The Vern’s Oscar Nomination Predictions.

 

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.Well The Golden Globes were announced Sunday night and even though I could not find a site that streams it to watch it.  I was mostly happy with the results.   Michael Keaton won for “Birdman“, which was awesome, and I’m glad that Richard Linklatter won for “Boyhood“. Even though my choice was for either Fincher or Inarrtu.  I love Julianne Moore, but I thought Rosemund Pike deserved that win.   In any case we will see what will happen when the Oscar nominations are announced later this week.   I will be competing with a lot of other great critics in Shane Slater’s Oscar Nomination Prediction Contest going on over at his site Film Actually.  These are not the actual choices made by the members of the Academy.  These are mine and in a perfect world.  They would result in a pretty awesome award show.

 

 BEST PICTURE

BEST PICTURE
Whiplash
Boyhood
Birdman or Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance –
Gone Girl
Night Crawler
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Theory of Everything
The Imitation Game
Selma

 

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Richard Linklatter – Boyhood
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman or the unexpected virtues of ignorance
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Wes Anderson – Grand Budapest Hotel


BEST ACTOR
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Micheal Keaton –Birdman
Ralph Finnes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Eddie Redmayne – Theory of Everything
Miles Teller – Whiplash

BirdmanBEST ACTRESS
Rosemund Pike – Gone Girl
Juliane Moore – Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Felcity Jones – Theory of Everything
Amy Adams Big Eyes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Edward Norton – Birdman
JK Simmons – Whiplash
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Robert Duvall –The Judge
Mark Rufalo – Foxcatcher

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

Nightcrawler
BEST EDITING
Sandra Adair – Boyhood
Kirk Baxter – Gone Girl
Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione – Birdman
John Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Tom Cross – Whiplash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone,Alexander Dinelaris,Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklatter – Boyhood
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Scott Alexander, Larry Karazewski – Big Eyes

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson – Unbroken
Nick Hornby – Wild
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice

BoyhoodBEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Interstellar
Guardians of The Galaxy
The Hobbit: Battle of Armies
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
X-Men Days of Future Past

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foxcatcher
Guardians of The Galaxy

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Everything is Awesome – The Lego Movie
Lost Stars – Begin Again
Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Big Eyes – Big Eyes
Glory –  Selma

InterstellarBEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Trent Rezor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Johann Johannsson – Theory of Everything
Mica Liva – Under The Skin
Jason Moran – Selma

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
Hoyte Van Hoytema – Interstellar
Daniel Landin – Under The Skin
Robert D Yeoman – Grand Budapest Hotel
Benoit Delhomme – Theory of Everything

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
 The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies
Maleficent
Into The Woods
Birdman or Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance

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BEST SOUND MIXING
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Lego Movie
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Godzilla
Interstellar

BEST SOUND EDITING
Into The Woods
Whiplash
Interstellar
Guardians of The Galaxy
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Theory of Everything
Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of The Galaxy
Into The Woods
Maleficent

Theory of Everything
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Life Itself
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Citezenfour
Art and Craft
Finding Vivian Maier

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Lego Movie
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Big Hero Six
Boxtrolls
Book of Life

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
IDA
Accused
Leviathan
Tangerines
Force Majeure

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Let me know what you think of my picks and be sure to tune into whatever sort of social media site you use for the actual picks later this week.

 

 

 

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About The Vern

I love movies and I enjoy writing about them too. They both go pretty much hand in hand with each other and it's fun to discover new classics. I co host the podcasts The Film Pasture, ScreenTrax, and soon Cinema Recall. While also contributing reviews and articles to other great sites when I can.
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4 Responses to The Vern’s Oscar Nomination Predictions.

  1. shoffman3572 says:

    I think Shane Slater is going to have a hard time picking a winner! Your list is very close to mine. Figured the academy would throw a best picture nod to Interstellar though – to include a sci-fi film. I’d love it if Snowpiercer made the best picture list, but that’s not likely to happen.

    • The Vern says:

      I dont think Snowpiercer got much promotion because Studio is not really behind it, but Im taking a chance that Swinton will be a surprise nomination since they fucked up and didn’t give her a nom for We Need to Talk about Kevin. Thanks for the comment

  2. The Hot Rod says:

    No way should Knightley be nomed for Imitation Game. She’s okay in it, but nowhere near Oscar material.

    Otherwise – great picks!!

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