Before the red carpet is rolled out on February 22nd,The Academy must place their votes on the “best” in film, its no easy task, especially this year.
“I think it’s a very interesting race i think actor, director and picture are still challenging to pick. I think out of the 8 movies picked for best picture they are all good and it’s challenging. American sniper is the one that has the buzz and has been doing big at the box office and so its going to be a very interesting race this year and a little unpredictable,” said Marketing Manager at Classic Cinemas, Mark Mazrimas.
Thanks to classic cinemas you can cast your own ballot and also win big on Oscar night.
“You can pick up a ballot here, it has seven categories all the major categories; picture, director and all four acting categories and animated feature because its fun and the families enjoy that. If you pick all seven right you win 2 free movie passes and two tickets to Brookfield Zoo,” Mazrimas said.
And that’s not all, you’ll also be entered in a drawing to win free movies at classic cinemas for a full year.
To make sure you vote smart, Mazrimas has the inside scoop.
“The easiest category to predict, I think is best supporting actor. You have Edward Norton, very good in Birdman and Ethan Hawke who was very good in Boyhood but the winner is not one you know by name but you know his face, J.K. Simmons in Whiplash which is also up for best picture. He plays the maniacal music instructor and he nails it, it is probably the best performance and he’s going to win, I guarantee it.”
Leading roles may be tricky, of the five ladies up for best actress there is one who rises to the top.
“Julianne Moore, four time she’s been nominated she’s never won. (she plays) a woman with Alzheimer’s and now she discovers she has it. I think its her turn to win the Oscar,” said Mazrimas.
As for the men, the competition is fierce.
“This is a competitive category, we could talk all day about who was left out and its just because this category is stacked and its tough. I think its between Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne and I’m going with Eddie Redmayne because this was the most physical role of the bunch.
But who will take a way the biggest awards of the night best picture and best director?
“Not always does the best director match up with the best picture but this year, it might and we have eight very good movies. I think this one falls between three films, I think this is between birdman, and Boyhood with American sniper gaining steam will it top them? I don’t know but I think this is the year boyhood wins Best Picture and Richard Linklater wins Best Director,” Mazrimas said.
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