Oscar 2015 winners to be posted here (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) Along with 103,958,593 other bloggers worldwide, I'll be posting the list of Oscar 2015 winners here. Live. As they're announced. Can't beat that, or... (See also: Oscar 2015 Presenters and Oscar 2015 Performers.) Below, you'll find the complete Oscar 2015 nominations list. If you know your Oscar history, you'll have noticed the following: There are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons, Emma Stone, and Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, and Morten Tyldum. Oscar 2015 also marked the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Academy Awards for, respectively, Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose (2007) and James Mangold's Walk the Line (2005). They're back this year. Both Robert Duvall and Edward Norton had been last nominated for two 1998 releases. The former for Steven Zaillian's A Civil Action; the latter for Tony Kaye's American History X. Ethan Hawke, Keira Knightley, and Laura Dern each had one previous Oscar nomination. Hawke for Antoine Fuqua's Training Day (2001); Knightley for Pride & Prejudice (2005); Dern for Martha Coolidge's Rambling Rose, which came out way back in 1991. Julianne Moore, the year's likely Best Actress Oscar winner, has been shortlisted for four previous Academy Awards. As Best Supporting Actress for Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997) and, even though she had more screen time than eventual Best Actress winner Nicole Kidman, for Stephen Daldry's The Hours (2002). As Best Actress for Jim Sheridan's The End of the Affair (1999) and Todd Haynes' Far from Heaven (2002). In other words, Moore received her last Oscar nods – two in the same year – more than a decade ago. Julianne Moore has been nominated this year for Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's Sill Alice, in which she plays a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish, Alec Baldwin, and Best Supporting Actress César Award winner Kristen Stewart (for Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria) are Moore's co-stars. Two countries have been shortlisted in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the first time: Estonia and Mauritania. The latter is one of the precious few African nations to have had one of its (co-)productions nominated in this category. Estonia is in for Zaza Urushadze's Tangerines. Mauritania is in for Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, winner of the French Academy's Best Film César Award two nights ago. Meryl Streep has broken another Oscar record in the acting categories. She has surpassed the previous record held by, ahem, Meryl Streep by getting her nineteenth Academy Award nomination. This time around, Streep was shortlisted for Rob Marshall's musical Into the Woods. For the record, she has already won three Academy Awards. Best Actress for Alan J. Pakula's Sophie's Choice (1982) and Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady (2011), and Best Supporting Actress for Robert Benton's Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). Meryl Streep first Oscar nomination, in the Best Supporting Actress category, was for Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978). Her previous nomination, in the Best Actress category, was for John Wells' August: Osage County. Currently with four nominations in the Best Supporting Actress, Streep has tied with Amy Adams (who was bypassed this year for Tim Burton's Big Eyes), Agnes Moorehead, Gladys Coooper, Lee Grant, Geraldine Page, Maggie Smith, Maureen Stapleton, and Ethel Barrymore. The record-holder in the supporting categories remains Thelma Ritter, with six nominations – and no wins. For the record, the scene-stealing Thelma Ritter was shortlisted for: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All About Eve (1950), supporting Best Actress nominees Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. Mitchell Leisen's The Mating Season (1951), with Gene Tierney, John Lund, and Miriam Hopkins. Walter Lang's With a Song in My Heart (1952), supporting Best Actress nominee Susan Hayward and Rory Calhoun. Samuel Fuller Pickup on South Street (1953), with Richard Widmark and Jean Peters. Michael Gordon's Pillow Talk (1959), supporting Best Actress nominee Doris Day and Rock Hudson. John Frankenheimer's Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), as Best Actor nominee Burt Lancaster's mother. Image of Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S. Oscar 2015 presenters Outraged that Selma's Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo were not nominated for Academy Awards this year, a number of people out there seemingly would like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to enforce some kind of affirmative action procedure to ensure that U.S. ethnic minorites get shortlisted for the Oscars each year. Whether you find that a phenomenally brilliant or a monumentally idiotic idea, perhaps it's no coincidence that Academy producers have selected a significant contingent of black Oscar 2015 presenters. These range from David Oyelowo and 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor (both of whom happen to be British) to The Butler and The Color Purple's Oprah Winfrey. See, Hollywood movies are made with international audiences in mind. That's where most of the money is. But the televised Academy Awards ceremony continues to be presented with an American audience in mind. That's where most of the money is. Avatar's Zoe Saldana and cult-classic-in-the-making The Boy Next Door star Jennifer Lopez will be presenting as well, which should take care of those with Spanish last names. And several of the presenters surely have at least some Native American background. But there are no East Asian, Arab, South Asian, or Pacific Islander Oscar 2015 presenters. That is, unless you consider Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett Pacific Islanders. Anyhow, here's the list of Oscar 2015 presenters: Marion Cotillard. Chris Evans. Meryl Streep. Josh Hutcherson. Naomi Watts. Chiwetel Ejiofor. Reese Witherspoon. Channing Tatum. Chris Pine. Chris Pratt. Ben Affleck. Scarlett Johansson. Jennifer Aniston. Miles Teller. Jason Bateman. Ansel Elgort. Nicole Kidman. Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Lupita Nyong'o. Shirley MacLaine. Cate Blanchett. Liam Neeson. Idris Elba. Benedict Cumberbatch. Sienna Miller. David Oyelowo. Chloë Grace Moretz. Kerry Washington. Dwayne Johnson. Felicity Jones. Margot Robbie. Octavia Spencer. John Travolta. Terrence Howard. Dakota Johnson. Jared Leto. Jennifer Lopez. Matthew McConaughey. Eddie Murphy. Gwyneth Paltrow. Zoe Saldana. Oprah Winfrey. Kevin Hart. Oscar 2015 performers Neil Patrick Harris, Oscar 2015 opening segment “Moving Pictures”. Tim McGraw, “I'm Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. Adam Levine and Maroon 5, “Lost Stars” from Begin Again. John Legend and Common, “Glory” from Selma. Tegan and Sara & The Lonely Island, “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie. Rita Ora, “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights. Anna Kendrick. Lady Gaga. Jack Black. Jennifer Hudson. Oscar 2015 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. Best Foreign Language Film Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland). Leviathan, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia). Tangerines / Mandariinid, directed by Zaza Urushadze (Estonia). Timbuktu, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania). Wild Tales / Relatos salvajes, directed by Damián Szifrón (Argentina). Best Actor 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. Best Supporting Actor Robert Duvall, The Judge. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood. Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash. Best Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night. Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything. Julianne Moore, Still Alice. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl. Reese Witherspoon, Wild. Best Supporting Actress 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. Best Director Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro González Iñárritu. Boyhood, Richard Linklater. Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller. The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson. The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum. Best Original Screenplay Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo. Boyhood, Richard Linklater. Foxcatcher, E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness. Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy. Best Adapted Screenplay American Sniper, Jason Hall. The Imitation Game, Graham Moore. Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson. The Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten. Whiplash, Damien Chazelle. Best 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. Best Animated 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. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura. Best Cinematography 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. Best 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. Best 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. Best Production Design The Grand Budapest Hotel, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock. The Imitation Game, Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald. Interstellar, Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis. Into the Woods, Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock. Mr. Turner, Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts. Best 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. Best 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. Best 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. Best Sound Editing American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Martín 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. Best 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. Best 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. Best Documentary Short Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry. Joanna, Aneta Kopacz. Our Curse, Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki. The Reaper (La Parka), Gabriel Serra Arguello. White Earth, J. Christian Jensen. Best Animated Short 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. Best Live Action Short 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.   Oscar 2015 / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website. This article was originally published at Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/).

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