Oscars 2015 usually are the most awaited event of the year and it is something that everyone wants to be associated with. Every year Oscars give the golden statue to deserving actors and the winners are usually the ones that are universally agreed upon like this year J.K. Simmons got the award for Best Supporting Actor for the role in Whiplash but not all the winners are something that can be universally agreed upon. There are a few category winners that leave the viewers wondering.
This year all the categories featured during the ceremony, which race featured the most shocking losses of the bunch? We are listing the five most shocking ones leaving it up to you to decide if Academy made the right call or did they messed it up big time.
Best Actor: Michael Keaton
Birdman was the big winner stealing a total of four awards including the Best Picture Award. Only one category where it was most expected to win was the Best Actor category. Michael Keaton’s big comeback seemed to win the Oscar for sure but the Academy chose Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking in James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything. But with the amazing performance of Michael Keaton, he has a long journey in the film industry for sure.
Best Animated Feature: How To Train Your Dragon 2
This year with Pixar not having an entry in the 2014 race, it looked l like it would be DreamWorks Animation’s year. How To Train Your Dragon 2 won big at the Golden Globes, and it even won six prizes at the Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature). But Oscars surprised us again with Don Hall and Chris Williams’ Big Hero 6 winning the golden trophy. This category was just surprising as the previous award ceremonies this year have been rewarding How To Train Your Dragon 2 big time.
Best Makeup/Hairstyling: Foxcatcher
This category awarded the Golden Trophy to Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier who truly did some fantastic work on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel but what about Foxcatcher’s Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard who did the tremendously amazing work with Steve Carell in the movie with turning him into the morphed, creepy monster that is John DuPont and playing a huge role in his Best Actor nomination. The fact that they did not win this category was shocking enough to think that, Did Voters think differently or we missed something?
Best Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
This Category’s winner was Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar which no doubt was an amazing film with great visual effects but wait a second, what about Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? It was a film that may one day be seen as a title that took the audience into a whole new world of filmmaking, where there are no physical form limitations and they could become believable as absolutely anything. So even this win gave me a big shock left me wondering what is it that the Voters actually focus on?
Best Original Screenplay: Boyhood
This year Boyhood seemed to earn big wins but to everyone’s surprise, Birdman wiped the event with four awards leaving Boyhood with only one award which was Patricia Arquette winning the Best Supporting Actress prize. But it was shocking to see that Academy did not notice and gave the 11-years-in-the-making the award for Best Original Screenplay. With Birdman winning the Best Picture, according to me awarding Boyhood for its writing would have been a great way to promote and appreciate its unique and the risky process the film took to get made. 11 years in making the film which is so amazingly a master piece is a justified reason for winning as it is something that one can imagine the Academy being interested in doing.