Golden Globes 2015 Which Actor Will Win Award For Best Musical Or Comedy Performance

The Movies You Should Watch If You Care About Award Season

The Movies You Should Watch If You Care About Award Season

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Award season is heating up, with the Golden Globes taking place this weekend, to be followed by next week”s announcement of the Oscar nominations, and yet more award shows. If you want to stay in the loop, not only do we have a scorecard of the movies getting nominated, but we”re also breaking down the movies you should see. Here”s your insider guide on the movies that you should check out if you want to keep up on the 2015 award season, in order of priority.

The breakout of award season, indie Birdman has amassed a ton of nominations, most notably for Michael Keaton. Keaton is a lock for the Oscar nomination, and even if he doesn”t win it, it”s worth seeing as the film that brought us Keaton”s comeback.

If you only see a handful of nominated films, Boyhood has to be one of them. While the acting is good (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke have both been nominated for supporting awards), this movie is getting the most recognition for its innovation. Shot over the course of 12 years to track the lives of a family, director Richard Linklater is getting a lot of buzz for his creativity. Plus, it was President Obama”s favorite movie of the year.

Eddie Redmayne is a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination for his role as Stephen Hawking, and his costar Felicity Jones could end up with a nomination herself. Plus, this is one of those award season movies that checks a lot of boxes: it”s a biopic, it”s entertaining, it”s romantic, it”s moving. A must-see for sure.

Benedict Cumberbatch is another actor who”s racked up nominations for his role — the kind that”s awards bait. He plays Alan Turing, a brilliant, neurotic WWII codebreaker whose life ends tragically. See it now, because he”s most likely going to be an Oscar nominee soon.

Maybe you saw it back in March, but if you skipped Wes Anderson”s most recent comedic caper, see The Grand Budapest Hotel now. It”s gotten SAG and Golden Globe nominations and could now be the sleeper contender for a best picture Oscar nod. It”s also one of the easiest award nominees to see — it”s been out on DVD since Summer.

With his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr., David Oyelowo has solidly entered the best actor race. Director Ava DuVernay is also getting a lot of buzz for her job, and should she get an Oscar nomination (and it”s looking like she will), DuVernay will make history as the first black woman to get an Oscar nomination for directing.

Could Jake Gyllenhaal be the dark horse best actor nominee? Nightcrawler came out to generally positive reviews, but it”s seen a lot of award season love lately, mostly for the performance of its terrifically creepy lead actor. See it for that and for the fact that it”s an entertaining thrill ride.

Though Bennett Miller”s true-crime tale is not an upbeat joy to watch, watching the movie is a chore worth doing, because Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo are such likely Oscar nominees. And though he may be out of the awards running, Channing Tatum also turns in an excellent performance.

Not just a box-office success, Gone Girl has been getting a bump from award season, especially for actress Rosamund Pike and director David Fincher. This could be a thriller that goes all the way to Oscar, and it comes out on DVD on Jan. 13.

Not just a box-office success, Gone Girl has been getting a bump from award season, especially for actress Rosamund Pike and director David Fincher. This could be a thriller that goes all the way to Oscar, and it comes out on DVD on Jan. 13.

One of our personal favorite movies of the year, Whiplash will hopefully be the little movie that could (get an Oscar). While Miles Teller is also excellent, it”s looking like J.K. Simmons, who”s already gotten SAG, Golden Globe, and Critics” Choice nominations, could end up with an Oscar nod.

All the nominations for Wild have so far only been for star Reese Witherspoon (who is more than deserving), but the film is worth seeing in general, too. Witherspoon will probably get an Oscar nomination, and Laura Dern, who plays her mother, breaks your heart.

All the nominations for Wild have so far only been for star Reese Witherspoon (who is more than deserving), but the film is worth seeing in general, too. Witherspoon will probably get an Oscar nomination, and Laura Dern, who plays her mother, breaks your heart.

Julianne Moore is all but a lock for a best actress nomination for her role as a woman with early onset Alzheimer”s. She”s up for a SAG, a Golden Globe, and a Critics” Choice nomination and showing no signs of slowing down.

Though the award buzz has died down a bit, there is still a chance for supporting actress Jessica Chastain, who could grab an Oscar nod.

Though the award buzz has died down a bit, there is still a chance for supporting actress Jessica Chastain, who could grab an Oscar nod.

Into the Woods“s award season run may end with the Golden Globes (who nominated the film for best musical or comedy, as well as Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep), but it”s worth seeing, especially for the delightful Blunt.

Though Interstellar had a lot of people asking if this would be Christopher Nolan”s shot at an Oscar before it came out, award buzz has died down for the sci-fi film. It could clean up with technical Oscars, so for that reason, it should be on your list.

This shouldn”t be at the top of your must-see award season list, but if Jennifer Aniston has ever had a decent shot at an Oscar nomination, it”d be for this film, in which she plays a grieving, pill-addicted woman.

It”s been a little bit of a surprise, but Robert Duvall has emerged as a front-runner in the supporting actor race, having locked down nominations at the SAGs, Golden Globes, and Critics” Choice. See it if you”re trying to see all the potential contenders.

Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams have gotten a decent amount of buzz, but it might run out before the Oscars. See this movie if you”re trying to be thorough.

Golden Globes 2015: Which film will win award for best motion picture - musical or comedy?

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Golden Globes 2015: Which film will win award for best motion picture - musical or comedy?
It"s almost time to roll out the red carpet for the 72nd Golden Globe awards - and it"s been a great year for comedy.Tim Burton"s Big Eyes has picked up actor and actress nominations, and is shortlisted for Best Motion Picture too.And surprise indie-hit Birdman has been showered with nominations. As

Golden Globes 2015: Which actor will win award for best musical or comedy performance?

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Golden Globes 2015: Which actor will win award for best musical or comedy performance?
It"s almost time to roll out the red carpet for the 72nd Golden Globe awards - and it"s been a great year for comedy.Among the nominees for best actor in a musical or comedy are former Batman Michael Keaton, former Ghostbuster Bill Murray and former Johnny Cash impersonator Joaquin Phoenix.Flying…

Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt wins at the Golden Globes - "most shocking moment of my life"

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Golden Globe Nominations see Brit stars tipped for huge success as Joanne Frogatt and Benedict Cumberbatch get nods
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Golden Globes 2015: Which actor will win award for best dramatic performance?
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Golden Globes 2015: Which actress will win award for best musical or comedy performance?
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Golden Globes 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor for Theory Of Everything and a kiss from wife Hannah

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