As you read in my last post, The Return of the Movie Guy, a cat attack and a subsequent lack of motivation delayed the awards for a time, and as a result, they weren't finished until long after The Oscars. However, I just want to make it clear that The Oscars' results had no bearing on my choices. I had chosen my winners long before the show, and for the most part, I don't think my nominees often even matched up with the Academy's choices anyway. The only things we really agreed on were Birdman being our favorite movie of the year, and Big Hero 6 being the best animated film. Ironically, I expected Boyhood to win the Oscar for Best Picture and How to Train Your Dragon 2 to win Best Animated Film. Go figure.
So in the end, I came up with 25 award categories in all, with 5 nominees a piece. In retrospect, that part alone was a massively ambitious endeavor. Plus, of course, I wanted to talk briefly about each of the nominees to explain why they were selected. So I wrote a paragraph about each of the 125 nominees, and then longer paragraphs about the 25 winners. I'm not going to waste time trying to break that down any further, but good God, what was I thinking? Hahaha. I jumped right in completely over my head. Factor in all the time that went into formatting the awards, as well as choosing and cropping all the pictures, and well, I probably spent a lot of time looking something like this:
- Cutest Movie of the Year - Big Hero 6
- Creepiest Movie of the Year - A Walk Among the Tombstones
- Weirdest Movie of the Year - Inherent Vice
- Most Unintentionally Funny Movie - Exodus: Gods and Kings
- Most Surprisingly Disappointing Movie - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- Movie I Most Regret Not Seeing - The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
- Most Anticipated Movie of 2015 - Click here to find out!