"Birdman" chronicles the rise and fall of actor Riggans Thompson, played by Michael Keaton. Fox Searchlight Pictures

The nominations for the 68th annual British Academy Film Awards are in, and leading the 2015 nominees is Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” followed by “Birdman” which came in a second-place tie with “The Theory of Everything.” In the highly anticipated Best Film category, the front runners will face off, with “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” all garnering nominations. In addition, the group will go head to head once again in the “Best Director” category, with Wes Anderson receiving his first BAFTA nomination for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, along with “Birdman’s” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “Boyhood” filmmaker Richard Linklater, “The Theory of Everything’s” James Marsh and Damien Chazelle of “Whiplash.” So could Iñárritu really come away with the BAFTA? The possibility is high that even if Iñárritu does not receive the “Best Director” award at the 2015 BAFTA awards, he will win that honor at some point during this year’s award season. “Birdman,” which stars Michael Keaton as a washed up, former actor Riggan Thomson, known for his portrayal of the aptly named superhero “Birdman.” The film has become a favorite for the 2015 film-industry awards, and director Iñárritu is reportedly laughing at the irony of it all. Telling Reuters that in addition to the film offering a social commentary on the dominating entertainment industry, “Birdman“ is really about the value of “art vs. celebrity.” Iñárritu added, “I’m suspicious always about nominations because always they are basically coins of two sides. If you fall on one side, you become from winner or nominated to loser — which I am an expert about. To take this seriously, I think, is a huge mistake.” It seems that win or lose throughout this year’s awards season, Iñárritu has accomplished what he set out to do: telling the story of “Birdman,” poking a bit of fun at the domineering Hollywood, and created a thought provoking film. If he does find himself in the winner’s section at this year’s BAFTA, it will be his first win since 2002 for his “Amores perros” film, which won for the “Best Film Not in the English Language” category.

The 2015 BAFTA’s will take place on Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House. Check out the full list of nominations below!

All 2015 BAFTA Nominations

· Best Film “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson “The Imitation Game,” Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman “The Theory of Everything,” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten

· Outstanding British Film “’71,” Yann Demange, Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch, Gregory Burke “The Imitation Game,” Morten Tyldum, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman, Graham Moore “Paddington,” Paul King, David Heyman “Pride,” Matthew Warchus, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford “The Theory of Everything,” James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten “Under the Skin,” Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Nick Wechsler, Walter Campbell

· Outstanding Debut by a British Director, Writer or Producer Elaine Constantine (Writer/Director), “Northern Soul” Gregory Burke (Writer), Yann Demange (Director), “’71” Hong Khaou (Writer/Director), “Lilting” Paul Katis (Director/Producer), Andrew De Lotbiniere (Producer), “Kajaki: The True Story” Stephen Beresford (Writer), David Livingstone (Producer), “Pride”

· Film not in the English Language “Ida,” Pawel Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska “Leviathan,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov “The Lunchbox,” Ritesh Batra, Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga “Trash,” Stephen Daldry, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kris Thykier “Two Days, One Night,” Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd

· Documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers, Gil Friesen “20,000 Days on Earth,” Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras “Finding Vivian Maier,” John Maloof, Charlie Siskel “Virunga,” Orlando Von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

· Aninated Film “Big Hero 6,” Don Hall, Chris Williams “The Boxtrolls,” Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable “The Lego Movie,” Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

· Director “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson “The Theory of Everything,” James Marsh “Whiplash,” Damien Chazelle

· Original Screenplay “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson “Nightcrawler,” Dan Gilroy “Whiplash,” Damien Chazelle

· Adapted Screenplay “American Sniper,” Jason Hall “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn “The Imitation Game,” Graham Moore “Paddington,” Paul King “The Theory of Everything,” Anthony Mccarten

· Leading Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler” Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

· Leading Actress Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything” Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Reese Witherspoon, “Wild” Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

· Supporting Actor Edward Norton, “Birdman” Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood” J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher” Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”

· Supporting Actress Emma Stone, “Birdman” Imelda Staunton, “Pride” Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game” Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Rene Russo, “Nightcrawler”

· Original Music “Birdman,” Antonio Sanchez “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat “Interstellar,” Hans Zimmer “The Theory of Everything,” Johann Johannsson “Under the Skin,” Mica Levi

· Cineamotography “Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Robert Yeoman “Ida,” Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski “Interstellar,” Hoyte Van Hoytema “Mr. Turner,” Dick Pope

· Editing (Due to a tie in voting in this category, there are six nominations) “Birdman,” Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Barney Pilling “The Imitation Game,” William Goldenberg “Nightcrawler,” John Gilroy “The Theory of Everything,” Jinx Godfrey “Whiplash,” Tom Cross

· Production Design “Big Eyes,” Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock “The Imitation Game,” Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald “Interstellar,” Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis “Mr. Turner,” Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

· Costume Design “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Milena Canonero “The Imitation Game,” Sammy Sheldon Differ “Into the Woods,” Colleen Atwood “Mr. Turner,” Jacqueline Durran “The Theory of Everything,” Steven Noble

· Make-Up and Hair “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Frances Hannon “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White “Into the Woods,” Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland “Mr. Turner,” Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener “The Theory of Everything,” Jan Sewell

· Sound “American Sniper,” Walt Martin, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman “Birdman,” Thomas Varga, Martin Hernandez, Aaron Glascock, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wayne Lemmer, Christopher Scarabosio, Pawel Wdowczak “The Imitation Game,” John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Stuart Hilliker, Martin Jensen “Whiplash,” Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

· Special Visual Effects “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner, Nicolas Aithadi “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White “Interstellar,” Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

· British Short Animation “The Bigger Picture,” Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka “Monkey Love Experiments,” Ainslie Henderson, Cam Fraser, Will Anderson “My Dad,” Marcus Armitage

· British Short Film “Boogaloo and Graham,” Brian J. Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney “Emotional Fusebox,” Michael Berliner, Rachel Tunnard “The Karman Line,” Campbell Beaton, Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby, Oscar Sharp “Slap,” Islay Bell-Webb, Michelangelo Fano, Nick Rowland “Three Brothers,” Aleem Khan, Matthieu De Braconier, Stephanie Paeplow

· The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public) Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jack O’Connell Margot Robbie Miles Teller Shailene Woodley

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