Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Oscar Predictions!


With Cannes behind us, it looks like we can finally start to shape these a little better.  Not that Cannes has really made a huge impact, as it really only opened our eyes a little wider to two films in particular, one of which my eyes were already pretty open towards.  Mr. Turner got great ink and took home a Best Actor prize, but I'm still a little reserved to embrace it considering how British and how stuffy I've heard it was going to be.  AMPAS loves Leigh, except for when they don't.  Foxcatcher received great ink and took home the Director prize, so it is only garnering more traction than I already gave it credit for.  It's still my #2 movie of the year, right behind Unbroken.

So, you can survey my predictions below to see the changes I've made.


PICTURE:
Big Eyes
Birdman
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Macbeth
A Most Violent Year
Unbroken

DIRECTOR:
Tim Burton/Big Eyes
JC Chandor/A Most Violent Year
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu/Birdman
Angelina Jolie/Unbroken
Bennett Miller/Foxcatcher

FILM EDITING:
Big Eyes
Foxcatcher
Interstellar
A Most Violent Year
Unbroken

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Macbeth
Unbroken

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Big Eyes
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
A Most Violent Year
Mr. Turner

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Emily Blunt/Into the Woods
Jessica Chastain/A Most Violent Year
Marion Cotillard/Macbeth
Kristin Scott Thomas/Suite francaise
Emma Stone/Birdman

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Josh Brolin/Inherent Vice
Miyavi/Unbroken
Edward Norton/Birdman
Mark Ruffalo/Foxcatcher
Channing Tatum/Foxcatcher

LEAD ACTOR:
Steve Carell/Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch/Imitation Game
Michael Keaton/Birdman
Jack O’Connell/Unbroken
Timothy Spall/Mr. Turner

LEAD ACTRESS:
Amy Adams/Big Eyes
Carey Mulligan/Suffragette
Rosamond Pike/Gone Girl
Michelle Williams/Suite francaise
Reese Witherspoon/Wild

COSTUME DESIGN:
Big Eyes
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Macbeth

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
Queen of the Desert
Unbroken

ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Macbeth
A Most Violent Year

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING:
Foxcatcher
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods

SOUND EDITING:
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

SOUND MIXING:
Godzilla
Gone Girl
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Into the Woods

ORIGINAL SCORE:
Mychael Danna/Foxcatcher
Alexandre Desplat/Unbroken
Danny Elfman/Big Eyes
Clint Mansell/The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer/Interstellar

ORIGINAL SONG:
Begin Again
Into the Woods
The LEGO Movie
Muppets Most Wanted
Unbroken

ANIMATED FILM:
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
Song of the Sea

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Belgium
Brazil
China
Spain
Turkey

6 comments:

  1. An interesting list, half these movies I didn't even know about.

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    1. It's going to be a fun year at the movies!

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  2. Great stuff! Glad you put Macbeth on here. (Just saw the producers are shooting for an October release.) No Fassy love? I'd expect him to be ahead of Cumberbatch at least. Maybe even Spall and O'Connell.

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    1. Fassy was right on the cuff of a prediction, but if The Imitation Game is going to be Harvey's Philomena this year (presumably) then I think Cumberbatch needs to get in.

      But Fassy will be in the running.

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  3. aaaaaaaahhhh!!! I'm excited now for coming films now!!! Is Angelina Jolie really directing a film? Want to see Foxcatcher really bad!

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    1. Oh, yes she is, and it is one of the most hyped movies of Oscar season so watch out, she's coming for that Directing Oscar in a BIG way!

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