Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a Ballot – 2014 Oscars

Oscar 2013 logoBy now, an established tradition.

A reminder that these would be my votes (which film or candidate, given the universe of the nominees, I believe should win, which ties into my Top 10 Films of 2014), not who I think will win. (That post will come afterwards.) I’m not giving my vote unless I’ve seen most nominees in a given category, and I’ll update this post if I’m willing to change my vote whenever I watch a new nominee. I’ll also list which nominees I haven’t watched at the end.

The Best Picture award, unlike the others, is voted in a preferential ballot; therefore, all the nominees are ranked.

Without further ado!

Best Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons for Whiplash

Best Editing: Tom Cross for Whiplash

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel *, **

Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock for The Grand Budapest Hotel *

Best Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley for Whiplash

Best Sound Editing: Richard King for Interstellar

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Best Documentary Feature: NA

Best Documentary Short: NA

Best Musical Score: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel *

Best Original Song: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn for “Glory” from Selma

Best Animated FeatureHow to Train Your Dragon 2 ***

Best Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and
Scott Fisher for Interstellar

Best Animated Short Film: NA

Best Live Action Short Film: NA

Best Foreign Language Film: Timbuktu ****

Best Actor: Michael Keaton for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Original Screenplay: Richard Linklater for Boyhood

Best Adapted Screenplay: Damien Chazelle for Whiplash **

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) *

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night *****

Best Director: Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Picture: Whiplash

2) Boyhood

3) The Grand Budapest Hotel

4) Selma

5) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

6) The Theory of Everything

7) American Sniper

8) The Imitation Game

* – Not seen: Mr. Turner

** – Not seen: Inherent Vice

*** – Not seen: Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

**** – Not seen: Tangerines

***** – Not seen: Still Alice

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