Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oscar Nominees: Best Cinematography

My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Birdman” and “Ida”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ida, Mr. Turner, Unbroken

I’m upset that “Interstellar,” which so deserved to be here, didn’t make the cut, but at least it contends for five other awards. It’s hard for me to accept that “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is finally getting recognized for everything that most of Wes Andesron’s previous films should have been recognized for. The cinematography is familiar but definitely great. “Ida” I don’t have much of a problem with since its script didn’t make the cut, which is a relief. “Mr. Turner” managed to show up in four technical categories and “Unbroken” in three, so good for two films that were actually pretty good but didn’t land this awards season as they should have. Ah, and if only “A Most Violent Year” could have been here – go see it and tell me it shouldn’t.

My current bet to win: It’s a tough one – maybe Unbroken?

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