It’s that time of year again….awards season. Like last year, I will take you on an adventure through 2014’s best films as I make my selections for each Academy Award. I will first list the movies that were nominated by the Academy, and then mark the ones that I feel didn’t deserve nomination as well as the ones that got snubbed. I will then select the film that I feel should win the given award. I reiterate a point that I made last year: these are not predictions! They are selections. You may even find that some of the movies that I select weren’t even nominated by the Academy for a given category. If that is the case, I will let you know.
Just like last year, I will list the Academy’s nominees, then I will put an asterisk by the names that I don’t feel deserved a given nomination. In a subcategory labeled “Snubbed”, I will put the film or individual who should have been nominated, in my opinion. I will put my pick for the winner in the given category in boldface. This year, I will add a little bonus detail: I will also select a runner-up for each category, which will also be in boldface.
My general observations for this year’s crop: the movies this year weren’t as good as they were last year. But that’s okay, there will still some certifiable masterpieces in my opinion. Among them stands one supreme: Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Don’t be surprised to see it mentioned a lot in the coming lines.
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