Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins the DGA

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This past Saturday, Alejandro González Iñárritu won Best Director at the Directors Guild of America Awards for his mesmerizing work on the best film of last year Birdman. The film is beginning to look like the frontrunner going into the Oscars in a couple of weeks. Ballots are out now, so it is in the hands of the Academy. Hopefully that don’t make a mess out of the awards as they did with the nominations. Birdman has now won the PGA, SAG and DGA. The biggest competition to it is Richard Linklater’s wonderful Boyhood, which has won the ACE and this Sunday, took home Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) at the BAFTA Awards. The Writers Guild will announce their winners this weekend, and I would not be surprised if Mr. Anderson wins one for his fantastic The Grand Budapest Hotel. 

In the last five years, the winner of the PGA and BAFTA have gone on to win the Oscar. The exception here is that the PGA and BAFTA were split between Birdman and Boyhood. Then, the DGA went to Iñárritu and Best Director at the BAFTA’s went to Linklater, but remember a couple of years back, Ben Affleck won the DGA for Argo, but was not even nominated for Best Director at the Oscars. Then you have Boyhood winning the Drama category at the Golden Globes, while The Grand Budapest Hotel won the Comedy/Muscial category, beating out the predicted favorite Birdman. It is really all about these three films in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography categories. Formats and historical tendencies might be out the door this year. And, Birdman did not receive a Best Editing nomination at the Oscars, so there is that.

These three films — Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel, have the most guild and critic support going into the Oscars, and I just have a feeling we will be in for a few surprises come Oscar night. I honestly think the awards love will be spread throughout these three films and rightly so. I am not ready to predict the winners just yet, but I expect multiple victories for all three of these fine films. Throw out the history books, it is going to be an exciting Academy Awards night.

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2015 Academy Awards Nominations

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Here is the complete list of 2015 Academy Awards nominations. I’ve bee too sick, fighting the flu all week, to write a full on analysis this evening, been in bed all day, but it is safe to say there were a few surprises. A very male-centric, white Oscars this year. I am still very happy that Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood faired very well. Yes, so glad Wes Anderson finally received a Best Director nomination. I will write an analysis piece sometime this weekend. Enjoy.

BEST PICTURE

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  • Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)
  • Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)

BEST ACTOR

  • Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
  • Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  • Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

BEST ACTRESS

  • Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
  • Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  • Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  • Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  • Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  • Edward Norton (Birdman)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  • J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  • Laura Dern (Wild)
  • Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
  • Emma Stone (Birdman)
  • Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Jason Dean Hall (American Sniper)
  • Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
  • Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything)
  • Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo (Birdman)
  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  • E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher)
  • Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Big Hero 6
  • The BoxTrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

  • CitizenFour
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • Virunga

FILM EDITING

  • Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach (American Sniper)
  • Sandra Adair (Boyhood)
  • Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • William Goldenberg (The Imitation Game)
  • Tom Cross (Whiplash)

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
  • Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal (Ida)
  • Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)
  • Roger Deakins (Unbroken)

ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
  • Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)
  • Johann Johannsson (The Theory of Everything)
  • Gary Yershon (Mr. Turner)

ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Lost Stars” from Begin Again
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
  • “Glory” from Selma
  • “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights

SOUND MIXING

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken
  • Whiplash

SOUND EDITING

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Interstellar
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Mark Bridges (Inherent Vice)
  • Colleen Atwood (Into the Woods)
  • Anna B. Sheppard (Maleficent)
  • Jacqueline Durran (Mr. Turner)

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • Mr. Turner

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Tangerines
  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • Timbuktu
  • Wild Tales

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

  • The Bigger Picture
  • The Dam Keper
  • Feast
  • Me and My Moulton
  • A Single Life

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

  • Aya
  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Butterfly Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
  • Parvaneh
  • The Phone Call

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

  • Crisis Veterans Hotline: Press 1
  • Joanna
  • Our Curse
  • The Reaper (La Parka)
  • White Earth

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2015 DGA Nominations

The 2015 Directors Guild of America nominations are as follows:

  1. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  2. Clint Eastwood (American Sniper)
  3. Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
  4. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  5. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

The only surprise is Clint Eastwood getting in, but these American groups love Eastwood: he has been nominated now 4 times at the DGA, won twice (Unforgiven) and (Million Dollar Baby), plus the lifetime achievement award. The easy, easy locks were Iñárritu (second nomination, first for Babel), Linklater and Anderson. Yes, Mr. Anderson is getting some much deserved attention and for an absolutely fantastic film. I feel the same way about Mr. Linklater as well. And Tyldum, although not receiving any nominations prior this year, and his film, The Imitation Game, is loved by the Americans, where James Marsh and The Theory of Everything have been lauded by the Europeans, hence the BAFTA nomination. I really thought Damien Chazelle or even David Fincher would get in over Eastwood, but not totally shocked by that one either.

