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Our #Oscars Predictions: Birdman or Boyhood?

A few hours before the Oscars ceremony officially puts an end to a year of cinema, here’s our predictions for those who needs some guidance with their home polls. Despite being criticize for a number of Oscar bait biopics elbowing out more deserving films, this is being one of the most exciting Awards seasons in recent memory, a genuine three way race with Birdman in the lead but closely followed by Boyhood and The Great Budapest Hotel. Selma and American Sniper polarized the critics and found support on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Whiplash added fresh talent to the best picture shortlist and a number of shocking snubs just served to underline the wealth of deserving contenders.

Whereas three of the four acting categories are deemed as locked (Julianne Moore for best actress; J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette for supporting actor and actress; the actor field was so crowded that it could have been formed by five completely different candidates (Fiennes; Gyllenhaal; Oyelowo; Locke and Spall) without diminishing the average quality. And although it almost always ends being the most predictable of nights, this year the seeds are sowed for many a surprise.

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Oscars Special: Our Predictions


SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

small-uk-flag.jpg Just one day before the Oscars ceremony takes place, a look at this year’s Hollywood picks shows one of the dullest havest in a long time. Everything points at a “Slumdog Millionaire” sweep, with the mediocre “Benjamin Button’s” hopes being relegated to a couple of technical statuettes. “Milk” will probably get the award reserved to the “rare and critical acclaimed” slot, the Best original script one. If the forecast is accurate, the significant changes announced for the show, masterminded by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and presented by Hugh Jackman, promise to be more interested than the awards themselves. Even when many categories still have room for surprise and general consensus is that whoever wins, will do it by a narrow margin. After the jump our predictions. Read the rest of this entry »

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