Monday, 19 January 2015

87th Academy Awards

87th Academy Awards 

Broadcast Date: February 2015 - Australia

Greetings, film enthusiasts and critics
everywhere, once again the official
nominees for the 2015 Academy
Awards has been announced. The
ceremony will be hosted by famed
movie and television actor, four-time
Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris.

Although I wasn't hit hard that 'The
Lego Movie' has been left out the
ballot for the Best Animated Feature group award and though most movie-goers are displeased with this exclusion. But I think the real truth behind it is that the Oscar adjudicators thought that the feature isn't fully animated enough to be received by that award.

Also, the more coming surprise happened in the best animated category is 'Big Hero 6', I've heard all the great things about the movie and it's happened for me unexpectedly that I didn't get to watch it. I have felt so hard on not watching a full-length animation made by Disney since I largely ignored 'Frozen' of seeing it and most of the blokes that don't like Disney princesses would soon find it overrated. Naturally, if 'Big Hero 6' gets a win on the Oscar, it will mark the second time for the Disney animation studio since 'Frozen'.

Click on the link "" and which name of the film or group that you want to vote for!

Best Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Solider - Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl,
Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon
Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy - Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi,
Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
Interstellar - Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter
and Scott Fisher
X-Men: Days of Future Past - Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora,
Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Best Film Editing

American Sniper - Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
Boyhood - Sandra Adair
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game - William Goldenberg
Whiplash - Tom Cross

Best Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice - Mark Bridges
Into the Woods - Colleen Atwood
Maleficent - Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive
Mr. Turner - Jacqueline Durran

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Foxcatcher - Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Frances Hannon and 
Mark Coulier 
Guardians of the Galaxy - Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiu 
and David White

Best Cinematography

Birdman - Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Robert Yeoman
Ida - Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczweski 
Mr. Turner - Dick Pope
Unbroken - Roger Deakins

Best Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Adam Stouckhasen 
(Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
The Imitation Game - Maria Djurkovic (Production 
Design); Tatania MacDonald (Set Decoration)
Interstellar - Nathan Crowley (Production Design); 
Gary Fettis (Set Decoration)
Into the Woods - Dennis Gassner (Production 
Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
Mr. Turner - Suzie Davis (Production Design); 
Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration)

Best Sound Mixing

American Sniper - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff 
and Walt Martin
Birdman - Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño and 
Thomas Varga
Interstellar - Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker 
and Mark Weingarten
Unbroken - Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño and 
David Lee
Whiplash - Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and 
Thomas Curley

Best Sound Editing

American Sniper - Alan Robert Murray and 
Bub Asman
Birdman - Martin Hernádez and Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
Interstellar - Richard King
Unbroken - Becky Sullivan and Andrew 

Best Original Song

"Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie - 
Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson: 
performed by Tegan & Sara and Lonely Island
"Glory" from Selma John Legend and Common
"Grateful" from Beyond the Lights Music and 
Lyric by Diane Warren: performed by Rita Ore
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: 
I'll Be Me - Glen Campbell
"Lost Stars" from Begin Again Music and Lyric 
by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois: 
performed by Adam Levine and Keira Knightley

Best Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game - Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar - Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner - Gary Yershon 
The Theory of Everything - Jóhann Jóhannson

Best Animated Short Film

The Bigger Picture - Daisy Jacobs and Christopher 
The Dam Keeper - Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Feast - Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
Me and My Moulton - Torrill Kove
A Single Life - Joris Oprins

Best Live Action Short Film

Aya - Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham - Michael Lennox and 
Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au beurre de yak) 
Hu Wei and Julien Féret
Parvaneh - Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan 
The Phone Call - Mat Kirkby and James 

Best Documentary - Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - Ellen Goosenberg 
Kent and Dana Perry
Joanna - Aneta Kopacz
Our Curse - Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki 
The Reaper (La Parka) - Gabriel Serra Arguello
White Earth - J. Christian Jensen

Best Documentary - Feature

Citizenfour - Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefey and 
Dirk Wilutsky
Finding Vivian Maier - John Maloof and Charlie 
The Salt of the Earth - Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick
Salgado and David Rosier
Virunga - Orlando von Eisensiedel and Joanna 

Best Foreign Language Film 

Ida (Poland) in Polish - Pawel Pawlikowski
Leviathan (Russia) in Russian - Andrey Zyvinagintsev
Tangerines (Estonia) in Estonian - ZaZa Urushadze
Timbuktu (Mauritania) in French - Abderrahmane Sissako
Wild Tales (Argentina) in Spanish - Damián Szifrón

Best Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6 - Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
The Boxtrolls - Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annabele 
and Andrew Knight
How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Dean DeBlois and 
Bonnie Arnold
Song of the Sea - Tomm Moore and Paul Young
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Isao Takahata and 
Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper - Jason Hall from American Sniper 
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
The Imitation Game - Graham Moore from Alan Turing: 
The Enigma - Andrew Hodges
Inherent Vice - Paul Thomas Anderson from Inherent 
Vice - Thomas Pynchon
The Theory of Everything - Anthony McCarten from 
Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen - Jane 
Wilde Hawking
Whiplash - Danielle Chazelle from his short film of 
the same name

Best Writing - Original Screenplay

Birdman - Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárittu, Nicólas 
Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and 
Armando Bo
Boyhood - Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher - E. Max Eyre and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler - Dan Gilroy

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood as Olivia Evans
Laura Dern - Wild as Barbara "Bobbi" Grey
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game as Joan 
Emma Stone - Birdman as Sam Thomson
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods as The Witch

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall - The Judge as Judge Joseph Palmer
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood as Mason Evans, Sr.
Edward Norton - Birdman as Mike Shiner
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher as Dave Schultz
J. K. Simmons - Whiplash as Terence Fletcher

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night as Sandra Bya
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything as Jane 
Julianne Moore - Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl as Amy Elliott-Dunne
Reese Witherspoon - Wild as Cheryl Strayed

Best Actor

Steve Carrell Foxcatcher as John du Pont
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper as Chris Kyle
Benedict Cumberbatch -  The Imitation Game as 
Alan Turing
Michael Keaton - Birdman as Riggan Thomson
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything as
Stephen Hawking

Best Director

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárittu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Best Picture

American Sniper - Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz,
Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan
Birdman - Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárittu, John Lesher
and James W. Skotchdopole
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, 
Steven M. Rales and Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game - Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky 
and Teddy Schwarzman
Selma - Christian Colson, Oprah Winfey, Dede Gardner 
and Jeremy Kleiner
The Theory of Everything - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, 
Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten
Whiplash - Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and 
David Lancaster

Academy Honorary Awards

Jean-Claude Carriere 
Hayao Miyazaki
Maureen O'Hara

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Harry Belafonte

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