Saturday, February 21, 2015



It’s Saturday and you don’t have time to read explanations as to why I've made the picks I've made in each category – you need a ballot filled out and you need an Oscar pool win.  I've seen most of the movies represented here (aside from the shorts and the foreign stuff; they tend to not be my bag – whaddaya gonna do; I’m not a complete movie nerd) and have followed all the precursor awards.  For the most part, I know of what I speak or vote. The Best Picture (Birdman v. Boyhood), Best Director (Birdman v. Boyhood) and Best Actor (Redmayne v. Keaton) make for a heated two-horse race…

Keep in mind Birdman was my favorite flick of 2014 and I JUST watched it again last night – still love it – so I’m going strong with the superhero-turned-stage actor story in all three of the aforementioned categories.

Another factor to take in to consideration is the fact that I loathed Boyhood.  If you’re not a critic, carve out a few days and give it watch – you’ll quickly understand why…

Here are my grid picks (click to enlarge). Good luck and Happy Oscaring!

1 comment:

Al Robinson said...

Nice picks Brian! We're pretty similar in our predictions. Here are mine:

Best Picture - Birdman
Best Director - Alejandro González Iñárritu - Birdman
Best Actor - Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
Best Actress - Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor - J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Adapted Screenplay - The Imitation Game
Best Animated Film - Big Hero 6
Best Foreign Language Film - Leviathan
Best Documentary Film - Citizenfour
Best Film Editing - Boyhood
Best Cinematography - Birdman
Best Visual Effects - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Best Production Design - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Costume Design - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Makeup and Hairstyling - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Sound Editing - American Sniper
Best Sound Mixing - Whiplash
Best Music - Original Score - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Music - Original Song - Selma - Glory
Best Live Action Short Film - Boogaloo and Graham
Best Animated Short Film - Feast
Best Documentary Short Film - Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1