My personal bets and predictions for Top Films, Outstanding Works and Performances that deserve nominations in any 2015 award giving bodies
by Oliver Carnay


OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILMS
Boyhood - sure bet
Unbroken
Theory of Everything
Whiplash
Birdman
Selma
Imitation Game
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Julianne Moore - Still Alice - might win
Jennifer Aniston - Cake
Reese Witherspoon - Wild
Marion Cotillard - 2 Days, One Night
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Eddie Redmayne - sure winner
Jack O’Connell - Unbroken
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
David Oyelowo - Selma
Bill Hader - Skeleton Twins
Jake Gyllenhaall - Nightwalker
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash -sure bet
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Robert Duvall - The Judge

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Renee Russo - Nightcrawler
Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year
Meryl Streep - Into The Woods
Laura Dern - Wild
Emma Stone - Birdman

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR
Boyhood - Richard Linklater
Clint Eastwood - American Sniper
Selma - Ava DuVernay
Angelina Jolie - Unbroken
Alejandro Gonzalez Inaritu - Birdman
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game
Damien Chazelle - Whiplash
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS
Wild Tales - Argentina
The Guide - Ukraine
Mommy - Canada
Force Majeur - Sweden
The Way He Looks - Brazil
Leviathan - Russa
Tangerines - Estonia
Timbuktu - Mauritius
Concrete Night - Finland
Norte (might as well ... ) - Philippines
Ida - Poland (I wasn’t that impress with this film and did not want to include this but I think it will be nominated)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Citizenfour - will win
Last Days in Vietnam
Life Itself
Finding Vivian Meier
The Salt of the Earth

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Gone Girl
The Theory of Everything
The Imitation Game
Unbroken
Wild
American Sniper
Inherent Vice
Whiplash

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Book of Life
Song of the Sea
The LEGO Movie
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The Boxtrolls

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman
Unbroken
Selma
Gone Girl
Interstellar
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mr. Turner

BEST FILM EDITING
Boyhood
Unbroken
Birdman
Selma
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Whiplash
Gone Girl

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Unbroken
Selma
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Mr. Turner
The Imitation Game
Into The Woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Interstellar

BEST COSTUME
Selma
Into The Woods
Unbroken
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Maleficent
Inherent Vice

BEST SCORE
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Whiplash
Unbroken
Interstellar
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foxcatcher
Nightcrawler

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Birdman
Interstellar
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods
X-Men: Days of Future Past

BEST SOUND EDITING
Unbroken
American Sniper
Interstellar
Whiplash
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

BEST SOUND MIXING
Into The Woods
Unbroken
American Sniper
Whiplash
Birdman
Interstellar
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

BEST MAKE-UP
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Foxcatcher
Maleficent
The Grand Budapest Hotel



12.04.14