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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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Nominee Predictions - December 12th
You can lock up Rick & Alejandro... and probably Ava unless the branch pulls a boys club moment. But Chazelle and Tyldum who have very well liked films could slip for the celebrity and seasoned mastery of Wes Anderson or David Fincher with the Globes giving those A list helmers a boost.
Richard Linklater
54 y.o. | 17 films
2 noms
(not in this category)
Boyhood
Alejandro González Iñárritu
2 noms
(1 in this category)
Birdman 
Ava DuVernay
42 y.o. | 3 films
never nominated
Selma
Damien Chazelle
29 y.o. | 2 films
never nominated
Whiplash
Morten Tyldum
47 y.o. | 4 films
never nominated
Imitation Game

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"Most Likely To..." since directors will surely admire his decade plus commitment not to mention the fine results.

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NY, LA, + 2 critics groups  
nominees
Spirit, OFCS, Globes


They respond to his work when its brutal. Will they likethis funnier more audacious creative side?"

wins
+ 1 critics group 
nominees
SpiritGlobes

Articles

She's great with actors in indies and steps up well to a much bigger scale. But will the boys club known as the Directors Branch notice?

wins
+1 critics group
nominees
SpiritOFCSGlobes

Articles

 Hollywood doesn't really know him yet but this film could well hit Oscar's sweet spot.

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n/a
nominees
Spirit

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 Hollywood doesn't really know him yet but this film could well hit Oscar's sweet spot.

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Wes Anderson

45 y.o. | 8 films
3 noms
(not in this category)
Grand Budapest Hotel
David Fincher
52 y.o. | 10 films |
2 noms
Gone Girl
 Bennett Miller
47 y.o.| 3 films
1 nomination
Foxcatcher

Angelina Jolie

39 y.o. | 2 films
2 noms | 1 win (not in this category)
Unbroken
Chris Nolan
3 noms
(not in this category)
Interstellar

I would have never thought that this film would be the one to do it but people sure love it.

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n/a
nominees
OFCSGlobes

Both a critically lauded auteur and a hit-maker. But will they obsess over the  chilly Gone Girl as much as media voices did?

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n/a
nominees
Globes

 

Already respected and  well connected. Plus it's a serious critical darling already

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It's always been tough to say for films that are tailor-built to compete for Oscars. But if this doesn't happen (and I don't think it will) can it please be recognized that I was the only pundit who didn't fall for the sight-unseen hype, never predicting her. 

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Famously "snubbed" even when his pictures were in the running but eventually the Directors will include him.

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Paul Thomas Anderson - Inherent Vice
Rob Marshall - Into the Woods
Jean-Marc Vallee - Wild
Pawel Pawlikowski - Ida
Mike Leigh - Mr Turner
Xavier Dolan - Mommy
Jonathan Glazer - Under the Skin (OFCS)
The Dardennes Bros - Two Days One Night (OFCS) 
David Zellner - Kumiko Treasure Hunter (Spirit) 

 

 

Clint Eastwood
84 y.o. | 34 films
10 noms | 4 wins | 1 honorary
(4 noms | 2 wins in this category)
American Sniper
James Marsh
51 y.o. | 4 films
1 nom / 1 win
(not in this category)
Theory of Everything

J.C Chandor
40 y.o. | 3 films
1 nom
(not in this category)
A Most Violent Year

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He hasn't had much luck since 2006 but he's always a threat if he makes another good film. And people think this one is good.

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NBR
nominees
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He's already won an Oscar albeit not for a narrative feature. Will they like this largely conventional biopic as much as TIFF audiences did?

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This is only his third feature but what range thus far. Surely he has them talking.

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