Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led this year’s class of Oscar films with nine nominations apiece, including nods for Best Picture and Best Director. American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s movie about Chris Kyle, tied The Imitation Game with eight nominations, and Bradley Cooper nabbed a Best Actor nod, nudging out Selma‘s David Oyelowo and Nightcrawler‘s Jake Gyllenhaal. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, the movie that took 12 years to make, was honored with six nominations, including Best Picture.
Los Angeles, CA Even though she wasn’t nominated for anything and clearly had no business being there, pop star Lady Gaga defied better judgment and proved herself a true, relevant icon by attending the 86th Academy Awards Sunday decked out in glamorous garb evoking Hollywood of yesteryear.
Beverly Hills, CA — Bowing to increased pressure from its members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) today announced the addition of a new awards category recognizing actors and actresses for their outstanding achievement in full frontal nudity on film.