Oscar Noms Are In & Jennifer Aniston & Angelina Jolie Get Surprising News

OscarsThose of us hoping for another Jennifer Aniston v. Angelina Jolie showdown at the 2015 Oscars will have to wait until the next time the two have Oscar-contender films, because both of them were snubbed by the Academy. Angelina's Unbroken came away broken, and Jen's Cake was left on her face. That doesn't mean that we might not get just the barest glimpse of some eternal hostility, however, hey, maybe they'll both present! And they'll run into each other backstage! And ... and ... okay, let's forget that for the moment and see who actually DID get nominated.

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First up, Reese Witherspoon nabbed her Oscar nom for Wild so she didn't appear onscreen without makeup for nothing! As Amy Poehler joked at the Golden Globes: "[Reese] did all of her own walking. So brave."

The Academy loves nothing more than a bare-faced babe, so she might win. The only actress who might beat her is Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything. But I'm thinking Reese has the lead here. Now she just needs to NOT do anything stupid, like ask a cop stopping her husband for drunk driving, "Don't you know who I am?!"

The best actor category is stiffer this year, with Michael Keaton probably in the lead for his turn in Birdman. But then you've got Eddie Redmayne playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and you know how the Academy drools over anyone who plays a handicapped person. Or maaaaybe even Bradley Cooper because if there's anything the Academy loves more than the handicapped, it's war vets.

Best Picture seems to be an open category, anyone could take it. I could see the Oscar going to Boyhood because it took 12 years to film; or Birdman because that seems to be a favorite right now; or The Theory of Everything; or even Selma, which got totally snubbed in the actor categories. A Best Picture award would make up for that.

Here's the rundown of the top three categories:

Best Picture:

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Best Actor:

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress:

Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Who do you want to see win?

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