Oscar Nominations came out today. Frankly, I’m not hugely into award shows. My main focus of Oscar season is creating our annual “Oscars Drinking Game”. On awards night I am far more focused on dresses than nominations and I make all of my (drinking focused) winner predictions based on absolutely no facts, research or forethought. And that is what I am going to do for you right now…a completely biased and uninformed look at the 2015 Academy Awards nominations.
I’ve recruited KG to help. We’re going to put a wager on who gets more right:
– If KG wins, I have to write a post about how much I love Nicholas Cage. I HATE NICHOLAS CAGE!!!!!!!!!!! RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!
– If I win, KG has to write a post about why Louis Tomlinson is better than Liam Payne…because he obviously is ?
Note: We have not seen any of these movies. We have both seen Into the Woods & Big Hero 6. Kris has also seen The Grand Budapest Hotel on an airplane. That is all. We meant it when we said “uninformed”.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke “Boyhood”
Edward Norton “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons “Whiplash”
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette “Boyhood”
Laura Dern “Wild”
Keira Knightley “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone “Birdman”
Meryl Streep “Into the Woods”
Kris: I have a hard time betting against Meryl, but how awesome would it be if Emma Stone won? Love her. I’m going with Emma.
KG: Keira Knightley, because I’m not quite sure Into the Woods was enough for Meryl to take it.
Steve Carell “Foxcatcher”
Bradley Cooper “American Sniper”
Benedict Cumberbatch “The Imitation Game”
Michael Keaton “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne “The Theory of Everything”
Kris: Dibs Benedict. He is so insanely talented. …Plus Sherlock!
KG: I’m going to go with Eddie Redmayne, because I read an article today begging the Academy not to give him the award. I just feel like this might mean a win..
Marion Cotillard “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon “Wild”
Kris: I’m going with Reese Witherspoon. I’ve heard good things about Wild…not in terms of whether it will win Oscars but just water cooler talk at work.
KG: Felicity Jones, because her picture on the website I’m looking at is adorable. Valid reasoning, I know.
Best Animated Feature
“Big Hero 6”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of The Princess Kaguya”
Kris: I pick How to Train Your Dragon 2, because I loved the first one (I haven’t seen this one yet) and KG is picking Big Hero 6, which is the only one I have seen.
KG: I pick Big Hero 6, because it was adorable. And apparently in my world, “adorable” is the only criteria necessary for an Oscar.Also I’ve actually seen it.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”
Kris: The Imitation Game because it’s the only one I actually really want to see, to be honest.
KG: I’m going to pick Selma because Oprah can do no wrong. Though I’m a little concerned about the fact that it wasn’t nominated in any of the other categories we’ve discussed….
I guess we’ll have to wait until February to see how we do and who wins. Keep an eye out for the bet-worthy posts! Come back tomorrow if you want to hear thoughts on the Oscar Nominations from someone who even vaguely knows what they’re talking about. Justine will give you her thoughts!
But Wait! We’re going to do one more bonus prediction! While looking over the rest of the award categories we realized we’ve both seen 3 of the movies nominated for Effects. We could make a slightly (slightly!) informed prediction!
Best Visual Effects
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Kris: Guardians of the Galaxy! Because I am Groot.
KG: Yay! I’ve actually seen 3 movies in this category! I pick Interstellar. It was a weird, weird movie but strangely touching, and the way it depicted Earth, space, other planets, and other dimensions was very cool.
Love & Luck,
Kris (& KG)