Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How I Did Predicting 2015 Nominations One Year Before

On February 22, 2014, I made a list of movies likely to have nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards a year later. Let's see how I did. Click here for the original post.
  • Unbroken While not for Angelina Jolie's direction, the acting or the Coen Brothers' script, the biopic of Olympic track star and World War II vet Louis Zamperini did receive, 3 NOMINATIONS: Cinematography, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing 
  • Grand Budapest Hotel I thought Wes Anderson's picture would at the very least earn a Best Original Screenplay nod. I was no where close to predicting it leading with 9 NOMINATIONS: Best Picture, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design, and Original Screenplay 
  • Rosewater The film Jon Stewart directed did not earn any nominations but it did receive critical praise. 
  • Gone Girl The Fincher directed film received 1 NOMINATION: Actress in Leading Role, Rosamund Pike
  •  The Monuments Men Had all the right elements but did not catch fire with Academy members or audiences. It's post Oscar release date probably did not help. 
  • Inherent Vice Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, it received 2 NOMINATION: Costume Design and Adapted Screenplay.  
  • Interstellar Directed by Christopher Nolan. 5 NOMINATIONS: Original Score, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects  
  • Foxcatcher Bennett Miller's Moneyball follow-up received 5 NOMINATIONS: Actor in a Leading Role, Steve Carell,  Actor in a Supporting Role, Mark Ruffalo, Directing, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Original Screenplay) 
  • Into the Woods  3 NOMINATIONS: Actress in a Supporting Role Meryl Streep, Costume Design and Production Design

Best Animated Feature:
How To Train Your Dragon 2 NOMINATED 
Big Hero 6
X-Men: Days of Future Past 1 NOMINATION: Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of Apes 1 NOMINATION: Visual Effects

I was correct with all of my Iffy entries, movies with early buzz that did not turn into the big pictures that they might have. Jupiter Ascending's release was moved back to February 6th of 2015. Perhaps it will have technical nominations in 2016.  
Noah and Cesar Chavez were met with mixed reviews and audience response. 

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