Oscar nominations in full: Redmayne and Cumberbatch lead UK assault

Screenwriter Graham Moore, Director Morten Tyldum, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch as The Imitation Game is nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.
Screenwriter Graham Moore, Director Morten Tyldum, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch as The Imitation Game is nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.
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EDDIE Redmayne will go head to head with Benedict Cumberbatch in the race to be named best actor at this year’s Oscars.

The British pair are up against Hollywood heavyweights including Michael Keaton for the award.

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Redmayne’s co-star in The Theory Of Everything, Felicity Jones, and Rosamund Pike were both nominated for the leading actress gong.

Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking has already won him a Golden Globe and he will be among the favourites to win the Oscar statuette.

The other nominees are Steve Carell and Bradley Cooper.

Jones, who played Professor Hawking’s wife in the film, and Gone Girl star Pike face competition from Reece Witherspoon, Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard.

Keira Knightley, who stars alongside Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game, is nominated for the best supporting actress award alongside Oscars veteran Meryl Streep.

The film, based on the life of pioneering scientist and code-breaker Alan Turing, is also nominated for best picture along with The Theory Of Everything, American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash.

The early odds suggest Redmayne faces competition from Keaton in the race to be named Best Actor.

The US star is 4-5 to win, just marginally ahead of Redmayne at 10-11, according to bookmaker William Hill.

The firm’s spokesman, Rupert Adams, said: “The betting suggests that five of the six major awards have nailed-on winners, whilst the Best Actor betting suggests a High Noon-style mano a mano between Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton, either of whom could draw first.”

Among those who were tipped for a nomination but missed out were actors Ralph Fiennes and David Oyewelo, both critically acclaimed for their work in The Grand Budapest Hotel and Selma respectively, and Nick Hornby whose work on the screenplay of Wild went unrecognised.

Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston also missed out despite impressing the critics with her performance in Cake.

Other notable nominations include two for French composer Alexandre Desplat, who is recognised for his original score for The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game.

AND THE NOMINEES ARE...

Here are the nominations for next month’s Oscars, announced today:

• Leading 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

• Supporting actor

Robert Duvall - The Judge

Ethan Hawke - Boyhood

Edward Norton - Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher

JK Simmons - Whiplash

• Leading actress

Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones - The Theory Of Everything

Julianne Moore - Still Alice

Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon - Wild

• 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

• Animated feature film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Song Of The Sea

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

• Cinematography

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ida

Mr Turner

Unbroken

• Costume design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Inherent Vice

Into The Woods

Maleficent

Mr Turner

• Director

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Alejandro G Inarritu

Boyhood - Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher - Bennett Miller

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson

The Imitation Game - Morten Tyldum

• Documentary feature

Citizenfour

Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days In Vietnam

The Salt Of The Earth

Virunga

• Documentary short

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Joanna

Our Curse

The Reaper (La Parka)

White Earth

• Film editing

American Sniper

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Whiplash

• Foreign language film

Ida (Poland)

Leviathan (Russia)

Tangerines (Estonia)

Timbuktu (Mauritania)

Wild Tales (Argentina)

• Hair and make-up

Foxcatcher

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

• Original score

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game - Alexandre Desplat

Interstellar - Hans Zimmer

Mr. Turner - Gary Yershon

The Theory of Everything - Johann Johannsson

• Original song

Everything Is Awesome - The Lego Movie

Glory - Selma

Grateful - Beyond the Lights

I’m Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me

Lost Stars - Begin Again

• Best picture

American Sniper

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

• Production design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Into The Woods

Mr. Turner

• Animated short film

The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper

Feast

Me And My Moulton

A Single Life

• Live action short film

Aya

Boogaloo And Graham

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)

Parvaneh

The Phone Call

• Sound editing

American Sniper

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Interstellar

Unbroken

• Sound mixing

American Sniper

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

Interstellar

Unbroken

Whiplash

• Visual effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Interstellar

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

• 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

• Original screenplay

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bo

Boyhood - Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher - E Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler - Dan Gilroy