Sunday, February 22, 2015

5 wishes for...87th Academy Awards

  1. Nothing prevents Julianne Moore (finally!) winning Best Actress.
  2. There is more entertainment, of a more sophisticated kind than Ellen's style last year.
  3. Boyhood wins Best Picture and Best Director.
  4. Song of the Sea wins Best Animated Film.
  5. It's entertaining. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

And the winners are...87th Academy Awards

Best Picture
Win: Birdman
Upset: Boyhood
Wish: Boyhood

Best Director
Win: Alejandro G. Inarritu for Birdman
Upset: Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Wish: Richard Linklater

Best Actor
Win: Michael Keaton in Birdman
Upset: Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything
Wish: Michael Keaton

Best Actress
Win: Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Upset: None
Wish: Julianne Moore

Best Supporting Actor
Win: J.K. Simmons in Whiplash
Upset: None
Wish: Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress
Win: Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
Upset: None
Wish: Patricia Arquette

Best Animated Feature Film
Win: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Upset: Big Hero 6
Wish: Song of the Sea

Best Original Screenplay
Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Upset: Birdman or Boyhood
Wish: Boyhood

Best Adapted Screenplay
Win: The Imitation Game
Upset: Whiplash
Wish: Inherent Vice

Best Foreign Language Film
Win: Ida
Upset: Leviathan

Best Documentary Feature
Win: CitizenFour
Upset: Last Days in Vietnam

Best Editing
Win: Whiplash
Upset: Boyhood
Wish: Whiplash

Best Cinematography
Win: Birdman
Upset: Ida
Wish: Mr. Turner

Best Original Score
Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Upset: The Imitation Game
Wish: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Song
Win: Selma
Upset: Begin Again
Wish: The LEGO Movie

Best Costume Design
Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Upset: Mr. Turner
Wish: The Grand Budapest Hotel or Inherent Vice

Best Production Design
Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Upset: Mr. Turner
Wish: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Upset: Foxcatcher
Wish: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Sound Editing
Win: Birdman
Upset: Interstellar
Wish: Interstellar

Best Sound Mixing
Win: Whiplash
Upset: Birdman
Wish: Interstellar

Best Visual Effects
Win: Interstellar
Upset: Guardians of the Galaxy
Wish: Interstellar

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

10 thoughts on...Oscar season 2015

  1. How good is it that the Julianne Moore celebration has become a reality?!
  2. If I was responsible for selecting the winners this would have been a season focused on Boyhood but it is refreshing that we have a race for Best Picture that feels wide open. Or at least less predictable than usual...I still think (and hope) Boyhood will take the top prize but wouldn't be surprised if Birdman was to beat it. Or if The Grand Budapest Hotel swept the board.
  3. It's a shame Ralph Fiennes wasn't nominated for Best Actor.
  4. I have shamefully not watched much of the awards ceremonies themselves.
  5. It can't be possible that Eddie Redmayne will win Best Actor, right?!
  6. When will Amy Poehler and Tina Fey be invited to host the Oscars?
  7. It's too much to wish that Dick Pope wins Best Cinematography for Mr. Turner?
  8. I now like Felicity Jones.
  9. 2014 wasn't a great year for film. And the award season seemed to ignore some of the better ones (Nightcrawler, Under the Skin). Boo.
  10. I am less excited than usual. Hence a decrease in the amount of blog posts. Sorry.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015