Favorite Films of 2014 (Ranked) – And Oscar Predictions

My Favorite Films of 2014

1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2. Boyhood
3. Whiplash
4. Gone Girl
5. Selma
6. The Theory of Everything
7. The Immigrant
8. Obvious Child
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Life Itself
9. LockeMy 2014 Top 10
10. A Most Violent Year
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Listen Up Philip
13. The One I Love
14. Wild
15. American Sniper
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16. Ida
17. Bicycling with Molière
18. The Way He Looks
19. Into The Woods
20. My Old Lady
21. Two Days, One Night
22. Nightcrawler
23. Belle
24. Love is Strange
25. Get On Up
26. The Lunchbox
27. The Fault in Our Stars
28. The Imitation Game
29. Lilting
30. Foxcatcher
31. Interstellar
32. Annie
33. Black or White
34. The Lego Movie
35. Still Alice
36. The Homesman
37. Big Eyes
38. Enemy
39. Words and Pictures
40. The Face of Love
41. Endless Love
42. Rosewater
43. Unbroken
44. Frank vs. God
45. Before I Go to Sleep

Nominees are ranked by my preference.

Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Julianne Moore
  2. Rosamund Pike
  3. Marion Cotillard
  4. Felicity Jones
  5. Reese Witherspoon

Will Win: Julianne Moore
Should Win: Julianne Moore


Actor in a Leading Rule

  1. Michael Keaton
  2. Eddie Redmayne
  3. Bradley Cooper
  4. Benedict Cumberbatch
  5. Steve Carell

Will Win: Eddie Redmayne (I have doubts!–I want to be wrong here!)
Should Win: Michael Keaton

Actor in a Supporting Role

1. J.K. Simmons
2. Edward Norton
3. Ethan Hawke
4. Mark Ruffalo

Will Win: J.K. Simmons

Actress in a Supporting Role

  1. Patricia Arquette
  2. Emma Stone
  3. Keira Knightley
  4. Meryl Streep
  5. Laura Dern

Will Win: Patricia Arquette
Should Win: Patricia Arquette


Best Picture of the Year 

  1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (1)
  2. Boyhood (2)
  3. Whiplash (3)
  4. Selma (5)
  5. The Theory of Everything (6)
  6. The Grand Budapest Hotel (11)
  7. American Sniper (15)
  8. The Imitation Game (28)

Will Win: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Should Win: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Could Win: Boyhood

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