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Here are the nominees for Best Directing:

The Big Short – Adam McKay

Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller

The Revenant – Alejandro G. Innaritu

Room – Lenny Abrahamson

Spotlight – Tom McCarthy

Who Should Win: In a fairly competitive year, most agreed ‘Mad Max’ was amazing (especially on the big screen), which should favor George Miller.

Who Will Win: All due respect, the only name that would complete shock me to be called would be Abrahamson. Could make a compelling case for the other four based on actors preference (McCarthy) or building an elite reputation (Innaritu).

Who I’m Cheering For:

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Here are the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay:

Jason Hall – American Sniper

Graham Moore – the Imitation Game

Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice

Anthony McCarten – the Theory of Everything

Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Who Should Win: Another tough category where I can easily see the case for every nominee.  Based on the story being told, my gut says ‘the Imitation Game’.  Making ‘the father of computers’ interesting is no easy cinematic feat.

Who I’m Cheering For: P.T.A. just out of lifelong appreciation and fandom for his individuality.

Who Will Win: Not the first time you’ll hear me say, I won’t be surprised if American Sniper pulls this one out.  It’s (very obviously) a fan favorite.

Here are the nominees for Best Original Screenplay:

Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr & Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

E. Max Frye & Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Who Should Win: Wes Anderson had made many ‘Wes Anderson’ films before, Birdman (to its fault in this category) feels very ‘improv’ed’ at times, so in a vacuum I’d say Nightcrawler.

Who I’m Cheering For: The auteur in me is cheering for Wes.

Who Will Win: If Birdman runs through every category, it starts here.  But the wind seems to be blowing in Wes Anderson’s direction at the moment.

 

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Here are the nominees for Best Director:

Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

Who Should Win: Probably the nominee I have the strongest opinion about this year.  Has Wes won this yet?  Cause (like all his films) I can’t imagine anyone else doing ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’.  But having said that, ‘Birdman’ is the most original of the nominees.  Inarritu should win this.

Who I’m Cheering For: Inarritu.  He made the filmmaker’s film this year.

Who Will Win: Richard Linklater of course, just to spite me and make me look petty and foolish.