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Oscar 2015 nominations had its own surprises and snubs. While majority of the predictions we did on Oscar nominations for the major categories have turned true as some of the common names made it to the list.
However, we had snubs and surprises which is expected every year. For example, Jennifer Aniston had been garnering a lot of Oscar buzz for the Best Actress category. However, the Cake actress was completely snubbed this year with her movie, Cake getting nil nominations.
Talking about surprises, The Grand Budapest Hotel has grabbed majority of nominations with 9 nods. Similarly, Birdman too got 9 nods. However, Boyhood which has been winning ample awards this season did not rule the Oscar nominations chart. The coming-of-age movie has got 6 nominations along with American Sniper.
One of the biggest surprises was Best Actress nominations. No we are not talking about the omission of Jennifer Aniston but about Marion Cotillard. Marion for the second time got an Oscar nomination and that too for Best Actress again from a foreign language film. Hardly Foreign language films make it to such big categories especially acting, and Marion did it again by her performance in Two Days, One Night, a Belgian-Italian-French drama film which won her the Best Actress Oscar nomination yet again.
This is the second Oscar nomination for Marion who has already won one in the same category for La Vie En Rose, a French and Canadian biographical musical film about the life of French singer Édith Piaf.
Here are some of the big surprises from Oscar nominations 2015.
Bradley Cooper's 3rd OScar Nomination In A Row!
This is the third time in a row where Bradley Cooper got an Oscar nomination. Starting from 2013's Silver Linings Playbook to American Sniper, Bradley Cooper has landed in the elite group of the best actors who had got Oscar nominations thrice in a row.
Marion Cotillard surprised us this year by grabbing Best Actress nomination at the Oscars and that too for a foreign language film. Two Nights, On Day did not make it to Foreign Langauge Film category but landed Marion a nod for Best Actress which is her second nomination for the category.
Boyhood Grabbing Only 6 Nominations
In this award season, only three or four movies are most talked about and Boyhood is on the top. The coming-of-age movie has however got only 6 nominations at the Oscars.
After 1992's Oscar nomination, Lauren did not appear in the list until now. However, for her performance as Reese Witherspoon's on-screen mother in Wild gained her the Best Supporting Actress nomination.
This movie did not garner much Oscar buzz but got the nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. The movie left behind one of the most acclaimed hits, Gone Girl behind!
The Grand Budapest Hotel Leads
One of the biggest Oscar surprises this year is The Grand Budapest Hotel. The comedy movie has been winning this award season and giving tough competition to Boyhood as well. But we did not expect this comedy to lead this year nominations with 9 nods!