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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS GARNERS MOST ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATIONS IN COMPANY’S HISTORY
  • NEW YORK (January 15, 2015) - From Sundance to Cannes to this nomination morning, it has been an exciting year for Sony Pictures Classics. The company announced today that they have garnered 18 Academy Award® nominations.

    "This is the finest showing Sony Pictures Classics has had since our inception. We are so proud of our nominees. We are especially pleased to be celebrating artists we have been working with for decades, including Julianne Moore, Bennett Miller, Mark Ruffalo and Wim Wenders," said Sony Pictures Classics.

    Their full list of nominations by film below:

    FOXCATCHER

    • • Steve Carell for "Actor in a Lead Role"
    • • Mark Ruffalo for "Actor in a Supporting Role"
    • • Bennett Miller for "Directing"
    • • E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman for "Original Screenplay"
    • • Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard for "Makeup and Hairstyling"

    LEVIATHAN

    • • "Best Foreign Language Film"

    MR. TURNER

    • • Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts for "Production Design"
    • • Jacqueline Durran for "Costume Design"
    • • Dick Pope for "Cinematography"
    • • Gary Yershon for "Original Score"

    SALT OF THE EARTH

    • • "Best Documentary Feature"

    STILL ALICE

    • • Julianne Moore for "Actress in a Leading Role"

    WHIPLASH

    • • "Best Picture"
    • • J.K. Simmons for "Actor in a Supporting Role"
    • • Damien Chazelle for "Adapted Screenplay"
    • • Tom Cross for "Film Editing"
    • • Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley for "Sound Mixing"

    WILD TALES

    • • "Best Foreign Language Film"

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
    Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.

    Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 32 Academy Awards® (28 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 158 Academy Award® nominations (132 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

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