Two Texas filmmakers — Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater — continue their march to Oscar gold with the Academy Award nominations, which were announced this morning. In addition to their films (The Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood, pictured, respectively), Birdman and the gay-centric Imitation Game were among the major nominees.
Budapest tied Birdman with the top number of noms — nine each — including best picture and director. Boyhood managed the same, with six nominations.
Imitation Game, about the gay English mathematician Alan Turing, received eight nods, including one for Benedict Cumberbatch.
Foxcatcher managed five nominations, including one for Steve Carell playing creepy-gay billionaire John DuPont. Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, the gay couple who used to do porn films, saw Julianne Moore, the star of their film Still Alice, get a best actress nomination. Selma got only two nominations, for best picture and best song. That means Guardians of the Galaxy got more noms that MLK, Jr. Lesbian filmmaker Laura Poitras was shortlisted for her amazing documentary Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden and the NSA.
A full list is below:
Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman; Richard Linklater, Boyhood; Wes Anderson, Budapest; Morten Tyldum, Imitation; Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher.
Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman; Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything; Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game; Steve Carell, Foxcatcher; Bradley Cooper, American Sniper.
Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice; Reese Witherspoon, Wild; Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl; Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything; Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night.
Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash; Edward Norton, Birdman; Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher; Ethan Hawke, Boyhood; Robert Duvall, The Judge.
Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood; Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game; Emma Stone, Birdman; Laura Dern, Wild; Meryl Streep, Into the Woods.
Original screenplay: Birdman; Boyhood; Grand Budapest; Nightcrawler; Foxcatcher.
Adaptation screenplay: Imitation Game; Whiplash; Theory of Everything; American Sniper; Inherent Vice.
Film editing: Boyhood; Imitation; American Sniper; Budapest; Whiplash.
Score: Imitation; Theory; Budapest; Interstellar; Mr. Turner.
Song: “Glory,” Selma; “Everything is Awesome,” The Lego Movie; “Grateful,” Beyond the Lights; “Lost Stars,” Begin Again; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.
Sound mixing: Birdman; Sniper; Interstellar; Whiplash; Unbroken.
Sound editing: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies; Sniper; Birdman; Interstellar; Unbroken.
Production design: Into the Woods; Budapest; Imitation; Interstellar; Mr. Turner.
Costume design: Grand Budapest; Into the Woods; Maleficent; Inherent Vice; Mr. Turner.
Makeup: Guardians; Foxcatcher; Budapest.
Documentary feature: Citizenfour; Finding Vivien Meier; Last Days in Vietnam; Virunga; The Salt of the Earth.
Animated feature: Big Hero 6; The Boxtrolls; How to Train Your Dragon 2; Song of the Sea; The Tale of Princess Kayuga.
Foreign language film: Tangerines; Ida; Leviathan; Timbuktu; Wild Tales.
Live action short: Aya; Boogaloo and Graham; Parvaneh; The Phone Call; Butter Lamp.
Animated short: The Bigger Picture; The Dam Keeper; Feat; Me and My Moulton; A Single Life.
Documentary short: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1; Joanna; The Reaper; Our Curse; White Earth.