The Oscars are this Sunday. You might have your menu all worked out (if not, we got you) and your snacks (we got you there, too), but do you have a ballot to cast your votes at home? You could scratch some things in pen on a scrap of paper, or you could print out The Loop’s 2015 Oscar ballot, specially prepared for you.
Interested? Thought so. Click here to get your 2015 Oscar ballot! (Just open, right click and print! That’s all!)
And while we’ve got you, if you really want to win your office or Oscar party pool, we’ve got the scoop on who our readers believe are the clear front-runners this year.
Turns out, The Loop readers are very into Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper. Not only did Bradley Cooper win Readers’ Pick for Best Actor with 29 per cent of the vote, but the film also was an audience favourite for Sound Mixing (40 per cent), Film Editing (29 per cent), Adapted Screenplay (34 per cent) and Best Picture (33 per cent).
The recipient of the most votes in any category, however, was Julianne Moore, who earned 46 per cent of the popular vote for her Best Actress-nominated role in Still Alice. And while readers loved American Sniper, Eastwood wasn’t nominated for Best Director, leaving Richard Linklater (Boyhood) to lead the pack with 32 per cent of the vote.
According to results, the underdogs for the acting categories include Foxcatcher’s Steve Carell (3 per cent), Wild‘s Laura Dern (7 per cent) and Two Days One Night’s Marion Cotillard (3 per cent).
As for Best Supporting Actor, Robert Duvall‘s turn in The Judge got him 34 per cent of the vote, but the other nominees are closely tucked behind. Foxcatcher’s Mark Ruffalo follows with 19 per cent, Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons is just behind him with 18 per cent, and Edward Norton (Birdman) and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) pick up the rear with 14 per cent each. And the only person chasing Patricia Arquette‘s 34 per cent of the vote for her Best Supporting Actress-nominated role in Boyhood is The Imitation Game’s Keira Knightley, who rests comfortably with 24 per cent of the vote.
It’s going to be a fierce night, full of razzmatazz, snubs, glamour and emotional speeches. We can’t wait!