Oscar Noms + Picks

The 87th Academy Awards/Oscars is taking place Sunday night in Los Angeles and on our TV’s on ABC starting at 7 p.m. EST. This is the biggest award show for the film industry, which Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting this year.

I always strive to see all of the nominated films (at least for Best Picture), but for some reason most of them don’t come out until a month or two before the awards and are limited release, making it difficult to achieve. This year, I’ve seen 5 of the 8 movies in the category, and am really hoping I’ll be able to see the last 3 (Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Selma) before then so my opinions are a little less bias. Netflix, if you’re listening, I’d really appreciate the ability to binge all of the Oscar nominated films next year, pre-awards!

Here’s a list of a few of the 5 biggest categories (and nominations), along with my picks for the winners. This isn’t necessarily who I think will win, but who I’d vote for if the Academy invited me to be a member. Wishful thinking!

Best Picture
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
*The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Actor
Steve Carell in Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton in Birdman
*Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
*Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon in Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall in The Judge
Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
Edward Norton in Birdman
Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
*J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
*Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
Laura Dern in Wild
Keira Knightly in The Imitation Game
Emma Stone in Birdman
Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

Which movies/actors are you rooting for?

  • I went to film school so the Oscars are legit my FAVORITE thing! And Oscar season is the best!!

    I've seen all the best pictures, but I still need to see Still Alice, which I think I will saturday, Foxcatcher (which I don't really want to see) and The Judge (Which I doubt i'll have time too)

    Boyhood and Grand Budapest were my favorites of the year, but I think your right because Imitation Game is such Oscar bate. Still rooting for Boyhood & Linklater though, i really loved it!

    • Film school sounds awesome! I haven't seen those 3 either but I'm very curious about Still Alice! I just watched Birdman and Grand Budapest and really liked both. It'll be interesting to see who ends up winning!