Official nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards (aka the #OscarNoms) have been released…cue a mad rush to the theater.

Before February 22nd, make it a “must” to find out how Steve Carell pulled off a dramatic role in Foxcatcher, how American Sniper became Hollywood’s biggest controversy, and how creepy Rosamund Pike’s murder scene in Gone Girl really is, just to name a few of the outstanding nominees.

Start with these one-on-one interviews, dazzling photoshoots, and star exclusives, all available in your Next Issue app.

Entertainment Weekly, January 23, 2015: “Boyhood” 

The odds against Boyhood were staggering. It’s not based on a best-seller. It’s not a biopic. It barely even has a plot. Here’s the inside story on how one little movie lapped the competition to earn six Oscar nominations.

(Inside: Animated gifs of each character’s progression through the 12-year duration of the film).


Vanity Fair, February 2015: “Gone and Found”

Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike, Best Actress nominee, spills on her pregnancy, working with David Fincher, and that unforgettable murder scene.

(Inside: a candid look at Pike’s rocket trip to stardom, along with gorgeous images from her couture photoshoot with Mario Testino).

W Magazine, February 2015: “Best Performances”

2014 was the year of the biopic. Eddie Redmayne was genius physicist Stephen Hawking. Benedict Cumberbatch was largely-forgotten brilliant mathematician, Alan Turing. Amy Adams brought “big eyes” to life as painter Margaret Keane. Bradley Cooper was Chris Kyle, the most accurate sniper in military history. The list goes on.

(Inside: 39 actors and actresses of the year’s top films, styled by whimsical photographer Tim Walker).

Oscar nominees W magazine

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