Oscar nominations announced for lead actor

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 87th annual Academy Award nominations for lead actor in a motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”; Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”; Michael Keaton, “Birdman”; and Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything.”

The Oscars will be presented Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and broadcast live on ABC.

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