Moving forward, I feel there is a strong possibility this is how the Oscar nominations on Thursday might turn out, but history says no way. The last time the DGA and Oscar matched up 100% was in 2009 with Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Daniels (Precious), Reitman (Up n the Air), Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) and Cameron (Avatar). Linklater and Iñárritu are the 100% locks and Anderson is a 98% lock. Remember Ben Affleck, who won the DGA two years ago for Argo, did not receive an Oscar nomination and that tells you that there can always be a few surprises. But, I am pretty confident Anderson will be nominated this Thursday. It is those last two spots that are up in the air. I have been with Tyldum for almost the whole year and I am not backing out now, especially with a DGA nod. The film is supposedly adored by the Academy and I see him receiving a nomination. The last spot…Eastwood, Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Ava DuVernay (Selma), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), David Fincher (Gone Girl), James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) or maybe even Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)… Who is it going to be?

Selma will get some love from the Academy, but it has not received any love from the guilds. I am beginning to think DuVernay might be left out of the directors race. Chazelle could be the new director, with the hot film that gets some attention, much like Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Eastwood is adored by the Academy, crazy conservative and all, and the film is marketed and hitting its stride with the Academy at the right time. Gilroy’s brilliant Nightcrawler is on point right now as well and he might sneak in and steal nomination from one of these DGA nominees. And then we have the great David Fincher and Gone Girl. One of his best, darkest and funniest films, but the lack of a campaign, love the fact the Fincher could care less about the awards, and the supposed disinterest from some of the Academy members will probably mean no nomination for Mr. Fincher. James Marsh received a BAFTA nomination and I do not expect him to get and Oscar nominee. Probably needed more guild support to achieve that. Miller’s film is too bleak, but very well made. No real push for him anyways.

Not really surprised by any of the DGA nominations and just really pleased Wes Anderson got a nomination. Three of my favorite directors — Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson & Alejandro González Iñárritu — getting nominated is fantastic news and I expect to see all of them nominated this Thursday. It is those last two spots that are up for grabs…

January 2015 Academy Award Predictions

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And it is getting closer. All of the players are out campaigning, especially at the swanky Palm Springs Film Festival. The year is wide open with a tremendous amount of solid films and great ones — Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood and Gone GirlAmerican Sniper and Unbroken have had successful runs at the box office, so they are very much in the race and Wes Anderson’s March released beauty, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is making a splash everywhere. It is a player and I am fully supporting that film. There is still no frontrunner, but things will slowly fall into place. The Golden Globes (no big deal) and the SAG awards are just around the corner, as well as the DGA, PGA and WGA nominations. The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 15th and I will be updating these predictions a few more times before that big nomination announcement, as well as completing every category. Still sticking with the big ones for now. Here are my predictions and here is a link to last months picks. Enjoy!!!

BEST PICTURE

  1. Boyhood
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Selma
  4. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  5. The Theory of Everything
  6. Whiplash
  7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  8. Gone Girl
  9. American Sniper
  10. Unbroken
  • Next 5: NightcrawlerFoxcatcherA Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Mr. Turner

These are my top ten as of the beginning of January. I think there will eventually be nine films nominated and Unbroken will be the huge snub. I just think American Sniper has got the legs and Eastwood, well, it is Clint Eastwood. The Grand Budapest Hotel has to be in, and, even if the Academy did not flip out about Gone Girl, it is too good a film and has too many admirers to be left out. The field is wide open and once the nominations are announced on the 15th, the real fun begins.

BEST DIRECTOR

  1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  2. Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman)
  3. Ava DuVernay (Selma)
  4. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)
  5. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Next 3:  Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Clint Eastwood (American Sniper), David Fincher (Gone Girl)

Linklater, Iñárritu, DuVernay and Tyldum are locks in my book. It is that last spot that is up in the air. My love for Budapest and desire to see Anderson finally nominated for Best Director is pushing me that way, but I would not be surprised to see Chazelle for Whiplash get the nod or if they really love American Sniper, go for the legend Eastwood. I think Jolie is on the outside looking in.

