International Press Academy Reveals Film, TV Nominees

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From 'Birdman' to 'Whiplash,' 10 movies earned best picture noms

The International Press Academy nominated 10 movies, ranging alphabetically from Birdman to Whiplash, for the best motion picture honor as it unveiled its nominees for its 19th annual Satellite Awards. The other best film nominees consist of Boyhood, Gone Girl, Love Is Strange, Mr. Turner, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

The Los Angeles-based IPA, which is comprised of about 150 journalists from around the world, will hold its annual awards ceremony on Feb. 15. The group, which relies on committees to select its nominees, issues nominations in 19 motion picture categories, 12 TV categories, two Blu-ray/DVD categories and four video game categories.

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Its announcement of film and TV nominations, which came out Monday, included a best ensemble award for the musical Into the Woods, which doesn’t face any other nominees in its category. Among the titles missing from the IFP list was Angelina Jolie’s wartime survival tale Unbroken. The IPA’s Mirjana Van Blaricom said that because Universal Pictures, which only began screening the movie for press on Sunday, did not screen it for IPA members earlier, it was not considered for this year’s nominations.

For best motion picture actress, the group nominated Mommy’s Anne Dorval, The Theory of Everything’s Felicity Jones, Belle’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Still Alice’s Julianne Moore, Two Days, One Night’s Marion Cotillard, Wild’s Reese Witherspoon and Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike.

Its best actor nominations consist of Benedict Cumberbatch of The Imitation Game, David Oyelowo of Selma, Eddie Redmayne of The Theory of Everything, Jake Gyllenhaal of Nightcrawler, Michael Keaton of Birdman, Miles Teller of Whiplash and Steve Carell of Foxcatcher

The nominees for motion picture director were Birdman’s Alejandro G. Inarritu, Selma’s Ava DuVernay, Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, Gone Girl’s David Fincher, The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum and Boyhood’s Richard Linklater.

A complete list of nominees can be found at