With only the "Best Picture"category in mind I give you a listing of those films I believe are likely to receive an Oscar Nomination as Best Picture for 2014.
My nomination predictions (announced in late January 2015) have nothing to do with if I had seen them as of yet. It is largely predicated on what I'm currently reading, the general "'Buzz" and a bit of intuitive guessing on my part.
Also, this has nothing to do with my personal opinion on the quality of these films right now, or whether I have seen them or if professional reviews are highly favorable.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, this list has nothing to do with my own final list that I send out annually. It will be different from this I assure you.
A couple of things for you to consider:
1. Max of No of films 10 - No less than 5
2. Films No. 1 - 3 Locks
3. Films No. 4 - 6 Strong
4. Films No. 7 - 9 Good
5. Film No. 10 - Fair - Bubble
6. Films No. 11 - 15 Solid possible replacements for No’s 4 - 10.
7. Highlighted Bold films are True Stories.
8. The Asterisk symbol (*) denotes British Subjects - Plots
I will occasionally revisit this list from time to time until December and make updates - changes accordingly.
So here is how it stands now as I see it:
4. The Imitation Game *
5. Mr. Turner *
9. Gone Girl
10. Inherent Vice
11. Theory of Everything *
12. Into The Woods
14. American Sniper
15. Men, Women & Children
Film likely to move up - No.13 'Wild" - (Reese Witherspoon)
Film likely to move down No. 9 "Gone Girl" (Ben Affleck)