An Oscar statue is reflected in glass outside the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Foreign Language Film nominees cocktail reception in Los Angeles on February 28, 2014. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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:
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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.