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July 13, 2014 10:32 AM
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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

Fox Searchlight "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Award nominations through January 2015, when the nominations are announced.

It's only June, but let's take an ignorant stab at the Oscar nominations anyway, shall we?  There are a few possibilities from what we've seen.  Like a dark horse contender recent box office breakout "The Fault in Our Stars," or  Sundance, Berlin and Cannes premieres like "Foxcatcher," "Mr. Turner," "Boyhood" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," the latter two -- given their glowing reviews and strong box office -- could very well make for Richard Linklater and Wes Anderson's first best picture nominations, respectively. Long time coming.


But there's certainly plenty more coming out to choose from, including many folks who have had dates with Oscar in the recent past. Two-time best director nominee David Fincher ("The Social Network" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") has his adaptation of Gillian Flynn's extremely popular novel "Gone Girl" -- starring recent best director winner Ben Affleck. Paul Thomas Anderson (who has yet to win an Oscar after four nominations) has his seventh feature film "Inherent Vice," which reunites him with his Oscar-nominated "The Master" star Joaquin Phoenix.  "Chicago" director Rob Marshall has another big budget musical en route for Christmas with "Into The Woods." We don't know if its more "Nine" than "Chicago" but a cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt can't hurt. And Stephen Daldry has "Trash," which follows follows three boys in a third world country who find a leather bag in trash -- the contents of which plunge them into an adventure. Based on the book by Andy Mulligan (and co-starring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen), "Trash" should not be discounted solely due to Daldry, who has directed four films in his career ("Billy Elliot," "The Hours," "The Reader" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"), every single one of which has been nominated for best picture or best director (or both).


There are also a few filmmakers oft (or always) ignored by Oscar that could make their way into derby. Tim Burton has seen his animated features get nominated, but his live-action work has yet to receive a best picture nod. That could change with "Big Eyes," a biopic of painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams -- more than overdue at this point) and the legal difficulties she had with her husband (Christoph Waltz), who claimed credit for her popular work. There's as JC Chandor, who was snubbed this past year for "All Is Lost." His 1980s-set family crime saga "A Most Violent Year" stars two more recent Oscar snubbees -- Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks -- alongside Jessica Chastain. The Academy could make up for quite a bit if this gets nominated across the board.

They could also make a little progress regarding the criticism surrounding the lack of women nominated time and time again with Sarah Gavron's "Suffragette," a film about the early feminist movement in the UK that is written and directed by women (Gavron and writer Abi Morgan) and starring an almost all-female cast including the likes of Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep (again -- here comes nomination #19?). Another female-directed film that could be a major player comes via a woman that has two Oscars -- one for acting and one for her humanitarian efforts. Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" -- written by the Coen Brothers, no less -- could be a major player with its chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini (played by Jack O'Connell), an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

And this list doesn't even mention new films from Todd Haynes ("Carol," starring the Oscar-winning likes of Cate Blanchett), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Birdman," which could offer a comeback-making performance from Michael Keaton), Christopher Nolan ("Interstellar," with recent Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway),  Jean-Marc Vallée (following up "Dallas Buyers Club" with an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir, starring Reese Witherspoon) and Tate Taylor (reteaming with his "The Help" cast members Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for James Brown-adaptation "Get On Up" that stars "42" breakout Chadwick Boseman as Brown). Not to mention the many films that are not likely on anybody's radar just yet. So with that in mind, here's out 2015 Oscar predictions for best picture, clearly not to be taken seriously until at least September.

Check out predictions in other categories here.

Best Bets From What We've Seen:
Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)


Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper):
Big Eyes (Tim Burton)
Unbroken (Angelina Jolie)
Trash (Stephen Daldry)
Gone Girl (David Fincher)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Into The Woods (Rob Marshall)
A Most Violent Year (JC Chandor)
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron)
Carol (Todd Haynes)


Other Possibilities (Though At This Point, Anything Is):
Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Fury (David Ayer)
Get On Up (Tate Taylor)
The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum)
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)
Magic in the Moonlight (Woody Allen)
Rosewater (Jon Stewart)
Suite Francaise (Saul Dibb)
Theory of Everything (James Marsh)
Untitled Cameron Crowe Film (Cameron Crowe)
While We're Young (Noah Baumbach)
Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée)


Darker Horses From What We've Seen:
The Fault In Our Stars (Josh Boone)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
Love Is Strange (Ira Sachs)
The Homesman
(Tommy Lee Jones)
Map To The Stars (David Cronenberg)


106 Comments

  • Brett | July 25, 2014 3:37 AMReply

    Big Eyes
    Boyhood
    Interstellar
    Inherent Vice
    Unbroken
    X-Men Days of Future Past
    Into the Woods
    Gone Girl
    Foxcatcher
    Birdman

  • aka | July 21, 2014 6:48 PMReply

    I think people are being a bit bullish on Boyhood. Regardless of how brilliant it is, it is a 3 hour film being released in summer by a film studio who has no idea on how to form an Oscar campaign.

