Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Let's talk BFCA...



I had to work yesterday, and these came through as I was walking out the door...so now we can talk about this shit!  Like, WTF!


BEST PICTURE

Birdman
Boyhood
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Nightcrawler
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken
Whiplash

So, this is where Unbroken shows up?  For real?  Not at The Globes, but here?  I feel for Foxcatcher, but MY GOD is Nightcrawler on the rise.  I see a consensus...


BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Selma


BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman
Angelina Jolie – Unbroken
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

LOL, poor Jolie.  She was supposed to win the Oscar this year.  Anderson is making a big claim at the Oscar nomination.  I didn't see that one coming.  Tyldum is probably going to make it to the Oscars, but at whose expense?  I'm just hoping it's not Fincher.


BEST EDITING

Birdman
Boyhood
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Whiplash

I'm wondering if Whiplash may pop up here.  It's been doing remarkably well with precursors and critics, and so it really could happen, even if it isn't a top five contender.  It could land quite a few noms, above and below the line.


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler
Whiplash

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken
Wild

I smell an Inherent Vice uprising...


BEST ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton – Birdman
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS

Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood
Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Mackenzie Foy – Interstellar
Jaeden Lieberher – St. Vincent
Tony Revolori – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie
Noah Wiseman – The Babadook

So, it looks like we have four locks in each category.  

Lead Actor has Cumberbatch, Keaton, Oyelowo & Redmayne destined for Oscar noms.  We have Gyllenhaal looking really promising, but Spall could be a surprise on nomination morning, and I wouldn't count out Carell just yet.  Fiennes shows up here, and his film is rising fast, but this could be too little too late, especially for a comedic performance.

Lead Actress has Jones, Moore, Pike and Witherspoon locked in, with Cotillard snagging up the majority of the critics wins and Aniston coming out of nowhere with SAG, Globe and BFCA noms.  Eek.

Hawke, Norton, Ruffalo and Simmons have hit literally everything for Supporting Actor, so their Oscar noms are secure, but that last spot looks to belong to Duvall (why?) unless Brolin benefits from late love for Inherent Vice or Wilkinson gets a surprise nom for his role in Selma, if it overperforms on nomination morning.

And then we have Supporting Actress, with Arquette, Knightley, Stone and Streep pretty much guaranteed the noms.  That last spot could go one of many ways.  Chastain seems the most likely, but Swinton is surprisingly strong, and Dern could coattail her way in.  I've lost faith in Ejogo, but maybe...


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

BEST CINEMATOGRAPY

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

BEST ART DIRECTION

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Snowpiercer

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

Foxcatcher
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods
Maleficent

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar


BEST SONG

Big Eyes – Lana Del Rey – Big Eyes
Everything Is Awesome – Jo Li and the Lonely Island – The Lego Movie
Glory – Common/John Legend – Selma
Lost Stars – Keira Knightley – Begin Again
Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

BEST SCORE

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Force Majeure
Ida
Leviathan
Two Days, One Night
Wild Tales

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Citizenfour
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Last Days in Vietnam
Life Itself
The Overnighters

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

And then a bunch of shit that doesn't matter...


BEST ACTION MOVIE

American Sniper
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Tomorrow
Fury
Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Tom Cruise – Edge of Tomorrow
Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Brad Pitt – Fury
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy
Shailene Woodley – Divergent

BEST COMEDY

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
St. Vincent
Top Five
22 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jon Favreau – Chef
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Chris Rock – Top Five
Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Rosario Dawson – Top Five
Melissa McCarthy – St. Vincent
Jenny Slate – Obvious Child
Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

The Babadook
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Interstellar
Snowpiercer
Under the Skin

8 comments:

  1. Hey help me out here - I know that Lost Stars was heard in 3 versions in the film, one of them Keira, other two Levine, but why is it he is nominated for some awards and she is for others? No offense to her but if anyone sings it at the Oscars I want to hear Levine's version.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd much rather hear Knightley sing it, but that's just me.

      I'm not sure why she's cited over him...actually, I'm not sure why either of them would ever be cited, since neither of them wrote the song :-P

      Maybe they'll sing it...together!

      Delete
  2. I love about the shit that doesn't matter...how true! Why only action stars and one measly comedy area-hahahaaa. Now I will have to listen to some of these songs and scores which i will probably do after Christmas. I wonder what will be the biggest snubs come oscar time. I always make my own list with one question being "Why is that film/actor/actress/ make-up up for an award..It is the most stupid nomination"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The songs and scores this year have been amazing!

      And there are always those nominations that make you go...WTF

      Delete
  3. LOL at the Unbroken nods - only 4. It might get in at the Oscars, but I don't see Jolie making the cut, unless the DGA goes for it.

    Most of these are just...YAWN. Where's the love for little triumphs like Calvary and Locke? At least Under the Skin popped up in Sci-Fi/Horror Movie. And Rose Byrne!

    I think Inherent Vice might get an Adapted Screenplay nod at the Oscars. That category is so weak this year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jolie is out.

      I do wish that more films could get loved by major awards. It's sad that these great little films get forgotten after the critics sing their praises.

      I'm thinking Inherent Vice may have a small group of passionate viewers that push it into a few categories...maybe.

      Delete
  4. About fucking time Lost Stars shows up. (Though if Levine does preform it at the Oscars if it's nominated, he better sing it like Gretta wanted him too!)

    I did not predict all the Grand Budapest Hotel love. I honestly thought it would only get a production design nomination. Now I'm sure it will get more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really didn't see this surge of Budapest love coming either, but man is it strong. I have a feeling we'll see a lot of it on Oscar nomination morning.

      Delete