Parent-thanking to dominate Oscars speeches due to ‘Boyhood’

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‘Dazed and Confused’ was a cult classic among baggy-jeans sporting nineties teenagers, but two decades later its director’s critically-acclaimed masterpiece, Boyhood, is set to dominate the Oscars 2015 landscape.

While Dazed and Confused helped launch the acting careers of some stellar names way back in 1993, not least Academy Award winners Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey, 2014 release Boyhood is set to reward its director Richard Linklater richly at the Oscars.

Linklater, who shot coming-of-age movie Boyhood intermittently over 12 years, is a 1/8 shoo-in with Ladbrokes to pick up the Best Director Award at the Oscars, while only Birdman at 15/8, comes close to matching the 1/2 favourite for Best Picture.

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The groundbreaking film has already scooped a plethora of awards including three Golden Globes and is nominated for a grand total of six Academy Awards.

These are Best Picture (1/2), Best Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke 33/1), Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette 1/25), Best Director (Richard Linklater 1/8), Best Film Editing (Sandra Adair) and Best Original Screenplay (Richard Linklater).

Based on the Golden Globes acceptance speeches by Linklater and Best Supporting actress winner Arquette, who plays Mason Evans’ single mother in the movie, parents are sure to get a greater than usual mention in Los Angeles.

We all have to thank our parents for delivering us into this world at the very least, but given the themes explored in this Oscars favourite, expect plenty of family love-in this year’s teary addresses, a’ la Angelina Jolie back in 2000.

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