Which Movie Should Win the 2015 Oscar for Best Picture?
With the 2015 Oscars just around the corner (Feb. 22 is less than a week away!) we're all placing our bets for the biggest honor of the night: Best Picture. Which movie do you think is most deserving of the golden statuette?
American Sniper was released to the public the day after it was nominated for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards, so of course people were already buzzing about the Clint Eastwood war drama before it even hit theaters. The dramatic film has already garnered Bradley Cooper a Best Actor nom and is Clint Eastwood's most successful film in his career. This is one that everyone is talking about this awards season -- and no, it's not just because of the fake baby.
Birdman is up for a whopping nine awards at the 2015 Oscars. In addition to Best Picture, it's also vying for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay and more, with several of its actors up for noms as well. (Oh hey, Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.) But of course, it's hoping for that major win -- and we'll be waiting anxiously to see if it'll take it home.
Boyhood won Best Motion Picture, Drama at the 2015 Golden Globes -- but can it take home the biggest honor at the 2015 Academy Awards? The dramatic film is a whopper of a movie, chronicling young Mason (Ellar Coltrane) over a crucial 12-year period in his life. It received almost universal and unanimous acclaim, resulting in countless awards and critical praise. We wouldn't be surprised if Boyhood takes home the big 'un come Oscars night.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and Whiplash are also up for Best Picture this year, with each film bringing something totally different and unique to the table. Like Birdman, Grand Budapest -- a comedy, surprisingly -- is up for nine awards this Oscars night, all well deserved. The Imitation Game is one of our personal faves, with Benedict Cumberbatch's unparalleled performance as a scientist already scoring him his first Oscar nom. And how could you possibly go wrong with Whiplash, which stars Miles Teller as a jazz student? Enough said.
Both The Theory of Everything and Selma were super inspirational films despite the difference in their subject matter. While Eddie Redmayne's Stephen Hawking influenced us with his sheer brilliance and never-back-down attitude despite his disabilities in life, David Oyewolo's Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged us to march forward and stay true to our beliefs and what is right. And, at the end of the day, isn't that what we want most from our movies -- to be profoundly inspired?
Which 2015 Best Picture nominee do you want to win? Cast your vote for your fave in the poll below!
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