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Birdman and Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nods

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the race for this year's Oscars with nine nominations each. And British actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones and Keira Knightley are all nominated for awards.

Cumberbatch and Redmayne compete for best actor against Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper and Michael Keaton.

Cumberbatch, who plays codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, said he was "knocked for six.” "So excited and honoured to receive this recognition," he said.

Redmayne, who plays Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, said he used to stay up to watch the Oscars as a child but would "never ever dream I'd get to go. Frankly being invited to the party is an extraordinary thing".

Rosamund Pyke (Gone Girl) and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) are up for best actress, along with Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon.

British films The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything are nominated for best picture with American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma and Whiplash.

It is Bradley Cooper's third consecutive Oscar nomination in the best actor shortlist, this time for American Sniper. He is the first to achieve this since Russell Crowe was nominated for The Insider, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind in 2000-2003. He won for Gladiator in 2001. 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 Keira Knightley, Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern and Emma Stone.

The Imitation Game has eight nominations, including best director for Morten Tyldum,  American Sniper and Boyhood six each and Foxcatcher, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash five each.

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It’s goodbye to Orange Wednesdays

EE is to scrap Orange Wednesdays, which gives its customers two cinema tickets each week for the price of one, at the end of February. A spokesperson said: “After 10 great years our brand has changed and our customers’ viewing habits have also evolved so it’s time to move on.”


The UK's Top 5 films  January 23-25

1 (2)

American Sniper


2 (1)

Taken 3


3 (3)

The Theory of Everything


4 (4)

Into the Woods



Ex Machina


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