Yes, I haven’t seen Inherent Vice, but I don’t really think I want to. The reviews say it’s completely nuts and that it’s best enjoyed while drunk. And I don’t drink. Also, I HAVE seen American Sniper, that review is coming, I promise.
5th Most Likely To Win: Inherent Vice
Even out of those who have seen it, how many really like it? Does anybody really like it enough to give it #1 votes? And on top of all that, It’s the only film of the bunch to not have a Best Picture nomination. Bottom line, this film is dead last.
4th Most Likely To Win: American Sniper
No matter what your opinion is of the film, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that the screenplay is not the films number 1 asset. If this film wins anything, it will be in the sound categories. There are several films with better chances here.
3rd Most Likely To Win: The Theory Of Everything
The Theory Of Everything might just be that lone Best Picture Nominee that goes home with nothing. (Unless it takes Score, which it might.) It’s certainly not winning here.
2nd Most Likely To Win: Whiplash
Since the film switched to the category with less competition, it could pull off a surprise win here. The film definitely has it’s supporters, and yet, the film is slated to win in Supporting Actor. And maybe it will win Editing, too. But, I just don’t think it’s gonna win here.
MY PREDICTED WINNER: The Imitation Game
The Screenplay categories seem to be the default ‘consolation prize’ for runner up Best Picture nominees. It seems like the person place for The Imitation Game to get an award, given the nature of the film and the screenplay. Plus, the screenplay is my personal winner. (Of the nominees, of course. Gone Girl was robbed.)
My Personal Ranking Of The Nominees
1.) The Imitation Game
3.) The Theory Of Everything
4.) American Sniper
(NOTE: If I see Inherent Vice, I’ll add it to my ballot.)