Opinion: Award season continues with Oscar nominations

The biggest night for the film industry will consists of the best actors in the business fighting for the night’s awards.
The Oscars are on Feb. 22, but it is not too early to guess which stars will take home the top prizes. The categories for best male performance, best female performance and best picture will be the top awards of the night, and everyone is wondering who will take them home.
The nominees for best male performance consist of Steve Carell for “Foxcatcher,” Michael Keaton for “Birdman,” Bradley Cooper for “American Sniper,” Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything” and Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game.”
Although Eddie Redmayne took of the SAG award for this category, Bradley Cooper should give him a run for his money. Cooper has been the talk of the movie business with his portrayal of Chris Kyle, the story of the most lethal American sniper in U.S. military history.
Cooper grasps the emotional roller coaster Kyle goes through as he fights for our country’s freedom. With two back-to-back Oscar nominations behind him, Cooper deserves his golden statue this year.
The nominees for best actress are Marion Cotillard for “Two Days, One Night,” Rosamund Pike for “Gone Girl,” Felicity Jones for “The Theory of Everything,” Reese Witherspoon for “Wild” and Julianne Moore for “Still Alice.” This is truly one of the most talented lineups for an award show season.
Julianne Moore has a good chance of winning the Oscar. She has been nominated three times previously, and this is her year. She also took home the SAG award for her “Still Alice” performance.
The most prestigious award of the night is best picture. Best picture goes to the movie that had the perfect puzzle: everything fit together and everything worked.
The best picture nominees are “American Sniper,” “The Theory of Everything,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “Boyhood,” “Whiplash” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
“American Sniper” will be the big movie of the year. It has gotten incredible buzz for the chilling tale that it tells. Clint Eastwood directed this blockbuster, and it broke the movie theater charts with record breaking sales.
This years Oscars is sure to be full of surprises when it comes to who will take home what award.