Thursday, January 8, 2015

Iowa, Denver & Oklahoma name their favorites...

Best Film - Boyhood (runners-up, Birdman and Imitation Game)

Best Director - Richard Linklater (runners-up, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David Fincher)

Best Actor - Micheal Keaton (runners-up, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch)

Best Actress - Reese Witherspoon (runners-up, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike)

Best Supporting Actor - JK Simmons (runners-up, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton) 

Best Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette (runners-up, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton)

Best Score - Birdman (runners-up, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game) 

Best Animated Film - The Lego Movie (runners-up, Big Hero 6, How To Train Your Dragon 2)

Best Original Song - Everything is Awesome (runners-up, Lost Stars, Glory) 

Best Movie Yet To Open in Iowa - A Most Violent Year and American Sniper (tie) 

Best Picture:

* “Birdman”
* “Boyhood”
* “Whiplash”
* “Inherent Vice”
* “American Sniper”

Best Director:

* Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
* Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
* Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar”
* Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice”
* Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper”

Best Actor:

* Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
* Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
* Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
* Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
* Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

Best Actress:

* Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
* Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
* Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
* Scarlett Johansson, “Under the Skin”
* Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Best Supporting Actor:

* Edward Norton, “Birdman”
* Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
* J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
* Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
* Josh Brolin, “Inherent Vice”

Best Supporting Actress:

* Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
* Emma Stone, “Birdman”
* Rene Russo, “Nightcrawler”
* Sienna Miller, “American Sniper””
* Katherine Waterston, “Inherent Vice”

Best Animated Film:

* “The Lego Movie”
* “Big Hero 6“
* “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
* “The Boxtrolls”
* “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Best Science Fiction/Horror Film:

* “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
* “The Babadook”
* “Interstellar”
* “Under the Skin”
* “Edge of Tomorrow”

Best Comedy:

* “22 Jump Street”
* “Guardians of the Galaxy”
* “Neighbors”
* “Top 5”
* “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Original Screenplay:

* Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, “Birdman”
* Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
* Wes Anderson, Hugo Guiness, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
* Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”
* Jeremy Saulnier, “Blue Ruin”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

* Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
* Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice”
* Anthony McCarten, “The Theory of Everything”
* Nick Hornby, “Wild”
* Jason Hall, “American Sniper”

Best Documentary:

* “Life Itself”
* “The Overnighters”
* “Citizenfour”
* “Keep on Keepin’ On”
* “Jodorowsky’s Dune”

Best Cinematography:

* Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”
* Benoit Delhomme, “The Theory of Everything”
* Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Interstellar”
* Daniel Landin, “Under the Skin”
* Tom Stern, “American Sniper”

Best Original Song:

* “Everything Is Awesome, “The LEGO Movie”
* “Lost Stars,” “Begin Again”
* “The Last Goodbye,” “The Hobbit” The Battle of the Five Armies”
* “Glory,” “Selma”
* “Ordinary Human,” “The Giver”

Best Score:

* “The Theory of Everything”
* “Birdman”
* “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
* “Under the Skin”
* “Inherent Vice”

Best Foreign Language Film:

* “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
* “Ida”
* “Two Days, One Night”
* “Force Majeure”
* “Winter Sleep”

Best Picture


Top Ten

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The LEGO Movie
A Most Violent Year
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Actor – Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress – Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Best Animated Film – The LEGO Movie
Best Body of Work – Chris Miller & Phil Lord – The LEGO Movie & 22 Jump Street
Best Director – Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Documentary – Life Itself
Best First Feature – Nightcrawler
Best Foreign Language Film – Force Majeure
Best Guilty Pleasure – Edge of Tomorrow
Not So Obviously Worst Film – The Monuments Men
Obviously Worst Film – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Best Original Screenplay – Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Adapted Screenplay – Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Best Supporting Actor – Edward Norton, Birdman
Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood


  1. Hmmm it's interesting how some are gaining and others seem to ebb like Julianne Moore-I still think she is in for Oscar but not here

    1. I wish I saw a hope for Pike to actually win the Oscar, but I have a feeling she won't even be runner up...

  2. More Keaton love. Do you think Redmayne really has a decent shot at Best Actor, like almost everyone on AW forums does? Is it just me, or is that thinking kinda delusional? I think Keaton could win everything frankly, even the BAFTA. I mean, Mickey Rourke even won there, and Keaton's film got a ton of noms. Granted, Theory did too, but it's all about a narrative. Keaton has the best one in the Best Actor race. Plus, actors love the film.

    1. Redmayne will probably be runner-up, at this point, but that doesn't mean he'll be close to winning. I mean, thinking that anyone but Keaton is winning the Oscar is simply ridiculous at this point. ALL of the odds are in his favor. He hasn't a single all.