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Oscar Watching: Looking to Tomorrow’s Nominations


Best Animated Feature Film

The surprise Globe win for How to Train Your Dragon 2 gives it a boost, but the lack of BAFTA love for the sequel is hardly a good sign – no film has won this Oscar category without a corresponding BAFTA bid and win. And The LEGO Movie still has momentum, too.

1. The LEGO Movie

2. Big Hero 6

3. How to Train Your Dragon 2

4. The Boxtrolls

5. The Tale of Princess Kaguya

6. The Book of Life
7. Song of the Sea
8. Cheatin
9. Rio 2
10. Giovanni’s Island

Also eligible: The Penguins of Madagascar, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Henry & Me, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants, The Hero of Color City, Planes: Fire & Rescue, The Pirate Fairy, Rocks in My Pockets, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return


Best Documentary Feature

CITIZENFOUR has been the story of the season, while Life Itself will tug at the heartstrings. The other three, though? Anyone’s guess.


2. Life Itself

3. Last Days in Vietnam

4. Keep On Keepin’ On

5. The Overnighters

6. Virunga
7. The Case Against 8
8. Finding Vivian Maier
9. The Tales of the Grim Sleeper
10. The Salt of the Earth

Also eligible: Citizen Koch, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Internet’s Own Boy, The Kill Team, Art and Craft

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Best Foreign Language Film

Leviathan won the Globe, so it might become the front-runner. Don’t count out Ida, either – the film might break into other categories like original screenplay and cinematography.

1. Ida (Poland)

2. Tangerines (Estonia)

3. Leviathan (Russia)

4. Timbuktu (Mauritania)

5. Wild Tales (Argentina)

6. Force Majeure (Sweden)
7. The Liberator (Venezuela)
8. Accused (Netherlands)
9. Corn Island (Georgia)

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Donovan Warren

Donovan Warren

Donovan Warren loves the wonderful world of film and all that comes with it. He specifically loves long takes, fabulous actresses, and keeping up with the Oscar season - even when it's far too early to make sense of anything.