Boyhood Nominated for Six Oscars

Academy singles out Linklater, Adair, Arquette, Hawke

Boyhood Nominated for Six Oscars

Looks like the Academy has finally caught on to something Austin’s known all along – that Richard Linklater is a pretty terrific filmmaker. He’s just earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Director.

Previously a two-time writing nominee (for his collaborations with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke on 2014’s Before Midnight and 2004’s Before Sunrise), Linklater had eluded wider notice from the Academy. Not so this year. His Austin-made Boyhood, a deeply personal project about an evolving family filmed over the course of 12 years, earned six Oscar nominations. They include Best Picture (Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland), Best Director (Richard Linklater), Best Original Screenplay (Richard Linklater), Best Editor (Sandra Adair), Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), and Best Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke).

A favorite of both critics and general audiences, Boyhood has had an impressive run on the year-end awards circuit (including being named the Austin Chronicle’s Best Film of 2015). Most recently, it won Best Film (Drama), Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress at last Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards.

Another notable native Texan to earn the Academy's favor: University of Texas alum Wes Anderson. His film The Grand Budapest Hotel earned nine nominations, including Best Picture (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson), Best Director (Wes Anderson), Best Cinematography (Robert Yeoman), Best Costume Design (Milena Canonero), Best Production Design (Adam Stockhausen, Production Design; Anna Pinnock, Set Decoration), Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier), Best Editing (Barney Pilling), Best Score (Alexandre Desplat), Best Original Screenplay (Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness).

The 2015 Oscars ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Feb. 22, on ABC. Keep reading for the complete list of nominations.

Best Picture

American Sniper, Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood, Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman

Selma, Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

The Theory of Everything, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten

Whiplash, Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6, Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

The Boxtrolls, Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight

How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold

Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore and Paul Young


Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman

Ida, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. Turner, Dick Pope

Unbroken, Roger Deakins

Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero

Inherent Vice, Mark Bridges

Into the Woods, Colleen Atwood

Maleficent, Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive

Mr. Turner, Jacqueline Durran


Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood, Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson

The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum

Documentary Feature

CitizenFour, Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester

The Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier

Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Documentary Short Subject

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

“Joanna,” Aneta Kopacz

“Our Curse,” Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki
“The Reaper La Parka,” Gabriel Serra Arguello

“White Earth,” J. Christian Jensen

Film Editing

American Sniper, Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach

Boyhood, Sandra Adair

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling

The Imitation Game, William Goldenberg

Whiplash, Tom Cross

Foreign Language Film

Ida (Poland) Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Tangerines (Estonia) Directed by Zaza Urushadze

Timbuktu (Mauritania) Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Wild Tales (Argentina) Directed by Damián Szifron

Makeup and Hairstyling

Foxcatcher, Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

Guardians of the Galaxy, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game, Alexandre Desplat

Interstellar, Hans Zimmer

Mr. Turner, Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything, Jóhann Jóhannsson

Original Song

"Everything Is Awesome" from THE LEGO MOVIE, Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
"Glory" from SELMA Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
"Grateful" from BEYOND THE LIGHTS Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

"Lost Stars" from BEGIN AGAIN Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen Production Design; Anna Pinnock Set Decoration

The Imitation Game, Maria Djurkovic Production Design; Tatiana Macdonald Set Decoration

Interstellar, Nathan Crowley Production Design; Gary Fettis Set Decoration

Into the Woods, Dennis Gassner Production Design; Anna Pinnock Set Decoration

Mr. Turner, Suzie Davies Production Design; Charlotte Watts Set Decoration

Short Film, Animated

“The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

“The Dam Keeper,” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

“Feast,” Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

“Me and My Moulton,” Torill Kove

“A Single Life,” Joris Oprins

Short Film, Live Action

“Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

“Boogaloo and Graham,” Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

“Butter Lamp La Lampe au Beurre de Yak,” Hu Wei and Julien Féret

“Parvaneh,” Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger

“The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Sound Editing

American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Brent Burge and Jason Canovas

Interstellar, Richard King

Unbroken, Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

Sound Mixing

American Sniper, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga

Interstellar, Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten

Unbroken, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee

Whiplash, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist

Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould

Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Writing, Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper Written by Jason Hall

The Imitation Game Written by Graham Moore

Inherent Vice Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

The Theory of Everything Screenplay by Anthony McCarten

Whiplash Written by Damien Chazelle

Writing, Original Screenplay

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

Boyhood Written by Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler Written by Dan Gilroy

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