The Oscar nominations are out. And there’s feverish anticipation for February the 22nd when 5 words will seal the fate of all nominees “And the Oscar goes to…”
What are your predictions? Mind in splits, right! Has to be.
Remember how last year nominations kept us guessing till the last second. Gravity, American Hustle, Dallas Buyer Club, and 12 Years A Slave among other epic movies of 2014 were fighting a neck-to-neck battle. Only one could take home the “Best Picture” Oscar and that happened to be 12 Years A Slave.
2015 is as confusing. There are eight big contenders, each an epic in its own right, and worthy of that beautiful trophy. But only one will take the golden statue home. Who will it be?
Will it be the coming of age story Boyhood : an emotional, touching story that took 12 years to be made with the same cast and crew (Hats off to director’s perseverance). Or the dark comedy Birdman– an enthralling and disturbing story of a washed-up actor trying to salvage his credibility by staging a Broadway play.
Or will it be war drama American Sniper– the story of the most lethal sniper in history. Or the comic adventure The Grand Budapest Hotel that everyone can’t stop praising. Or the civil rights film Selma that chronicles Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights. Or will it be British World War 2 biopic The Imitation Game, Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, or jazz drama tale Whiplash who’ll take the golden statue home. It’s one helluva of a tough fight.
In the race of numbers, Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel are leading with 9 nominations each. The Imitation Game follows with 8 nominations while Boyhood and American Sniper come third with 6 nominations each. The 87th Academy Awards take place on February 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST.
Watch contenders for the Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress in a leading role, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress in the presentation below:
You can see the complete list of nominees across all categories at Oscars website.
Did this year’s nominations leave you upset? Are you amongst many who believe that it was unfair to leave out The Lego Movie, one of the highest grossing movies of 2014, from the “Best Animated Feature Film” category? Do you think Interstellar and Gone Girl deserved to be in the Best Picture category too. And that Gone Girl deserved more than just 1 nomination- the obvious Best Actress nomination for Rosamund Pike.
Tell us who you think deserved to be on the prized list but what was left out. And what does your gut instinct tell you about winners of the night. Share with us in the comments below.
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