There are a lot of period pieces to work with this year including “Big Eyes” and “The Imitation Game.” Fantasy films like “Into the Woods” and “Maleficent” are also in play. There are potentials with “The Theory of Everything,” Selma,” and “Mr. Turner.”
AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE
1. Into the Woods
Nominated for nearly everything she touches.
2. The Imitation Game
Espionage thriller set during World War II.
3. The Theory of Everything
Classy, British costumes.
4. Mr. Turner
Period piece with very stunning costumes.
Ruth E. Carter
Civil rights era. Could be showy.
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
6. Big Eyes
Don't be surprised to see her name twice this year.
Anna B. Shepard
Fantasy costume work.
8. Inherent Vice
70's cool clothes.
9. Exodus: Gods and Kings
Biblical tale with lots of costumes.
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Warner Bros. will push for this and other techs.
ALSO IN CONTENTION
11 Noah - Michael Wilkinson
12 Fury- Anna B. Shepard
13 The Two Faces of January - Steven Noble
14 Unbroken - Louise Frogley
15 The Homesman – Lahly Poore
16 Magic in the Moonlight – Sonia Grande
17 A Most Violent Year – Kasia Walicka-Maimone
18 Get on Up – Sharen Davis
19 The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies – Ann Maskrey and Bob Buck
20 The Immigrant – Patricia Norris
21 Foxcatcher - Kasia Walicka-Maimone
22 Snowpiercer – Catherine George
23 Guardians of the Galaxy – Alexandra Byrne
24 The Hundred Foot Journey – Pierre Yves-Gayraud
25 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Kurt and Bart
26 Birdman – Albert Wolsky
27 Jersey Boys – Deborah Hopper
28 Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Judianna Makovsky
Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.