It’s all come down to this. The race is anything but settled. Pundits have scattered to the winds. There is no agreed upon consensus for Best Picture – even Deadline Pete Hammond thinks it’s wide open this year. The cliffhanger appears to be whether or not Gone Girl will make it in for Best Picture, if you go by the pundits. Yes, by all means, let’s NOT nominate what is clearly one of the best films of 2014 that made Hollywood $165 million and was the most talked about movie of the year. But hey. There are no Nazis and no one speaks in a British accent that I remember.
Another cliffhanger – will Unbroken get in? Most think yes. Some think the poor reviews could prevent it – the last time a film got in with those kinds of reviews was Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close in 2011.
Will Interstellar get in? Same thing. Extreme love, debatable reviews.
Will American Sniper get in?
Will Whiplash get in?
Will Foxcatcher get in?
Will they finally reward Wes Anderson with the Grand Budapest Hotel?
The ones we think are sure bets:
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Grand Budapest Hotel
We think maybe:
But we don’t know. We hope we know but we don’t.
Which films or performances or songs do you hope get in? Speak now or forever hold your peace!