Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel share most Oscar nods

LOS ANGELES (Reuters, AFP) - Show business satire Birdman and colourful caper The Grand Budapest Hotel led the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards on Thursday, with nine nods apiece including best picture in the quest for Hollywood's top film prize.In second place was World War II code-breaking thriller The Imitation Game, with eight nominations, followed by American Sniper and Boyhood with six each.Other best picture nominees are American Sniper, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash.Here is the full list of the nominees:Best PictureAmerican SniperBirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplashDirectingAlejandro G. InarrituRichard LinklaterBennett MillerWes AndersonMorten TyldumBest ActorSteve CarellBradley CooperBenedict CumberbatchMichael KeatonEddie RedmayneBest ActressMarion CotillardFelicity JonesJulianne MooreRosamund PikeReese WitherspoonBest Supporting ActorRobert DuvallEthan HawkeEdward Norton Mark RuffaloJ.K. SimmonsBest Supporting ActressPatricia ArquetteLaura DernKeira KnightleyEmma StoneMeryl StreepAnimated Feature FilmBig Hero 6The BoxtrollsHow To Train Your Dragon 2Song Of The SeaThe Tale Of The Princess KaguyaDocumentary FeatureCitizenfourFinding Vivian MaierLast Days In VietnamThe Salt Of The EarthVigungaDocumentary Short SubjectCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1JoannaOur CurseThe Reaper (La Parka)White EarthFilm EditingAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameWhiplashOriginal SongEverything Is Awesome (The Lego Movie)Glory (Selma)Grateful (Beyond The Lights)I'm Not Gonna Miss You (Glen Campbell...I'll be Me)Lost Stars (Begin Again)Production DesignThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameInterstellarInto The WoodsMr TurnerAnimated Short FilmThe Bigger PictureThe Dam KeeperFeastMe and My MoultonA Single LifeLive Action Short FilmAyaBoogaloo And GrahamButter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)ParvanehThe Phone CallSound EditingAmerican SniperBirdmanThe Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesInterstellarUnbrokenSound MixingAmerican SniperBirdmanInterstellarUnbrokenWhiplashVisual EffectsCaptain America: The Winter SoldierDawn Of The Planet Of The ApesGuardians Of The GalaxyInterstellarX-men: Days Of Future PastCinematographyBirdmanThe Grand Budapest HotelIda Mr TurnerUnbrokenCostume DesignThe Grand Budapest HotelInherent ViceInto The WoodsMaleficentMr TurnerForeign Language FilmIda (Poland)Leviathan (Russia)Tangerines (Estonia)Timbuktu (Mauritania)Wild Tales (Argentina)Makeup and HairstylingFoxcatcherThe Grand Budapest HotelGuardians Of The GalaxyOriginal ScoreThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameInterstellarMr TurnerThe Theory Of EverythingAdapted ScreenplayAmerican SniperThe Imitation GameInherent ViceThe Theory Of EverythingWhiplashOriginal ScreenplayBirdmanBoyhoodFoxcatcherThe Grand Budapest HotelNightcrawler