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The Oscar Nominations For 2015: Selma Snubbed, ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead with nine

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The nominations are in and The most obvious snub was “Selma,” Ava DuVernay’s moving biopic about Martin Luther King Jr. Despite a nod for best picture and best original song (for Common and John Legend’s recent Golden Globe-winning “Glory”), the film’s director and actors were shut out in their respective categories.

David Oyelowo missed out on a best actor nomination, but more surprisingly, Avu DuVernay was not acknowledged in the best director category, a nomination that would have been the first for an African American woman. The shade….

Neverthless Birdman and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” scored nine nominations.. Read the full list below:

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
Theory Of Everything
Whiplash

Best Actor
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (Theory of Everything)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

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

Best Director
Alejandro Inarritu
Richard Linklater
Bennett Milller
Wes Anderson
Morten Tyldum

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Laura Dern (Wild)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Original Score
Grand Budapest Hotel
Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
Theory of Everything

Best Documentary—Short
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Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Film Editing
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Animated Short
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Original Song
Everything is Awesome
Glory – Common & John Legend
Grateful – From ‘Beyond the Lights’
I’m Not Going to Miss You
Lost Stars

Not one actor of color nominated in this white washed list. People are truly crazy if they think the Oscars is a benchmark of success, its all about PR and how much butt  you can kiss.. Why was Selma snubbed ? The Academy made a statement: We gave you 12 Years A Slave last year; won’t happen twice in a row.

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