The 2015 Sci-Fi Oscars - Who Would Win Our Dream Academy Awards

Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 1:54PM
Comic Book Movies
Guardians of the Galaxy
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 1:54PM
The 2015 Sci-Fi Oscars - Who Would Win Our Dream Academy Awards

The Oscars are fast approaching, and while the glamorous event may be the annual pinnacle for all of Hollywood, it seems that sci-fi properties are perpetually overlooked for the biggest prizes. As fans of sci-fi, we can't help but wonder what would happen if the genre held its very own Oscars, or better yet, if the Academy Awards dedicated a whole show purely to sci-fi products. After a great deal of debate, we came up with our dream sci-fi Oscars, from Best Actor and Actress to Best Original Song, and of course, Best Picture....

 

Best Picture

 

WINNER- Guardians of the Galaxy

Hands down the most fun we've had at the theater in years. Guardians of the Galaxy was funny, well acted and beautiful, and it surprised just about everybody. 

 

 

NOMINATED -

The Guest

Interstellar

Snowpiercer

Space Station 76

Under the Skin

 

 

Best Director

 

WINNER - Bong Joon-Ho, Snowpiercer

You worried for a while this year that Bong Joon-Ho's battle with Harvey Weinstein was going to overshadow Snowpiercer's brilliance. It didn't, and we can't wait to see Bong Joon-Ho do more work with Hollywood. Whether or not he'll want to after his experiences, though, is quite another matter!

 

NOMINATED -

Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin

James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy

Christopher Nolan, Interstellar

Adam Winguard, The Guest

 

 

Best Actress

 

WINNER - Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

The story that Scarlett Johansson told in Under the Skin - with barely any dialogue - was nothing short of remarkable. With nothing but body language and a few lines, Johansson was able to display everything from vulnerability, sultry confidence and aggression throughout the course of this brilliant movie. 

 

NOMINATED -

Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow

Liv Tyler, Space Station 76

Emma Stone, Amazing Spider-Man 2

Shailene Woodley, Divergent

 

 

Best Actor

 

Winner - Michael Shannon, Young Ones

Shannon's performance as an emotionally tortured Father in 'Young Ones' was so good you felt genuinely aggrieved when it ended.  


 

NOMINATED -

Chris Evans, Snowpiercer

Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar

Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy

Dan Stevens, The Guest

 

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

WINNER - Mackenzie Foy, Interstellar

Jessica Chastain was wonderful, but her performance in Interstellar was eclipsed by Mackenzie Foy's breakout appearance. You get the feeling Foy has Oscar greatness in her future.

 

NOMINATED -

Eva Green, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Julianne Moore, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 1

Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

Jessica Chastain, Interstellar

 

 

Best Supporting Actor

 

WINNER - Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

We're big champions of Motion Capture performances getting more recognition, and we truly believe that Andy Serkis's turn as Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is the right place to start.

 

NOMINATED -

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 1

Nicholas Hoult, Young Ones

Kodi Smit-McPhee, Young Ones

Patrick Wilson, Space Station 76

 

Best Visual Effects

 

WINNER - Interstellar

For all of its faults, there's one thing you can't argue about with Interstellar, and that's the fact that visually, it was one of the most beautiful movies in a good long while.

 

Nominated -

Guardians of the Galaxy

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

X-Men: Days of Future Past

 

 

Best Original Score

 

WINNER - Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Hans Zimmer's moving score truly added another dimension to Interstellar's offering. Who cares if it was so loud it meant we couldn't hear any of the dialogue.

 

Best Original Song

 

WINNER - 'Everything Is Awesome' - LEGO Movie

This wins hands down, simply because it's been stuck in our heads since we first heard it back in January.

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