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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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FINAL Predictions 
I've been guessing these five for a while so i'm keeping it though surely betting against Leviathan isn't smart 

I correctly guessed only 6 of the 9 finalists but at least 4 of the remaining films are genuine gems. Still trying to see them all

Ida
Pawel Pawlikowski
POLAND
already played US from Music Box Films
Timbuktu
Abdeerrahmane Sissako  
MAURITANIA

Wild Tales
Damian Szifron

WILD TALES

opens Feb 20th, 2015
from Sony Pictures Classics 

Force Majeure
Ruben Ostlund

SWEDEN

currently in US release from Magnolia Pictures

Tangerines
Damián Szifron
ESTONIA

A major hit at the US arthouse and a potential winner. Stands out from the crowd for brevity, impact and aesthetic
People are really impressed with this one and wet-eyedwhen they leave it, too. It could become a threat for the win.
This outre comedy is memorable and plays great with a crowd - a bonus since they don't watch this category on screeners
One of hte year's most acclaimed festival hits. Might be too chilly for Oscar but on the other hand its quite funny and beautifully produced
The people who've seen this war time drama about a farmer and a wounded man seem to be very very fond of it. It'll be a surprise only in that it's low profile.
Tier 2 - Potential Spoilers. The Other Finalists
 

Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsevv
RUSSIA

opens December 31st
Sony Pictures Classics 

Accused
Paula van der Oest
THE NETHERLANDS 

The Liberator
Alberto Arvelo
VENEZUELA 
 Corn Island
Giorgi Ovashvilli
GEORGIA 
This angry political film about a fisherman losing his beloved home to corrupt government is engaging, darkly funny and critically acclaimed.  Paula was a previous nominee in this category for Zus & Zo  This one wins the traditional vote: sweeping scope, vistas, historical epic. that sort of thing. With Edgar Ramirez  a farmer and his daughter build a shelter on the border in this stark drama

 

SUBMISSION CHARTS There were 83 Official Contenders