Oscar nominations by the numbers: ‘Birdman, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ at 9, …

As we predicted, “Birdman” leads this year’s Oscar nominations with nine, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), and Best Actor (Michael Keaton). “The Grand Budapest Hotel” did even better than we expected, also reaping nine nods (we thought it would get six), including Best Picture and Director (Wes Anderson). And right behind them is “The Imitation Game” with eight bids. 

Contending for five apiece are “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash,” which are both up for Best Picture. “Foxcatcher” did better than we predicted, reaping five bids too including Best Director but, oddly, not Best Picture. And, as we predicted, “Interstellar” did well below-the-line, earning five nominations there. 

Among those films that underperformed were “Selma” (two noms versus a predicted five) and “Gone Girl” (one versus an expected seven). 

Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest’ lead Oscar nominations with nine

Below, a breakdown of the nominations by film:

Nine nominations 

“Birdman”
Best Picture
Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
Best Actor (Michael Keaton)
Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton)
Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Picture
Best Director (Wes Anderson)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Editing
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Best Production Design
Best Score

Eight nominations

The Imitation Game
Best Picture|
Best Director (Morten Tyldum)
Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch)
Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Score

Six nominations

“American Sniper”
Best Picture
Best Actor (Bradley Cooper)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing 

“Boyhood”
Best Picture
Best Director (Richard Linklater)
Best Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke)
Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Editing

Complete list of 2014 Oscar nominations in all 24 categories

Five nominations

Foxcatcher
Best Director (Bennett Miller)
Best Actor (Steve Carell)
Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Interstellar
Best Production Design
Best Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

The Theory of Everything
Best Picture
Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne)
Best Actress (Felicity Jones)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Score

Whiplash
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Sound Mixing

Four nominations

“Mr. Turner”
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Best Score

Three nominations

“Into the Woods”
Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep)
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design

“Unbroken”
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

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Two nominations

“Guardians of the Galaxy”
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Visual Effects

“Ida”
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Cinematography

“Inherent Vice”
Adapted Screenplay
Costume Design

Selma
Best Picture
Best Song (“Glory”)

“Wild”
Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon)
Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern)

One nomination

“Begin Again”
Best Song (“Lost Stars”)

“Big Hero 6”
Best Animated Feature

“The Boxtrolls”
Best Animated Feature

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Best Visual Effects

“Citizenfour”
Best Documentary Feature

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Best Visual Effects

“Gone Girl”
Best Actress (Rosamund Pike)

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
Best Visual Effects

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Best Animated Feature

“The Judge”
Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall)

“Last Days in Vietnam”
Best Documentary Feature

“The Lego Movie”
Best Song (“Everything is Awesome”)

“Leviathan”
Best Foreign Language Film

“Maleficent”
Best Costume Design

“Nightcrawler”
Best Original Screenplay

“Still Alice”
Best Actress (Julianne Moore)

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
Best Animated Feature

“Timbuktu”
Best Foreign Language Film

“Virunga”
Best Documentary Feature

“Wild Tales”
Best Foreign Language Film

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