Gonna be a big post so it's all under the cut
The Grand Budapest Hotel
I think this film is dead cert to clean up come awards season, it's zany clever and incredibly original. Anderson is a clever man and the performances are incredible. Whilst Boyhood and Birman both are worthy competitors I think this is just so incredibly original and beautiful it'll sweep them away. It's already become my best film of 2014.
Ralph Fiennes for The Grand Budapest Hotel
As an already award winning actor, it's no surprise that Fiennes is up for this category. As he is generally a serious actor seeing him switch effortlessly to a comedic part was a delight. Gustave really held Grand Budapest together and he definitely deserves this one.
Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl
Whilst I have only seen snippets of Gone Girl and read reviews for it, her performances is meant to be a complete and utter game changer. Whilst I put my vote in for Witherspoon for the Golden Globes, I think Rosamund is gonna clean up on her home ground.
Steve Carell for Foxcatcher
From my proposed best actor going from serious to comedy to a beloved comedy actor going serious. Carell's performance has been lauded by many and I think it's right he gets this one. I always love an actor that can switch genres so effortlessly.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Boyhood is sweeping up this year and Arquette (from what I have heard) certainly deserves this award. This Reel Talk review really sealed the deal for me in terms of me putting her forward for this. her performance hopefully will bring her this award.
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
The Imitation Game
This really is one of the best biopics of the year. Whilst I don't think it's the best film of the year ( in the top 5 definitely) it looks set to get best British film and I want it to. My review for this film is here.http://tonight-we-are-din0saurs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-imitation-game.html The performances are brilliant, the setting is superb and the pace is perfect.
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone (writer&producer) for Pride
After reading a piece on Bitch Flicks about this film I instantly decided it deserves to be nominated for something. The other films up for this simply do not interest me and it would be lovely to have British film that win this year to be chock full of LGBTQ+ representation.
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
As per my Golden Globes post (link above) I'm putting a shoe in for this one as it's the only one I know/care about. It looks good , received good reviews, thats good enough for me.
20,000 Days on Earth
After seeing the publicity for this and endless supply of clips I found on the internet, I decided this was the one I would go for. I love a good documentary, I do i'm a sucker for them so this does the job for me.
The Lego Movie
This category is a train wreck. Where is book of Life?? Oh well, my vote has to go to Lego Movie almost by default. Box trolls has transphobic elements and I haven't seen Big hero 6 yet. Lego Movie is inventive, original and hilarious.
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
There is no-one in the universe quite like Wes Anderson. His works are beautiful, inventive and thought provoking and Grand Budapest is no exception. I will be disappointed if he is left out this awards season.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
I personally own a copy of this screenplay and I can tell you it is amazing. The film is amazing and the screenplay itself is incredible. This entire film is going to go down in history.
There is only one on this list that deserves it and its this. Imitation game is good but works mostly on ti's direction and acting not the script which is good but not as good as Gone Girl. Gillian Flynn has done herself proud.
EE RISING STAR
Both in Beyond the Lights and in Belle, she was extraordinary. So i think she is a dead cert for this award.
So there we have it, lets see how close I am.