2015 Academy Awards: My Winners

On January 16th , Oscar Nominees and Nominations have been announced! Like I did last year, I wanted to say my opinion on who should win (because, you know, I'm such an expert!) basing my picks on personal feelings BUT also on who's most likely to win...

Last year, I score 2 out of 8 (Best Animated Feature & Best Foreign Language Film), but one was Italian, so I would have picked it anyway!

So let's begin!

Best Picture :

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Director:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Eddie Redmayne - 
The Theory of Everything 

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Marion Cotillard - Two Days One Night
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice 
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Whiterspoon - Wild

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Emma Stone - Birdman
Laura Dern - Wild
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods

Best Animated Feature:
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls 
Dragon Trainer 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Foreign Language Film:
Ida - Poland
Leviathan - Russia
Tangerines - Estonia
Timbuktu - Mauritania
Wild Tales - Argentine

And now I want to explain why I made these choices! 

I belive that the 87th Academy Awards cerimony will be heterogeneous: do you remember those editions were movie like “Titanic” or “Lord of the Rings” won it all? 
I don’t think this will happen in this edition. 

Movies like “The Theory of Everything”, “The Imitation Game” , “Boyhood” or “Birdman” will probably win something, but not everything they’re nominated for.

As much as I would love to see Benedict Cumberbatch with the golden statuette in his hands, I think Eddie Redmayne will win (au contraire, this will be the first time in my entire life I’d love to be wrong!).
Likewise for Best Actress in a Leading role: they were all spectacular and I really hope that Felicity Jones wins, but it will be Julianne Moore instead (which, of course, I don’t mind!).

These two categories were the hardest for me to choose, for the other I had no doubt! And now we only have to wait until 22nd of February to see if I'm right or wrong!

I'm curious....who are your winners?

My winners in RED

Real winners in GREEN () updated on 23rd of February

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