Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy
Vying with those four pictures for best film is
Notably absent from the list of nominees were Ava DuVernay's civil-rights drama "Selma," which has steadily gained momentum this awards season, and Angelina Jolie's Louis Zamperini biopic "Unbroken," which has largely been left out in the cold.
Joining Fiennes in the lead actor competition are Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game"), Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything"), Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nightcrawler") and Michael Keaton ("Birdman").
Among the actors who failed to make the cut are
Nominated for lead actress are Amy Adams ("Big Eyes"), Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything"), Julianne Moore ("Still Alice"), Reese Witherspoon ("Wild") and Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"). Not making the list was Jennifer Aniston ("Cake").
Supporting actor nominations went to Edward Norton ("Birdman"), Ethan Hawke ("Boyhood"),
Joining Anderson in the directing category are Inarritu, Linklater, Marsh and Damien Chazelle ("Whiplash").
Nominees for the award for film not in the English language are "Ida,"
Animation nods went to "Big Hero 6," "The Boxtrolls" and "The Lego Movie."