Marion Cotillard made fun of her friends for saying she'd get an Oscar nomination

Marion Cotillard made fun of her friends for saying she'd get an Oscar nomination

'Two Days, One Night' star thrilled Dardennes' movie is coming to the Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES — As always, there were a number of surprises Thursday morning with the announcement of the 87th Academy Awards nominations, but one of the biggest ones was Marion Cotillard's nod in the lead actress category for "Two Days, One Night."  

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Roger Deakins and Emmanuel Lubezki praise fellow Oscar nominees

Roger Deakins and Emmanuel Lubezki praise fellow Oscar nominees

Two of the industry's most celebrated DPs shine a light elsewhere

Roger Deakins inched closer to the likes of fellow cinematographers Leon Shamroy and Charles B. Lang Jr. Thursday morning by picking up his twelfth Oscar nomination to date, for his work on Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken." But where Shamroy and Lang each picked up some hardware in their day, Deakins — one of the most celebrated artists behind the camera today — is still looking for his first.

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For Your Convenience: Every 2015 Oscar Nomination by movie

For Your Convenience: Every 2015 Oscar Nomination by movie

Every recognized film, ranked from the most to the least

It may be an honor just to be nominated, but there's little to salvage from just being considered.

For the films of 2014, after a long year of opening weekends, festivals, campaigns, second-tier awards shows and holding their breath, the suspense was over at last, when in the pre-dawn darkness at 5:30 AM Pacific Time, the nominations for this year's Academy Awards were finally announced.

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Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke says without the critics, 'Boyhood' would be 'lost'

Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke says without the critics, 'Boyhood' would be 'lost'

Also: He entered some rare air Thursday

The last time I hopped on the phone with Ethan Hawke to discuss a nominations haul for "Boyhood," it was just after the announcement of the Golden Globe nominees. At the time, he said it felt like he, Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and the whole team were "crashing the party," and today, seven Oscar nominations later, it still feels that way for the newly minted Best Supporting Actor nominee.

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2015 Oscar Nominees react: Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Stone, Wes Anderson

2015 Oscar Nominees react: Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Stone, Wes Anderson

Official reactions on an intense new year for the Academy Awards

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley the filmmakers behind "Birdman," "The Boxtrolls," "Boyhood," "The Theory of Everything" and "The Imitation Game"... all have had a big morning with the announcement of the 2015 Academy Awards nominations. 

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'Selma,' Laura Dern, 'Lego': the Academy, as ever, has its own ideas about the Oscar race

'Selma,' Laura Dern, 'Lego': the Academy, as ever, has its own ideas about the Oscar race

The stage is set for an indie showdown between Searchlight, IFC and Weinstein

Before diving into an analysis of this year's Oscar nominations, I want to say at the top that revealing all 24 categories live is the way to go. That was just wonderful, to hear all of those below the line artists' names called in the wee hours of the morning alongside the rest. Let's make that a tradition. Now, the nominations…

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'Birdman' and 'Grand Budapest' lead 2015 Oscar nominations as snubs abound

'Birdman' and 'Grand Budapest' lead 2015 Oscar nominations as snubs abound

"Lego Movie," Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal don't make the cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards Thursday morning and Fox Searchlight's "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led all nominees with nine each. "The Imitation Game" followed with eight and "Boyhood" and "American Sniper" each found six nominations. "The Theory of Everything," "Whiplash," "Interstellar" and "Foxcatcher" were the other films to receive major recognition earning five each.

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2015 Academy Awards Nominations - complete list

2015 Academy Awards Nominations - complete list

Who's in and who's out?

Thursday morning the nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were unveiled by filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.

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Tech Support: Final predictions in Oscar's crafts categories

Tech Support: Final predictions in Oscar's crafts categories

'Birdman,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'The Imitation Game' duke it out for tops below the line

Over the past three and a half months, we have previewed the races in all Oscar categories and spoken with many of the leading contenders. For the ninth year here at Tech Support, it's now time to put all of that aside and put forward final predictions. Which craftsmen and craftswomen will be cited by their peers on Thursday?

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Did Warner Bros. just plant an Oscar flag for 'In the Heart of the Sea?'

Did Warner Bros. just plant an Oscar flag for 'In the Heart of the Sea?'

A ballsy move to the week before 'Star Wars'

Well here's something you don't see too often. Just two months out from a planned March release, Warner Bros. has moved Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea" all the way to Dec. 11, 2015. Let's all make the silly pun together: that's right in the heart of the Oscar season.

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