The 87th Academy Award nominations may be considered the most controversial this decade. Expected nominations lacking include The Lego Movie for Best Animated Feature, Nightcrawler for Best Feature and Best Actor, Selma in the Best Actor category and Gone Girl in pretty much every category. The disproportion of nominations for Selma is indeed puzzling and as usual, the Foreign Language Film category being as wide as is, can please no one.
The ceremony, to be held on the 22nd of February, will mark the conclusion of the awards season. Below are my preferences for each category.
Note: Unfortunately, a number of nominated documentaries, animated features and foreign films have not yet been released in Australia. I also failed to see Unbroken, Inherent Vice (released next month) and The Judge. (Although I did suffer through Into the Woods for the stylistic categories)