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2015 Oscar Predictions – Taking a Blind Look, One Year from Now

Films from Bennett Miller, Paul Thomas Anderson, and David Ayer will be seeking recognition this upcoming year…

foxcatcherThe Oscars are over and here at the Awards Circuit we move on to a new film year.  The official Oscar Prediction pages will be updated over the next few weeks little by little but I thought it would be time to reveal what some of these pages would start looking like.  2014 looks to be another promising year with many passion projects and terrific adaptations ahead.  Everyone from Christopher Nolan to Paul Thomas Anderson and to Tim Burton will be on the table.  Just on the surface, we have a lot of short titled films, based on true stories, and full of overdue actors and actresses seeking Oscar recognition.  Sounds like any other year, right?

I feel I should mention, I understand we can’t take any of these seriously.  Many of them haven’t even finished shooting yet and can easily get a push back or even worse, be simply terrible.  This is for fun to get us through these off months.

You can see just the listing of the Year-In-Advance predictions below.  Commentary will follow on the Oscar Prediction pages which begin this weekend.  They’ll include their synopsis and other thoughts about their prospects.

Fury_imageBEST MOTION PICTURE

  1. Inherent Vice – dir. Paul Thomas Anderson – (Warner Bros.)
  2. Foxcatcher – dir. Bennett Miller – (Sony Pictures Classics)
  3. Gone Girl – dir. David Fincher – (20th Century Fox)
  4. Fury – dir. David Ayer – (Sony Pictures)
  5. Interstellar – dir. Christopher Nolan – (Warner Bros.)
  6. Big Eyes – dir. Tim Burton – (The Weinstein Company)
  7. Birdman – dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  8. Trash – dir. Stephen Daldry – (Universal Pictures)
  9. Into the Woods – dir. Rob Marshall – (Walt Disney Pictures)

gonegirl1BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

  1. Paul Thomas AndersonInherent Vice
  2. Bennett MillerFoxcatcher
  3. David FincherGone Girl
  4. Tim BurtonBig Eyes
  5. Stephen DaldryTrash

foxcatcherBEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  1. Joaquin PhoenixInherent Vice
  2. Brad PittFury
  3. Steve CarellFoxcatcher
  4. Michael KeatonBirdman
  5. Robert Downey, Jr.The Judge

suitefrancaiseBEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  1. Amy AdamsBig Eyes
  2. Michelle WilliamsSuite francaise
  3. Emily BluntInto the Woods
  4. Marion CotillardMacBeth
  5. Jennifer GarnerMen, Women, & Children

the-judge-robert-downey-jr-robert-duvallBEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  1. Mark RuffaloFoxcatcher
  2. Edward NortonBirdman
  3. Johnny DeppInto the Woods
  4. Robert DuvallThe Judge
  5. Oscar IsaacMojave

Meryl-Streep-Into-The-WoodsBEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  1. Kristin Scott ThomasSuite francaise
  2. Anna KendrickInto the Woods
  3. Viola DavisGet on Up
  4. Judy GreerMen, Women, & Children
  5. Meryl StreepInto the Woods

Matthew-McConaughey-in-Interstellar-2014BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  1. David Ayer – Fury
  2. Scott Alexander, Larry KarazewskiBig Eyes
  3. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando BoBirdman
  4. Bill Dubuque, Nick Schenk, David SeidlerThe Judge
  5. Christopher Nolan & Jonathan NolanInterstellar

unbroken-angelina-jolie-600x400BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  1. Gillian FlynnGone Girl
  2. Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
  3. Richard CurtisTrash
  4. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, William Nicholson, Richard LaGraveneseUnbroken
  5. Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Steven ZaillianExodus

BigHero6_imageBEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  1. Big Hero 6 – (Walt Disney Pictures)
  2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – (Dreamworks Animation)
  3. Book of Life – (Sony Pictures Animation)
  4. The Lego Movie – (Warner Bros.)
  5. Home – (Dreamworks Animation)

Child 44 Movie (1)BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  1. Exodus – Arthur Max
  2. Child 44 – Jan Roelfs
  3. Fury – Andrew Menzies
  4. Slow West – Ken Turner (art director)
  5. Interstellar – Nathan Crowley

kill-the-messenger-jeremy-renner-sliceBEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  1. Unbroken – Roger Deakins
  2. Interstellar – Hoyte Van Hoytema
  3. Foxcatcher – Greig Fraser
  4. Kill the Messenger – Sean Bobbit
  5. Inherent Vice – Robert Elswit

Exodus_movieBEST COSTUME DESIGN

  1. Suite francaise – Michael O’Connor
  2. Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
  3. Exodus – Janty Yates
  4. Big Eyes – Colleen Atwood
  5. Maleficent – Anna B. Shepard

boyhood_stillBEST FILM EDITING

  1. Inherent Vice – Leslie Jones
  2. Gone Girl – Kirk Baxter
  3. Big Eyes – Joseph C. Bond IV
  4. Boyhood – Sandra Adair
  5. Interstellar – Lee Smith

JupiterAscendingBEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

  1. Foxcatcher
  2. Jupiter Ascending
  3. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

guardians-of-the-galaxy-images-sliceBEST SOUND MIXING

  1. Interstellar
  2. Into the Woods
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy
  4. Unbroken
  5. Edge of Tomorrow

how-to-train-your-dragon-trailer-2BEST SOUND EDITING

  1. Interstellar
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Fury
  4. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  5. Noah

dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-eh002_0010_1647_comiconCCl_rgbBEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  1. Interstellar
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
  4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  5. Godzilla

bigeyesBEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  1. Unbroken – Alexandre Desplat
  2. Inherent Vice – Jonny Greenwood
  3. Big Eyes – Danny Elfman
  4. Fury – Steven Price
  5. Gone Girl – Atticus Ross & Trent Reznor

Muppets2BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  1. Big Hero 6 – “???”
  2. Muppets Most Wanted – “???”
  3. Into the Woods – “???”

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. 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, CNN.com, 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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