Friday, February 20, 2015

Blogman: 87th Annual Academy Awards Predictions (Part 3 of 3)

Time to cover the final 8 categories in this year's Oscars predictions.  With the ceremony less than 72 hours away, I spent a lot of time thinking over some of these final categories, most notably Best Picture and Best Director, but I've come to my decisions on them all at this point.  Keep in mind with each category I'm providing who I think will win, but also providing who I personally would vote for, even if I pretty realistically know that person or film has no shot.  Let's wrap things up!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Blogman: 87th Annual Academy Awards Predictions (Part 2 of 3)

We covered 8 categories yesterday, we'll cover 8 more today and again tomorrow.  One pick I made yesterday I'm now regretting a bit, as the more I thought about Best Production Design, I probably should have voted for Into the Woods.  With that said, I'm standing by the original post.  Once I make a pick, I stick with it.  So that's that.  Let's not waste any more time, here come some more picks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blogman: 87th Annual Academy Awards Predictions (Part 1 of 3)

So here we are, four days before the 87th Annual Academy Awards.  I've checked out as many films, documentaries, performances, shorts, featurettes and images as I can, and it's now time for me to try and equal or better last year's pretty awesome result of 21 out of 24 correct.  In fairness, it seemed like quite a number of Oscars prognosticators scored well, so maybe last year's show was more predictable than we realized at the time.  Best Picture was certainly no given though, and here for the second straight year, that is again the case, and even moreso.  It is very likely a two-horse race for Best Picture and Best Director, and no one really has a clue which option has the better odds.  We'll get to those later.

There are 24 competitive Oscars to be handed out on Sunday.  Today and for the next two days, I'll present 8 of those categories, listing the nominees along with who I think will win.  Separately within each category, I'll state who I would vote for personally as well.

Let's roll.