Oscar Nominations 2015: and here are the winners

Its Oscar time!!!!


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Its also the time of year when people who do any sort of coverage for films, be it on podcasts, websites or just with their friends, have to find the time to try and view as many of the nominated films as possible in order to try and pick the winners.

I did okay. I managed to see a few of the 60 films nominated over all categories. Enough to give me an idea of who I think should and would win. Of course when it comes to the short films or documentaries, I still struggle to track a lot of them down. So I guess.


The Academy Awards were held February 22nd but I listed these nominations many weeks before.

Here for you now is a full list of the nominations and the winners have been placed in RED.

I shall do as I did with my BAFTA award nominations, and highlight them ones I thought would win in BLACK BOLD

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman (Winner)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything


Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman ((Winner)
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game


Best Actor
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything (Winner)


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


Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash (Winner)


Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood (Winner)
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

patricia arquette

Best Original Screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bo – Birdman (Winner)
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
E Max Frye and Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game (Winner)
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash


Best Foreign Film
Ida (Winner) 
Wild Tales

Best Documentary
CitizenFour (Winner)
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth


Best Animation
Big Hero 6 (Winner)
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya


Best Original Song

Everything Is Awesome (music and lyric by Shawn Patterson, performed by Tegan & Sara feat The Lonely Island) – The Lego Movie

Glory (music and lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn, performed by Common and John Legend) – Selma (Winner)
Grateful (music and lyric by Diane Warren, performed by Rita Ora) – Beyond the Lights
I’m Not Going to Miss You (music, lyric and performance by Glen Campbell) – Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me
Lost Stars (music and lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, performed by Adam Levine) – Begin Again

Best Documentary Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1(Winner)
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman (Winner)
Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski – Ida
Dick Pope – Mr Turner
Roger Deakins – Unbroken

Best Editing
Joel Cox and Gary D Roach – American Sniper
Sandra Adair – Boyhood
Barney Pilling – The Grand Budapest Hotel
William Goldenberg – The Imitation Game
Tom Cross – Whiplash (Winner)

Best Sound Editing
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman – American Sniper (Winner)
Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock – Birdman
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Richard King – Interstellar
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro – Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing
BJohn Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin – American Sniper
Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño and Thomas Varga – Birdman
Gary A Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten – Interstellar
Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño and David Lee – Unbroken
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley – Whiplash (Winner)

Best Makeup and Hair
Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard – Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier – The Grand Budapest Hotel (Winner)
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White – Guardians of the Galaxy


Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel (Winner)
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Gary Yershon – Mr Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Theory of Everything 

Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock – The Grand Budapest Hotel (Winner)
Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald – The Imitation Game
Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis – Interstellar
Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock – Into the Woods
Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts – Mr Turner

Best Visual Effects
Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould – Guardians of the Galaxy
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher – Interstellar (Winner)
Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Costume Design
Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel (Winner)
Mark Bridges – Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood – Into the Woods
Anna B Sheppard and Jane Clive – Maleficent
Jacqueline Durran – Mr Turner

Best Short Film (animated)
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast (Winner)
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Short
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
The Phone Call (Winner)


So there you have it.

Did you have some guesses at who would win those little golden statues?

Did you get more right than wrong?

Let me know how you did.

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