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Oscar Nominations Are In For 2015 - Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rosamund Pike Lead British Charge! (FULL NOMINATIONS LIST)

15/01/2015 13:47 GMT | Updated 16/01/2015 09:59 GMT

British hopes will be riding high for this year's Academy Awards, with actors Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike all getting Oscar nominations for their work.

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Eddie Redmayne's nod follows his triumph at the Golden Globes where he won Best Leading Actor in a Drama for his transformation into scientist Stephen Hawking in the moving drama 'The Theory of Everything'.

Benedict Cumberbatch is also recognised for his work playing a brilliant but challenged scientist, for his part the role of mathematician Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'.

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A big week for both Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch

Fellow Brit David Oyelowo missed out on a Best Actor nod for 'Selma', although the Martin Luther King biopic did score a nod in the Best Film category.

These actors will be up against Michael Keaton, celebrated for his sparky comeback turn in 'Birdman'. Michael also walked off with a Golden Globe for his role last week, and will surely be Eddie's biggest competition.

It's not all about the men, though. Former Bond girl Rosamund Pike has been nominated for her career-changing turn as the beautiful but unpredictable Amy Dunne in David Fincher's thriller 'Gone Girl', adapted from Gillian Flynn's bestseller.

Felicity Jones has also been tipped for her role of Stephen Hawking's wife Jane, opposite Eddie Redmayne.

These two will be up against firm favourite for her role in 'Still Alice', Julianne Moore, as well as Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon.

'Birdman' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' share leading status for the honours, with nine nominations apiece.

FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS IN LEADING CATEGORIES BELOW:

BEST PICTURE:

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR:

Richard Linklater, (Boyhood)

Alejandro Gonzalez Innirutu, (Birdman)

Wes Anderson, (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Morten Tyldum, (The Imitation Game)

Bennett Miller, (Foxcatcher)

BEST LEADING ACTOR:

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)

Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything'

BEST LEADING ACTRESS:

Marion Cotillard (2 Days, 1 Night)

Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Robert Duvall (The Judge)

Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

Edward Norton (Birdman)

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

JK Simmons (Whiplash)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Laura Dern (Wild)

Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Emma Stone (Birdman)

Meryl Streep (Into The Woods)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Birdman

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Nightcrawler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

American Sniper

The Imitation Game

Inherent Vice

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ida

Mr Turner

Unbroken

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Captain America

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Interstellar

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Complete List to follow.

This year's nominations were announced at the crack of dawn in LA by actor Chris Pine, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and directors Alfonso Cuaron and JJ Abrams.

The Oscars will be handed out in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on 22 February.

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