  • KMS | July 23, 2014 7:55 PM

    Tapley, is that you?

  • Jay | July 20, 2014 11:39 AMReply

    The Fault in Our Stars should not be on this list at all. It would never get nominated for Best Picture.

  • Brad | July 17, 2014 1:36 PMReply

    Grand Budapest Hotel will not be nominated for Best Picture I can guarantee it. It was released too early. Maybe if it was released Nov/Dec then it would have chance but that simply isn't the case here.

  • JP | July 15, 2014 11:58 PMReply

    'Snowpiercer' anybody?

  • ALVIN | July 12, 2014 10:17 AMReply

    Dawn of The Planet of the Apes is getting extremely strong reviews and has a subject material far darker and deeper than anything that was (blockbuster-esque) released this summer. And Andy Serkis and the lesser known Toby Kebbell (who plays Koba) should be recognized for their incredible motion-capture performances which outshine everything else in the movie. Roger Ebert himself had acknowledged its predecessor 'Rise' to be Oscar-worthy. I hope this superior sequel gets acknowledged by the awards circuit, as well as Serkis and Kebbell.

  • ted | July 12, 2014 4:51 AMReply

    why the f do u ppl try to predict oscar movies before youve seen them. like there is no way to tell how good a movie will actually be until some ppl have actually seen it. at the start of the year, jersey boys was on this list because of the director and cast. it got crap reviews though, and has made all of you who said "jersey boys will be a strong contender!" looking like fools. moral of the story is you cant judge a film until youve seen it.

  • Jeffrey | July 14, 2014 2:25 AM

    Because anyone who's been following movies for the past five years or longer knows what films the Academy likes to nominate and what is likely to be forgotten. First of all, it is seldom the case that a significant number of Best Picture nominees are films released before the fall. And in terms of genres, the nominees are overwhelmingly highbrow dramas; the Academy has a strong bias against comedies. They never nominate horror films (to their credit) and they will not pay much attention to the science fiction genre unless something really amazing emerges. You mentioned "Jersey Boys" as an example of a film that was over-hyped in terms of its Oscar potential and you're right. But anyone who follows the Oscars will tell you the Academy is not very friendly to the musical genre either. This isn't the 1950's or early 1960's any more.

  • Brett | July 10, 2014 12:24 AMReply

    Exodus looks great, it should be on this list!

  • Sydney | July 2, 2014 3:04 PMReply

    I want The Fault in our Stars to win. Go Fault in our stars. I think the Oscars need to listen to the younger generation. I have never seen this movie that they think will win but nothing can beat TFIOS. And if anyone has anything about my comment I would love to hear it.

  • Gonzalo | July 11, 2014 9:50 PM

    Fault in Our Stars....hmmm...cute story? Sure. But cinematically it was rubbish. Well not rubbish but bad. The oscars are not just about a generation of people,young or old, liking something. ITs about picking movies that transcend the rest, either artistically, acting-wise, or many other ways. TFIOS is just an average film with ok acting. Nothing TRANSCENDING. In short, movies like TFIOS dont get oscars, and not because they dont listen to the younger generation. BTW, this is a 17 year old writing this.

  • Andrés | June 30, 2014 6:25 PMReply

    Come on, take out of the list The Fault In Our Stars, even a baby knows The Academy don't like that kind of movies; it's nothing, not even a dark horse.

  • Jeffrey | June 25, 2014 11:28 PMReply

    It's very unusual for the Academy to go to ten Best Picture nominees. They didn't do it last year, which I found surprising. These would be my nine picks, based purely on a hunch.

