Gold Derby’s forum posters are known for their brass, take-no-prisoners opinions, all of which were in play Sunday night as the winners were announced at the Oscars. Just a small sample of their savagery below. Read more and have your say here.
Best Picture: “Birdman“
24Emmy: Sean Penn is the surprise BP presenter. His first time doing so?
Themeparks4Life: YES!!!!!!!!!!! The Best Picture wins!
Eddy Q: Well so much for sharing the love between Inarritu, Linklater and Anderson. “Boyhood” only winning one award isn’t right. 🙁
Guest2014: Just like last year, the Oscars and Indie Spirts diverge on Director. 6/7, then…
seoul: There goes 12 years of directing ….
Pieman1994: Meh. Would have loved a Keaton win, but Redmayne did put in a good performance.
msnowden1: 30 years in the making! Julianne Moore finally wins an Oscar!
24Emmy: Where’s the announcer to say she’s a 5 time nominee? WTF?
Guest2014: The single-lowest-earning movie to win an acting awards since 1994’s “Blue Sky” (Jessica Lange). And yes, I hold “Still Alice’s” meager boxoffice totals against it.
ThemeParks4Life: Standing O!
24Emmy: Wow. J. K. Simmons didn’t mention anything or anybody from “Whiplash.”
Atypical: Well that was a peculiar acceptance speech. But yay J.K. Simmons!
24Emmy: Aww. Ellar Coltrane wanted to hug Patricia Arquette.
Sasha: Jesus f***ing Christ! Is she married to that piece of paper!?
Junk: Ughh paper again Arquette, thank God this is over now.
Best Original Screenplay: “Birdman”
Dead Like Me: GONZALEZ!
msnowden1: It’s official: Birdman’s winning Best Picture.
AnnaSPB: Dammit! “The Grand Budapest” was ROBBED! Wes Anderson, your time will come someday.
nycguy: Horrible choice for Original Screenplay.
Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Imitation Game”
claydavis: Oprah announced it in such an Oprah voice
Pieman1994: Not a fan of the win. I love the speech.
Best Cinematography: “Birdman”
24Emmy: Yay Emmanuel Lubezki! Back to back wins.
Dead Like Me: CHIVO!
msnowden1: Damn. Roger Deakins loses again.
Best Costume Design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Atypical: Legend Milena Canonero! Yay “The Grand Budapest Hotel!”
Best Film Editing: “Whiplash”
Denis: “WHIPLASH” F**K YES ITS GONNA WIN BEST PICTURE IT IS GONNA WIN…ok just kidding.
AnnaSofiaBennike: Ahh, I was 13/14, but SO excited for “Whiplash!” Best UPSET!!!
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
PaulV: of course my one and only last minute switch was to GOTG for Make up.
Best Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
ThemeParks4Life: YES!!!!!!!! Got it wrong but so glad “Budapest” won.
Denis: F**k off, “Theory of Everything” was robbed, this is disgraceful.
Eddy Q: GBH wins score. Thank God! And I win my 500 point bet!
Guest2014: Now give that Oscar to Hans Zimmer, damn you, Desplat…
Best Original Song: “Glory” from “Selma”
Denis: If “Glory” song loses it will be the biggest offense ever. To music and to equalty.
24Emmy: Really, that gets a standing ovation?
msnowden1: Did John Legend honestly just forget to thank his wife?
Atypical: Great acceptance speeches for “Glory”!
FredericLam: as a person from Hong Kong, I am so impressed to hear them acknowledge the democratic protests in Hong Kong.
Best Visual Effects: “Interstellar”
claydavis: damn. “Guardians” of the galaxy was my big bet lol.
Guest2014: A fraction of a sliver of justice tonight; congratulations to “Interstellar.” Oscars mirroring Indie Spirits to a T…care to suggest otherwise, anyone?
Best Animated Feature: “Big Hero 6”
24Emmy: There’s your first upset. “Big Hero 6” wins.
unsunganthem: Damnit! “Big Hero” just ruined my perfect night of predictions.
ThemeParks4Life: I made a mistake to switch from BH6 after the BAFTAs.
Stardust: I knew it was probable, but WTF? Even the audience was shocked.
Best Documentary Feature: “CitizenFour”
Atypical: YAY “CITIZENFOUR!”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Ida”
24Emmy: That speech was all over the place.
Atypical: “IDA”! Love it!
Dead Like Me: “Ida” is the least worthy of the five nominees.
Best Animated Short Film: “Feast”
Eddy Q: First wrong prediction (I had “The Dam Keeper”). Damn. Really thought I might have all 3 shorts right this time.
Sasha: “The Dam Keeper” was robbed but whatever.
Best Documentary Short Film: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”
Eddy Q: Wow I’d get totally crushed by the one in the red dress in an arm wrestle. (Yes I mean that as a compliment.)
Best Live Action Short Film: “The Phone Call”
Atypical: YAY for “The Phone Call” in Live Action Short! Animated Short could go in a few different directions.