It’s been a long road, but awards season culminates Sunday night with the biggest show of them all, Wrestlemania!! Err, I mean, the 87th annual Academy Awards.
Of course, plenty of A-listers are expected to walk the red carpet and make their way into the Kodak Chapter 11 Theatre in Hollywood. But after Ryan Seacrest makes an ass out of himself again, the real drama will begin.
For this post I will focus only on the big awards of the night. I will tell you who I think will win, and who I think should win. Got it? Good, and away we go…
Best Animated Feature Film
Who will win: “Big Hero 6″
Who should win: “The Lego Movie.”
The Academy loves Disney animated movies which is why “Big Hero 6” will win. But is it too much to ask for a write in vote? I think even the Academy knows it FD up not nominating “The Lego Movie.”
Best Supporting actor
Who will win: J.K. Simmons for “Whiplash.”’
Who should win: No complaints here, J.K. Simmons deserves this. Although I would not be surprised if the Academy went with Robert Duvall due to his age.
Who will win: Keira Knightley, for “Imitation Game.”
Who should win: Emma Stone for “Birdman.”
I don’t have a problem with Keira Knightley winning here. Thing is, I would love to see an Emma Stone acceptance speech.
Who will win: Richard Linklater for “Boyhood.”
Who should win: Wes Anderson for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
I know “Boyhood has a ton of fans and critical acclaim. But to me its a gimmick film. I would rather see Wes Anderson, a director who’s given me a ton of laughs, win an Oscar this year.
Who will win: Felicity Jones for “Theory of Everything.”
Who should win: Felicity Jones deserves this award, and she should have won a bunch of others as well.
Who will win: Eddie Redmayne for “Theory of Everything.”
Who should win: Bradley Cooper for “American Sniper.”
This is one category where I wouldn’t mind seeing a tie. Redmayne and Cooper both deserve an Oscar for their performances, and there is precedent for an acting tie at the Academy Awards.
Back in 1969 there was a tie for Best Actress at Academy Awards, when Barbra Streisand won for “FUNNY GIRL” and Katharine Hepburn won for “THE LION IN WINTER.”
Who will win: “The Theory of Everything”
Who should win: “American Sniper” or “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Three great movies, but I’m going with the two I liked best. I just hope we don’t see a repeat of the BAFTAs a couple of weeks ago when “Boyhood” won Best Film.