The Oscars 2015

Ok so they happened. Let’s see how many of my predictions came true. In bold are said predictions, while the actual Oscars are in purple.

Special Effects

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

Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Whiplash

 

Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • Turner

Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  • Edward Norton (Birdman)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  • J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

 

Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  • Laura Dern (Wild)
  • Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
  • Emma Stone (Birdman)
  • Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Turner

Cinematography

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Turner
  • Unbroken

Adapted Screenplay

  • American Sniper
  • The Imitation Game
  • Inherent Vice
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Original Screenplay

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Nightcrawler

 

Original Score

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Turner
  • The Theory of Everything

 

Foreign Film

  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • Tangerines
  • Timbuktu
  • Wild Tales

Director

  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  • Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
  • Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Morton Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

 

Actress

  • Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
  • Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  • Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  • Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  • Reece Witherspoon (Wild)

Actor

  • Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
  • Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  • Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Film

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

And I got 7/16 not too bad I don’t think. As for what I think of the winners, well to be honest I am extremely surprised Birdman won. I mean I thought it was a brilliant film, but I really thought Boyhood had it in the bag. Elsewhere there is nothing worth noting really. I am still sore about the LEGO Movie though. And on a more serious note we all need to remember this is the most white male dominated oscars in something like 15 years, and it’s not really on to be honest.

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