That being said there are some surprising choices.
First no love for Selma at all. I was expecting Selma to challenge the top boys for Best Picture. But now it's hard to say.
Other surprises Robert Duvall for the Judge hasn't been getting much buzz. The biggest surprise might be the nomination of Naomi Watts for Best Supporting Actress for St. Vincent.
Foxcatcher did get a few nominations but not sure its enough to push it to a best picture nomination. And it looks like it will fall short.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Naomi Watts, St. Vincent
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything