Oscar time? Okay!
So, I'm going to go down the awards that I care about or feel like I'm okay talking about and then I'll tell you what I think should win. Got it? Okay.
Best Actor: Benedict McCumberbuns(The Imitation Game)
If The Imitation Game isn't going to win Best Picture, then Sir Sherlock Holmes is bound to win this award. Why? Well, he plays in a Biopic set in WWII about a guy with a mental disorder who happens to be gay.
This is just pure Oscar Gold, isn't it?
Real Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal(Nightcrawler)
What? Were you expecting me to keep to the nominees?
Well, I'm not. One of the weird things The Oscars keep on doing is overlook a lot of special achievements or at least the things that are more interesting. And Gyllenhaal's performance in Nightcrawler? It's nothing quite like anything else. Granted, the script helped a lot of this performance, but there isn't going to be anything quite as fascinating as the performance Gyllenhaal gives.
Honestly, this is kind of a toss up for me. Meryl Streep isn't here to ruin everything this time and, honestly, I've only seen one of the movies in this line up.
Real Best Actress: Rosamund Pike(Gone Girl)
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl was something else entirely. She gives this weird, creepy effect that's not dissimilar to Gyllenhaal's performance, but also not quite like anything else.
I won't give away anything for those who have still not seen it, but you really should!
Best Support Actor:....
Yeah, kind of at a loss here as well. I've only seen Boyhood of all these movies and honestly.
Real Best Supporting Actor: Dave Bautista(Guardians of the Galaxy)
There was only one actor this year who could deliver the line "Never call me a thesaurus" and have it be the best thing ever.
Honorable Mention: "I am groot!"
Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep(Does it matter which movie?)
I'm not as confident in this prediction, but let's just see what happens.
Real Best Supporting Actress: Rosario Dawson(Top Five)
Weirdly enough, yet not too unsurprisingly, The Oscars came up pretty short when it came to racial diversity...as in, there isn't any. The only reason why Selma made it as a nominee for best picture was probably because The Oscars were starting to realize how white the whole thing was looking.
Anyways, Top Five was a special kind of movie and Rosario Dawson really made it her own here.
Best Animated Feature: Some movie that isn't going to be The LEGO Movie
Real Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Movie
Maybe The LEGO Movie proved to be a little too critical of everything to make anybody feel comfortable putting this in as a nominee. But, of all the things that make me not respect The Oscars as much as people think I should, this one is it.
Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Holy crap you guys! He made the movie look like it was all done in one take. Unbelievable!
Real Best Director: Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Yes, I'm a Wes Anderson fan. Yes, not everyone is going to like his style. But, damn, even with all of the Wes Andersonisms in his new movie, there's still just isn't anything quite like it.
It's really hard for me to pinpoint just one thing as being "The Best" Sometimes, there are some things that make me go "Yeah, this is the one" but a lot of times I'm more like "Damn, guys, it's all good"
But there's nothing quite like The Oscars giving a nominee to American Sniper for...anything.
Like, best Editing? Are you serious? Did we watch the same movie? Find any kind of generic action flick and you'd still have one that was better assembled than American Sniper.
Oh, it's up for Best Picture now?
I've written a review for the movie, but I'm holding off on it until the damn movie has done any real damage.
Best Picture: The Imitation Game(Maybe)
I'm not in the biggest crowd for this prediction. Anything I have to say about why I'm predicting this movie has to do with what I said back when I talked about Benedict CumberMcHandy.
Others are predicting Birdman or Boyhood.
Boyhood seems more likely, but we'll see.
But, man oh man, if they give it to American Sniper....
Real Best Picture: The LEGO Movie
Nothing, nothing, is going to be as big and as bold of an achievement as The LEGO Movie. Usually, when I talk about best picture, I understand why my favorite movie isn't going to get mentioned.
I guess it might be too much for me to expect anything like Scott Pilgrim or The World's End to get more "professional" recognition outside of certain cult followings.
But, damn, The LEGO Movie? Not even up for best animated feature? Only gets a mention of that one catchy song?
I just dunno.
Anyways, yeah, as you might expect, The Grand Budapest Hotel would be my choice if I was restricted to just choosing the nominees but I think the most important film to win would be Selma.
Wouldn't that be something?