BEST ACTOR

  1. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitiation Game)
  3. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
  4. David Oyelowo (Selma)
  5. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
  • Next 3: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

It is really that fifth spot that is up for grabs. Keaton, Cumberbatch, Redmayne and Oyelowo are locks, but is it going to be Carell or Gyllenhaal. Right now, I am sticking with Carell because he is really working the circuit and is quite great in the film, but I want it to be Gyllenhaal. He is so magnificent and smirking and dirty in that film. Before the 15th, I will probably change to him.

BEST ACTRESS

  1. Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  2. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
  3. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  4. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  5. Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
  • Next 3: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Hillary Swank (The Homesman), Amy Adams (Big Eyes)

This is pretty much set, especially with Two Days, One Night not getting into the final nine for Best Foreign Language Film, meaning Cotillard most likely want make it in the final five. Most likely…

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  1. J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
  2. Edward Norton (Birdman)
  3. Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  4. Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  5. Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Next 3: Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), Tom Wilkinson (Selma), Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)

I think this is set as well. Duvall is out there working the circuit and the only one that might take the fifth spot away is Brolin.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  2. Emma Stone (Birdman)
  3. Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
  4. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
  5. Keira Knighley (The Imitation Game)
  • Next 3: Rene Russo (Nightcrawler), Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer), Carmen Ejogo (Selma)

Set. Moving on. Although I would love to see Rene Russo get a nod. She is so damn amazing in Nightcrawler. 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  2. Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)
  3. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
  4. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  5. Ava DuVernay & Paul Webb (Selma)
  • Next 3: Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year)

This category is little tricky. I am sticking with these five for now, but with some of the questions about historical accuracy with Selma, although, it is a film and not a historical document, I could see Leigh or Gilroy sneaking in and taking that spot. I do not think it will happen, being that Selma has been so well received and will receive many big nominations. Sticking with Selma for now, but really love Gilroy’s script and everything about Nightcrawler.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  1. Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
  2. Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything)
  3. Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
  4. Jason Dean Hall (American Sniper)
  5. Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
  • Next 3: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson (Unbroken), Nick Hornby (Wild), James Lapine (Into the Woods)

Even though Unbroken did well at the box office, the film has received middling reviews. I really feel that American Sniper is getting a huge push and is right up the Academy’s wheel house. It takes it over Unbroken and this is the main category where Paul Thomas Anderson gets some love for Inherent Vice. Appreciation for adapting a Pynchon novel too!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  1. Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance))
  2. Roger Deakins (Unbroken)
  3. Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)
  4. Hoyte von Hoytema (Interstellar)
  5. Bradford Young (Selma)
  • Next 3: Robert Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Benoît Delhomme (The Theory of Everything), Jeff Cronenwerth (Gone Girl)

I am going with these five, but the top three are the only locks. Young is the man right now, with Selma and A Most Violent Year out this winter, and Hoytema did absolute wonders with Interstellar. But, I could easily see either one of them missing out in exchange for Yeoman’s career best work on The Grand Budapest Hotel or Delhomme on The Theory of Everything. 

BEST FILM EDITING

  1. Sandra Adair (Boyhood)
  2. Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance))
  3. William Goldenberg (The Imitation Game)
  4. Tom Cross (Whiplash)
  5. Spencer Averick (Selma)
  • Next 3: Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kirk Baxter (Gone Girl), Joel Cox & Gary Roach (American Sniper)

Usually the film that wins Best Film Editing goes on to win Best Picture, although it was split last year between Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave and Editing winner Gravity. I think the top four are close to locks, but it is that last spot that is a bit of a question mark. I would love to see The Grand Budapest Hotel, which just received an Eddie nomination, get that fifth spot and I think it just might. Sticking with Selma for this moment, although it did not get an Eddie nomination.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  1. Ida (Poland)
  2. Force Majeure (Sweden)
  3. Leviathan (Russia)
  4. Wild Tales (Argentina)
  5. Timbuktu (Mauritania)
  • Next 4: Tangerines (Estonia), The Liberator (Venezuela), Accused (The Netherlands), Corn Island (Georgia)

BEST DOCUMENTARY 

  1. CITIZENFOUR
  2. Life Itself
  3. The Overnighters
  4. The Last Days in Vietnam
  5. Virunga

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  1. The LEGO Movie
  2. How To Train Your Dragon 2
  3. Big Hero 6
  4. The Boxtrolls
  5. The Tales of Princess Kaguya

