The Tim Markatos Oscars

Honoring the actual best in movie quality since 2015.

Best Picture

Boyhood · The Grand Budapest Hotel · Force Majeure · Foxcatcher · Only Lovers Left Alive · Selma · The Tale of the Princess Kaguya · Two Days, One Night · Under the Skin · Whiplash

  • Best Director
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Xavier Dolan, Mommy
  • Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Best Actor
  • Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Mommy
  • David Oyelowo, Selma
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
  • Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
  • Best Actress
  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
  • Anne Dorval, Mommy
  • Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  • Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Hong Chau, Inherent Vice
  • Suzanne Clément, Mommy
  • Kim Dickens, Gone Girl
  • Agata Kulesza, Ida
  • Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Foxcatcher
  • Force Majeure
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Inherent Vice
  • Snowpiercer
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Under the Skin
  • Whiplash*

*As per Academy ruling.

  • Best Adapted Score (a.k.a. Best Use of Preexisting Music)
  • Boyhood
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Inherent Vice
  • Mommy
  • Whiplash

Best Cinematography – In no universe could I possibly narrow this down to 5.

Birdman · Force Majeure · Foxcatcher · A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night · Ida · Inherent Vice Mommy · Mr. Turner · Selma · Under the Skin

Best Editing

Boyhood · Gone Girl · Foxcatcher · Under the Skin · Whiplash

  • Best Production Design
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Interstellar
  • Inherent Vice
  • Mr. Turner
  • Snowpiercer
  • Best Costume Design
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Inherent Vice
  • Mr. Turner
  • Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Ensemble

Birdman · Gone Girl · The Grand Budapest Hotel · Inherent Vice · Mommy

Best Scenes of the Year (some spoilers below)

  • Only Lovers Left Alive: When the stars turn into a spinning record
  • Selma: Bloody Sunday
  • Mommy: The screen expands
  • Under the Skin: The discovery of cake
  • Gone Girl: The "Cool Girl" monologue. And that other thing near the end.
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night: Girl has Arash over her house
  • Force Majeure: The bus ride down the mountain (this is only as terrifying as it was for me when you've driven through the European mountainside in one of those things. TRAUMATIZING.)
  • Snowpiercer: "Eggs aren't the only things on board rumored to have gone extinct..."
  • Two Days, One Night: Sandra confronts Timur on the football field
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: Everything right before the moon people come to take her back
  • Whiplash: The whole damn thing