    1. Foxcatcher
    2. Boyhood
    3. Unbroken
    4. Mr. Turner
    5. Birdman
    6. Big Eyes
    7. A Most Violent Year
    8. Trash
    9. Interstellar

  • Maximilian | June 21, 2014 7:31 PMReply

    1. Inherent Vice
    2. Foxcatcher
    3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    4. Unbroken
    5. Boyhood
    6. Interstellar
    7. Fury
    8. Birdman
    9. Big Eyes
    10. A Most Violent Year

    11. Mr. Turner
    12. Gone Girl
    13. The Imitation Game
    14. Into the Woods
    15. Wild
    16. Kill the Messenger
    17. Maps to the Stars
    18. Exodus
    19. Get on Up
    20. The Judge

  • Psychic | June 21, 2014 8:04 AMReply

    boyhood is going to win it's a masterpiece. period.

  • James M. | June 19, 2014 3:47 PMReply

    I hate to sound like a film snob, but this is why casual moviegoers, whose attendance is limited to summer tentpoles and Nicholas Sparks adaptations, should not engage in serious discussions about film.

    On second thought, I love being a film snob.

  • James M. | June 19, 2014 3:43 PMReply

    Streep's role in Suffragette is a cameo.

  • Danielle | June 19, 2014 9:37 AMReply

    Are you serious about The Fault in Our Stars???? I mean seriously?? Do you think a teen romantic flick can make through AMPAS and it's members? God!! The Oscar's is gonna loose it's reputation and prestige if they have this nominated.

  • Brett | June 18, 2014 3:14 PMReply

    Updated list:
    Big Eyes
    Interstellar
    Unbroken
    Into the Woods
    Inherent Vice
    X-Men
    Gone Girl
    Boyhood
    Get on Up
    Foxcatcher

  • Brett | June 27, 2014 2:23 AM

    I'm just saying it's possible seeing how it's the most dramatic Marvel movie and also 20th Century Fox's most expensive film

  • Jeffrey | June 25, 2014 11:25 PM

    X-Men? Are you serious?
    All the others are at least plausible candidates, though I'm certainly not rooting for all of them. But if you think X-Men gets a Best Picture nod, you've left the reservation.

  • Ccb | June 14, 2014 11:31 PMReply

    The Fault In Our Stars? Are you kidding me????

  • BOO | June 14, 2014 1:34 PMReply

    Are you freaking kidding me? Fault in Our Stars is a "best bet" but Whiplash is a dark horse?
    Mark these words: TFiOS is not getting nominated for Best Picture. Budapest probably won't either. Whiplash might, but it's nonetheless a better contender than those two.
    Also Jersey Boys should at least BE here.

  • BOO | June 17, 2014 11:26 AM

    Eeh, nevermind about Jersey Boys

  • Daniella Isaacs | June 10, 2014 1:08 PMReply

    "Intersteller?" Meh. Christopher Nolan really seems to have peaked with "The Dark Night," I'm afraid.

  • Dan Humphrey | June 10, 2014 1:04 PMReply

    Ben Affleck is not a recent (or ever) best director winner. He hasn't even ever been nominated for best director. Proofreader!

  • Lauren | June 10, 2014 12:09 PMReply

    Joy by David O. Russell

    You have to expect that one to be a contender.

  • Brett | June 11, 2014 10:11 AM

    Russell has a new film next year? YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!

  • Lauren | June 10, 2014 6:37 PM

    Correction: my bad, that'll be for the 2016 Oscar predictions.

  • Thomas | June 9, 2014 2:05 PMReply

    Interstellar? Easily one of the strongest contenders on this list. Have you seen the cast. It has 5 oscar winners, and most of the main cast has at least been nominated.

  • Max | June 13, 2014 12:59 AM

    And that would make a difference if it were a straightforward drama centered around the characters. But Interstellar is not that. Don't expect any of it's cast to get nominated.

  • JEFFREY AITKEN | June 6, 2014 8:52 PMReply

    A Canadian film called The Grand Seduction should win all the awards. It's about a small village that needs a doctor, and what the people don 't do to get one.
    The problem is, it hasn't been promoted enough. It is brilliantly funny. Oh what a movie.

  • Brett | June 5, 2014 5:24 PMReply

    Top 15:
    1. Big Eyes
    2. Foxcatcher
    3. A Most Violent Year
    4. Interstellar
    5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    6. Unbroken
    7. Get on Up
    8. Jersey Boys
    9. Exodus
    10. A Most Violent Year
    11. Gone Girl
    12. Inherent Vice
    13. Boyhood
    14. Mr. Turner
    15. X-Men Days of Future Past

  • Andrés | June 30, 2014 6:32 PM

    Take out X-Men, Jersey Boys and its an interesting list. (A Most Violent Year was listed twice)

  • Brett | June 5, 2014 5:20 PMReply

    Wow you didn't put Interstellar as a strong contender?

  • Brett | June 3, 2014 5:28 PMReply

    I think it's possible we could get another animated film in the Best Picture category and those possible animated films are Lego Movie and How to Train Your Dragon 2

  • NewYorker | May 29, 2014 3:42 PMReply

    my prediction are
    Big Eyes
    Boyhood(think it could be the first IFC Film to get nominated for Best Picture)
    Foxcatcher
    Fury
    Gone Girl
    Interstellar
    Inherent Vice
    Unbroken

  • Hackman | May 27, 2014 10:28 PMReply

    Top 20:
    1. Inherent Vice
    2. Foxcatcher
    3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    4. Unbroken
    5. Interstellar
    6. Boyhood
    7. A Most Violent Year
    8. Big Eyes
    9. Fury
    10. Gone Girl

    11. Birdman
    12. Mr. Turner
    13. The Judge
    14. The Imitation Game
    15. Into the Woods

    16. Exodus
    17. Wild
    18. Sils Maria
    19. Jersey Boys
    20. The Homesman

  • Brett | May 27, 2014 12:55 PMReply

    Why is Jersey Boys removed?

  • Brett | May 27, 2014 11:35 AMReply

    I saw the new X-Men movie and I think it should be nominated

  • Brett | May 30, 2014 10:18 PM

    @BOB I can understand The Dark Knight, but was The Avengers sympathetic enough? Haven't seen it seeing how I'm not into superhero movies

  • John | May 29, 2014 9:20 PM

    The only superhero flick that has deserved a Best Pic nom was The Dark Knight. And it is largely credited for the Academy expanding the total selections from 5 to 10.

  • Tyler | May 29, 2014 1:56 PM

    Best Picture? no. It will be lucky to get one or two for sfx and sound design.

    The Academy voters are NOT your typical comic-book-loving 15-year-old straight male.

  • Bob | May 29, 2014 11:54 AM

    I agree with this honestly. I feel like this year wont be that strong for Oscar movies. Or there might be a bunch of overated movies...in which case maybe X-Men has a chance.

    The film had an amazing ensemble cast with fantastic performances by McAvoy, Fassbender, Lawrence, Jackman, and Stewart. Also, I felt the script was very powerful and the effects and action spectacular. Also, it had one of the most entertaining scenes in a couple of years only comparable to Hulk/Loki in Avengers - Quicksilver in the kitchen. Also, its a very emotional and straight up powerful film at times because the script is on point and acting top notch.

    Best Picture Nominee

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Let it happen!!! Its crazy The Dark Knight and Avengers were not. Dont make the same mistake again. Get with the times. Some blockbusters are great films and are actually some of the best films of the year.

  • Spencer | May 26, 2014 11:12 PMReply

    I think that both The Lego Movie and How to Train Your Dragon 2 should be seriously considered for a Best Picture nomination. The Lego Movie is a magnificent and genuinely heartfelt film, that completely took me by surprise when I first saw it. Based on its universal acclaim and buzz, DreamWorks should begin the Academy Awards campaign for HTTYD 2. I don't understand why that film was not in main competition at Cannes; it really should have and it would generate much more buzz for the film.

    Here are my ten choices and most of which I would like to see later on this year:

    * Big Eyes
    * Foxcatcher
    * Gone Girl
    * How to Train Your Dragon 2
    * Inherent Vice
    * Interstellar
    * Into the Woods
    * Mr. Turner
    * Unbroken
    * X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • Andrés | June 30, 2014 6:38 PM

    HTTYD 2 on Cannes?? you are the only person in the world who thinks that. Anyway, it could be nominated for best picture, The Lego Movie won't be nominated, of that I'm sure.

  • Brett | June 3, 2014 5:27 PM

    Toy Story 3 didn't go to Cannes but it still got nominated

  • Mark | May 26, 2014 12:15 PMReply

    Disney is not the agency to be adapting Into the Woods. It is way too dark and adult of a play to be handled by them.

  • Josh | May 26, 2014 10:44 AMReply

    Interstellar for the win! I think Lego Movie should win best animated as well.

  • Annonymous | May 26, 2014 8:44 AMReply

    I think How To Train Your Dragon 2 should be nominated

  • Brett | May 21, 2014 5:09 PMReply

    Judging by the not so great reviews of Map to the Stars, I'd probably replace it with Men, Women, and Children, Life, The Cobbler, Exodus or Third Person

  • Brett | May 21, 2014 5:10 PM

    Forget what I said about Third Person, sorry

  • Brett | May 21, 2014 5:07 PMReply

    My uncle knew Mark Schultz's (Foxcatcher) brother

  • Joe | July 3, 2014 6:59 AM

    Congratulations?

  • Daniella Isaacs | May 29, 2014 11:52 AM

    So what?

  • Nick | May 18, 2014 9:32 PMReply

    Top 10

    1. Foxcatcher
    2. Unbroken
    3. Interstellar
    4. Inherent vice
    5. Gone girl
    6. Mr. Turner
    7. Fury
    8. The judge
    9. Boyhood
    10. A most violent year

  • Johnathan | May 15, 2014 10:45 PMReply

    When does The Cobbler come out?

  • Helen | May 15, 2014 10:44 PMReply

    The Grand Budapest Hotel has to be nominated!

  • Louis | May 14, 2014 8:25 AMReply

    My top 10 picks

    1) Inherent Vice - PTA + Joaquin Phoenix = Winning formula
    2) Jersey Boys - Strong first trailer, acclaimed legendary director, beautiful story
    3) Gone Girl - Never count on David Fincher
    4) Unbroken - Oscar-bait film at its best
    5) Serena - Dark horse, Bradley Cooper - Jennifer Lawrence formula could work wonders again
    6) Whiplash - Indie favorite, Sundance winner, could be here if sustains momentum
    7) The Judge - A story that has huge potential, plus RDJ is very likable and appealing
    8) Foxcatcher - True story bait, Steve Carell looks fantastic + Bennett Miller's history
    9) The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson's best film yet.
    10) A Most Violent Year - I don't know much about this project, but it sounds good on paper.

  • Azrin | May 14, 2014 8:12 AMReply

    Jersey Boys for me looks set to be a massive contender. The trailer alone blew me away and Eastwood is an Academy favorite. With a cast that includes Tony-winner John Lloyd Young at the helm, I'm hoping the film will be a hit with both fans and critics alike and pick up a few oscars along the way.

  • Brett | May 14, 2014 11:37 AM

    If he's an Academy favorite then how come he got snubbed for Invictus, The Bridges of Madison County, and Gran Torino (ESPECIALLY GRAN TORINO!!!)?

  • Brett | May 12, 2014 5:02 PMReply

    From what I can tell by the trailer of Jersey Boys I think it'll go Ferris Bueller on us and the characters will always talk to the camera

  • Hackman | May 11, 2014 2:21 PMReply

    Top 15:

    1. Inherent Vice
    2. Interstellar
    3. Unbroken
    4. Foxcatcher
    5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    6. Gone Girl
    7. A Most Violent Year
    8. Big Eyes
    9. Boyhood
    10. Fury

    11. Birdman
    12. The Imitation Game
    13. The Judge
    14. The Homesman
    15. Exodus

  • kami | May 11, 2014 2:17 PMReply

    My new and improved prediction

    Big Eyes
    Boyhood
    Foxcatcher
    The Homesman
    The Imitation Game
    A Most Violent Year
    Mr. Turner
    Unbroken
    Whiplash

    I wil wait for adding Lost River and Maps to the Stars after cannes premiere. I have high hopes from Gone girl, Inherent Vice and Intersellar at box office but oscar maybe only one could make it. campare it to last year, competition is so boring.

    For Foreign Countries that could make it in best picture would be

    Coming Home
    Saint Laurent
    Clouds of Sils Maria
    The Search (maybe)

  • Ash | May 10, 2014 12:56 AMReply

    Strong Contenders
    Foxcatcher
    Gone girl
    Inherent Vice
    Intersellar
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Lost River
    Jersey Boys
    Unbroken
    Mr Turner
    Trash

  • James | May 6, 2014 5:42 PMReply

    The Rover should be on this list, it looks amazing. Guy Pearce looks like he has a chance also for this movie

  • Seamus | April 29, 2014 5:30 PMReply

    Great read, but I noticed you said Affleck won best director. While he probably should have, Ang Lee was the one who actually took home the award.

