Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar Noms

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Oscar nominees were announced early this morning and once again it seems Birdman is the film to beat! The story about a fading actor has tied with Grand Budapest Hotel for a total of nine nominations each.

The two films will compete with each other in the Best Picture, Best Cinematography,  Best Directing,  Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing categories.

Birdman

Birdman finds itself nominated in almost all  major categories with Michael Keaton up for Best Leading Actor and Edward Norton and Emma Stone receiving nods for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively.  The film also received recognition for Sound Mixing.

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Grand Budapest Hotel has its additional nominations spread throughout the smaller categories including Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score and Production Design.

Add American Sniper to your list of movies to see this award season, the recently released film about a US Navy Seal snagged a total of six nods including Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing.

selma

Apparently everything was not awesome about The Lego Movie as the film was snubbed from the Best Animated Feature Film category but did grab a nod for Best Original Song. Also snubbed was Ava Duvernay’s Martin Luther King centered story Selma. Though Selma is up for Best Picture and Best Original Song (Glory by Common and John Legend), it did not garner recognition in  any other categories including the Best Directing, Best Actor.

 

The 87th annual Oscars airs February 22 at 7pmEST/4pmPST. Watch it live on ABD and tweet with me at @ItsEstaFiesta!

For the complete list of Oscar nominations, check here.

 

Esta Fiesta is a Brooklyn based blogger with a love of music and finding new shoes. When she's not watching a movie or testing out new hair products she can be found doing Pilates - but only so she can eat from the waffle truck of course! Follow her Tweets at @ItsEstaFiesta