Oscar season is my favorite of the year! I try to watch every single nominee. EVERY.

I will update this post with the films I’ve watched, recommendations, my personal favorite in each category and my prediction to win each category.

Linked – Click on the film. I wrote a few notes.

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Note: I recently started logging each movie I’ve watched. I saw some of the nominees before I began logging, hence no link.

Best Picture

Actor in a Leading Role

Actress in a Leading Role

Actor in a Supporting Role

Actress in a Supporting Role


Animated Feature Film

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


Costume Design

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short Subject

Foreign Language Film

  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • Tangerines
  • Wild Tales
  • Timbuktu

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
  • Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy

Music – Original Score

Music – Original Song

  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, The LEGO Movie
  • “Glory” by Common and John Legend, Selma
  • “Grateful” by Diane Warren, Beyond the Lights
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, Begin Again

Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Production design: Adam Stockhausen, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • The Imitation Game, Production design: Maria Djurkovic, Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
  • Interstellar, Production design: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • Into the Woods, Production design: Dennis Gassner, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • Mr. Turner, Production design: Suzie Davies, Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Short Film – Animated

Short Film – Live Action

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephanie Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Writing – Original Screenplay