While Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led the field with nine nominations apiece (including best picture), Jolie’s Unbroken only received three nods in peripheral categories: cinematography, sound editing and sound mixing; while Aniston’s serious turn in Cake was not recognized by the academy in the best actress category.
Other snubs fans took to social media to complain about included Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler performance; and The Lego Movie’s shocking absence from the best animated picture category.
On the flip side, other films nominated for best picture, along with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, included Boyhood, Whiplash, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, American Sniper and Selma. The Imitation Game received eight nominations, while American Sniper and Golden Globes darling Boyhood each got six.
Prominent nominees in the individual categories include best actor candidates Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) and Steve Carell (Foxcatcher); and best supporting actress candidates Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) and Emma Stone (Birdman).
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th annual Academy Awards, which air on ABC Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT.