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"Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" received nine nominations apiece, with "The Imitation Game" closely following with eight. "American Sniper" and "Boyhood" were acknowledged with six nominations each.
Some more widely known films such as "Gone Girl," "Selma," "Unbroken" and "The Lego Movie" were seemingly underrepresented, while indie darlings "Whiplash," "Two Days, One Night" and "Song of the Sea" all nabbed nods in various categories.
Even in relatively smaller categories, such as documentary or song, there were intrigues and surprises. Veteran filmmaker Steve James was again not recognized, this time for his documentary portrait of the late film critic Roger Ebert called "Life Itself."
And in the song category, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from the documentary "Glen Campbell … I'll Be Me," about the singer's fight with Alzheimer's, won over submissions by pop stars such as Lana Del Rey ("Big Eyes") and Lorde ("Yellow Flicker Beat" in the latest "Hunger Games" film).