2015’s Best Picture Nominations at the Oscars

The 2015 academy awards drew a lot of controversy, but we still love to keep a record of exactly what went on. History is so important in film making, for inspiration and learning from mistakes. As such we love to keep you updated with things in the past, and this is why we have compiled the list of the movies that were nominated for Best Picture at this years Academy Award ceremony.

The first film on the list, is the Clint Eastwood directed American Sniper. A controversial adaptation of the life of American sniper Chris Kyle. Taken from the book about Kyles life, Bradley Cooper played the lead role. We saw him deal with tough battle ground decisions and dealing with PTSD on his return to America.

Next we have The original Boyhood, a film that drew huge praise. Twelve years in the making, it follows a young boy between the ages of 6 and 18, as he grows up and deals with the struggles of having divorced parents. Actors own life experiences were incorporated and allowed to adapt to the script, producing a truly remarkable piece of work, that is unlike anything we have ever seen.

Next we have The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph fiennes as a man who forms an alliance with a worker at the hotel, to try and clear his name of a murder charge.

We continue with The imitation game. It is a Historical Thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly. It is based on a real life British cryptanalyst, and his huge task to break the German intelligence codes during world war two. An act that could change the fate of the world.

Next is the real life Biopic Selma, about Civil rights movement. It specifically is about the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, to raise awareness and fight for equal voting rights for black Americans.

Adding a more romantic twist on the list, is The Theory Of everything, detailing the life of Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife. All through his time at university, his scientific breakthroughs and his decent into a terrible illness.

A dark horse is the next on the list, and that film is Whiplash. Starring Miles Teller and J.K Simmons, it is about the experiences of the Princeston High school band. This is quantified in the story of a talented and maverick Jazz musician, and the strict abusive teacher who drives him to be better and pushes him beyond his boundaries.

We end the list with the film that won best picture, Birdman. A return to greatness for forgotten man Michael Keaton, delivering a stellar performance in the films lead. A dark comedy about an actor fallen from the heights of his career defining Hollywood role, trying to mould himself into completing a difficult Broadway performance.

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