2015 Oscar Predictions

There’s still time right? There is still time to make something about my Oscar Predictions?

I figure I should make some official ones, given the amount of movies I watch. I am going super simplistic with this too, but if you click on a movie link, it leads to my full review for you to judge and get overall feelings for!

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

I mean, did you see my top films of 2014 list? Birdman was number 1, but Boyhood was a close number 2. I’d be happy if any of them won, even Grand Budapest.

Steve Carell in “Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything

Arguably everyone did good here, even Mr. Carell, but Redmayne went full cripple with the role. This was his Daniel Day Lewis moment, and I expect him to win unless all the voters also watched Jupiter Ascending.

Marion Cotillard in “Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones in “The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore in “Still Alice
Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon in “Wild

I think three women can potentially win this, but I picked Moore because everyone told me too. I would love it if Cotillard could win as well, and then maybe Pike. Maybe.


Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall in “The Judge
Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood
Edward Norton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash

Most of the acting categories feel pretty easy to guess, and everyone is saying J.K. Simmons here, because he rocked that movie out with his cock out.

Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood
Laura Dern in “Wild
Keira Knightley in “The Imitation Game
Emma Stone in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep in “Into the Woods

Similarly, everyone knows Patricia Arquette is winning this award, as she had quite a transformation over those 12 years. My follow up favorite option would be Emma Stone, and everyone else was meh.


Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
“Song of the Sea” [Didn’t watch]
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

A hard subject that I have gone back and forth on. I’d like to rewatch HTTYD2 and BH6 really, but my gut instinct gives it to the Dragons.

Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything

Shit, I dunno. I really don’t know. This might be the only thing Imitation Game has a chance on, so why not them?

Original Screenplay
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Another category I have no idea on. Anderson writes good scripts, and I want him to get acknowledgement for his zany movie. I’d say either this or Birdman or Boyhood or Nightcrawler.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mr. Turner

I might be wrong with Best Picture, but I won’t be wrong here. Cinematography is the entire fucking point of Birdman, and it knocked it well out of the park.


Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

First off, I’d say all of these did a fantastic job. Except for Maleficent. And for no reason other than liking it the most, I am giving it to Budapest.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Alejandro G. Iñárritu
BoyhoodRichard Linklater
FoxcatcherBennett Miller
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum

This is a hard category, but I think it will be split from best film. I think the dedication Linklater needed for his movie is worth more than just well done film that Iñárritu put out. But again, it is between them too.

Documentary Feature
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
“The Salt of the Earth” [Didn’t watch]

Two of these docuementaries I really loved, but of the two, Citizenfour is crazy topical and crazy good. Behind the scenes footage of recent events like you have never seen before.


Film Editing
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

I picked Boyhood, because, well, it has a shit ton of footage to editor together. I assume.

Foreign Language Film
Ida” Poland
Leviathan” Russia
“Tangerines” Estonia [Didn’t watch]
“Timbuktu” Mauritania [Didn’t watch]
“Wild Tales” Argentina [Didn’t watch]

I only got to see two of these and I definitely preferred Leviathan way more than Ida, although both are quite slow.

Makeup and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

Foxcatcher is here because of a nose, Guardians is here because of paint. Grand Budapest Hotel has to win, right?

Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

I can honestly say I don’t really give a shit here, as long as Interstellar doesn’t win.

Original Song
Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie
Glory” from “Selma
Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights
I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” [Didn’t watch]
Lost Stars” from “Begin Again

A lot of good choices here. Of course everyone would like it if The Lego Movie won this, but I loved basically every song from Begin Again. It was the tits. Go that movie.

Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Production Design? I think Budapest would have this in the bag as well. Everyone knows about Anderson and his design.


Sound Editing
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I might not know the difference between Editing and Mixing, so I am giving it to Birdman, as it had to incorporate things like drummers/drumlines with everything else going on in the story. Good times.

Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Speaking of drummers. I think war movies tend to win these type of things, but I don’t rememeber American Sniper being that great in this department.

Visual Effects
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Okay, sure, here you go Interstellar. You were pretty as fuck with many different worlds. You should totally beat the super hero movies and the monkey one.


LOLOLOL, I have seen one of the next fifteen things. Yeah. Feast, because it was before Big Hero 6. Sooo, I am just guessing on most of these based on the name.

Animated Short Film
“The Bigger Picture”
“The Dam Keeper”
“Me and My Moulton”
“A Single Life”

Live Action Short Film
“Boogaloo and Graham”
“Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)”
“The Phone Call”

Documentary Short Subject
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”
“Our Curse”
“The Reaper (La Parka)”
“White Earth”

Right or wrong, those are the only two ways this list can be.

I hope you enjoyed my very little effort in this, and I also hope even more that the Oscars don’t completely suck. I am just watching them for Neil.

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