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2015 Academy Awards: The Winners

Best Picture

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

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Academy Awards 2015: Reaction & Surprises

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Best Makeup & Hair-styling

The Grand Budapest Hotel started racking up the wins early on with their shoo-in win for Best Costume Design and a more surprising win for Best Makeup and Hair-styling. The transformations in Budapest, were fine, sure, but it doesn’t quite live up to the other nominees in my opinion. Guardians of the Galaxy should have taken this one by a light year for the intricate makeup work.

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Sound Editing

 

The Nominees:

  • American Sniper — Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
  • Birdman — Aaron Glascock, Martin Hernandez
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — Brent Burge, Jason Canovas
  • Interstellar — Richard King
  • Unbroken — Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Sound Mixing

 

The Nominees:

  • American Sniper — John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin
  • Birdman — Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Thomas Varga
  • Interstellar — Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten
  • Unbroken — Jon Tayler, Frank A. Montano, David Lee
  • Whiplash — Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

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February 2015 Movie Releases: What to Look For

 

January is over, which means the new year of film can finally begin to ramp up. The first month of the year is historically a bad time for new releases. The box office is usually dominated by carry-over from the holiday season, leaving January releases as duds the majority of the time. January 2015 was a surprising change of pace with American Sniper’s dominance at the box office (although its release was technically in December). But beyond Clint Eastwood’s war piece, there wasn’t much to be said about January. Now that it’s behind us, we can look ahead to the month in movies.

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Adapted Screenplay

 

The Nominees:

  • Jason Hall — American Sniper
  • Graham Moore — The Imitation Game
  • Paul Thomas Anderson — Inherent Vice
  • Anthony McCarten — The Theory of Everything
  • Damien Chazelle — Whiplash

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