Lock ‘em in: final predictions before the 87th Oscars!
You guys! I can’t even right now! I’m trying to contain my excitement over tomorrow’s Oscars and just want the following hours to go by faster so we can get to the celebration of (some of) the year’s best films.
A few weeks ago, most of the winners seemed to be set in stone, but the precursor awards have made sure that tomorrow’s show will be an exciting one. Expect surprises and tantrums and let’s hope Neil Patrick Harris is more of an Ellen DeGeneres than a James Franco.
I’d like to share with you my final predictions. Tell me if you agree or disagree in the comments!
Also, there’s a very cool feature over at the official Oscars site. Go to My Picks at the top, where you can, well, pick your winners, and then select Login with Facebook (on your right) and activate the option Play with Friends to compare selections, brag if you win and curse if you lose. Your ballot will lock once the telecast commences.
Let the Oscar fun begin!
Will win: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Could win: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Should win: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
* If “El Negro” Iñárritu wins, he’ll be the second Mexican filmmaker in a row (also second ever) to claim the prize, after Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Actor in a Leading Role
Actress in a Leading Role
Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Supporting Role
Will win: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Could win: No one else, come on!
Should win: Literally anyone else
Writing – Original Screenplay
Will win: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo (Birdman)
Could win: Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Should win: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo (Birdman)
Animated Feature Film
Will win: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Could win: Big Hero 6
Should win: I couldn’t care less
Will win: Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
Could win: Robert Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Should win: Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
* If Mexican cinematographer Lubezki wins, this will be his second Oscar in a row (after last year’s for Gravity)
Will win: CitizenFour
Could win: Finding Vivian Maier
Should win: Don’t know 😦
Music – Original Song
Will win: “Glory” (Selma)
Could win: “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me)
Should win: “Lost Stars” (Begin Again)
Will win: Interstellar
Could win: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Should win: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes