Sunday, February 22, 2015

Everything You Need For Tonight's 87th Annual Academy Awards

Hollywood's High Holy Night is finally upon us, as the Oscars are tonight at 8 pm on ABC! Unlike last year, I haven't had a lot of time to write about the Oscars this year. But, so you can get ready for tonight's ceremony, I've compiled links for all of my coverage from this season, including this week's preview and last week's FYCs. You can find those links below.


Best Adapted Screenplay / Best Original Screenplay
Best Actor / Best Supporting Actor
Best Actress / Best Supporting Actress
Best Director / Best Picture


Begin Again for Best Original Song
Guardians of the Galaxy for Best Makeup & Hairstyling
American Sniper for Best Sound Mixing
Whiplash for Best Film Editing
Interstellar for Best Original Score


A glimpse into Best Visual Effects
The debate about historical accuracy in American Sniper and Selma

You can find a full list of nominations here. And now, last but not least, my predictions in every category. A lot of these races are really tough to call this year, to the point where I don't feel particularly comfortable with my predictions in several categories. I'm particularly nervous about my Best Picture call; anything could happen in that category this year. Moreover, I think this could very well be a "spread the wealth" year, with several films winning a few trophies rather than a few films winning all the awards.

My predictions after the jump. And happy Oscar watching! I'll have a wrap-up of the ceremony and winners tomorrow evening.


Best Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game; screenplay by Graham Moore

Best Original Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel; screenplay by Wes Anderson, story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness

Best Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBois and Bonnie Arnold

Best Cinematography: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Emmanuel Lubezski

Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero

Best Documentary Feature: Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Best Documentary Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

Best Film Editing: Whiplash, Tom Cross

Best Foreign Language Film: Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Foxcatcher, Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

Best Original Score: The Theory of Everything, Johann Johansson

Best Original Song: "Glory," music and lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (Selma)

Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel, production design by Adam Stockhausen, set decoration by Anna Pinnock

Best Animated Short Film: Feast, Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Best Live-Action Short Film: The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Best Sound Editing: American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley

Best Visual Effects: Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher

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