    I can't wait for all of these releases, the first half of the year always feels like an eternity.

  • Brett | April 29, 2014 5:17 PMReply

    Possible nominees:
    Big Eyes
    Foxcatcher
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Inherent Vice
    Into The Woods
    A Most Violent Year
    The Search
    Suffragette
    Trash
    Unbroken
    Birdman
    Boyhood
    Carol
    Fury
    Get On Up
    Gone Girl
    The Imitation Game
    Interstellar
    Mr. Turner
    Whiplash
    Far From The Madding Crowd
    The Homesman
    Jersey Boys
    Magic in the Moonlight
    Map To The Stars
    Rosewater
    Suite Francaise
    Theory of Everything
    While We're Young
    Wild
    X-Men Days of Future Past
    The Railway Man
    Life
    Men, Women, and Children
    The Cobbler

  • Sean | April 25, 2014 10:24 PMReply

    What about Serena?

  • Brett | April 24, 2014 5:14 PMReply

    Third Person looks good, it is from the director of Crash (btw I'm one of those few people who thinks Brokeback Mountain is overrated and thought Crash deserves Best Picture, although it's my second pick next to Good Night and Good Luck)

  • Jay | April 19, 2014 1:48 PMReply

    Jersey Boys looks pretty good.

  • Stephen Case | April 18, 2014 2:31 AMReply

    Heaven is for Real should be in consideration for Best Picture not only because of its great acting and bring the book onto the silver screen, but it also strengthens your faith with Christ.
    Before I walked to the silver screen, I had a weak faith in God. I am in the Christian faith, but I always felt like I needed a tighter bond with Christ. As I watched the film, I began to notice something. Surely, the theater was half filled after all, but I noticed a change in myself. My faith with Christ grew stronger, and stronger, and stronger as I continued to watch the film. I felt a strong Holy presence within my spirit. This movie melted my heart to the very core and now it burns within me and right now I have a strong faith with Christ. That is why Heaven is for Real should win Best Picture for the 87th Academy Awards.

  • Tyler | May 29, 2014 1:58 PM

    yeah.... well.... you know how much The Academy needs Christ in their lives..

  • BOO | April 19, 2014 11:52 PM

    The reviews are mediocre and it will not get nominated for any Oscars at all.

  • Brett | April 18, 2014 5:31 PM

    That movie was kinda Oscar bait

  • Bill | April 16, 2014 9:52 PMReply

    NOAH better be nominated. Aronofsky is amazing!

  • Joe | July 7, 2014 3:23 PM

    Agree. Amazing film.

  • BOO | April 19, 2014 11:52 PM

    Nope

  • Brett | April 15, 2014 4:58 PMReply

    I also believe the new X-Men movie is possible to be the first superhero film to be nominated since that one looks like it's supposed to be taken seriously than other Marvel movies

  • Polo | April 22, 2014 8:44 PM

    Not a chance

  • BOO | April 19, 2014 11:52 PM

    Nope

  • Johnny Q | April 15, 2014 1:20 PMReply

    TOP 9:
    Inherent Vice
    Interstellar
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Boyhood
    Unbroken
    A Most Violent Year
    Foxcatcher
    Gone Girl
    Fury

    2ND TOP 9:
    The Imitation Game
    Birdman
    Big Eyes
    Exodus
    Suite Francaise
    Wild
    The Judge
    The Homesman
    Sufragette

    POSSIBLES:
    Noah
    Exodus
    Child 44
    The Search
    Get on Up
    Knight of Cups
    The Search
    Into the Woods
    Theory of Everything
    The Giver
    Nymphomaniac
    Love & Mercy
    Imagine
    Maps to the Stars
    Grace of Monaco
    Kill the Messenger
    Jane Got a Gun
    Trash
    Serena
    Magic in the Moonlight
    Carol
    True Story
    Men, Women and Children
    While We're Young
    Nightcrawler
    Black Sea
    Dom Hemingway
    Clouds of Sils Maria
    The Fault in Our Stars
    The Cobbler
    Transcendence
    Maleficent
    Frank
    The Rover
    Chef
    Locke
    Night Moves
    The Drop
    Wish I Was Here
    X-Men - Days of the Future Past

  • Brett | April 15, 2014 12:54 PMReply

    Top 10 picks:

    1. Big Eyes
    2. Jersey Boys
    3. Interstellar
    4. Gone Girl
    5. Unbroken
    6. A Most Violent Year
    7. Exodus
    8. Inherent Vice
    9. Foxcatcher
    10. Into the Woods

  • M. | April 14, 2014 11:58 PMReply

    Where is 'Kill The Messenger' ?

