhood" for Best Picture, Emily Blunt and Bradley Cooper for best performances in action films, along with the cast of "Birdman" for best ensemble.
With so many great movies and such a selection of moving performances, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members had their work cut out for them when choosing the nominations for the 87th Oscars. And unfortunately there were quite a few worthy contenders that went unnoticed by the time the hopefuls were announced this morning (January 15).
“Cake” star Jennifer Aniston failed to get a nomination for Best Actress, despite plenty of buzz as well as a Screen Actors Guild nod.
It’s going to be another fabulous year at the Oscars, and this morning (January 15) the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled their nominees for the 87th Academy Awards.
All in all, there were no real surprises, with Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton and Benedict Cumberbatch all scoring nods for Best Actor. And predictably the Best Actress hopefuls include Felicity Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Marion Cotillard and Julianne Moore (however, Jennifer Aniston missed out!).
It’s the only awards show that focuses on the top dog on the film set, and the Directors Guild of America just unveiled the picks for the 2015 ceremony.
The field is rich with talent yet again this year, as first-time mentions Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) are all in the running for Outstanding Feature Film. But they’ll have to defeat previous nominee Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman) and previous winner Clint Eastwood (American Sniper) in order to take home the hardware.
The Academy Award-winning actor tried out for the Richard Linklater flick back in 1992, sporting a black MTV Headbanger’s Ball t-shirt with flowing blonde hair and plenty of southern swagger. Thankfully, Matthew had the juice necessary to land his stoner role as it brought him into view for writers, directors and casting agents all over Tinseltown.
Per the official Marvel synopsis, “This is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.”