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!


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

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