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Updated 2015 Academy Award Predictions

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Many things and prognostications have changed over the last few weeks. The regional critics groups have handed out honors and nominations, and the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards have unveiled their nominees. All the films have been seen and now the waiting game ensues. Biggest thing to note is that Boyhood, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel are amongst the heavy favorites from the critics. The Grand Budapest Hotel, released in March, is picking up some thick steam and not being forgot from the critics and guilds. But, is it enough to push its way into the Best Picture race and maybe even Wes Anderson into the Best Director five? I think it has a great chance and with Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken not being the knockout many were anticipating, who knows what is going to happen. It is wide open right now. The big factors will be the PGA and DGA.

I am still mulling over whether Gone Girl and/or Foxcatcher are going to make it in the Best Picture final nominations. Gone Girl, beloved by many and with a surefire heavyweight director in David Fincher, has a good shot and Foxcatcher, with the respected and extremely talented Bennet Miller behind it, has a good shot but the energy feels like it is fading a bit on the latter. That strange release pattern does not help either. The film opened in limited release in mid-November and it is just now, mid-December, opening here in Austin. Well, maybe that is more of grip from me than anything else.

I am still feeling strong about Whiplash, and Selma is in no matter what. That film looks great and is receiving very good reviews. Well, that is it for now, but I will update these predictions again at the beginning of the new year. No mini-rundowns this time. I will save that for the beginning of the year. Here are my earlier predictions from December. Academy Award nominations will be announced on January 15th.  Enjoy and let me know what you think!!!

BEST PICTURE

  1. Boyhood
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Selma
  4. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  5. The Theory of Everything
  6. Whiplash
  7. Gone Girl
  8. Unbroken
  9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  10. Foxcatcher
  • Next 5: Mr. TurnerA Most Violent YearAmerican Sniper, Interstellar, Into the Woods

BEST DIRECTOR

  1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  2. Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman)
  3. Ava DuVernay (Selma)
  4. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)
  5. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Next 3: Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), James Marsh (The Theory of Everything), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

BEST ACTOR

  1. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitiation Game)
  3. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
  4. David Oyelowo (Selma)
  5. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
  • Next 3: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)

BEST ACTRESS

  1. Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  2. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
  3. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  4. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  5. Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
  • Next 3: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Hillary Swank (The Homesman), Amy Adams (Big Eyes)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  1. J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
  2. Edward Norton (Birdman)
  3. Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  4. Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  5. Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Next 3: Tom Wilkinson (Selma), Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  2. Emma Stone (Birdman)
  3. Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
  4. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
  5. Keira Knighley (The Imitation Game)
  • Next 3: Rene Russo (Nightcrawler), Laura Dern (Wild), Carmen Ejogo (Selma)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  2. Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)
  3. Ava DuVernay & Paul Webb (Selma)
  4. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
  5. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Next 3: Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner), J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year), E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  1. Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
  2. Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything)
  3. Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
  4. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson (Unbroken)
  5. Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
  • Next 3: Nick Hornby (Wild), Jason Dean Hall (American Sniper), James Lapine (Into the Woods)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  1. Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance))
  2. Roger Deakins (Unbroken)
  3. Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)
  4. Bradford Young (Selma)
  5. Hoyte von Hoytema (Interstellar)
  • Next 3: Benoît Delhomme (The Theory of Everything), Jeff Cronenwerth (Gone Girl), Robert Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

BEST FILM EDITING

  1. Sandra Adair (Boyhood)
  2. Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance))
  3. William Goldenberg (The Imitation Game)
  4. Spencer Averick (Selma)
  5. Tom Cross (Whiplash)
  • Next 3: William Goldenberg & Tom Squyres (Unbroken), Jinx Godfrey (The Theory of Everything), Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  1. Ida (Poland)
  2. Wild Tales (Argentina)
  3. Winter Sleep (Turkey)
  4. Leviathan (Russia)
  5. Force Majeure (Sweden)
  • Next 3: Mommy (Canada), Timbuktu (Mauritania); Two Days, One Night (Belgium)

BEST DOCUMENTARY 

  1. CITIZENFOUR
  2. Life Itself
  3. The Overnighters
  4. The Last Days in Vietnam
  5. Virunga

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  1. The LEGO Movie
  2. How To Train Your Dragon 2
  3. Big Hero 6
  4. The Boxtrolls
  5. The Tales of Princess Kaguya

Photo credits by IMDB.