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  • Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Could this be the first year since they expanded the field in 2009 where every nominee in Best Picture will win an award?

    American Sniper – Best Sound Editing
    Birdman – Cinematography
    Boyhood – Sup. Actress
    The Grand Budapest Hotel – Production Design
    The Imitation Game – Adapted Screenplay
    Selma – Original Song
    The Theory of Everything – Original Score
    Whiplash – Sup. Actor

    I think that the Score and Sound Editing choices aren’t set in stone, but I think they are big possibilities.

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    Gone_Guy
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    Hmm, interesting. All of those will likely happen, except for The Imitation Game winning Adapted Screenplay. I think that one is a tight race between American Sniper and Whiplash. It’s The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game fighting it out for 3rd place. And poor Inherent Vice is just there, and it is probably the nomination with which I am most annoyed. Gone Girl deserved to be in the top three, duking it out with American Sniper and Whiplash. The only silver lining with Inherent Vice being here is because it’ll put Paul Thomas Anderson in the audience (I mean, I assume he’ll show up), which is cool because he directed Julianne Moore to her first Oscar nomination for Boogie Nights and now he gets to see her finally win 17 years and four nominations later. 

    Back on topic, I just don’t see The Imitation Game winning anything come Oscar night.

    In likelihood of winning, I don’t see it ranking in the top three of its categories except twice.
    – Picture: Probably 7th or 8th.
    – Director: 4th or 5th
    – Lead Actor: Probably 4th
    – Supp. Actress: 4th or 5th
    – Adapted Screenplay: 3rd or 4th
    – Editing: 5th. No doubt. (Don’t cry for William Goldenberg. He just won for Argo.)
    – Score: 2nd or 3rd. (Its best shot)
    – Prod. Design: 4th or 5th

    Voters were passionate about getting it nominations, but that’s where the love seemed to stop. 

    After analyzing, it wouldn’t be a stretch to predict it in Original Score. Since Birdman isn’t nominated here, it would be nice to see Alexandre Desplat finally win an Oscar (I think he’ll get more votes for this film than Grand Budapest). But I’m predicting The Theory of Everything to be safe. I don’t mind being wrong on this one though.

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    Actriz
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    The Theory of Everything is going home empty-handed. Sniper possibly will too, and even Selma’s song win isn’t set in stone.

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    Eddy Q
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    At the moment I have all 8 winning something, but not all of them are sealed for me yet. If all 8 have to win, these are the ones I’m most confident about on the whole:

    American Sniper: Sound Editing
    Birdman: Cinematography
    Boyhood: Supp. Actress
    GBH: Production Design
    Imitation Game: Adap. Screenplay
    Selma: Song
    TofE: Actor
    Whiplash: Supp. Actor

    I’m not sold on Theory of Everything winning best score like so many are. I mean it could, but where is its frontrunner status coming from? Its score doesn’t have as much of a constant presence throughout the film as Grand Budapest’s does, nor is it as showy – Grand Budapest has a range of eclectic instruments like glockenspiels and flamenco guitars. I suppose TofE’s score could give audiences the warm fuzzies and then they’ll vote for it, but honestly I think it’s the worst musically of the five – it’s as drippy as the precious cinematography, full of bland and predictable harmonic progressions. Can we please stop with these supposedly “plaintive” piano interludes in prestige drama which are so often sloppily sentimental and textureless?  

     

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    AMG
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    American Sniper – Sound Editing
    Birdman – Original Screenplay, Cinematography
    Boyhood – Picture, Director, Supporting Actress 
    The Grand Budapest Hotel – Production Design 
    The Imitation Game – BLANK
    Selma – Original Song
    The Theory of Everything – Actor, Score, Adapted Screenplay
    Whiplash – Supporting Actor, Editing, Sound Mixing(?)

    Again, I think The Imitation Game could well be the one to miss out completely. BUT, the award for Adapted Screenplay is well up for grabs, with no frontrunner. Any one of American Sniper, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything & Whiplash could win it. If The Imitation Game wins here, then yes, every Best Picture nominee could very well win an award. Exciting stuff with quite a few unanswered races this year, a lot more open than what I thought it was after Oscar noms were revealed. 

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    Well, 2012 came pretty close when 8 of the 9 Best Picture nominees won something, with BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD being the odd man out.

