The nominees for Oscar awards 2015 were announced by Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, actor Chris Pine and directors Alfonso Cuaron at Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, United States.
Norwegian director Morten Tyldum has been nominated in the category of Best Director, and his film The Imitation Game has been nominated in the best film category.
The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing. Turing was a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code, which helped the Allies win the Second World War, only to later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, and is directed by Morten Tyldum, with a screenplay by Graham Moore loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.
Nominees for Best director
- Richard Linklater, Boyhood
- Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
- Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
- Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Nominees for Best Film
- American Sniper
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Imitation Game
- The Theory of Everything
The awards will be announced on 22 February 2015 in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in a ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.