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The fight for golden statuettes is on!
And the world is waiting for 22nd February 2015.
Oscars are the most awaited event every year. From the Red Carpet till the winners, everything about the Oscars is exciting. The enthusiasm, of getting a glimpse of celebrities at the Oscars Red Carpet, increases with every year. There is a new joy, new fashion trends and the best designers displaying their work on the celebrities from all over the world. With Neil Patrick Harris hosting the event, the night of Oscars 2015 is undoubtedly going to be a memorable one!
This year, there is a neck to neck competition between Birdman and Boyhood for the best picture.The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy, did the honors. Bird, an and The Grand Budapest Hotel tied for the most nominations this year. They have been nominated in nine categories each.
Let's have a look at other nominations for best picture and best foreign language film at Oscars 2015.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy portraying the story of an actor famous for playing the role of an iconic superhero battles, who battles his ego and strives to recover his family, his career and himself and struggles to mount a Broadway play.
Richard Linklater's Boyhood is all set to win the Oscars this year. Linklater had the perseverance and determination to present a story like no one has done before, making him the all-time favorite at Oscars. Though few of the critics have been favoring Birdman, Boyhood still stands strong in this race. This 165 minutes movie covers the life of a young man, Mason, from the age of 5 till 18 years.
Directed by Morten Tyldum, the story takes us back to the World War II times, where a mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with the help of fellow mathematicians.
Wes Anderson came back with a bang in the quirkiest way possible. The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of the few films to have debuted in the early part of 2014 that made to Oscars.
Directed by Damien Chazelle, this movie around the relationship of a promising drummer and his mentor got five nominations at Oscars including Best Picture, Supporting Actor, and Adapted Screenplay.
This movie has beautifully presented the unusual love story of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. Eddie Redmayne did full justice to the role and got nominated for the Best Actor at Oscars.
Chris Kyle's autobiography is beautifully told in this American action and drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, it got a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 25, 2014 and received a wide release on January 16th the following year. Eastwood got the biggest opening of his career with this movie. With the perfect timing of the film release, American Sniper certainly did something more than expected.
Based on the account of Martin Luther King's operations to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, the film got four Golden Globe Award nominations and is also nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.
Ida has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film as well as in the category of Cinematography at the 87th Academy Awards. The film has already won the prestigious Polish and European industry awards.
This Argentine black comedy-drama film was written and directed by Damian Szifron. Wild Tales was seen by more than 2 million spectators in its first 24 days since the premiere and finally got nominated at Oscars for best foreign language film.
Director, Andrey Zvyagintsev has covered the story of Kolia, who lives in a Russian coastal town and is forced to confront the corrupt mayor after he was informed that his residence would soon be demolished. He hires his old Army friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further disappointment for Kolia and his family. This movie holds a good chance to win the best foreign film award at Oscars.
Timbuktu is another epic nomination in foreign language film category. This French-Mauritanian drama film was directed by Abderrahmane Sissako and was based on the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels. The parts of the film were influenced by 2012 public stoning of an unmarried couple in Aguelhok. The movie was shot in Oualata, a small town in south-east Mauritania. At 2014 Cannes, it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the Francois Chalais Prize.
This Estonian-Georgian film is directed, produced and written by Zaza Urushadze. The story is based on an Estonian man Ivo who stayed behind after the war in Georgia, Apkhazeti during 1990 to harvest his crops of tangerines. Thia unique story clearly holds a chance to win at Oscars in Foreign Language Film Category.