    It certainly is very plausible, though the lynchpin is IMITATION winning Screenplay, the only category I think it has a chance in.  Many of the other films are either locks for one in particular (I’m counting SELMA’s song here) or have a more than decent chance in a number of different areas (THEORY, BUDAPEST, BIRDMAN, SNIPER). 

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    Macbeth
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    AMERICAN SNIPER – Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing 
    BIRDMAN
     – Best Actor, Best Cinematography
    BOYHOOD
    – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress
    THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
    – Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
    THE IMITATION GAME
    – Best Adapted Screenplay 
    THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
    – Best Original Score
    SELMA
    – Best Song
    WHIPLASH
    – Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing

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    GusCruz
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    AMERICAN SNIPER – Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing 
    BIRDMAN
     – Best Actor, Best Cinematography
    BOYHOOD
    – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress
    THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
    – Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
    THE IMITATION GAME
    – Best Adapted Screenplay 
    THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
    – Best Original Score
    SELMA
    – Best Song
    WHIPLASH
    – Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing

    This is probably right, although 1) I think “Imitation Game” is vulnerable in Adapted Screenplay, which could go do Whiplash 2) I know Selma is being widely seen as frontrunner to take Song, but I think all nominees have a real shot at winning 3) American Sniper and Boyhood are strong Editing contenders too

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    Leonardo
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    No. I see THE IMITATION GAME going empty-handed…

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    Riley
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    Why are we still downplaying The Imitation Game?  It can easily take adapted screenplay.  It is even the only nominee with a corresponding directing nomination, so there is obviously a lot of support for it.

    Could this be the first year since they expanded the field in 2009 where every nominee in Best Picture will win an award?

    Wow, good catch!  I do have all of them winning something.

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    benbraddock
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    AMERICAN SNIPER – Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing 
    BIRDMAN
     – Best Actor, Best Cinematography
    BOYHOOD
    – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress
    THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
    – Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
    THE IMITATION GAME
    – Best Adapted Screenplay 
    THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
    – Best Original Score
    SELMA
    – Best Song
    WHIPLASH
    – Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing

    MACBETH
    i love all of your picks.. they are similar to mine
    at this moment…I think costumes might go
    to Into the Woods and editing could be Boyhood
    but all 8 films should win at least 1 academy award…

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    babypook
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    O I dunno. I’m biased of course, like everyone else,  but I’m betting heavily on Sniper going home empty-handed.

    All of the others can win one or more, although if Desplat misses and Screenplay goes to Whiplash, which imo is doubtful, Imitation Game could go home with no wins.

     

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    FreemanGriffin
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    My current predictions are:
    AMERICAN SNIPER: Best Sound Editing
    BIRDMAN: Original Screenplay and Cinematography (both are shaky, though – Boyhood or Grand Budapest could win OS and Grand Budapest or Unbroken could win CIN)
    BOYHOOD: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Editing
    THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup/Hairstyling
    THE IMITATION GAME: Best Adapted Screenplay (shaky, could go to Whiplash, I would be very unhappy if AS were to win)
    SELMA: Best Original Song (but I’m hoping for “Everything Is Awesome!” from The LEGO Movie)
    THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING: Best Actor and Best Original Score (both are shaky, they might go with Michael Keaton and score could go to either of the Alexandre Desplat scores – Grand Budapest or Imitation Game)
    WHIPLASH: Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound Mixing

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    KyleBailey
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    2012 was the closest to have a win for every Best Pic nominee 

    Amour- Foreign
    Argo- Picture, Editing, Adapted Screenplay 
    Beasts of the Southern Wild- Empty Handed
    Django Unchained- Screenplay, Supporting Actor
    Les Miserables- Supporting Actress, Sound Mixing, Make Up/Hair 
    Life of Pi- Director, Visuals, Score, Cinematography 
    Lincoln- Actor, Production Design
    Silver Linings Playbook- Actress 
    Zero Dark Thirty- Sound Editing  

    The other years haven’t been so generous  

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    Lets see here. We have Birdman which is at least winning cinematography, Boyhood is at least winning Supporting actress, Grand Budapest hotel is at least winning production design, Imitation game has no guarantees, TOE when you think about it has no guarantees. I would say actor but Keaton is very much still in it. And for score I think it will be Budapest actully, American Sniper has got at least one of the sound races probably sound editing, Selma has got best song, And Whiplash has got Supporting actor. So it is quite possible this year.

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