We have fully updated all of our Oscar Predictions. Now including the categories: Original Song, Documentary Feature, and Foreign Feature.
With “Interstellar’s” reviews not quite being raves, it has been knocked down a few levels. The close we draw to the end of the year, the safer films like “Boyhood,” “The Imitation Game,” “Birdman,” and “The Theory of Everything” look.
There are still some movies to be seen. “Unbroken” has a lot of potential. Others would include “A Most Violent Year,” “The Gambler,” “Selma,” and “Into the Woods.”
So here is where we are right now. After the jump, we have our ranked listings for all of the contenders. Click the “More” links to expand on the category and see other potential contenders.
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Into the Woods
“Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.” That’s the tagline for Christopher Nolan’s next film “Interstellar.” Under Nolan’s direction we have seen some great work. He redefined a world renowned modern myth with the Batman franchise, he advocated practical effects in “Inception,” and he played mind games with the audience with “The Prestige” and “Memento.”That’s a pretty impressive resumé. So it isn’t doubtful that his next film should be one to watch out for.
“Interstellar” sports a wide-ranged cast of acting veterans, including Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, 2-time Oscar winner Michael Caine, 2-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, all lead by last year’s lead actor Oscar winner – Matthew McConaughey.
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Summary: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.
Status: It wasn’t until the trailer was announced that anyone thought this film was going to even be done this year. Writer/Director Spike Jonze (who is notorious for spending long hours in an edit room) has made a film with a bizarre premise, the trailer looks like the film has a lot to say and it will now close the New York Film Festival with a push from executives who are confident in the quality of the film and its award chances.
Projected MetaCritic: 84
Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams
Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema
Production Designer: K.K. Barrett
Editor: Not Available
Original Music: Not Available
Emmanuel Lubezki – “Birdman”
Roger Deakins – “Unbroken”
Hoyte Van Hoytema – “Interstellar”
Benoit Delhomme – “The Theory of Everything”
Jeff Cronenweth – “Gone Girl”