Oscars 2015: A Foretaste and ForecastsFebruary 21, 2015
On Sunday, eight exceptional films will be fighting it out at the 87th Oscars Award which is set to take place at LA’s Dolby Theater. These eight films are “The Theory of Everything”, “Boyhood,” “Selma,” “Birdman,” “Whiplash,” “American Sniper,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “The Imitation Game”. Of the eight, the movie that is predicted to win big on Sunday night is the Michael Keaton’s starrer, “Birdman”. The movie has picked up several awards during this year’s award season that included the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Producers Guild Award and the Directors Guild Award.
“Birdman” is expected to win the Best Picture honor
According to an award analyst of The Hollywood Reporters, statistics are on the side of the Michael Keaton movie and all indications point to the fact that it will win the Best Picture category. At the same time, the award analyst has pointed out that the one aspect of the movie that goes against it is that this will be the first time in the history of an award presentation that a movie which has won the Best Picture prize failed to get a nomination for film editing. The award analyst also believes that the only contender to this movie is the Bradley Cooper starrer, “American Sniper”.
Redmayne is the predicted winner for Best Actor
Besides the buzz surrounding the Best Picture category, the category for Best Actor is also buzzing with activity and predictions. The eight actors who have been nominated for this year’s Oscars are Bradley Cooper, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, Steve Carell and Benedict Cumberbatch. Industry experts have opined that Keaton, Cooper and Redmayne will be the front contenders for this award. While Michael Keaton has the star power, Redmayne’s performance as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” is being said to be the most likely winner. And if one goes by the past record of winners of Best Actor for the Oscars, all ten of them had won the SAG award and this year Redmayne had bagged the prize.
The winners for the Best Actress and Supporting Actress categories have been locked!
The Best Actress category, on the other hand, does not have insiders worried and speculating. All indications point to Julianne Moore whose performance as an Alzheimer inflicted woman in “Still Alice” has swept every single award this award season. The other nominees include Felicty Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Marion Cotillard and Rosamund Pike. The winner for the Supporting Actress category has also been predicted. Insiders and people in the know-how are going with Patricia Arquette. The other contenders are Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Keira Knightley and Laura Dern.