Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture.
They were joined in best-picture nominations by "Boyhood," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," "American Sniper" and "Selma."
"The Imitation Game" trailed close behind with eight nominations. Clint Eastwood's Navy SEAL drama "American Sniper" did especially well, landing six nods including best actor for Bradley Cooper.
Also with six nominations was Richard Linklater's coming-of-age epic "Boyhood," which remains the best-picture favorite.
More 2015 nominees:
- American Sniper
- Grand Budapest Hotel
- Imitation Game
- Theory of Everything
Best Animated Film:
- Big Hero 6
- The Boxtrolls
- How to Train Your Dragon 2
- Song of the Sea
- The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
- Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"
- Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
- Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
- Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
- Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
- Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
- Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"
- Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
- Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
- Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Supporting Actress:
- Patricia Arquette
- Laura Dern
- Keira Knightley
- Emma Stone
- Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor:
- Robert Duvall
- Ethan Hawke
- Edward Norton
- Mark Ruffalo
- J.K. Simmons
Last year's Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, drew 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched entertainment telecast in a decade. "12 Years a Slave" took best picture.
This year's ceremony on Feb. 22 will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.