Saturday, May 17, 2014

87th Oscar Best Picture Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (5/17/2014)

I’ve been away from the predictions game for a while, but I’m hoping to get back on the horse this year. In the spirit of making that happen, I’ve decided that I’m going to skip most of the explanations this year and let the predictions and ranked alternates speak for themselves.

So without further ado, here are my Best Picture predictions for the 87th Oscars:

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1. Unbroken (Predicted Winner!)
2. Interstellar
3. Foxcatcher
4. Gone Girl
5. Big Eyes
6. Mr. Turner
7. Birdman
8. Inherent Vice
9. Boyhood

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Alternates (in order of predicted likelihood):
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
11. Into The Woods
12. The Imitation Game
13. Get On Up
14. Queen Of The Desert
15. A Most Violent Year
16. Trash
17. American Sniper
18. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
19. Wild
20. Whiplash
21. Fury
22. The Homesman
23. Suite Francaise
24. The Search
25. Magic In The Moonlight
26. Exodus: Gods And Kings
27. Maps To The Stars
28. Jersey Boys
29. Men, Women & Children (aka Pale Blue Dot)
30. Deep Tiki (aka Untitled Cameron Crowe Project)

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31. Rosewater
32. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
33. Kill The Messenger
34. Suffragette
35. The Monuments Men
36. The Railway Man
37. The Immigrant
38. Theory Of Everything
39. Cesar Chavez
40. Love Is Strange
41. Jupiter Ascending
42. Noah
43. The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
44. The Judge
45. Two Days, One Night
46. Clouds Of Sils Maria
47. A Most Wanted Man
48. Calvary
49. Child 44
50. Miss Julie

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As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!   


  1. My predictions:

    Best Picture:
    Big Eyes
    Gone Girl
    The Imitation Game
    Inherent Vice
    The Search

    Best Director:
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    Tim Burton
    David Fincher
    Angelina Jolie
    Bennett Miller

    Best Original Screenplay:
    A Most Violent Year
    Mr. Turner

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Gone Girl
    The Imitation Game (it's adapted, I checked)
    Inherent Vice

    Best Lead Actor:
    Steve Carrell - Foxcatcher
    Benedict Cumbercatch - The Imitiation Game
    Michael Fassbender - McBeth
    (IMDB says it's 2015, but it's already in post-production, and even has posters. Movies never get posters a year before they come out, unless it's a franchise blockbuster)
    Michael Keaton - Birdman
    Joaquin Phoenix - Inherent Vice

    Best Lead Actress:
    Amy Adams - Big Eyes
    Berenice Bejo - The Search
    Marion Cotillard - McBeth
    Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
    Reese Witherspoon - Wild

    Best Supporting Actor
    Josh Brolin - Inherent Vice
    Paul Giamati - Love and Mercy
    JK Simmons - Whiplash
    Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
    Christoph Waltz - Big Eyes

    Best Supprtong Actress
    Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
    Anette Bening - The Search
    Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
    Rooney Mara - Trash
    Meryl Streep - Into the Woods

    1. Great picks Gabi!

      I was tempted to include Macbeth in my long list somewhere, but felt like it was still a 50/50 chance that it might stay in 2015. I am excited for the project though and can't wait to see what Fassbender and Cotillard are able to do with it.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks my friend! It's good to be back and I'm going to do my best to keep things on track this year, at least for the major categories.