Every newspaper, blog and tv show seem to be giving their opinions on tonight Oscar results. So here’s mine! Granted as with most years some of these results are bound to be a bit predictable, but you never know when someone may come along and cause an upset.
American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma,The Theory of Everything, Whiplash
I’m still annoyed Nightcrawler has not been included on the list, but then considering the dark and disturbing nature of the film it was always going to be an outside shot. Whiplash would be my personal favourite, but having just seen Boyhood (review to come later this week), it’s hard to imagine anyone else walking away with the Best Picture gong.
Possible upset: Birdman could sneak in and grab the win
Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher”, Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”, Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”, Michael Keaton, “Birdman”, Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
My prediction: Again, I’m annoyed that Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in Nightcrawler was not recognised but out of all the above bookie’s favourite Eddie Redmayne does deserve to win on the night.
Possible upset: Michael Keaton might swoop in and snatch the gong from Redmayne’s hands.
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”, Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”, Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”, Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”, Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
My prediction: I have only seen two of the above movies, and I loved Brits Pike and Jones performances. I would love Jones to walk away with the award but it seems to be Julianne Moore‘s year so expect her to give the winner’s speech.
Possible Upset: Moore seems like a dead cert but could Marion Cotillard surprise everyone and steal Moore’s thunder?
Best Supporting Actor:
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”, Edward Norton, “Birdman”, Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”, Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”, J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
My prediction: J.K Simmons. Nothing further.
Possible upset: Edward Norton was hilarious in Birdman so maybe the Academy will vote his way?
Best Supporting Actress:
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”, Laura Dern, “Wild”, Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”, Emma Stone, “Birdman”, Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
My prediction: Patricia Arquette is the favourite and it’s easy to see why. Its unlikely anyone else is in with a shot.
Possible Upset: Could the voters decide to spread the love and give Wild’s Laura Dern an award to take home?
Alejando G. Inarritu, “Birdman”, Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”, Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”, Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, Morton Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”
My prediction: The hype has been building for a while now and Richard Linklater‘s stirling direction work in Boyhood looks set to bring home another award.
Possible upset: Alejando G. Inarritu showed off his fancy skills in Birdman and is the most likely to steal awards away from Boyhood on the night.
Not long now until the results are in and we can see if the Academy got it right this year. Let me know your predictions and opinions in the comments below.