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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 Picture Predictions as of Nov. 16th
No stampeding frontrunner. How many nominees will we get this year?

Boyhood
(IFC Films)
July 11th

Birdman
(Fox Searchlight)
Oct 17th
The Imitation Game
(Weinstein Co)
Nov 21st
Selma
(Paramount)
Dec 25th
Theory of Everything
(Focus Features)
Nov 7th

 REVIEW
& podcast



An event movie of a different kind. But will it play on screeners with interruptions to limit its cumulative impact? Too small despite big idea or just right?

awards
Gotham Feature nod
box office
$23.9
all Boyhood articles  

REVIEW
& podcast

Genius formal trickery, formidable acting, and engaging meta showbiz-ness. It's a very "now" picture. But is it too contemporary? Oscar likes time to catch up.

awards
Gotham Feature nod
box office
$13+
all Birdman articles  

REVIEW

Fascinating true story and a WWII story at that. Bingo. But it already has detractors who think its too safe for very upsetting subject matter. Liked but is it really loved?

awards
TIFF People's Choice
box office
N/A
all Imitation articles  

PREMIERE

 Substance historical drama that also feels contemporary (issues still resonate, sadly enough). But only one picture about the African American experience has ever won.

awards
none yet
box office
N/A
all Selma articles

REVIEW


Oscar loves stories about women in love with complicated brilliant men
. This one delivers. But if they push Eddie too hard, it'll look like an acting triumph only.

awards
none yet
box office
$1+
all Imitation articles  

Second Tier - Also looking strong. Some will be nominated
Whiplash
(Sony Pictures Classics)
Oct 10th
Gone Girl
(Fox)
Oct 3rd
Foxcatcher
(SPC)
Nov 17th

Into the Woods
(Disney)
Dec 25th

Interstellar
(Paramount)
Nov 7th

 

REVIEW
& podcast

Its fans are wild eyed disciples and the artists in the Academy will appreciate the "suffering to be the best" theme. But too little for major play?

awards
Sundance Grand Jury, Audience Award
box office
$2.4
all Whiplash articles

REVIEW
& podcast

Thrillers are never sure things with Oscar but this one's got the prestige factor and its an enduring obsessed over hit. Divisive, though.

awards
none yet
box office
$154+ (biggest hit of the year that's not cg/fx driven)
all Gone Girl articles  

  REVIEW 
& 2nd opinion

Another chilling fascinating true story. Actors at the right moments in their careers for awards madness. But is it too chilly and self serious to win hearts as well as minds?

awards
Cannes Best Director
box office
$.2
all Foxcatcher articles  

TRAILER

One of the greatest stage musicals ever written. But will that translate to a good film? We'll know soon enough. But it's sure to get a lot of attention and be widely seen (which helps regardless)

awards
none yet
box office
N/A
all Into the Woods articles

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REVIEW

Oscar likes Chris Nolan's movies. They like them a lot (well except in Best Director) But will they like this one's ambition enough to ignore its surprisingly mixed reviews?

awards
none yet
box office
$109+
all Interstellar articles

Third Tier - With the right campaign and late year response...

American Sniper
(Warner Bros)
Dec 25th
Unbroken
(Universal)
Dec 25th
Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight)
Mar 28th
A Most Violent Year
(A24)
Dec 31st
Wild
(Fox Searchlight)
Dec 5th

MISC.

Clint Eastwood is always a threat (theoretically) but excitement about this one is a little hard to read after its "secret" premiere in LA

awards
none yet
box office
N/A
all Sniper articles

 TRAILER

WW II survival epic with Olympics inspiration thrown in sounds like it was created in a lab specifically for Oscar love. And the industry loves Angelina. But does it work?

awards
none yet
box office
N/A
all Unbroken articles

PODCAST

One of the biggest critical hits of the year and a darling among auteur releases. It would make an unusually manic and mannered Best Picture nominee but it's not out of the question.

awards
Gotham Feature nod
box office
$59
all Budapest articles

PREMIERE

J.C. Chandor is building an interesting rangey reputation and found agreat cast for this 80s family crime drama. But is that release date too late for traction?

awards
none yet
box office
N/A
all AMVY articles

 REVIEW

Jean-Marc Vallee just made Dallas Buyers Club. Oscar history suggests that when you're hot you're hot. Maybe Reese has hogged too much of the attention for wider Oscar power?

awards
none yet
box office
N/A
all Wild articles

Vote Siphoning From...

Fury | Love is Strange | Pride | Noah | Still Alice | Big Eyes
Mr Turner | Inherent Vice | Dawn of the Planet of Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy

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