And the Oscar Goes to…..

February 22, 2015

MobOpinions panelists shared their opinions about who should win the Oscar before the ceremony was broadcast. We asked them to vote on their favorites in the most popular categories.

American Sniper overwhemingly wins among our panelists where 40% believe they deserve the Oscar for Best Picture. The Theory of Everything comes in second with 9% followed closely by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel with 7% each. In third place is Boyhood and a full 20% of respondents are “Undecided / Not Sure.”

The Oscar for Best Actor – according to our panelists – goes to Bradley Cooper in American Sniper with 35% of the vote. Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything comes in second with 14% followed closely by Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game with 13%. A similiar 20% were Not Sure / Undecided.

And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor among our respondents was Robert Duvall in The Judge with 27% support. Ethan Hawke in Boyhood trails slightly 17% followed by Edward Norton in Birdman with 16% of the vote. 27% were Not Sure / Undecided.

Our panelists think that Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl deserves the Oscar for Best Actress with 21% support. She is followed closely by Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything and Reese Witherspoon in Wild who tied 18%. Julianne Moore in Still Alice is right behind them with 16%. A significant 21% were not Sure or Undecided.

And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress – according to our panelists – is Meryl Streep in Into the Woods with 25%. She is followed by Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game with 20%.

The toughest race among our respondents was for Best Director with Boyhood director Richard Linklater barely winning with 17% followed closely by The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson with 15% and Birdman director Alejandro G. Iñárritu 15% as well.

For Best Animated Feature Big Hero was the big winner with 39% followed by How to Train Your Dragon 2 with 30%.

Finally, when asked about the song that should win the Oscar this year, 39% chose Everything is Awesome from The Lego Movie. Glory from Selma was a distant second with 14%