The 87th Academy Awards: Big B’s Oscar Predictions

 

Best ActressEmma Stone

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Honorable Mention: Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Should not have been nominated: Keira Knightly, “The Imitation Game”

Should have been nominated: Tilda Swinton, “Snowpiercer”

Best ActorBirdman

Michael Keaton, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Should have been nominated: Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Supporting Actor

J. K. Simmons, “Whiplash”Boyhood

Should have been nominated: Shia LaBeouf, “Fury”

Best Picture

“Birdman”

Honorable Mention: “Boyhood”

Should not have been nominated: “The Imitation Game”

Should have been nominated: “Interstellar”

Best DirectingGrand Budapest

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Honorable Mention: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Honorable Mention: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Animated Feature Film

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”Big Hero 6

Should win: “Big Hero 6”

Should not have been nominated: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

Should have been nominated: “The Lego Movie”

Best Cinematography

“Birdman”Theory of Everything

Best Documentary Feature

“CitizenFour”

Best Film Editing

“Boyhood”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Ida”Interstellar

Best Original Score

Jóhann Jóhannsson, “The Theory of Everything”

Should win: Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”

Honorable Mention: Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Honorable Mention: Hanz Zimmer, “InterstellarThe Imitation Game

Best Original Song

“Glory” from Selma

Best Production Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Sound EditingWhiplash-5547.cr2

“American Sniper”

Best Sound Mixing

“Whiplash”

Honorable Mention: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Best Visual Effects

“Interstellar”

Best Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

Should win: Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice”

Should have been nominated: Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson, “Snowpiercer”Tilda Swinton

Best Original Screenplay

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Should have been nominated: Justin Simien, “Dear White People”

Best Costume Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

~Big B

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