"And the nominees are…" Thursday morning, nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were unveiled in a two-part presentation live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Here are some nominations statistics.
"And the nominees are…"
Thursday morning, nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were unveiled in a two-part presentation live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams kicked off the announcement with the first 11 categories. Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs then took the stage to unveil the nominations for the 13 remaining categories.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel": 9
"The Imitation Game": 8
"American Sniper": 6
"The Theory of Everything": 5
"Mr. Turner": 4
For Best Picture, there were eight nominees. Since a rule change in 2011 first allowed for the possibility of between five and ten nominees, there have been nine nominees (84th, 85th and 86th Academy Awards).
Best Picture Release Dates: "The Grand Budapest Hotel," March 6, 2014; "Boyhood," July 10, 2014; "Whiplash," Oct. 10, 2014; "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," Oct. 16, 2014; "The Theory of Everything," Nov. 6, 2014; "The Imitation Game," Nov. 27, 2014; "American Sniper," Dec. 24, 2014; and "Selma," Dec. 24, 2014.
In the acting categories, there are nine first-time nominees (Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, Patricia Arquette and Emma Stone). Four are previous acting winners (Robert Duvall, Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep).
Marion Cotillard has received her second nomination for a performance in a language other than English. She won for her performance in 2007's "La Vie en Rose." She is the fifth performer to receive two or more acting nominations for a foreign-language performance. Marcello Mastroianni had three such nominations; Sophia Loren, Liv Ullmann and Isabelle Adjani each had two.
In the Leading Actor category, all of the nominated men received their first Oscar nomination, except for Bradley Cooper. Nominated for his performance in "American Sniper," Cooper received his third consecutive acting nomination and the second in this category. He was previously nominated for his leading role in "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012) and for his supporting role in "American Hustle" (2013).
In the Supporting Actress category, Meryl Streep received her 19th Oscar nomination for playing the role of the witch in "Into the Woods." Meanwhile, Patricia Arquette and Emma Stone received their first Oscar nominations. Laura Dern earned her second Oscar nomination and the first in this category for her role as Bobbi in "Wild." Her previous nomination was for her leading role in "Rambling Rose" (1991). The same can be said for Keira Knightley, nominated for her role in "The Imitation Game." Her previous nomination was for her leading role in "Pride & Prejudice" (2005).
For Foreign Language, Estonia and Mauritania earned first-time Oscar nominations for "Tangerines" (directed by Zaza Urushadze)" and "Timbuktu" (directed by Abderrahmane Sissako), respectively.
"Ida" is the 11th predominantly black-and-white film to be nominated for Cinematography since 1967, when the separate category for black-and-white cinematography was eliminated. Previously nominated films most recently were 2009's "The White Ribbon" and 2011's "The Artist."
Roger Deakins now has the most nominations for Cinematography of any living person with 12. Charles B. Lang, Jr. and Leon Shamroy share the all-time record with 18 nominations each.
Colleen Atwood has the most nominations for Costume Design of any living person with 11. The overall record in the category belongs to Edith Head with 35 nominations.
Read the full list of nominees here.
The 87th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2014, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.