Dr. Horrible and the Academy Awards

By Will Griggs

I have had a few favorite Oscar hosts:  Billy Crystal, Bob Hope, and even Jon Stewart (yes, I thought he did a good job!).  This year I am excited about Neil Patrick Harris taking the reigns as he has done such a fantastic job hosting the Tonys, and I love practically everything he does.  I even read his Choose Your Own Adventure-themed autobiography.  The song and dance numbers will be great, the writing will be stilted, and the show will run long.  But the main reason us pop culture junkies tune in every year is to pick the winners!  So here are my predictions for this year’s Oscars; I will be offering them by film instead of by categories so we can see who the big winners really are…



BOYHOOD (4) —               Picture, Supporting Actress, Directing, Film Editing





WHIPLASH (3) — Supporting Actor, Sound Mixing, Adapted Screenplay





BIRDMAN (2) —           Actor, Original Screenplay







THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2) —          Costume Design, Production Design





GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2) —         Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects






STILL ALICE (1) —    Actress







HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (1) —   Animated Feature





                                    UNBROKEN (1) — Cinematography






CITIZENFOUR (1) — Documentary Feature





                                  WHITE EARTH (1) — Documentary Short Subject





TANGERINES (1) — Foreign Language Film






THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (1) —  Original Score






SELMA (1) —            Original Song






THE DAM KEEPER (1) — Short Film Animated





THE PHONE CALL (1) — Short Film Live Action



                           INTERSTELLER (1) — Sound Editing