The Big Post of 88th Academy Awards Nominees

Every year I attempt to watch every film that is nominated for an Oscar – no matter the category. Follow along as I try to watch every film nominated for a 2016 Oscar – This post will be updated with each film I watch.

→ Keep Reading


Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

Shaun, a sheep, conceives a plan to break the monotony of farm-life and “take a off.”

→ Keep Reading


Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Just in case it’s not obvious by the title – A spoof of the tale of Robin Hood.

→ Keep Reading


Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

A young billionaire takes interest in a college co-ed.

→ Keep Reading


Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

A nerdy orphan florist’s assistant discovers an alien plant, shoots to fame, and “gets the girl,” but has he become a man he doesn’t want to be?

→ Keep Reading


Anomalisa (2015)

Hugh Glass, a customer service expert, fights to break out of the monotony and boredom of real life.

→ Keep Reading


The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant is the story of an 1820’s frontiersman out for revenge after members of his fur trading expedition kill his son and leave him for dead after he is mauled by a bear.

→ Keep Reading


Finding Vivian Maier


The Big Post of 2015 Oscar Nominees I’ve Watched

Oscar season is my favorite of the year! I try to watch every single nominee. EVERY.

I will update this post with the films I’ve watched, recommendations, my personal favorite in each category and my prediction to win each category.

Linked – Click on the film. I wrote a few notes.

Note: I recently started logging each movie I’ve watched. I saw some of the nominees before I began logging, hence no link.

Best Picture

Actor in a Leading Role

Actress in a Leading Role

Actor in a Supporting Role

Actress in a Supporting Role


Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


Costume Design

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short Subject

Foreign Language Film

  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • Tangerines
  • Wild Tales
  • Timbuktu

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
  • Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy

Music – Original Score

Music – Original Song

  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, The LEGO Movie
  • “Glory” by Common and John Legend, Selma
  • “Grateful” by Diane Warren, Beyond the Lights
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, Begin Again

Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Production design: Adam Stockhausen, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • The Imitation Game, Production design: Maria Djurkovic, Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
  • Interstellar, Production design: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • Into the Woods, Production design: Dennis Gassner, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • Mr. Turner, Production design: Suzie Davies, Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Short Film – Animated

Short Film – Live Action

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephanie Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Writing – Original Screenplay