Oscar Nominations 2015

With The Golden Globes come and gone the movie world has officially kicked into Oscar mode. Tomorrow at 1.30pm on Aertv we have live coverage of the final nominations for the big night. so who will be inĀ  and who will miss out?

By all accounts there are three certs for the big awards with “Boyhood”, “Birdman” and “The Imitation Game” being mentioned most. This trio received Best Picture nominations from the PGA, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and the Critics Choice, and all of them received SAG nominations for Best Cast. So with all of that in mind its fair to say that these three are very likely to get the nod for Best Picture.

Its on top of these three where it will get a little trickier to name who else will join them. There can be aywhere between 5 – 10 Best Picture nominations which does leave things wide open.

A quick reminder of how that works: Nominated films must earn either 5% of first-place rankings or 5% after an “abbreviated variation of the single transferable vote.” Basically, a film needs a lot of voters to put it near the top of their ranked ballots. In all three years since this system has been in place, nine films have been nominated. It’s almost impossible to predict whether that will be the case again, so let’s just say there will be nine once more.

Its been a big year for movie releases such as Nightcrawler, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, American Sniper, Whiplash, Selma, Grand Budapest Hotel and The Theory of Everything all throwing their names into the hat.

The later 2 again seem to be most likely to get the nod above the rest to join the other 3. “Grand Budapest” and “”Theory” have achieved in getting all five of the following: BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and SAG Best Cast. If this was still just a five film race, it would arguably be “Budapest Hotel” and “The Theory of Everything” joining them.

You can see who gets the nod live on Aertv @1.30pm tomorrow

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