What the Oscar contenders have won so far…

The 87th Academy Awards are around the corner. Speculations will be rife on who would be taking away the coveted golden statuettes. Even I could not help myself from listing down the possible winners in what should be a tight Oscar race (can be read here). But it’s been more than a month since I jotted down my thoughts on the nominees, and since then various award functions have already been held which have made me change my opinion on a few of the categories. Nonetheless, the Oscars always have their own surprises in store. And there would be one award or the other which would leave a few bemused.

Awards other than Oscars_Boyhood

As of now, let us look at the other big awards that the key Oscar contenders have won so far, and maybe that could give us a fairly good idea as to who are the hot favorites to take home the Oscar this Sunday.

Boyhood

– Best Picture won at Golden Globe (Drama category), BAFTA, New York Film Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

– Best Director for Richard Linklater won at Golden Globe, BAFTA, New York Film Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Satellite Awards

– Best Actress in Supporting Role for Patricia Arquette at Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Awards, New York Film Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Satellite Awards

Birdman

– Best Actor for Michael Keaton won at Golden Globe (Musical or Comedy category), Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association, Satellite Awards

– Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu won at Directors Guild of America Awards

– Best Picture won at Satellite Awards

– Best Original Screenplay for Alejandro González Iñárritu (and 3 others) won at Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

– Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki won at BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association

– Best Editing for Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione won at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

– Best Score for Antonio Sánchez won at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Satellite Awards

– Best Performance by a Cast won at Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

The Grand Budapest Hotel

– Best Picture won at Golden Globes (Musical or Comedy category)

– Best Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson won at BAFTA, New York Film Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association, Writers Guild of America Awards

– Best Film Music for Alexandre Desplat won at BAFTA

– Best Cinematography for Robert Yeoman won at Chicago Film Critics Association

– Best Production Design for Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock won at BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association, Satellite Awards

– Best Costume Design for Milena Canonero won at BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Satellite Awards

The Theory of Everything

– Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne won at Golden Globe (Drama category), BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Awards

– Best Adapted Screenplay for Anthony McCarten won at BAFTA

The Imitation Game

– Best Adapted Screenplay for Graham Moore won at Satellite Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards

Whiplash

– Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons won at Golden Globe, BAFTA, New York Film Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Satellite Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards

– Best Editing for Tom Cross won at BAFTA, Chicago Film Critics Association

– Best Sound for Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley won at BAFTA, Satellite Awards

Still Alice

– Best Actress for Julianne Moore won at Golden Globe (Drama category), BAFTA, New York Film Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association, Satellite Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Selma

– Best Song for “Glory” by John Legend and Common won at Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Gone Girl

– Best Adapted Screenplay for Gilian Flynn won at Chicago Film Critics Association,

How to Train Your Dragon 2

– Best Animated Film won at Golden Globes

Going by the above trend, the winners in the main categories are likely to be:

Best Picture – Boyhood

Best Director – Richard Linklater for Boyhood 

Best Actor – Michael Keaton for Birdman (tough challenge from Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress – Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Over to you Oscars, go ahead, surprise us!


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