We’re just minutes away until the first Oscar for 2015 is given out so here are my quick picks…
Do I think this is the best picture of the year? Maybe, but I thought THE IMITATION GAME was damn good too.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Same as above. I thought Benedict Cumberbatch did a great job in THE IMITATION GAME but Michael Keaton has paid his dues longer.
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Julianne Moore for STILL ALICE
A great film and a great performance from a great actress.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons for WHIPLASH
Same as above.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette for BOYHOOD
I did not like this film but I did like her performance. Linklater should have made a film about her character and called it MOTHERHOOD. It would have been more interesting.
Best Foreign Language Film
This is a very heavy film with a very heavy message. Given the recent events going on in Ukraine, this film will win for the political statement alone. IDA was also a good film and I wouldn’t be upset if it won. My big disappointment in this category comes from not seeing the Swedish film, FORCE MAJEURE, on this list.
Richard Linklater for BOYHOOD
Spend 12 years making a film and you, too, can win an Oscar.
Enjoy the show!