Truth: We’re exhausted and absolutely fried from debating last year’s movies. Between our mid-year report, our annual report, and our not-so-distant Golden Globes coverage, the fact that we’re still talking about Boyhood, Michael Keaton, and the Selma snubs leads us to believe we’re living some sort of Groundhog Day existence.
We’re not complaining, though. This is our first year out of the gate and we’re pretty stoked with the Oscar spread. After all, most of us grew up on the films of Richard Linklater and Wes Anderson, so the idea that they could very well win top honors come Sunday night is exciting and emotionally refreshing. It’s like we’re championing old friends.
Now, that may sound delusional — and it sort of is — but I blame one thing: Oscar fever. It happens to cinephiles every year, no matter the cynicism, and we’re currently boiling at a record 107 degrees. To let off some steam, we’ve compiled our own predictions and tossed ’em up in the pages ahead. So, grab some popcorn, sit back, and read on, fellow buffs.
Here’s even a little rockin’ tune to help you get in the spirit: