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My 2014-2015 Oscar Predictions – Part 5: The Results

February 22, 2015

Another year, another Oscars.  Neil Patrick Harris made me laugh a few times, but he seemed to be falling flat a lot at the theater.  Oh well.  I also thought how it was interesting how there was a mini-rebellion against the play-off music.  Which is good.  The people who win these awards work hard for […]

My 2014-2015 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

February 6, 2015

Now I finish my predictions with the “big 6”: the acting categories, director and of course Best Picture. BEST PICTURE: American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Boyhood (IFC Films) The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures) The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company) Selma (Paramount Pictures) The […]

My 2014-2015 Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

February 5, 2015

The third part of the predictions involves the storytelling through screenplays, editing, and then I threw in cinematography and the music categories just so they fit somewhere. Lets take a look! ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone, Armando Bo Boyhood, Written by Richard […]

My 2014-2015 Oscar Predictions Part 2: The Technicals

February 4, 2015

These next categories are usually the categories I am most interested in when watching the Oscars, because they can have a tendency to honour films that would usually be overlooked in the more prominent categories. These are the categories which focus on the video and audio details of the film. VISUAL EFFECTS: Dan DeLeeuw, Russell […]

My 2014-2015 Oscar Predictions Part 1: The Outliers

February 3, 2015

Is it just me, or does this seem like a really tough year to pick from?  Well, lets give it a shot anyhow… This will be the first of my 4 sets of predictions, as usual. Part 1: The Outliers This group is made up of the categories celebrating whole films which are not up […]