Top Oscar Nominations for the Three B's: Boyhood, Birdman and Budapest

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While much of the U.S. still hasn't seen many of this morning's Oscar nominees, Boise Weekly readers are well-familiar with the men and women who were named in the Motion Picture Academy's list of the year's best. Hollywood's annual early wake-up call included some very good news for the three B's: Boyhood, Birdman and Budapest Hotel (The grand one), which all raked in top Oscar nods. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel topped all films with nine individual nominations each.

This year, there will be eight Best Picture nominees: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash.

Best Actor: Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

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

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

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

Best Animated Film: Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea and The Tale of  Princess Kaguya.

Best Documentary Feature: Citizenfour, Finding Vivian Maier, Last Days in Vietnam, The Salt of the Earth and Virunga.

Best Foreign Language Film: Ida, Leviathan, Tangerines, Timbuktu and Wild Tales.