Academy Awards Countdown 2015

5 weeks and 3 daysoscars best pic

It’s that time of year again when I watch all the films nominated for best picture at this years Oscars. The nominations were released today so if you don’t know what they are:

  • American Sniper
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • Boyhood
  • Birdman
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Whiplash

Although I was surprised to see a lack of Gone Girl and Nightcrawler. I have already seen 3 out of the 8 films nominated (Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel.) However it’s not surprising I haven’t seen most of them due to the fact they are only just coming out in UK cinemas! I plan on watching the rest over the next few weeks. I didn’t find the nominations for best actress surprising in the least but I am especially pleased that Marion Cotillard was nominated for Two Days, One Night. Again, with the best actors it was fairly predictable. I do find the lack of diversity in both these categories disappointing but once I catch up with the films nominated I will hopefully have a better understanding for their reasoning. With those nominated for best director it’s hardly surprising again but I would have liked to see Ava DuVernay nominated for Selma.

I look forward to watching the rest of the films nominated and seeing who wins on the 22nd of February!

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Author: emilysteelefilm

Filmmaker, Writer, Feminist.

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