Film Junk Poll: Which Movie Deserves to Win Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards?

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With the Oscars now just a few days away, there is still no clear favourite to win Best Picture. For the most part, it is down to a two horse race between Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Birdman, but there are conflicting opinions over which is the frontrunner. (Some odds makers also have The Imitation Game as a dark horse possibility.) Of course, none of that has anything to do with the opinion of the general public, which is usually another matter entirely. So let’s get that other discussion going right here, right now. Which movie deserves to win Best Picture? Which of the eight nominees you be rooting for on Oscar night? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then sound off in the comments below.

Which Movie Should Win Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars?

 
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  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    Are there people who still take this award seriously?

  • Owozifa

    Is American Sniper seriously nominated?

  • Tommy

    Budapest just in case someone accidentally spoonarizes the title like Sean (or was it Jay?)

  • Sam

    Who Poo da best?

    I believe it was Sean.

  • Colin

    Can I vote that they’ll all have a good time?

  • Deven Science

    It was Jay who was spoonarizing names.

  • Deven Science

    Just like last year, I’ve only seen one of the nominated films this year (Grand Budapest Hotel), so I feel unqualified to vote.

  • Anthony

    I’m starting to think that people calling American Sniper a pro-war film or propaganda a.) are tumblr liberals who haven’t seen the movie or b.) watched a different film than I did. The movie definitely wasn’t anti-war, and Chris Kyle as well as others in the movie were definitely pro-war, but I felt the movie did a decent job of leaving it up to the viewer to decide. If you want to argue whether it’s a good film or not, Ok, fine, but calling it a pro-war film which I’ve seen in too many places I think is way off.

  • pcch7

    The Grand Budapest Hotel should win but it won’t obviously.

  • Tommy

    You should see more movies.

  • Jameson

    The Oscars have always been irrelevant. Under The Skin is one of the best films of 2014 (IMO) and didn’t get any recognition. But it’s interesting to discuss what could potentially win.

  • Jameson

    Is it really a two-horse race? It seems like Boyhood is a lock-in to win. I could see Birdman winning a lot of the technical awards. But even Best Director will probably go to Linklater.

  • Sean

    When I looked yesterday, half the sites had Birdman as the favourite to win.

  • Deven Science

    Yeah, I see a lot of movies, just not the good ones, I guess.

  • ReelJunkie

    Fake puppet baby for best supporting actor.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    Maybe you should stop thinking inside the box: being anti-war does not resonate with not being pro-American or a propaganda piece.

    American Sniper is a propaganda film.

  • Anthony

    That double negative made my head spin. Are you saying that American Sniper isn’t pro war but is propaganda?

  • Jameson

    It would be cool if it won, but I feel like since it’s an “indie” film the Academy are probably congratulating themselves for recognizing it but won’t select it.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    I said American Sniper was a propaganda film. You read that as me saying that it is pro-war. But being pro-USA or a propaganda piece has no relevance as to whether the film is pro- or anti-war. More or less every film out there is anti-war. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have views and ideologies prevailent in the societies they are made: if it’s in the US, China or Somalia.

  • milath

    As one of the people on this poll who picked Birdman a few days ago, gotta say, we nailed it. A majority of us picked right. I was as surprised as anyone though, I thought Boyhood was a lock from the press it got.