Sunday, 22 February 2015

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Oscar 2015 Predictions | #NOTreading

OSCARS!! Here are my predictions!

WHO WINS WHAT WINS!?!

So, The Oscars is HERE! I thought I would give my predictions for tonight's Awards and see how well I do. If you are reading this after The awards, then you can see how well I did.....or didn't.

I have watched some of the films and used my knowledge of what I have heard from "Buzz" and here are my picks.


BEST PICTURE

American Sniper

Birdman (SHOULD WIN)

Boyhood (WILL WIN)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

I LOVED Birdman, even though it is pretty pretentious, but I also LOVED Boyhood and Grand Budapest Hotel too. I just think The Academy might admire the 12 years slog Boyhood went through to get to the screen and not look dated. I kind of hope I am wrong and Birdman wins purely for it's unique, pretentious (in a good way) feel and a film you don't see every day.


BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alejandro G Inarritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood (WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN)

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Alejandro deserves credit for his style in Birdman and any other year he'd have it in the bag without a doubt. BUT because Linklater had a lot of patience in doing a film over 12 years and he deserves praise for all that effort.


BEST ACTOR

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman (SHOULD WIN)

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything (WILL WIN)

Eddie looks like he might snatch this award from Keaton, which is a shame as both put in great performances, but Keaton really puts in a career defining one. Again, I hope I wrong and the academy give Keaton the award rather than a usual typical "Oscars" performance as a man with a disease or condition.


BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice (WILL WIN)

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl (SHOULD WIN)

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

I fucking LOVED Rosamund Pike's performance in "Gone Girl" and think she should get ALL the awards, including best Actor! BUT.....It's Julianne's year and about time, so I guess she'll get that long awaited award.


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman (SHOULD WIN)

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

JK Simmons, Whiplash (WILL WIN)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood (WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN)

Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

American Sniper

The Imitation Game

Inherent Vice (SHOULD WIN)

The Theory of Everything (WILL WIN)

Whiplash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Grand Budapest Hotel (WILL WIN)

Nightcrawler (SHOULD WIN)

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN)

Song of the Sea

The Tale of Princess Kaguya



The following picks are pure guess I won't do a Will/Should system. I'll just put my guesses on who I think will win.

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper

Feast

Me and My Moulton

A Single Life

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ida

Mr Turner

Unbroken

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Inherent Vice

Into the Woods

Maleficent

Mr Turner

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

CitizenFour

Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days in Vietnam

The Salt of the Earth

Virunga

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Joanna

Our Curse

The Reaper

White Earth

BEST EDITING

American Sniper

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Whiplash

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ida (Poland)

Leviathan (Russia)

Tangerines (Estonia)

Timbuktu (Mauritania)

Wild Tales (Argentina)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Aya

Boogaloo and Graham

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)

Parvaneh

The Phone Call

BEST HAIR AND MAKE UP

Foxcatcher

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST MUSIC SCORE

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Mr Turner

The Theory of Everything

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Into the Woods

Mr Turner

BEST SONG

'Everything is Awesome', The Lego Movie

'Glory', Selma

'Grateful', Beyond the Lights

'I'm Not Gonna Miss You', Glen Campbell… I'll Be Me

'Lost Stars', Begin Again

BEST SOUND EDITING

American Sniper

Birdman

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Interstellar

Unbroken

BEST SOUND MIXING

American Sniper

Birdman

Interstellar

Unbroken

Whiplash

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Interstellar

X-Men: Days of Future Past

So Lets see how well I did.....unless you read this after the awards, then how did I do?

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1 comments:

  1. Adam, you're really making me wanna watch Birdman. You just keep banging on about how good it is. And, I was on the fence. So, I fully blame you for knocking me off my fence. Ha.

    I am so chuffed that Eddie won. 'Cos Eddie is awesome.

    I haven't seen Still Alice. Definitely gonna watch it when it's released on DVD. I absolutely love Julianne Moore. But, who doesn't?!

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

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