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Love Affair (1994) - as "A Year With Kate" nears its conclusion

A YEAR WITH KATE... 2 episodes left

 "A really beautiful look into the careers of one of my favorite actors, but it's made me consider the careers of so many different actors and how the great ones adapt to eras while still staying true to themselves. This is a special, lovely series. I both cannot wait for and am so sad for the end next week.-John T

 

Beauty vs. Beast

Rhett is all "as if i could lose this poll" - Have you voted?

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87th Oscars. The Oscar Contenders of 2014 - For prediction, discussion and entertainment purposes only. This is not a endorsement of quality work, especially since no one has seen the pictures yet!

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Best Original Score - Predictions Dec 19th
I confess I am terrible at predicting this category. But then, so are the precursors and they try! I'm guessing The Homesman not to be contrarian just to try and guess the surprise. Beltrami is talented and it's a good score.   
Theory of Everything
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(never nominated)
Imitation Game
Alexandre Desplat
(6 noms)
The Homesman
Marco Beltrami
(2 noms) 
Interstellar
Hans Zimmer
(9 noms | 1 win)
Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat
(6 nominations)
Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Maleficent
James Newton Howard
(8 nominations)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Michael Giacchino 
(2 noms | 1 win)
Fury
Steven Price
(1 nom | 1 win)
Unbroken
Alexandre Desplat
(6 noms)
Gone Girl
Atticus Ross & Trent Reznor
(1 nom | 1 win)
Tier 3 - Other Possibilities...

Snowpiercer -Marco Beltrami (2 nominations) | Big Eyes - Danny Elfman (4 noms) | Godzilla - Alexandre Desplat (6 noms) | The Homesman - Marco Beltrami (2 nominations) | Big Hero Six - Henry Jackman (never nominated) | Captain America: Winter Soldier - Henry Jackman (never nominated) | The Hobbit: Five Armies - Howard Shore (4 nomes | 3 wins) HMIM nod | Hundred Foot Journey - A.R. Rahman (5 noms | 2 wins) | Gone Girl - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (1 nomination / 1 win ) HMIM nod | The Judge - Thomas Newman (12 nominations) HMIM nod | Nightcrawler - James Newton Howard (8 noms) | Noah - Clint Mansell (never nominated) HMIM nod | A Most Violent Year -Alex Ebert (never nominated) | Selma - Jason Moran | Guardians of the Galaxy - Tyler Bates HMIM nod | The Book of Life - Gustavo Santoalla HMIM nod | The Boxtrolls -Dario Marianelli HMIM nod | Exodus: Gods & Kings - Alberto Iglesias (3 noms) | Rosewater Howards Shore (4 noms | 3 wins)

COMPLETE ELIGIBILITY LIST

 

Best Original Song - Predictions Dec 19th

Begin Again

"Lost Stars"

HMIM nod

Selma

"Glory"

Common & John Legend

Globe Nominee

The Lego Movie

"Everything is Awesome"

HMIM nod

Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me

"Not Going to Miss You"

Noah

"Mercy Is"

Globe Nominee

Films rarely campaign two songs anymore though Begin Again should. This is the most obvious choice.

End credits but still emotion-inducing photos are playing during them

A catchy earworm that seems like a strong contender. But the music branch is unpredictable

His last song. Sentiment boost PLUS it's good.

Patti Smith and this category is kind to living legends (who aren't named Cher or Madonna)

Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities

Muppets Most Wanted

"I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)"

HMIM nod 

Book of Life
"I Love You Too Much"

Paul Williams

The Boxtrolls
"The Boxtrolls"

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

"The Last Goodbye"

Big Eyes

"Big Eyes"

Globe Nominee

Really funny number in the movie. The last Muppets movie won this statue  If they remember how much they used to love Paul. This is one of the few moments in the film that slows down to breathe too It's a fun little storytelling ditty with Kurt Weill influence. But will they be feeling silly clever sophistication ? The last ? - do you promise? Would seem more likely if it wasn't so quickly shoved off in the movie
Tier 3 - Many More Possibilities

Other Originals
Muppets Most Wanted -"Something So Right," We're Doing a Sequel"
Annie - "Opportunity" Globe Nominee
Book of Life "I Love You Too Much" by Paul Williams
The Hungergames: Mockingjay Pt 1 "Yellow Flicker Beat " Globe Nominee
Rio 2 "What is Love" from Janelle Monáe HMIM nod
How to Train Your Dragon 2 "For the Dancing and the Dreaming"
A Million Ways To Die in the West - "A Million Ways to Die" - Alan Jackson
Need For Speed - "Hero" -Kid Cuti feat. Skylar Grey
Wish I Was Here - "Wish I Was Here" Cat Power & Coldplay HMIM nod and "So Now What" - The Shins HMIM nod 
Fault in Our Stars - "Not About Angels" HMIM nod

COMPLETE ELIGIBILITY LIST


Best Sound Mixing - Predictions as of Dec 19th
Into the Woods
Birdman
Unbroken
Fury
Get On Up

 

Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Imitation Game
Gone Girl
Wild
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
         
Still More Possiblities...

If They Go Total Epic / Blockbuster
Godzilla | Edge of Tomorrow | Captain America: Winter Soldier | Hobbit: Five Armies | Maleficent | Exodus: Gods & Kings

If They Lean Best-Picture
Foxcatcher | Grand Budapest Hotel | The Theory of Everything | American Sniper | Interstellar

If They Lean Music-Oriented
Whiplash | Begin Again

Interesting Longshots
Noah | Snowpiercer | Under the Skin

 

 

 

Best Sound Effects Editing - Predictions as of Dec 19th
Dawn of Planet of the Apes
Godzilla
Fury
Birdman
Unbroken

 

Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Guardians of the Galaxy
Transformers Age of Extinction
Into the Woods
   
     
Still More Possibilities

If They Go Total Epic / Blockbuster
Edge of Tomorrow | Captain America: Winter Soldier | Hobbit: Five Armies | Maleficent | Exodus: Of Gods and Kings

If They Lean Best-Picture
Wild | Foxcatcher | Grand Budapest Hotel | The Theory of Everything | American Sniper | Imitation Game

If They Lean Music-Oriented
Whiplash | Begin Again | Get On Up

Interesting Longshots
Noah | Snowpiercer | Under the Skin