Academy Award predictions

22 02 2015

I discussed the top 5 in Thursday’s Bowling Green Daily News http://www.bgdailynews.com/features/strange-oscar-season-comes-to-close/article_6a5ec2d1-3bee-5a80-b1bc-2125d068d8ea.html

To recap
Birdman picture
Julianne Moore actress
Eddie Redmayne actor
J.K. Simmoms supporting actor
Patricia Arquette supporting actress

Now the rest of my picks

Best Director: Richard Linklater
It’s probably Innaritu for Birdman, but I’ll take the upset and the split which most experts believe is coming

Best Adapted screenplay: The Imitation Game
I stick with consensus, although Whiplash or American Sniper would not surprise

Best Original screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best way to honor a film the Academy clearly liked

Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2
It should have been the Leggo Movie

Documentary: Citizenfour
Finding Vivan Maier is the dark horse though

Foreign Film: Ida
Leviathan is the strongest contender

Animated short: Feast
It’s Disney. It wins.

Live Action short: Phone Call
Documentary short: Crisis Hot Line

Just taking wild guesses here

Cinematography: Birdman
Grand Budapest could win here, but man I’d love to see Ida win it.

Costumes: Grand Budapest Hotel
No real threat here

Editing: Boyhood
seems to be the favorite, but that final scene of Whiplash could be enough to give it the win.

Makeup: Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of Galaxy has a shot

Production design: Grand Budapest Hotel
maybe Into the Woods, but likely not

Score: Theory of Everything
Even if the music was one of the faults in the film

Song: Glory
Although I’d like Everything is Awesome just for some Lego love.

Sound editing: American Sniper
Sound mixing: Whiplash

Sniper could sweep both, probably best chances at Oscars

Visual effects: Interstellar
Should be Guardians of the Galaxy

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