And the winner for Best Supporting Actor is J.K. Simmons for "Whiplash."

The five nominees were Robert Duvall for "The Judge," Ethan Hawke for "Boyhood," Edward Norton for "Birdman," J.K. Simmons for "Whiplash," and Mark Ruffalo for "Foxcatcher."

Going into the Academy Awards this year, Simmons was the frontrunner for the Oscar. He already picked up Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, and SAG Awards for his portrayal of hot-tempered drum teacher Terence Fletcher in "Whiplash."

This is the first Academy Award nomination and win for Simmons, who has over 140 acting credits to his name throughout his decades-spanning career.