Oscar Nominations: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ & ‘Birdman’ Lead Way With 9 Noms; ‘Imitation Game’ Scores 8

Some big snubs here. Ehh same ol same ol.


UPDATED with more details: Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman led the way this morning with nine mentions apiece as nominations were announced for the 87th Oscars, with the Weinstein Company’s The Imitation Game following with eight. All three were included in the Best Picture race in a category that featured only eight of a possible 10 nominees, joining Warner Bros’ American Sniper, early awards-season frontrunner Boyhood from IFC Films, Focus Feature’ The Theory Of Everything, Sony Pictures Classics’ Whiplash and Paramount’s Selma.

AMERICAN SNIPERSelma, which had been left off of several awards lists before today, finally scored with a Best Pic nom, but director Ava DuVernay and lead actor David Oyelowo were left off in their respective categories. Among the late bloomers to score this morning was American Sniper, which landed six noms overall including Best Pic, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper and Best Adapted…

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