The nominees are out and I’m ready to pick again. Last year’s accuracy rate was 58%; not bad for my first time. Again, I haven’t been out to see all of the films (you’d think a guy who saw over 430 films in one year would have time for the theater) so I’m going to just make my picks. I did catch up on the nominees and winners from last year and will probably do so again after the ceremony.
Best Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). It’d be cool if The Grand Budapest Hotel got it since it’s time Wes Anderson got a Best Picture win.
Best Actor: Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Best Actress: Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Best Supporting Actor: Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kiera Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Best Animated Film: Song of the Sea. I’m surprised The LEGO Movie got shortlisted for this category. I haven’t seen this one but if it’s anything like it’s predecessor, The Secret of Kells, then it’s a treat and deserves to win. My mainstream pick would be How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Best Cinematography: The Grand Budapest Hotel. I don’t think I have to say any more than that.
Best Costume Design: Into the Woods.
Best Directing: Boyhood.
Best Documentary (Feature): Finding Vivian Maier.
Best Documentary (Short Subject): The Reaper (La Parka)
Best Film Editing: Boyhood
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Music (Original Score): Interstellar
Best Music (Original Song): “Everything is Awesome” (The LEGO Movie)
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Short Film (Animated): Feast or The Dam Keeper
Best Short Film (Live Action): Aya
Best Sound Editing: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Best Sound Mixing: American Sniper
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Inherent Vice
Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Foxcatcher
I’m hoping to at least match my rate or improve this year. But enough about me, what about your picks?