UPDATE: Winners info is below!
I’m thrilled to introduce Geetha’s Oscar predictions 2015! Check them out and be prepared to cast your vote…and don’t forget to follow her on Twitter here.
It’s Oscar time! Yay! That time of the year when folks in Hollywood throw shade at each other in the hopes of downing the other person and winning questionable accolades. Where did the time fly? It seems it was just yesterday that I started writing for this awesome website.
Best Picture nominees: Boyhood/ Birdman/ American Sniper/ The Theory of Everything/ The Grand Budapest Hotel/ The Imitation Game/ Selma/ Whiplash.
It’s between BOYHOOD and BIRDMAN. Children are so close to our hearts… and our sanity, and the little monsters deserve to be honored by this, the glitterati’s most sacred prize. Still, Michael Keaton’s depiction of a nut was nothing short of brilliant (plus, it’s my pick).
WINNER: BIRDMAN! Geetha, you were right!
Best Actress noms: Julianne Moore: Still Alice/ Reese Witherspoon: Wild/ Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl/ Felicity Jones: The Theory of Everything/ Marion Cotillard: Two Days One Night.
I would love it if Julianne Moore got the award for her amazing depiction of a woman in the prime of her life, falling prey to a disease that will take from her her most prized possession. And, I believe that the Academy knows my thoughts, and will grant me my wish.
WINNER: Julianne Moore, Still Alice! Geetha, your wish was granted.
Best Actor noms: Bradley Cooper: American Sniper/ Eddie Redmayne: Theory of Everything/ Michael Keaton: Birdman/ Benedict Cumberbatch: Imitation Game/ Steve Carell: Foxcatcher.
This is a tough one. Eddie Redmayne was stellar as Stephen Hawking in THEORY OF EVERYTHING, and of course Michael Keaton was amazing in BIRDMAN; but now, there’s Bradley Cooper, who sold a bazillion tickets in the domestic market for his portrayal of Chris Kyle in AMERICAN SNIPER. I hope it goes to Cooper. We need to honor the thousands who went before us, and who are still suffering for us everyday, every minute, with their wounds. Also, there’s that big dent in the box office, which is stunning when you consider just how jaded we, as audiences, can be. With sympathy to: Jake Gyllenhaal, who wasn’t named for NIGHTCRAWLER.
WINNER: Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Best Supporting Actress noms: Patricia Arquette: Boyhood/ Laura Dern: Wild/ Meryl Streep: Into The Woods/ Emma Stone: Birdman/ Keira Knightley: Imitation Game.
Patricia Arquette for BOYHOOD, without a doubt.
WINNER: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Best Supporting Actor noms: JK Simmons: Whiplash/ Ed Norton: Birdman/ Ethan Hawke: Boyhood/ Mark Ruffalo: Foxcatcher/ Robert Duvall: The Judge.
Methinks JK Simmons for WHIPLASH, even if Ed Norton was super in BIRDMAN.
WINNER: JK Simmons, Whiplash
Best Director noms: Alejandro Inarritu; Birdman/ Richard Linklater: Boyhood/Bennett Miller: Foxcatcher/Wes Anderson: The Grand Budapest Hotel/Morten Tyldum: The Imitation Game
My prediction: Mr. Inarritu! Yeah.
WINNER: Alejandro Inarritu, Birdman
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Best Animated Feature noms: Big Hero Six/ The Boxtrolls/ How To Train Your Dragon 2/ The Tale Of Princess Kaguya/ The Song Of The Sea.
I’m guessing DRAGON 2, but let’s see what Lauren says!
WINNER: Big Hero Six (Geetha, we were both wrong, but I can’t say this win isn’t deserved.)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Noms: The Grand Budapest Hotel/ Birdman/ Boyhood/ Foxcatcher/ Nightcrawler.
I think it will be Wes Anderson, for GBH.
This one’s easy, Emmanuel Lubezki for BIRDMAN.
He did GRAVITY, and the guy’s work is… well, out of this world.
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
It’ll be between INTERSTELLAR and APES. I’m going for the former. When someone can make you feel you’re about to die on another planet, you know they deserve an award.
Now let’s get ourselves red-carpet ready!