First 2014 Predicitons

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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby nightwingnova » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:56 am

I think it's going to be a non-exciting year. I'm only somewhat conflicted about 5 categories. Done with the rest. I've already filled out my ballots on Gold Derby, the NYT and the Oscars website.

FilmFan720 wrote:I think were stills ways away from making intelligent predictions!

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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby FilmFan720 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:04 pm

I think were stills ways away from making intelligent predictions!
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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby nightwingnova » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:33 pm

So when do we start the Oscar winners prediction game? I've made my choices.

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Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:49 am

Last night I was going to post something further on this thread but I got the dreaded 403 error and couldn't so I will do it now.

Though I included Force Majeure in my foreign language line-up I had grave doubts of it making the final five and to be honest I only included it because I had no idea which of the other four to select so I went for the 5 most prolific of the 9.

My selections in relation to Mr. Turner (Picture, Director, Actor) were more wishfully thinking and hoping against hope.

Ditto Renee Russo.
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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby mlrg » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:29 am

mlrg wrote:Well, it’s time to do mine.

Last year my post with the pre-precursos predictions was made on November 27th. In the acting categories I got 3 or 4 out of 5.

My predictions as of today are:

Best Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash
Unbroken

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Ava Duvernay, Selma
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Hilary Swank, The Homesman
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffallo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Tom Wilkinson, Selma

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman


on my pre-precursors predictions I correctly predicted: 6 in best picture, 3 best director, 4 best actor, 4 best actress, 4 best sup. actor and 4 best sup actress (including Dern).

Not bad considering I got a better score when compared to my last predictions made on tuesday

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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:50 pm

Dark horse, yes, but he could start popping up on revised lists. The film was only shown the other night. Check out Awards Daily or In Contention for reactions.
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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby flipp525 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:31 pm

Big Magilla, I haven't seen Chris Pine on any predictions lists (indieWire, Awards Daily, etc.) so far so what exactly would you call him? Nor has he really been mentioned around here. Maybe "surprise" is the wrong word. Dark horse, perhaps? Whenever someone is cited from "Into the Woods" it's been Johnny Depp (who, from what I've heard, just does a variation on his Willy Wonka performance).

Pine is not even listed in Awards Daily's 44-deep list of "Most Likely Supporting Actor Nominees."
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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:17 pm

At this point Chris Pine wouldn't be a surprise. He and Anna Kendrick have gotten the best early word of anyone aside from Meryl Streep. The campaign to promote Emily Blunt to lead seems to have misfired. Disney would be better off promoting Streep in that category, where she belongs.
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Postby flipp525 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:46 am

Over the weekend, I spoke to someone who had attended an advanced screening of "Into the Woods" and she said that Chris Pine's charismatic performance as Cinderella's Prince practically stole the whole movie. Might he be able to sneak into this weak Best Supporting Actor slate as a surprise nominee?
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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby The Original BJ » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:13 pm

Greg wrote:I don't know if anyone has seen Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden; but, it now has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now that foreign-language and animated films have been de-ghettoized by being nominated for Best Picture, could Citizenfour become the first documentary nominated for Best Picture?


I think at some point maybe a documentary will be nominated in Best Picture. I highly doubt that one will be.

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Postby Greg » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:19 pm

I don't know if anyone has seen Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden; but, it now has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now that foreign-language and animated films have been de-ghettoized by being nominated for Best Picture, could Citizenfour become the first documentary nominated for Best Picture?
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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:01 am

mlrg wrote:Last year my post with the pre-precursos predictions was made on November 27th. In the acting categories I got 3 or 4 out of 5.


My revised predictions submitted to, but not yet published, at Cinemasight agree with all five of your director predictions and 19 of your 20 acting predictions but only 8 of your 10 Best Picture predictions.
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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby mlrg » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:34 am

Well, it’s time to do mine.

Last year my post with the pre-precursos predictions was made on November 27th. In the acting categories I got 3 or 4 out of 5.

My predictions as of today are:

Best Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash
Unbroken

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Ava Duvernay, Selma
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Hilary Swank, The Homesman
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffallo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Tom Wilkinson, Selma

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman

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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby Sabin » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:34 am

These are my last predictions before the first awards start to drop.

EARLY PREDICTIONS
Best Picture
American Sniper (5)
Birdman (8)
Boyhood (6)
Foxcatcher (5)
Gone Girl (5)
The Imitation Game (10)
Selma (4)
The Theory of Everything (7)
Whiplash (3)

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
James Marsh, The Theory of Everything
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffallo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Carmen Ejogo, Selma
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman

Best Original Screenplay
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giocobone, & Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Birdman
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Dan Futterman & E. Max Frye, Foxcatcher
Ava DuVernay & Paul Webb, Selma

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Still Alice
Jason Dean Hall, American Sniper
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Alexandre Desplat, Unbroken
Johan Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Best Original Song
“Everything is Awesome”, The Lego Movie
“Glory”, Selma
“Grateful”, Beyond the Lights
“Lost Stars”, Begin Again
“Masterpiece”, Beyond the Lights

Best Foreign-Language Film
Force Majeure [Sweden]
Ida [Poland]
Leviathan [Russia]
Saint Laurent [France]
Wild Tales [Argentina]

Best Animated Film
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Cinematography
Birdman
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken

Best Film Editing
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

Best Art Direction
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

Best Makeup
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Fury
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Unbroken

Best Sound Effects
American Sniper
Fury
Godzilla
Interstellar
Unbroken

Best Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
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Re: First 2014 Predicitons

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:28 pm

If I'm not mistaken it started out as a Coen Brothers movie, but they either didn't want to do it or it didn't fit into their schedule. I suspect they originally worked on the script but it was fleshed out by Nicholson and doctored by La Gravenese.
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