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Best Motion Picture of the Year

I can’t see anything beyond my favourite film of the year, Boyhood.boyhood-poster

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

I would have loved to see Ralph Fiennes (he was robbed in ’94 and ’97) win The Grand Budapest Hotel but sadly he wasn’t nominated. In his absence I think it is s straight fight between Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything and Michael Keaton for Birdman with Keaton being the winner.michael keaton birdman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

I haven’t seen Still Alice, but all the buzz is about Julianne Moore, who I would have liked to see get a supporting actress nomination for Maps to the Stars.julianne moore still alice

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

It has to be the only first time nominee in the list, J.K. Simmons for Whiplash.j k simmons whiplash

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Again, I would like to think this is nailed on, Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.patricia arquette boyhood

Best Achievement in Directing

This is a tough one, Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu) feals like the most directed film, but Boyhood (Richard Linklater) is such a bold concept and directors vision that it is hard to rule it out. Then you have The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) with its duel framing device and use of different aspect ratio’s, it has to be in with a shout. I think Richard Liklater may just edge it as Boyhood seems to have a certain momentum.richard linklater boyhood

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Birdman is probably the best written film but then you have that Boyhood momentum to deal with. I would completely write-off Nightcrawler that was surprisingly overlooked in the best picture category. Ultimatly I think it will go to Birdman – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo.Alejandro González Iñárritu  Nicolás Giacobone Alexander Dinelaris Armando Bo

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Bizarrely I am going for Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice, I say bizarrely as it is the only nomination that I am yet to see.paul thomas anderson inherent vice

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Dick Pope for Mr. Turner and Roger Deakins (12 nominations without a win, I would have given him the Oscar for Skyfall) for Unbroken have crafted the best looking movies, but the best photography comes from Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman. I think he will win, not just for what he filmed but how he filmed it.emmanuel lubezki birdman

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