Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015 Academy Award Predictions


There is one award show that I can never miss, and that is the Academy Awards. I sit through the whole show every year on pins and needles as I wait to hear if my favorite movies and actors have won that coveted gold statue. I’m probably just as anxious as the nominees!

I really failed when it came to going to the movies this year, so a lot of my predictions are complete guesses (especially for the short films and categories like sound mixing), so I wouldn’t consider myself an expert by any means. Without further ado…

BEST PICTURE – Birdman (Although I would love to see The Imitation Game or Selma win)
DIRECTOR – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Michael Keaton, Birdman (Although I could see Eddie Redmayne winning for The Theory of Everything)
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Julianne Moore, Still Alice
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood (I usually root for Meryl, but I’m switching things up this year)
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Birdman
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – The Theory of Everything
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Ida (Great film!)
ANIMATED FEATURE – How to Train Your Dragon 2 (It’s not often that I’m a fan of sequels, but this one was great)
SOUND EDITING – American Sniper
VISUAL EFFECTS – Interstellar
FILM EDITING – Boyhood
SHORT FILM, ANIMATED – A Single Life (A total guess…)
SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION – Aya (Another total guess…)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT – Joanna (And yet another guess…)
ORIGINAL SCORE – The Theory of Everything
ORIGINAL SONG – "Glory" from "Selma"; Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
PRODUCTION DESIGN – The Grand Budapest Hotel
MAKEUP – Guardians of the Galaxy
CINEMATOGRAPHY – Birdman
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Citizenfour
COSTUME DESIGN – Into the Woods (though it could easily be The Grand Budapest Hotel)
SOUND MIXING – American Sniper

I think that Birdman is going to be a major winner this year (if you couldn’t already tell based on the 5 categories I predicted it could win).  No matter who goes home with the statuettes, it's bound to be a great show.  With Neil Patrick Harris (aka Barney Stinson) hosting how could it not?  And there's obviously going to be some gorgeous gowns on that red carpet to daydream about one day wearing while I snuggle up in bed in my Cornell sweats and a bucket of popcorn.  A girl can dream!

What does your ballot look like this year?

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6 comments:

  1. I'm not that up to date with movies but I completely agree with you about How To Train A Dragon 2! I'm such a child at heart but I absolutely loved that movie! :)

    Becki | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. Me too! I'm such a sucker for an animated movie.

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  2. Really love this post lovely, I don't watch anywhere near enough films so this has inspired me to go and see some of them :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. I'm so glad! I might have failed at seeing all these movies before the Oscars, but I'm definitely going to try to see them after the award show.

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    1. Thank you, Diana! That is so sweet of you!

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