Here they are, my little awards-whores (also, you still have over a month to organise your Oscar party at your house and get a dress).
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Steve Carell in Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon in Wild
There’s also the supporting roles, soundtracks, set design, costume… An endless list (well, 24 categories, but by the end of the evening it feels like you have been watching for half your lifetime) that will end well for some.
The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.
Of course, being humans, we need to address the fact that the list is as white as freshly fallen snow. Reverend Al Sharpton has criticized the lack of colour and has called for an “emergency meeting” next week with “the task force” (I don’t know what a task force is…). The movie Selma, which is about Martin Luther King Jr., did get a best movie nod, but was only added into the category at the last minute, and none of the actors have been included in any categories.
Among the most notable snubs was David Oyelowo, who was widely praised for his portrayal as the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma,” but was not nominated in the best actor category, and Ava DuVernay, who directed the same movie, but was not nominated for best director.
You can read the full list on Deadline and more about Al Sharpton on Business Insider and the NY Daily News
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