It comes to the big film awards season. 2015 Oscar (87th Academy Awards), the most renowned annual American awards ceremony, will be celebrated on February 22, 2015. With ongoing voting for nominations, we eager to discover more surprises from the official list arriving on January 15. During this moment, 2015 Oscar predictions of best picture, best director, best actor etc, are unarguably the hottest topic here and there.
2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Picture
Despite that everything is in question, the five movies Birdman, Boyhood, Selma, The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel seems the most competitive nominees of Best Picture of Oscar 2015.
As the opening film and Golden Lion winner of 71st Venice Film Festival, Birdman is highly acclaimed and should be collected into 2015 Oscar best picture predictions list. This American black comedy films tells story of how actor Riggan Thomson who is once well-known for playing superhero “The Birdman” to reinvent himself through a Broadway play and overcome troubles happened on opening performance.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Michael Keaton | Emma Stone | Zach Galifianakis | Naomi Watts
Release Date: October 17, 2014
Box Office: $29.9 million
Boyhood brings us to step from May 2002 to October 2013 watching the growth of young boy Mason Evans and his older sister Samantha through Evan’s eyes. It was selected in main competition for Golden Bear awards and director Linklater won the Silver Bear for Best Director in 64th Berlin Film Festival. Boyhood is absolutely the most likely Best Picture of most voters’ 2015 Oscar predictions.
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ellar Coltrane | Patricia Arquette | Lorelei Linklater | Ethan Hawke
Release Date: Jul 11, 2014 in theater | Jan 6, 2015 on DVD
Box Office: $43.4 million
Adaptation of 1965 Selma to Montgomery movement fighting for equal voting rights, this historical epic drama film leads us back to those days witnessing how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. win victory and change history. Selma has obtained four nominations of 72nd Golden Goble Award, including Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Drama Motion Picture and Best Original Song.
Director: Ava DuVernay
Stars: David Oyelowo | Cuba Gooding Jr. | Tim Roth | Carmen Ejogo
Release Date: January 9, 2015
Box Office: Not Defined
The Imitation Game
On basis of legendary British mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing biography, The Imitation Game, a historical thriller file, presents image of Turing doing their best to crack Nazi Germany’s Enigma code during World War II with his brilliant team. It not only received a big commercial success, but got critically praises and has nominations in 5 categories of 72nd Golden Globe Awards and 3 categories of 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch | Keira Knightley | Matthew Goode | Rory Kinnear
Release Date: Nov 28, 2014
Box Office: $53 million
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel is British-German co-produced comedy film portraying that adventure of Gustave H, a concierge of Grand Budapest Hotel and his best friend Zero Moustafa, a lobby boy after they involve in theft and recovery of a valuable painting. For unique style and actors’ excellent performance, this film garners high scores by critics and viewers. It is also nominated in four categories of Golden Globe Award and ranked in best picture nomination list of 2015 Oscar predictions by most watchers.
Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Ralph Fiennes | F. Murray Abraham | Mathieu Amalric | Adrien Brody
Release Date: 28 March 2014 in theater | Jun 17, 2014 on DVD
Box Office: $172.7 million
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