Wolf In Wool Presents Sheepdog David Grant’s Seventeenth Annual Academy Awards Contest

Hey, Kids!

Seventeen years!!  Why, this contest is practically at the legal age of consent!

2014

When I started at IKEA, I told the hiring manager that I didn’t mind working from the bottom.  I told them that I wanted to.  I wanted to get to know how the business worked.  And besides, I didn’t intend to stay at the bottom for long.

That was the summer of 2013, and at the end of 2014, after helping to pioneer a new global initiative and showing my work ethic, I got my promotion.  I’ve been a team lead in receiving for three weeks now, and I’ve finally crawled out of the debt that has haunted me since late 2011, when I left Game Stop.

Wolf In Wool Productions

 

My financial situation slowed down production this past year, but it didn’t stop me.  I was able to interview the minds behind one of this year’s nominated films (Big Hero 6) and one of the best selling book series and television shows (George R. R. Martin).  Those episodes – and every episode of the first season of “Chalkskin 10” will be available just in time for the premiere of Martin’s show, “Game of Thrones.”

I’ve also been working on my novel, “Home Street.”  It’s tough work, but it’s coming along.  I’m really excited about it!!

Personal Life

Stella and I are working on year seven.  We’ve been enjoying ourselves here in San Diego, camping and playing in the sun and snow!

 

HOW ABOUT YOU?

The whole point of me doing this is threefold.

1) So I can share my life with you.

2) So you can share your life with me.

3) So we can share in an experience that is fun and engaging!

It doesn’t work if you don’t participate, so please do so!  And let me know what’s been going on in your life.

THE RULES:

1. The winner is the person who chooses the most winners overall.  Each category is equally weighted.

2. Submissions must be made before the award ceremony begins.  That would be Sunday, February 22nd, 7e/4p.

3. Please make one choice per category.  Even if you don’t have a clue, it’s always more beneficial to guess.  If multiple entries are selected in a category, neither choice will be counted.

4. In the event of a tie, a tie breaker question will be asked to all participants in the tie. The tie breaker will decide on the year’s winner.

5. There are several ways to enter:

  • Copy and paste your answers into an e-mail for PaulSquall@gmail.com.  Make sure to keep the category title intact, so I can read your answers.
  • Go to http://oscar.go.com/mypicks and make your choices.  Be sure to link in to your facebook account, so I can see your results.

NOTE: The second option is preferable, because it makes the judging process SOOOO much easier.  If you have a facebook account, please utilize that option.  🙂

