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....
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.
Space Station 76
Under the Skin
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!
Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy
Christopher Nolan, Interstellar
Adam Winguard, The Guest
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.
Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow
Liv Tyler, Space Station 76
Emma Stone, Amazing Spider-Man 2
Shailene Woodley, Divergent
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.