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February 22, 2015

Age of Nerd Oscar’s BATTLE! UPDATED!

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Written by: Sean McAloon
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Tonight we gather for the 87th Academy Awards to watch a parade of celebrities march down the red carpet, showcase the most recent fashion trends, give long-winded speeches and at some point accept awards for what is considered by the Academy to be the “best” achievements in film this year.

We thought we could bring some fun to this hollow spectacle, by once again making a game amongst the Age of The Nerd staff. Very simple: whoever has the most correct number of predictions wins. The winner will get to choose a movie or tv series the rest of us must watch. The LOSER (whoever comes in dead last) will have to write up our “Oscars Recap Article”. Should it feature their fashion opinions as well?

UPDATE: After a night of awards and celebrations, it is time to tally up the Age of The Nerd Oscar predictions!

  1. Pete/Sean= 11
  2. Taylor= 10 (despite missing 5 categories)
  3. Tommy= 9
  4. Kristyn= 8
  5. Kurt= 7

Despite the sub-par pageantry and theatrics, there is no denying that the night left us with moments to talk about, which you will have the pleasure of reading up about in “2015 Oscar’s Recap”, soon to be posted by Kurt Hall. In the meantime Pete and I have to agree on something for the rest of you to watch (harder than it sounds). We will let you know what we decide on in our soon to be posted Oscar’s Recap.

Here is a complete list of the winners of the 87th Academy Awards

Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Costume Design:

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Foreign Language Film:

  • “Ida,” Poland

Live Action Short Film

  • “The Phone Call”

Documentary Short Subject

  • “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”

Sound Mixing

  • “Whiplash”

Sound Editing

  • “American Sniper”

Visual Effects

  • “Interstellar”

Animated Short Film

  • “Feast”

Animated Feature Film

  • “Big Hero 6

Production Design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Cinematography

  • “Birdman”

Film Editing

  • “Whiplash”

Documentary Feature

  • “Citizenfour”

Original Song

  • “Glory,” “Selma”

Original Score

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Original Screenplay

  • “Birdman”

Adapted Screenplay

  • “The Imitation Game”

Directing

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Best Actor

  • Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress

  • Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Best Picture

  • “Birdman”

 

Here are each staff members picks below:

Petes Picks:

Best Picture: Boyhood
Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Actress: Julianne Moore

Supporting Actor: JK Simmons
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Cinematography: Birdman
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director: Richard Linklater
Documentary: Citizenfour
Documentary Short: Joanna
Film Editing: Boyhood
Foreign Film: Ida
Make-up: Foxcatcher
Original Score: Interstellar 
Original Song: ‘Glory’ Selma
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Animated Short: Feast
Short Film: Aya
Sound Editing: Interstellar 
Sound Mixing: Interstellar
Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Adapted Screenplay: Inherent Vice
Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel

Taylors Picks:

Best Picture: Boyhood
Actor: Michael Keaton
Actress: Julianne Moore

Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
Directing: Richard Linklater- Boyhood
Cinematography: Robert Yeoman- Grand Budapest Hotel
Costume Design: Colleen Atwood- Into the Woods
Film Editing: Boyhood
Make up and Hair: Grand Budapest Hotel
Original Score: Theory of Everything
Original Song: Selma- “glory”
Production Design: Grand Budapest Hotel
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Visual Effects: Interstellar
Adapted Screenplay: Inherent Vice
Original Screenplay: Nightcrawler

Kristyns Picks:

Best Picture: Boyhood
Actor: Eddie Redmayne 
Actress: Julianne Moore

Supporting Actor: JK Simmons 
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Animated Feature: Song Of The Sea
Cinematography: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Costume Design: Into The Woods
Director: Richard Linklater
Documentary: CitizenFour
Documentary Short: Our Curse
Film Editing: Boyhood
Foreign Film: Leviathan 
Make-up: Guardians Of The Galaxy 
Original Score: Interstellar
Original Song: “Glory” from Selma
Production Design: Interstellar
Animated Short: Feast
Short Film: Aya
Sound Editing: Interstellar
Sound Mixing: Interstellar
Visual Effects: Guardians of the Galaxy
Adapted Screenplay: American Sniper
Original Screenplay: Boyhood

Kurts Pics:

Best Picture: Boyhood
Actor: Bradley Cooper
Actress: Rosamund Pike

Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons
Supporting Actress: Laura Dern
Animated Film: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Cinematography: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Direction: Richard Linklater
Documentary: CITIZENFOUR
Documentary Short: The Reaper
Film Editing: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foreign Language Film: Leviathan
Makeup and Hairstyling: Foxcatcher
Original Score: The Theory of Everything
Original Song: “Everything Is Awesome”
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Animated Short: Feast
Short Film(Live Action): The Phone Call
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Sound Mixing: American Sniper
Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Adapted Screenplay: Inherent Vice
Original Screenplay: Nightcrawler

Seans Pics:

Best Picture: Boyhood
Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Actress: Julianne Moore

Supporting Actor: JK Simmons
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Cinematography: Birdman
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director: Richard Linklater
Documentary: Citizenfour
Documentary Short: Our Curse
Film Editing: Boyhood
Foreign Film: Leviathan
Make-up: Guardians of The Galaxy
Original Score: Interstellar 
Original Song: ‘Glory’ Selma
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Animated Short: Song of The Sea
Short Film: Aya
Sound Editing: Interstellar 
Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Adapted Screenplay: Inherent Vice
Original Screenplay: Birdman

Tommy’s Picks:

Best picture: Boyhood
Actor: Bradley Cooper
Actress: rosamund pike

Supporting actor: J.K Simmons 
Supporting actress: Patricia arquette
Animated feature : big hero six
Cinematography : birdman
Costume design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director: Morten Tyldum
Documentary: Citzenfour
Documentary short: the reaper 
Film editing: American Sniper
Foreign language film: Ida 
Make up: Foxcatcher 
Original score: interstellar 
Original song: Everything is Awesome – the Lego movie.
Production design: Grand Budapest Hotel 
Animated short: Feast
Short film: Aya
Sounds editing; interstellar 
Sound mixing: interstellar 
Visual effects: guardians of the galaxy 
Adapted screen play: inherent vice 
Original screen play: nightcrawler

We hope you guys are as excited as we clearly are! If you want to play along leave your predictions in the comments. If YOU win then we are at the mercy of your choice.



About the Author

Sean McAloon
I am a Philadelphia based journalist, who is obsessed with movies and television. I is also a comic book enthusiast , although i can't keep up with everything. I like to spend my free time trying to working on short films. I currently work as an editor for popculturemadness.com and darkmediaonline.com, focusing on entertainment news, interviews and public relations. I studied business management & marketing at Goldey Beacom College.




 
 

 

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