February 2, 2015

87th Academy Awards Predictions: February Update


Since the nominations, Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) has become an unexpected frontrunner.  With wins at the PGA awards and the SAG awards, it's hard to argue that this is a well liked film in the industry.  However, with Boyhood and The Imitation Game still lurking, Birdman has to win either the BAFTAs or the DGA award to lock in its frontrunner status.  For now this is still a wide open race for Best Picture and many other awards.  One that might not be so open, though, is Lead Actor where Eddie Redmayne pulled off a surprise victory at the SAG Awards.  The BAFTA is surely next for him.

BEST PICTURE=Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
BEST DIRECTOR=Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
BEST LEAD ACTOR=Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
BEST LEAD ACTRESS=Julianne Moore, Still Alice
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR=J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS=Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY=The Imitation Game
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY=The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE=How to Train Your Dragon 2
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE=CITIZENFOUR
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM=Ida
BEST ANIMATED SHORT=Feast
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT=Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT=Boogaloo and Graham
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY=Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN=Into the Woods
BEST FILM EDITING=Boyhood
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING=Guardians of the Galaxy
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE=The Theory of Everything
BEST ORIGINAL SONG=”Glory”, Selma
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN=The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST SOUND EDITING=American Sniper
BEST SOUND MIXING=Birdman of (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS=Interstellar

1 comment:

  1. I still feel like Keaton could slip by with a win but do think Redmayne has close the gap to a thin margin. I think we could see a split of Director and Picture again. Myabe a Birdman/Linklater or Boyhood/Inarritu combo. Those are the only interesting races left.

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