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2015 Oscar Nominations: Most Boring Line Up Ever?


Most years I’ve seen all the movies, chosen my top contenders, and wait with baited breath for the annual Oscar Awards. This year I couldn’t care less. Most of the films I have not seen or have not cared to see. The nominess are lackluster and the lack of diversity in the nominations is ridiculous. Is this year going to give us the worst Oscars yet? It’s a strong possibility.

According to NPR News, the best film nominees have only grossed about $200 million dollars. Compare that figure to box office blockbusters like Interstellar, Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Guardians of the Galaxy and you’ll forsee the point I am about to make. A combination of lesser known films and boring acting noms might lead to low viewership.

Great film isn’t all about box office receipts. But to attract viewers and to build excitement, the Academy should have included a few mainstream films. I am not alone in not seeing many of the best picture nominess…most Americans haven’t. Sure the award show will bring the tpyical star power with nominess that include: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, and Emma Stone. That’s not enough. The films drive the Oscars and audiences have about one month to catch up and take interest. Is there enough time to build buzz?


The Oscar Awards will air February 22 on ABC and I will tune in but just so I can watch the red carpet. Tell me…are you excited about the ceremony this year? See the list of nominess below.

Best Picture
“American Sniper”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”

Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Actress in a Leading Role
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Costume Design
Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”
Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”
Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”
Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Music – Original Song
“Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, “The LEGO Movie”
“Glory” by Common and John Legend, “Selma”
“Grateful” by Diane Warren, “Beyond the Lights”
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
“Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, “Begin Again”

Visual Effects
“Captain America: Winter Soldier,” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” Stephanie Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
“Interstellar,” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

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