Oscar Noms Are In and It’s a British Invasion

Jan 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm |
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87th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

Actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the nominees for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement on January 15, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Hollywood is getting much more posh.

It’s the busiest time of year in Hollywood, and well into awards season, studios, actors, and fans alike have been eagerly awaiting today’s announcement of the 87th Academy Awards nominees. But should you be expecting to hear “I’d like to thank the queen” in any of this year’s acceptance speeches?

Move over Americans, the British are coming! Among this year’s nominees for the biggest awards of the night (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role), there are 5 Brits!

And we’re not talking just a few friends from across the pond thrown into the mix, we’re looking at some formidable actors and actresses that are starting a whole new British invasion in their fans’ hearts.

The British nominees for Best Actor are Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game). While English actor David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, was snubbed, the film still gained a nod for Best Picture. For Best Actress, we have Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything). Finally, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, there’s Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game.

Even aside from the actors themselves, The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game both take place in the United Kingdom. Fellow Best Picture nominee The Grand Budapest Hotel stars British favorite Ralph Fiennes. You can click here to see the complete list of nominees.

So grab a spot of tea and familiarize yourself with this year’s most popular films before the award ceremony on February 22!

It’s Oscar season! Find out what Brits are taking over and watch the Best Picture trailers here!