Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the race for this year’s Oscars with nine nominations each.
The Theory of Everything, Boyhood and American Sniper also have multiple nominations.
There was good news for British actors as Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Rosamund Pike Felicity Jones and Keira Knightley are all nominated.
Up against Cumberbatch and Redmayne for best actor are Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper and Michael Keaton.
There are eight films in the best film category:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Meryl Streep is nominated for her 19th acting Oscar, breaking her own Academy Awards record. She is up for best supporting actress for Into the Woods alongside Knightley, Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern and Emma Stone.
Robert Duvall has broken the record for the oldest Oscar nominee at 84, he is up for best supporting actor for his role in The Judge.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel have nine nominations apiece, while The Imitation Game is up for eight and American Sniper and Boyhood are up for six each.
The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher and Whiplash have five nominations each.
The nominations were announced in Hollywood by Alfonso Cuaron, who won best director for Gravity last year, alongside actor Chris Pine, Star Wars director JJ Abrams and Oscars boss Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
Television and film actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on 22 February.
You can keep up to date with our live feed of the Oscar nominations and reactions as they happen.
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