According to us, it would a close call between either Boyhood or Birdman as both the film have their pluses and minuses.
What’s shocking is the fact that Gone Girl never made it to the final tally, while a film like American Sniper did.
The Oscar 2015 winner for Best Picture, probably won’t be the movie that the majority of voters put atop their ballots and that’s because the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences uses a preferential voting system, one adopted six years ago when it expanded the Best Picture category from five movies to as many as ten.
The system aims to ensure that the film with the broadest support wins, which isn’t necessarily the film that gets the maximum number of votes.
For the Best Picture, this year with eight nominees, the six thousand two hundred and ninety two voting members of the academy are asked to rank the movies in order of preference.
Ballots are collected at PricewaterhouseCoopers office in downtown Los Angeles, where staffers print out the ballots completed online and add them to the paper ballots.
Coming to the Best Actor, well this year it would either Michael Keaton for Birdman or Eddie Redmayne for his performance in The Theory Of Everything.
As far as the Best Actress goes, it should be a cake walk for Julianne Moore for her performance in Still Alice.
Talking about Best Actor In A Supporting Role, I feel the Oscar should go to none other than J.K. Simmons for Whiplash, while the Best Actress In A Supporting Role should be awarded to Patricia Arquette for her amazing performance in Boyhood.
The preparations are on, the red carpet has been rolled out and the Oscars 2015 are set to be announced on February 22, 2015.
So let’s wait for this coming weekend and let the excitement unfold.
We are days away from the most coveted award night, the Oscars 2015 and as usual people have been betting on the film they they think would walk away ...3.0