Happy awards season, nerds! The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards have been announced today; allow your wild speculation to ensue.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s excellent black comedy “Birdman”, and the Wes Anderson wet dream “The Grand Budapest Hotel” have stolen the hearts of the Academy this year, as each film has collected 9 nods each. Both Birdman and Budapest received nominations for Best Picture and Best Directing, among others – sadly, Ralph Fiennes was snubbed for best lead actor. So it goes.
One of the biggest omissions that truly have critics crying ‘snub’ is “The Lego Movie” – although the film’s “Everything Is Awesome” received a nod for Best Original Song, the Australian-based production was not recognised in the Best Animated Film category. Boo. 🙁
Films that cleaned up behind “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” are: “The Imitation Game” with 8 nominations; Golden Globes favourite “Boyhood” and “American Sniper” both received 6 nods each. And of course, Meryl Streep has been thrown in, because it’s Meryl fucking Streep, people.
The Academy Awards are going down on February 22.
And the nominees are…