Friday, February 20, 2015

Thoughts On: Oscar Predictions...The Winners Are...

           The Oscar's are upon us, so it's finally time for the Random Screen Guy Blog to present those predictions. lets have at it...
The directors cut of Boyhood...

Best Picture: Boyhood
Birdman, while worthy, won't win because I think it's too artsy for the voters, which is a shame, or maybe the voters just got tired of those drums...but there seem to be two front runners, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything...The winner will therefore be...Boyhood. Everyone says the movie wouldn't have been anything great had it been
made over several months with
different actors cast for the different ages...but thats not how it was done, just judging it as is...

Best Director: Richard Linklater
Yes everyone says he should get credit for making Boyhood over 12 years, but if you think about it, he should get credit for making Boyhood over 12 years...and still having the movie flow well (this should win best editing too).

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne
A screenshot from Birdman 2...
I had thought for the longest time that Michael Keaton had this in the bag, I mean, the man ran around in his underwear. While his character was performed to perfection, the winds have changed lately in Eddie Redmayne's direction (BAFTA and SAG wins)...This Oscar win will be compensation for Theory of Everything not winning best picture...

Best Actress: Julianne Moore
Does anyone really think Julianne Moore won't win this...?

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons
It's going to be J.K. Simmons, you know it and I know it...He's won every single award leading up to the Oscars, which is a good sign for him...

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Gustave will reveal the second copy of the second list of winners...
It's going to be Patricia Arquette, even though watching her performance was like going to an unpaid work training...and how come she chose such awful dad figures...and why was that waiter guy so grateful for her advice (I've read more impactful things in a Panda Express fortune cookie)?

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat
It might be cheap to say this, but the man has two nominations and will probably win one. I loved Hans Zimmer's score for Interstellar (I even downloaded that bootleg version of the teaser music when it came out) but there is such thing as too LOUD...

           Chances are I'll be wrong about all of these. Just watch, Grand Budapest Hotel will win everything after revealing a second copy of the second list of winners which will have Ralph Fiennes on it...