  • Brett | April 7, 2014 3:32 PMReply

    What about Draft Day?

  • Brett | April 4, 2014 6:16 PMReply

    I believe the third Hobbit movie is possible

  • Guy Jones | April 3, 2014 5:34 PMReply

    All Possibles:

    Inherent Vice
    Interstellar
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Gone Girl
    Foxcatcher
    The Imitation Game
    Unbroken
    A Most Wanted Man
    Fury
    Noah
    Exodus
    Child 44
    Big Eyes
    Birdman
    The Homesman
    A Most Violent Year
    Suite Francaise
    Get on Up
    Knight of Cups
    The Search
    Into the Woods
    Wild
    Theory of Everything
    Boyhood
    Nymphomaniac
    The Judge
    Love & Mercy
    Imagine
    Maps to the Stars
    Kill the Messenger
    Jersey Boys
    Jane Got a Gun
    Trash
    Magic in the Moonlight
    Carol
    True Story
    Men, Women and Children
    While We're Young
    Black Sea
    Sils Maria
    The Fault In Our Stars
    The Cobbler
    The Railway Man
    Transcendence
    Frank
    Chef
    Locke
    Night Moves
    X-Men: Days of the Future Past
    Sufragette

  • Brett | April 21, 2014 7:52 PM

    @BOO At least he doesn't have Blended, Haunted House 2, etc

  • BOO | April 19, 2014 11:54 PM

    Way to list everything. I could immediately take off a ton of these with no hesitation and no wrong movies.

  • Brett | April 4, 2014 6:32 PM

    Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that way about the new X Men movie

  • Bob | April 2, 2014 10:17 PMReply

    Best Picture

    Foxcatcher
    Big Eyes
    Interstellar
    Inherent Vice
    Unbroken
    Gone Girl
    A Most Violent Year
    Suffragette
    The Imitation Game

    Other Possible Nominees:

    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The Search

    Best Director

    Paul Thomas Anderson - Inherent Vice
    Christophor Nolan - Interstellar
    Bennet Miller - Foxcatcher
    Angelina Jolie - Unbroken
    JC Chandor - A Most Viloent Year

    Other Possible Nominees
    Tim Burton - Big Eyes
    Sarah Gavron - Suffragette

    Best Actor

    Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
    Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
    Joaquin Phoenix - Inherent Vice
    Not sure enough to make predictions on anyone else.

    Best Actress

    Amy Adams - Big Eyes
    Jenifer Lawrence - Serena
    Carrey Mulligan - Suffragette
    Not sure on anyone else to make predictions.

  • Brett | April 2, 2014 3:45 AMReply

    I think it's possible we could get another animated film nominated in this category, and the two most likely films are either The Lego Movie or How to Train your Dragon 2

  • LSU | March 31, 2014 9:04 PMReply

    A Year from the oscars it looks like this would be it (Although is hard as hell to predict from now):

    -Inherent Vice
    -Interstellar
    -The Grand Budapest Hotel
    -Unbroken
    -Foxcatcher
    -Fury
    -Boyhood
    -Birdman
    -A Most Violent Year

    Probably: Gone Girl, The Judge, Exodus, Big Eyes, The Imitation Game

  • kami | March 29, 2014 11:46 AMReply

    A perfect nine prediction

    Birdman
    Boyhood
    Carol
    Foxcatcher

    Jersey Boys
    A Most Violent Year
    Mr. Turner
    Suffragette
    Unbroken

    Noah and Intersteller will nominate in visuals and Gone girl is very typical thriller. Inherent Vice seem like entertaining film and Into the woods is big star crap like Nine the musical. The nine film i choose is very usual oscar choice

  • kami | April 8, 2014 5:41 AM

    Oscar didnt nominate 10th in the most powerful race last year. so this year they have to skip it for sure. other than that for 10th it will be The Homesman or Whiplash.

  • Brett | March 31, 2014 2:37 PM

    What would you add for a tenth if there is going to be 10