Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
I'm thinking Boyhood or Selma will win. If I had to choose, I'd pick Boyhood. I saw it and I felt like it was a great film made up of what are just good parts. But it's like nothing we've ever seen and that does make it special.
Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Hmm, tough one. Benny C won't win so cross him off. Jake G is awesome in his role, but it's a weirdo movie so cross him off. When The Theory of Everything first came out, people talked like Eddie Redmaybe would win everything, but as time went on I've heard that less. It would be really cool for Steve Carell to win for such a dramatic role....but, I think they'll give it to Eddie R. at the Golden Globes.
Lead Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
It seems like Julianne Moore is a sure thing, right? I've been surprised Reese Witherspoon isn't getting more love. I would love to see Rosamund Pike win because I loved that movie, but I think Julianne Moore will win.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
I haven't seen all of these (for shame!), but I bet Birdman wins. I did not like The Grand Budapest Hotel as much as some others did. St. Vincent was good, but not exceptional.
Lead Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes – Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes
I think Michael Keaton will win this and I'll be happy with that.
Lead Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie
Um...this category is quite weak. And I don't think it's for lack of content-we all know that not all worthy movies are considered for awards. I feel like as long as the kid doesn't win, I'll be happy. I haven't seen Annie, but it looks AWFUL.
Wes Anderson – Grand Budapest Hotel
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Wow, tough one. All of these films are so great (ok I haven't seen Selma yet) in different ways. Do you give it to the 12 year project (Boyhood)? The film that's shot in super long sequences (Birdman)? The icy thriller (Gone Girl)? The visionary masterpiece (Grand Budapest Hotel- I didn't love it, but it's beautiful)? Or Selma? I think Richard Linklater wins this, but maybe not the Oscar later on. I have no idea, though.
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Ooof, I need to catch up on a few movies still! From what I've heard, JK Simmons should get this. I support that.
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
I'm up for anyone but Meryl Streep. Jessica Chastain is so incredible in everything she does that I'm sure this is deserved. I also really liked Keira K and Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette is good in Boyhood, but I don't think it's award-worthy.
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Gone Girl. Please. Or Birdman.
Note: skipping a few categories because there are so many...
Best TV Drama
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Anything but The Good Wife or House of Cards. Such boring wins! I would LOVE to see Game of Thrones wins since they didn't nominate Peter Dinklage, which is insane. The Affair would be cool, too, because I love when things are shaken up.
Lead Actor – TV Drama
Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Blacklist
Dominic West – The Affair
This is basically me just cheering for the show I like the most out of these...and it's The Affair.
Lead Actress – TV Drama
Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Ruth Wilson. Holy crap she is good. Don't insult her by giving it to someone else.
I'm also skipping the Best Comedy categories because I literally watch none of them. Ooops!
What are your picks!?