If you closed out 2014 still not sure which films society should collectively agree were the most important and worthwhile, fret not: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the eight films it has declared to be empirically the best of 2014. Here's the list; our full list of nominees can be found here. Fun facts to follow!
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES
Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
FUN FACT CORNER
- This is the first Best Picture nomination for Wes Anderson!
- This is the first Best Picture nomination for Richard Linklater!
- This is the third consecutive year that Bradley Cooper was both...