Scott Has Your Oscar Winners Right Here

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Hey folks. Scott here. It’s that time again. Usually I am all jacked up for the Oscars but this year it seems a bit anticlimactic.  Everyone knows that the Best Picture race is essentially a two horse race between Birdman and Boyhood. Boyhood has pretty much snatched up every major award, but Birdman is building momentum. Personally, I just don’t get the adulation for Boyhood. Don’t get me wrong, it is very well done, but it’s a gimmick movie. Ten years from now when Boyhood comes on TV, people will be rushing to change the channel. Let’s look at the 1995 Best Picture nominations.

Forrest Gump

Quiz Show

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Pulp Fiction

The Shawshank Redemption

While I won’t put up much of a fight when it comes to Forrest Gump because I do love that film, The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction are two of the greatest films I have ever seen. Anytime I see one of those two films on the television, I watch. It’s that simple. Quiz Show? I haven’t seen it since.  Four Weddings and a Funeral? I haven’t seen it since. So don’t put too much stock in the actual winner. It doesn’t matter anyway. History is your true judge. Moving right along.

As always, I run through the major nominees and will leave things like Cinematography and Best Animated Film (my favorite, The Lego Movie wasn’t even nominated) to your collective imaginations. I was really torn on the Best Actress and Supporting Actress categories because I don’t feel like any of the nominees are head and shoulders above the rest. I do know that if Meryl Streep wins for Into the Woods, I might boycott the Oscars until she retires. So, I am happy with ANYONE else that wins. My favorite movie of the year was American Sniper but I know it has a snowballs chance in hell of taking home the gold little, bald, naked man. Once a year I get to type that sentence, let me have my moment. My favorite overall performance of the year was J.K. Simmons in Whiplash and if there is one LOCK on my list, head to Vegas and put money on Simmons.


Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Laura Dern – Wild

Emma Stone – Birdman

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Meryl Streep – Into The Woods

Who Should Win: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Who Will Win: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood


Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Who Should Win: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Who Will Win: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash


Marion Cotliard – Two Days, One Night

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Who Should Win: Marion Cotliard – Two Days, One Night

Who Will Win: Reese Witherspoon – Wild


Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Who Should Win: Michael Keaton- Birdman

Who Will Win:   Michael Keaton- Birdman


Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

Who Should Win: Alejandro G. Iñárritu- Birdman

Who Will Win: Richard Linklater- Boyhood


American Sniper



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything


Who Should Win: American Sniper

Who Will Win: Boyhood

Here is a snapshot of the predictions from the staff (including our rebel hot chief DSO):

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There you have it.  Do you agree or disagree. Also, what was your favorite film this year? As we all know, many, many great films always slip through the cracks.