December 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm #170166
I don’t think anyone is being “underestimated” because every possibility is exhaustively talked about on this site, but I really want to see Rene Russo get in. I’d love to see Chadwick Boseman get in. He’s still in my #1 slot for Best Actor (and I’ve seen Redmayne, Keaton, Cumberbatch, Gyllenhaal), but he doesn’t have a hope in hell of getting in. I feel like Russo still has a small shot.
But yeah, with the random candidates that have gotten in at the Globes and SAGs (Aniston, Gyllenhaal), I think there’s going to be some big surprises/snubs with the Oscar nominations.December 27, 2014 at 8:35 pm #170167
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Chrisptoph Waltz – Big Eyes
Laura Dern – Wild
Rene Russo – Nightcrawler
Steve Carrell – FoxcatcherDecember 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm #170168
Christoph Waltz… I repeat, Christoph Waltz.December 28, 2014 at 9:11 am #170169
Like most years, nominations will go as expected with a few surprises. I think Interstellar gets into Best Pic leaving unbroken out if there is 9 nominees. Budapest most likely won’t get in and Chazelle might nab the fifth spot in Director. Also I have a Jonah Hill feeling about Tom Wilkinson. With Best Actor it would not surprise me if an assumed lock (Cumberbatch) misses.December 28, 2014 at 10:25 am #170170
Personally, I think Into the Woods. I think Blunt could get in and and Kendrick and Pine could surprise if they like the movie as much as some of the screeners that different journalists have sat in on have noticed. They’re going to watch it to see Meryl, so they might notice how amazing Blunt, Kendrick, and Pine are.December 28, 2014 at 10:31 am #170171
I am thinking Tilda Swinton.December 28, 2014 at 11:02 am #170172
I’m telling y’all I really think Damien Chazelle stands a chance at getting in for Best Director. I really think Whiplash could be the Beasts of the Southern Wild of this year.
For the category, we have three definites:
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Ava DuVernay – Selma —– I think it’s safe to say she’s a sure bet to get the nom now.
So that leaves two spots. Jolie ain’t getting in anymore. Foxcatcher has a very mixed response. Fincher is a well-respected director, but the excitement over Gone Girl has really fizzled out. People are also very hot and cold on Interstellar, and Nolan has never had any luck with the Academy.
So that leaves:
Wes Anderson – Grand Budapest
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash
I loved The Imitation Game, but Tyldum’s direction is nowhere near as flashy or distinct as Anderson’s or Chazelle’s. That obviously doesn’t make it worse, but it just doesn’t stand out over the other two. Plus, I think there is a sort of excitement and eagerness to showcase a newbie director who had the sort of “little movie that could” this year.December 28, 2014 at 11:04 am #170173
Mr Turner and American Sniper. That is allDecember 28, 2014 at 11:28 am #170174
Amy Adams could get in over Aniston. She’s got very impressive form with the Academy, but will be interesting to see how she gets on this year, with a film that doesn’t have more widespread awards buzz, so it is all about her performance to get in (pretty much).
Whiplash can really get in to the Best Picture line up. I can see that getting in before Grand Budapest Hotel, Unbroken and Gone Girl. I can also see it getting in for Best Director, and really do a Beasts of the Southern Wild. Now THAT would be a dark horse.
Check out more of my thoughts on Twitter (@AMG_Review) and Instagram (amg_reviews)December 28, 2014 at 11:44 am #170175
I’m predicting Whiplash to actually get in the Best Picture nominees list. It’s one of the most raved movies of the year that maintained its buzz and acclaim since JANUARY. Now that is something you don’t see every year.December 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm #170176
I think Budapest is gonna surprise everyone when it ties Birdman for the most nominations, both with 9. I think Anderson and Fiennes will both be surprise noms in addition to picture, screenplay, cinematography, score, costume, production design, and makeup noms. I think there will be 9 BP noms again, but I don’t think either Unbroken or Foxcatcher will get the 9th spot, instead going to a “surprise” BP nom of either Wild or A Most Violent Year. Speaking of Wild, I could see the Academy giving Streep a year off so to speak in favor of Dern in supp. actress. I also agree with those saying Chazelle could be the real dark horse BD contender and get in along with Anderson over both Fincher and Tyldum.December 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm #170177
Yeah, I have Chazelle in my 6th spot, now. He was up in my Top 5 for a while, but the current Grand Budapest love has me thinking that Anderson could actually squeeze in above him (though who knows, maybe Tyldum really won’t make it).December 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm #170178
Riz Ahmed for Nightcrawler!
I trust he could take the 5th slot on Supporting Actor and be the surprise of nominations morning.December 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm #170179
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes (unless he goes lead and in this case, no way)
Rene Russo – Nightcrawler
Tilda Swinton – Snowpierecer
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Damien Chazelle – best director – whiplashDecember 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm #170180
Interstellar for Best Picture nomination.
I’ve noticed it’s been bumped out of the overall Top 10 list from most predictions on Gold Derby, but I believe there is no way this film will not get in. This film is this year’s visual spectacular that is going to do quite well in the technical categories. I think the film has a lot more support than it appears (don’t forget EVERYONE who is in this film).
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