Telluride & The Oscars: Nominees Announced

True to form an impressive number of films on Oscars’ hit list found the limelight at the Telluride Film Festival, among them, “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,””Foxcatcher,””Wild,” Salt of the Earth,” “Virunga,” “Wild Tales,” “Leviathan,” and “Mr. Turner.” Here’s the full list from HuffPost Entertainment assembled by Matthew Jacobs. Take that Toronto!


“Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” commandeered the 2015 Oscar nominations, announced early Thursday morning during a live telecast from Los Angeles. Both movies collected nine nominations. Other titles that fared well include “The Imitation Game” (eight), “Boyhood” (six), “American Sniper” (six), “The Theory of Everything” (five), “Foxcatcher” (five), “Whiplash” (five) and “Interstellar” (five).

Prominent snubs include Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Actor, “Nightcrawler”), David Oyelowo (Best Actor, “Selma”), Jennifer Aniston (Best Actress, “Cake”), Jessica Chastain (Best Supporting Actress, “A Most Violent Year”), Ava DuVernay (Best Director, “Selma”), Clint Eastwood (Best Director, “American Sniper”), “The LEGO Movie” (Best Animated Feature), “Life Itself” (Best Documentary Feature), Lana Del Rey’s song from “Big Eyes” and Lorde’s song from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.” The Best Picture list, which can include anywhere between five and 10 titles, selected eight films, excluding “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Nightcrawler,” “Wild,” “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods.” No actors or actresses of color were nominated, making it the whitest Oscars since 1998.

“Star Wars” honcho J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, who won Best Director last year for “Gravity,” announced the technical awards at 8:30 a.m. ET. Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the top awards, marking the first time all 24 categories were unveiled during the telecast.

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

Best Director…

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