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It’s award season and the nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced this morning.
The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman led the way with nine nominations each. However this is the Oscars’ least diverse list of nominees in 17 years. All the nominees in the top four acting categories are white. This is happening for the first time since 1998, when “Titanic” took home the top prize. There are no Black, Latino, Asian-American or Native American nominees this year.
The British-born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo, who played Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” was expected to be nominated for Best Actor, however he was shut out. Bradley Cooper was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in “American Sniper”, defying predictions from Oscar pundits. “American Sniper” was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, among other awards.
There could have been two females nominated for the first time for Best Director; Ava DuVerny [Selma] and Angelina Jolie [Unbroken], however they were both left from the list of nominees. However, Unbroken received several nominations, which includes Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.
Richard Linklater was nominated for Best Director for his groundbreaking film “Boyhood”, which also got a nod for Best Picture. Golden Globe winners Michael Keaton, Amy Adams, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore were nominated in the Best Actress/Actor categories.
The Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 22, 2015 and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
Source: tribute.ca, nbc.com