I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually excited for this year's Oscars. I liked nearly every movie up for major awards here. I'm also very, very curious to see if the Academy throws Wes Anderson some love. Grand Budapest is a crowning achievement, but it's actually one of my least favorite of his films.
And I also can't believe I'm saying this, but Emma Stone has a really, really good shot at an Oscar. That's not a particularly strong field she's up against, and she was damn good in Birdman (and so was Edward Norton, but I think J.K. Simmons has Supporting wrapped up)