The Monuments Men

Oscar: Way too Early 2015 Oscar Predictions – Round 2

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If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.

Click MORE to see the 2015 Early Oscar Predictions:

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Film Trailer: The Monuments Men

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Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

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Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

This list won’t just be the top 9 films on the Best Picture prediction page. It also won’t be the 9 I think will make it with nominations (though very possible). Many other films not on the list could be nominated, but won’t compete for the win, the same way “The Blind Side” or “District 9” didn’t compete in 2010 and how “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” didn’t compete in 2011.

At this point in the race we have seen all but four of the major contenders. We, as a film-going audience, haven’t seen them, but critics have, and we have been given a general consensus on the film.

So here are the top 9, possible Oscar Winners. I can guarantee one of these nine films will be our Oscar Best Picture winner.
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Film Trailer: The Monuments Men

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Last Updated: 08/09/13

One thing that has jumped out at me is the production design. This looks like a film that could easily be technically excellent, and with a perfect cast (and a showy role for Blanchett); we will just have to see how the film is executed and the story is told.

Film: The Monuments Men

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(Dec. 20 2013; Warner Bros.)

Summary:
In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.

Oscar Prospects: Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing

Runner Up: Best PictureBest Director, Best Adapted ScreenplayBest Makeup and Hairstyling

Long Shots: Best Supporting ActorBest CinematographyBest Film Editing,

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Early Word: The film just looks fantastic, with an all-star cast/crew along with a very helpful Mid-December release. Not to mention its theme of art preservation will play well with the Academy. It’ll be difficult for this film to miss  even if it is critically average.

Projected Metacritic: 83

The Players

Director: George Clooney
Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Robert M. Edsel
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin
Cinematographer: Phendon Papamichael
Production Designer: James D. Bissell
Editor: Ruy Diaz, Stephen Mirrione
Original Music: Alexandre Desplat

Awards: Way too early 2014 Oscar Predictions

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Awards: Way too early 2014 Oscar Predictions

This Article is out-of-date! All current Oscar Predictions can be found HERE

So yes, this is way to incredibly early, and it’ll be tremendous fun to revisit this post to see how incredibly wrong these predictions turned out to be. I remember everyone who predicted really early a couple years back thought Amelia that movie about Amelia Earhart with Hilary Swank was going to sweep, and it received atrocious reviews.

Something like that could easily happen. Couple years back Jason Reitman (who had previously received award attention for Juno and Up in the Air) was reported to be doing a film with Charlize Theron. Young Adult met mid to positive reviews.

So here we are now, pretty much pure speculation based on previous years and the names attached to the projects. Release date is a big factor to, only the films at Sundance have been reaffirmed (though it felt nothing was thoroughly raved about this year) Fruitvale and Before Midnight probably getting the most results.

So here’s what I have come up with for next year, last year we had an impressive slate with a Spielberg president biopic, a strong emotional Broadway musical from a previous winner, a hunt for Osama bin Laden picture from a previous Oscar winning director and screenwriter, and a Tarantino western. All which ultimately ended up in the final mix. (more…)