6. The Prize: Oh, there’s a prize this year.  And just wait until you see it!!!!!  It’s the game changer!!

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

 
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
AMERICAN SNIPER
BIRDMAN
BOYHOOD
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
THE IMITATION GAME
SELMA
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
WHIPLASH
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN ALEADING ROLE
STEVE CARELL, FOXCATCHER
BRADLEY COOPER, AMERICAN SNIPER
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, THE IMITATION GAME
MICHAEL KEATON, BIRDMAN
EDDIE REDMAYNE, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
ROBERT DUVALL, THE JUDGE
ETHAN HAWKE, BOYHOOD
EDWARD NORTON, BIRDMAN
MARK RUFFALO, FOXCATCHER
J.K. SIMMONS, WHIPLASH
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
MARION COTILLARD, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
FELICITY JONES, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
JULIANNE MOORE, STILL ALICE
ROSAMUND PIKE, GONE GIRL
REESE WITHERSPOON, WILD
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
PATRICIA ARQUETTE, BOYHOOD
LAURA DERN, WILD
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, THE IMITATION GAME
EMMA STONE, BIRDMAN
MERYL STREEP, INTO THE WOODS
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
BIG HERO 6
THE BOXTROLLS
KNIGHT
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
SONG OF THE SEA
THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
BIRDMAN – EMMANUEL LUBEZKI
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – ROBERT YEOMAN
IDA – LUKASZ ZAL AND RYSZARD LENCZEWSKI
MR. TURNER – DICK POPE
UNBROKEN – ROGER DEAKINS
ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL- MILENA CANONERO
INHERENT VICE – MARK BRIDGES
INTO THE WOODS – COLLEEN ATWOOD
MALEFICENT – ANNA B. SHEPPARD AND JANE CLIVE
MR. TURNER – JACQUELINE DURRAN
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
BIRDMAN – ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU
BOYHOOD – RICHARD LINKLATER
FOXCATCHER – BENNETT MILLER
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – WES ANDERSON
THE IMITATION GAME – MORTEN TYLDUM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
CITIZENFOUR
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
THE SALT OF THE EARTH
VIRUNGA
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1
JOANNA
OUR CURSE
THE REAPER (LA PARKA)
WHITE EARTH
ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
AMERICAN SNIPER – JOEL COX AND GARY D. ROACH
BOYHOOD – SANDRA ADAIR
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – BARNEY PILLING
THE IMITATION GAME – WILLIAM GOLDENBERG
WHIPLASH – TOM CROSS
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
IDA – POLAND
LEVIATHAN – RUSSIA
TANGERINES – ESTONIA
TIMBUKTU – MAURITANIA
WILD TALES – ARGENTINA
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
FOXCATCHER – BILL CORSO AND DENNIS LIDDIARD
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – FRANCES HANNON AND MARK COULIER
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – ELIZABETH YIANNI-GEORGIOU AND DAVID WHITE
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
THE IMITATION GAME – ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
INTERSTELLAR – HANS ZIMMER
MR. TURNER – GARY YERSHON
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING – JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME – THE LEGO MOVIE, MUSIC AND LYRIC BY SHAWN PATTERSON
GLORY – SELMA, MUSIC AND LYRIC BY JOHN STEPHENS AND LONNIE LYNN
GRATEFUL – BEYOND THE LIGHTS, MUSIC AND LYRIC BY DIANE WARREN
I’M NOT GONNA MISS YOU – GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME, MUSIC AND LYRIC BY GLEN CAMPBELL AND JULIAN RAYMOND
LOST STARS – BEGIN AGAIN, MUSIC AND LYRIC BY GREGG ALEXANDER AND DANIELLE BRISEBOIS
ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – PRODUCTION DESIGN: ADAM STOCKHAUSEN, SET DECORATION: ANNA PINNOCK
THE IMITATION GAME – PRODUCTION DESIGN: MARIA DJURKOVIC, SET DECORATION: TATIANA MACDONALD
INTERSTELLAR – PRODUCTION DESIGN: NATHAN CROWLEY, SET DECORATION: GARY FETTIS
INTO THE WOODS – PRODUCTION DESIGN: DENNIS GASSNER, SET DECORATION: ANNA PINNOCK
MR. TURNER – PRODUCTION DESIGN: SUZIE DAVIES, SET DECORATION: CHARLOTTE WATTS
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
THE BIGGER PICTURE – DAISY JACOBS AND CHRISTOPHER HEES
THE DAM KEEPER – ROBERT KONDO AND DICE TSUTSUMI
FEAST – PATRICK OSBORNE AND KRISTINA REED
ME AND MY MOULTON – TORILL KOVE
A SINGLE LIFE – JORIS OPRINS
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
AYA
BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM
BUTTER LAMP (LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK)
PARVANEH
THE PHONE CALL
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
AMERICAN SNIPER – ALAN ROBERT MURRAY AND BUB ASMAN
BIRDMAN – MARTÍN HERNÁNDEZ AND AARON GLASCOCK
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES – BRENT BURGE AND JASON CANOVAS
INTERSTELLAR – RICHARD KING
UNBROKEN – BECKY SULLIVAN AND ANDREW DECRISTOFARO
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
AMERICAN SNIPER – JOHN REITZ, GREGG RUDLOFF AND WALT MARTIN
BIRDMAN – JON TAYLOR, FRANK A. MONTAÑO AND THOMAS VARGA
INTERSTELLAR – GARY A. RIZZO, GREGG LANDAKER AND MARK WEINGARTEN
UNBROKEN – JON TAYLOR, FRANK A. MONTAÑO AND DAVID LEE
WHIPLASH – CRAIG MANN, BEN WILKINS AND THOMAS CURLEY
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER – DAN DELEEUW, RUSSELL EARL, BRYAN GRILL AND DAN SUDICK
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – JOE LETTERI, DAN LEMMON, DANIEL BARRETT AND ERIK WINQUIST
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – STEPHANE CERETTI, NICOLAS AITHADI, JONATHAN FAWKNER AND PAUL CORBOULD
INTERSTELLAR – PAUL FRANKLIN, ANDREW LOCKLEY, IAN HUNTER AND SCOTT FISHER
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – RICHARD STAMMERS, LOU PECORA, TIM CROSBIE AND CAMERON WALDBAUER
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
AMERICAN SNIPER – WRITTEN BY JASON HALL
THE IMITATION GAME – WRITTEN BY GRAHAM MOORE
INHERENT VICE – WRITTEN FOR THE SCREEN BY PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING – SCREENPLAY BY ANTHONY MCCARTEN
WHIPLASH – WRITTEN BY DAMIEN CHAZELLE
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BIRDMAN – WRITTEN BY ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, JR. & ARMANDO BO
BOYHOOD – WRITTEN BY RICHARD LINKLATER
FOXCATCHER – WRITTEN BY E. MAX FRYE AND DAN FUTTERMAN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – SCREENPLAY BY WES ANDERSON, STORY BY WES ANDERSON & HUGO GUINNESS
NIGHTCRAWLER – WRITTEN BY DAN GILROY
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