87th Academy Awards: Best Picture

Oscars 2015: Best Picture

It’s Award Season! Grab the coffee, get the red bull and ready the doughnuts, the annual celebrity get-together is within touching distance, and i’m rather excited. Last year’s ceremony was rather splendid,  with Ellen DeGeneres keeping all of the Hollywood egos in check, supported by a wonderful raft of movies to celebrate and John Travolta introducing Adele Dazeem. This year promises to be another spectacular affair, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting and a wonderful array of films to spur on during this particular race. Within this blog I will be focusing on this year’s nominations, selecting the favourite in each category, along with my personal choices and nominations that may have been overlooked. So sit down, relax, and enjoy the ride…

Best Picture

Starting off this particular blog is, ironically, where the ceremony ends; the Best Picture category, which this year includes some real gems. In terms of bookies favourite, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood seems to be winning this particular race and it’s hard to not understand why, with it’s quite remarkable telling of one child’s experience growing up over the course of 12 real-life years. It’s emotional. It’s brilliantly acted. What more do you want? In terms of my own personal choice, Whiplash is the film that surprised me the most out of all the nominees, with it gripping me throughout, helped particularly by a striking performance from J.K. Simmons. In regards to overlooked films, I believe Under the Skin, Calvary, and even Guardians of the Galaxy, all should have been under consideration. Instead we have these:


American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Selma
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Next… Best Actor

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Posted on 17/01/2015, in Film & TV, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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