The Oscars

Everything you need to get ready for the 2015 Academy Awards, including nominations, predictions and interviews with the hopefuls



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From the worst ever Oscar winners to a recap of the most unlikely Oscar nominees, we’ve got everything you need to see you through to the Academy Awards. Take a look at the 15 films we think have a chance of bagging gold and becoming an Academy Award winner this year, and come back again for more 2015 Oscars predictions and news.

Last year’s Oscar contenders

Matthew McConaughey

‘If I win an Oscar, I won’t be at a loss for words’

The actor explains how he dropped 47 pounds to play a man with Aids.

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Sally Hawkins

‘I didn’t think Woody Allen would trust me with an American character’

The star talks about her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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Neil Corbould

‘Visual effects supervisors ask how we did it – I don’t tell them!’

The special effects genius tells us how he made ‘Gravity’ sparkle.

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Joaquin Phoenix

‘I always think acting is hard’

The go-to actor for haunted emotion softened up to play a lonely writer in ‘Her’.

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Jared Leto

‘I lived with a man dying of Aids’

The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ star talks about playing a transsexual opposite Matthew McConaughey.

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Steve McQueen

‘This is not a black movie or a white movie’

‘12 Years a Slave’ received nine Oscar nominations. But does McQueen really care about awards?

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David O Russell

‘The Oscars make a big difference’

On the day ‘American Hustle’ received ten Oscar nominations, we asked the director how he felt.

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Joel and Ethan Coen

‘Why are we successful? Who knows!’

The men behind ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Fargo’ are taking us back to New York’s 1960s folk scene.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

‘Race is an invention’

Remember the name: Chiwetel Ejiofor is about to become a huge movie star.

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Alexander Payne

‘I love our whole fucking planet’

The director of ‘Sideways’ and ‘The Descendants’ tells us why he’s only just getting into his stride.

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Alfonso Cuarón

‘I’ll never make another space movie’

Why did it take the ‘Gravity’ director so long to send George Clooney and Sandra Bullock into space?

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Judi Dench

‘I was a bit of a rebel’

The actress talks about her teenage years, getting the push from Bond and why she still gets stage fright.

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Paul Greengrass

‘I can still be truthful and authentic’

The British director talks us through the making of his latest film, piracy drama ‘Captain Phillips’.

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Woody Allen

‘Making films is not difficult’

As he approaches 80, and in the sixth decade of his career, Woody Allen is as productive as ever.

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Alex Gibney

‘An interview with Assange would be one long speech’

The Oscar-winning director talks about how he made ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks’.

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