Science Fiction Gold: Hunt for the “Reel” Deal of the Prestigious Golden Guy.

January 15, 2015. Well the Oscar nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were recently announced. The representation of Science Fiction, fantasy and cyber thrillers/computer intrigue were acknowledged in various categories for consideration. For SFCrowsnest readers that have an obvious affinity for the genres mentioned (not to mention a decent liking for the glitz of Oscar gold) then Science Fiction Gold: Hunt for the “Reel” Deal of the Golden Guy” should offer some curiosity as to what was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The following passage below will merely list the categories and the Science Fiction/fantasy selections that were nominated within the confines of the Academy’s attention. The 2015 Oscar nominations (based upon the films that were distributed in the calendar year of 2014) for the purposes of this site’s themes and interests will include :

–Science Fiction

–Fantasy (with the inclusion of animation and comic book superheroes)

–Science and cyber-oriented dramas

The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, February 22, 2015 on the ABC-TV network. Now let us take a peek at what films, performances and movie-makers were fortunate enough to anticipate the possibility of Oscar gold taking up some wanted space on their mantles at home, shall we?

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Best Picture:

The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Best Director:

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor:

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress:

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actor:

Edward Norton, Birdman

Best Supporting Actress:

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Anthony McCarten, The Theory Of Everything

Best Original Screenplay:

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo, Birdman

Best Animated Feature:

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Best Original Song:

“Everything is Awesome,” The Lego Movie

Best Film Editing:

The Imitation Game

Best Cinematography:

Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Best Costume Design:

Colleen Atwood, Into The Woods
Anna B. Sheppard, Maleficent

Best Production Design:

The Imitation Game
Into The Woods

Best Sound Editing:

The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies

Best Sound Mixing:


Best Visual Effects:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet Of The Apes
Guardians Of The Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Original Score:

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson, The Theory Of Everything
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

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(c) Frank Ochieng (2015)
















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