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April 9, 2014 at 7:28 am #150589
A list of potential nominees. Who will make the Top 5?
Nolan, Christopher Nolan – Interstellar
Anderson – Grand Budapest Hotel
Frye, Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Lanklater – Boyhood
Chandor – A Most Violent Year
Leigh – Mr. Turner
Allen – Magic in the Moonlight
Ned Benson – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Knight, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson – Pawn Sacrifice
Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias – Love Is Strange
Wagner – Maps to the Stars
Michael McDonagh – Calvary
Schenk, David Seidler, Bill Dubuque – The Judge
Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth – Get on Up
Baumbach – While We’re Young
Crowe – Untitled Cameron Crowe Project
Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph – Draft Day
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman – The Lego Movie
James Gray, Ric Menello – The Immigrant
Malick – Knight of Cups
Deegan – A Little Chaos
Amel – Grace of Monaco
Hardy, David Nicholls – Far from the Madding Crowd
Duffield, Anthony Tambakis – Jane Got a Gun
Ayer – Fury
Morgan – Suffragette (2015 release?)
McCarten – Theory of Everything
Moverman – Love & Mercy
Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson – McFarland
Nichols – Midnight Special
Myers – Fort Bliss
McCarthy, Paul Sado – The Cobbler
Alexander, Larry Karaszewski – Big Eyes
Sagay – Belle
John Turturro – Fading Gigolo
Ryan Gosling – Lost River
Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski – Jupiter AscendingApril 9, 2014 at 7:42 am #150591
I know one thing – I’m gonna be terribly torn if it’s down to Nolans vs. Wes Anderson.April 9, 2014 at 10:09 am #150592
Is Birdman really a front runner? It looks interesting, and has a great cast lined up, but I don’t know if it really has that much awards potential. Also, wouldn’t Exodus be an Adapted Screenplay?April 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm #150593
Don’t rule out Bruce Wagner for Maps to the Stars, which is apparently some kind of satire on the entertainment industry. Then again it is David Cronenberg, who is hardly Oscar-friendly.
The Imitation Game is credited as being based on a biography according to Wikipedia, which isn’t reliable but neither is IMDb.April 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm #150594
It’s all guessing at this point but as Inarritu is behind “Birdman”, then at least it should be widely watched.
Yep, “Exodus” and “The Imitation Game” will be in adapted. My bad. Thanks for catching that. “Maps to the Stars” added above.April 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm #150595
Even at this point, I think its between Interstellar, Magic in the Moonlight, and Wes Anderson.April 10, 2014 at 12:34 am #150596
Woody Allen tends not to make 2 acclaimed films in a row these days, so I wouldn’t bet on Magic in the Moonlight.April 10, 2014 at 12:49 am #150597
Usually not but we have to remeber that he has more wins (3) and more nominations (16!) than anyone else in this category. Therefore, he still is a contender on paper at least until the movie comes out and it turns out not to live up to his name this time. Still, he already has better track record than he had in 2000s. Pros of “Magic…” are fresh cast full of great names and period setting in France which already turned out to be successful once.April 10, 2014 at 1:00 am #150598
He’ll always be a potential nominee. Allen like Meryl Streep is an easy default for the voter bloc.April 10, 2014 at 5:02 am #150599
April 10, 2014 at 8:58 am #150600
- Wes Anderson – TheGrand Budapest Hotel
- Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan – Interstellar (*)
- E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
- Richard Lanklater – Boyhood
- Bruce Wagner – Maps to the Stars
He’ll always be a potential nominee. Allen like Meryl Streep is an easy default for the voter bloc.
For every Vicky Cristina there’s a Whatever Works, and every Midnight in Paris there’s a To Rome with Love. And they tend to alternate, so by that logic his follow-up to Blue Jasmine would not be well received. But Magic in the Moonlight looks fairly awards-baity on paper with its 1920s France setting, so who knows.April 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm #150601
Great thread. Reading some of the potential players makes me feel rather anxious. My favorite genres are up there. Speaking of which, what chance do the Wachowskis’ have for Jupiter Ascending? When have they written a bad screenplay? (please dont answer this, Icky).
I see some of the Cloud Atlas cast are here again. And we have Sean Bean. Will he die in this do you think, like he does in almost everything he’s in? Lol.
Yes I’m a dreamer but I’d hate to see this go the way of Cloud Atlas.
Sight unseen I’d agree with the front runners list. Highly probable. So far, The Grand Budapest Hotel needs to be there.April 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm #150602
The Grand Budapest Hotel will take this.
And why don’t we have a poll here?April 11, 2014 at 6:46 am #150603
Cause it’s way too early to narrow the field down to 10 contenders.
RE: Wachowskis – If they didn’t get in with “Matrix”, I don’t know if they ever will. But of course, as of right now, they have equally good shot as the rest.