Last night’s Academy Awards was the first time since 2007 that all the Best Picture nominees won at least one Oscar and back then there were only 5 nominees. Not only did all 8 of this years' films win something, but among the 18 primary awards (no offense to documentaries, short films, etc.) they all … Continue reading Everyone’s a Winner!
I am most disappointed that there were only 8 nominees this year. All of these films are worthy of their nomination but this category should have also included Foxcatcher, Gone Girl and Interstellar. Plus Nightcrawler and Still Alice could have been in the mix as well. It was a great year for movies and for … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 5
This is a 2-horse race with a third nipping at their heels. All of these directors, for different reasons, were extremely impressive. There were also a couple of other directors who could have landed in this category. It was a deep, deep year for great directing. BEST DIRECTOR Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) – … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 4
The fellas are definitely more competitive than the ladies this year but still a lot of solid work. However, both groups have a lot of “also ran” nominees. Both of these are all but done deals. BEST ACTRESS Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) – Marion Cotillard is an excellent actress. But this is a … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 3
I normally start my predictions week with the screenplays. But this year I pushed it a day to catch the one nominee I hadn’t seen yet. Alas, winter storm Octavia (or something like that) hit the southeast so not only did I not get to Inherent Vice but I am a day behind on my prediction. … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 2
The Academy Awards are just 6 days away so it’s time for me to make my final Oscar predictions. I have had the privilege and (mostly) pleasure of seeing every nominee in the major categories. So each day this week I’ll give you my take on each category, who I think will win and my … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 1