Oscars 2015 Nominees and Performers

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Are you ready for the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday?

The Oscars 2015 will be hosted by “How I Met Your Mother” alum Neil Patrick Harris. This is the first time he’s hosting the Oscars but we have faith that Neil will do a great job. There’s an impressiveness lineup for performances that night. The newly engaged, Lady Gaga, is set to do a special tribute. Other artists hitting the stage this Sunday are John Legend, Common, Maroon 5, Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island, Jennifer Hudson, “Pitch Perfect 2” star Anna Kendrick,  and Tim McGraw!

Some of the presenters for this year are Oscar winners Cate Blanchett,  Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Here are the nominees:

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
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”

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

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

Director
“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

The Oscars 2015 will air Sunday February 22, on ABC at 7pm, and live streaming will be available in WATCH ABC app or by going to ABC.com.

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