Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oscar Nominees: Best Visual Effects

My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Interstellar”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, X-Men: Days of Future Past

So much for statistics. J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson would have gone 6 for 6 if “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” hadn’t been snubbed, and, strangely enough, it was nominated for Best Sound Editing. This is the first time that Captain America and X-Men have heard their names called, and I actually made a mistake in my predictions which would probably have changed my fifth pick to “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” since I now see that “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was nominated here in 2011. “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Interstellar,” the only films nominated elsewhere, round out the category. I haven’t see the latest Apes and X-Men films.

My current bet to win: I’m still going to say Interstellar.

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