Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Screenplay

My predictions: 4/5, picking “A Most Violent Year” over “Foxcatcher”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler

It’s my own fault for picking “A Most Violent Year,” which didn’t get anything today, but I don’t think I would have picked “Foxcatcher” because I knew that it might not make it all the way for Best Picture (though I did not see its Best Director bid coming, not that it makes much sense). “Nightcrawler” is recognized only here after it failed to pick up steam the way that “American Sniper” and “Whiplash” did, and it joins the three big Best Picture contenders, “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” A decent list, though I assure you mine will be more interesting.

My current bet to win: It won the Golden Globe, and I think Birdman can also triumph here.

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