2015 Oscar Predictions Revamp – Best Picture, Director Updated!

‘Foxcatcher’ and ‘Birdman’ move up on the lists…

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PaulThomasAndersonTo our loyal Awards Circuit readers, you have seen the Oscar Predictions take different forms over the years.  Some were well-received, some were not.  Launching today, the Oscar Predictions will be taking a brand new form on the site.  Thanks to a much needed revamp and self-design, we now have a mix of everything that you have loved about my take on the Oscar race.

The first two pages to receive the update is Best Picture and Best Director.  Interactive and user-friendly, you can click on all the boxes and receive the commentary on the film or performer that you are eager to hear.

In terms of actual predicting, nothing big has changed.  Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher solidified itself as a contender and has remained in the #2 position in Picture and Director behind my betting horse, Inherent Vice by Paul Thomas Anderson.  David Fincher’s Gone Girl and Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu‘s Birdman remain high on the anticipated lists.  We welcome J.C. Chandor‘s A Most Violent Year in the predicted Best Picture lineup along with Stephen Daldry’s Trash.  Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner moves up while David Ayer‘s Fury and Rob Marshall‘s Into the Woods moves down, just based gut feelings but that can easily change, especially in June.

In Director, I’m believing in Tim Burton probably more than most but the man is due for some love.  There are big names trying to wiggle their way into the mix including Christopher Nolan, Richard Linklater, and Jon Stewart.

Acting categories should be updated in the next 24 hours or so.

For now, leave your thoughts on the race in comment section, along with your thoughts on the new pages.

What do you think?

Film Lover

Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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