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2015 Oscar Nomination Predictions by Brad & Jackie...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 11, 2015 10:43pm | Post a Comment
We are right in the middle of Oscar season right now. Here are some dates to be ready for. The Golden Globes just took place on Sunday 1/11. Boyhood & Birdman won the big awards at the globes as expected. Oscar Nominations come out this Thursday 1/15. The Oscar ceremony takes place this year on Sunday 2/22. The SAG Awards are on Sunday 1/25. So you still have some time to catch up and watch some movies. So see these movies in the theater if you can! But some of these movies are already out on Blu-ray and DVD. Guardians of The Galaxy is out now. It will for sure get some technical nominations and maybe some how sneak into the best picture race if miracles happen. The Grand Budapest Hotel is also out now and this movie will most likely be nominated for Best Picture. Boyhood is also out now and will for sure be nominated for everything and maybe win Picture, Director, Best Supporting Actress & Screenplay. I will be so very happy if Boyhood wins everything. The movie was awesome and my favorite of the year. I have loved Linklater for a long time now and I think about this movie almost every day since I saw it. Gone Girl is another of my favorites this year and I will not be totally shocked if it is left out of the best picture race but I am hoping it gets in there. I also am really hoping that Nightcrawler sneaks into the best picture category in the place of Whiplash or Foxcatcher. But I don't think it will. Gone Girl comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/13. Whiplash comes out 2/3. Force Majeure Nightcrawler come out 2/10. Birdman, Foxcatcher, Life ItselfTheory Of Everything all come out on 2/17 the week of the Oscars! Interstellar comes out 3/10. Selma and Imitation Game do not have release dates yet.

Interstellar was another of my favorites this year. But I know a lot of people had some problems with that movie. But I seriously will never understand how Foxcatcher and Birdman are better films than Interstellar. I was so very disappointed in both those films. They are really the Gravity and American Hustle of this year. The movies were fine but don't really belong in the best picture race. I just have no desire to see those movies ever again. That is my criteria for what makes a best picture. You got to want to watch it again and relive the experience. But of course this is not my Oscars. This is not Jackie's Oscars. Below are our annual Oscar nomination predictions. These are what me and Jackie think will be nominated on Thursday. Not what we necessarily want to get nominated. Jackie and I both loved the Canadian film Mommy. It is absolutely one of my favorites of the year and should be in the Foreign category at the very least. But for some reason it did not make the foreign film short list. We are very similar in our predictions expect for one or two in some categories. I highlighted our different predictions below.

Here you go. And good luck to all these movies on Thursday morning...


Best Picture

brad jackie
Boyhood
Selma
Birdman
Boyhood
Imitation Game Birdman
Theory Of Everything Imitation Game
Selma
Theory Of Everything
Grand Budapest Hotel Whiplash
Gone Girl
Grand Budapest Hotel
Foxcatcher
American Sniper
Whiplash
Nightcrawler
American Sniper
Foxcatcher


Best Director

brad jackie
Richard Linklater Boyhood
Richard Linklater Boyhood
Alejandro Inarritu Birdman
Alejandro Inarritu Birdman
Ava DuVernay Selma
Ava Duvernay Selma
Wes Anderson Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum Imitation Game
David Fincher Gone Girl
Damien Chazelle Whiplash

Best Actress

brad jackie
Julianne Moore Still Alice
Julianne Moore Still Alice
Rosamund Pike Gone Girl
Rosamund Pike Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon Wild Reese Witherspoon Wild
Felicity Jones Theory Of Everything
Felicity Jones Theory Of Everything
Amy Adams Big Eyes
Jennifer Aniston Cake


Best Actor
brad jackie
Eddie Redmayne Theory Of Everything
Eddie Redmayne Theory Of Everything
Michael Keaton Birdman
Michael Keaton Birdman
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game
David Oyelowo Selma
David Oyelowo Selma
Steve Carrell Foxcatcher
Jake Gyllenhall Nightcrawler


Best Supporting Actress

brad jackie
Patricia Arquette Boyhood Patricia Arquette Boyhood
Kiera Knightley Imitation Game
Kiera Knightley Imitation Game
Meryl Streep Into the Woods
Meryl Streep Into the Woods
Emma Stone Birdman
Emma Stone Birdman
Tilda Swinton Snowpiercer Rene Russo Nightcrawler


Best Supporting Actor

brad jackie
JK Simmons Whiplash
JK Simmons Whiplash
Edward Norton Birdman
Edward Norton Birdman
Mark Ruffalo Foxcatcher
Mark Ruffalo Foxcatcher
Josh Brolin Inherent Vice Robert Duvall The Judge
Ethan Hawke Boyhood
Ethan Hawke Boyhood


Best Original Screenplay

brad jackie
Birdman Birdman
Boyhood
Boyhood
Grand Budapest Hotel Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler
Selma
Selma


Best Adapted Screenplay

brad jackie
Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Imitation Game
Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
American Sniper
Theory Of Everything
Theory Of Everything
Wild Whiplash

Best Documentary

brad jackie
Life Itself
Life Itself
Last Days In Vietnam Last Days In Vietnam
Citizen Four
Citizen Four
The Case Against 8
Virunga
Jodorowsky's Dune
Keep On Keepin' On


Best Foreign Film

brad jackie
Force Majeure
Force Majeure
Ida Ida
Leviathan
Leviathan
Tangerines Timbuktu
Wild Tales
Wild Tales


Best Animated Film

brad jackie
Lego Movie
Lego Movie
How To Train Your Dragon 2 How To Train Your Dragon 2
Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6
Box Trolls
Box Trolls
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya
Song Of The Sea


Best Score

brad jackie
Interstellar
Interstellar
Gone Girl Gone Girl
Grand Budapest Hotel
Unbroken
Theory Of Everything
Theory Of Everything
Imitation Game
Imitation Game


Best Song

brad jackie
Big Eyes-Lana Del Rey
Big Eyes-Lana Del Rey
Glory-John Legend Glory-John Legend
Everything Is Awesome-Tegan & Sara
Everything Is Awesome-Tegan & Sara
Lost Stars-Adam Levine
Lost Stars-Adam Levine
Split The Difference-Ethan Hawke
Yellow Flicker Beat-Lorde

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