UCSB graduate, Sundance alum, Emmy winner, HUGE EGO...;)
The Amira is also getting the 3.2k prores format (if that wasn't clear from the article). I'll likely shoot most my stuff in this format over the UHD... but I wonder what the max fps on Amira will be in 3.2k prores. 30fps for the Alexa is pretty disappointing, but it's bound to be higher on the Amira; I'm guessing 100fps. We shall see...
The Alexa heavy nominees surprised me last year (3 alexa + 2 film), but the more I compare Alexa images to RED/Sony/Canon images, the less it surprises me that Alexa is the top choice for best image quality. Here are some sources:
2014 noms: http://nofilmschool.com/2014/01/which-cameras-were-used-on-the-oscar-nom...
Birdman (Alexa M + Alexa XT): http://www.arri.com/news/news/emmanuel-lubezki-asc-amc-on-birdman/
Grand Budapest Hotel (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213): http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/March2014/TheGrandBudapestHotel/page1.php
Ida (1.33:1 with an Alexa 4:3 camera and Zeiss Ultra Prime): http://www.theasc.com/asc_blog/thefilmbook/2014/05/13/lighting-scenes-id...
Mr Turner (combination of ARRI ALEXA cameras and Codex recorders): http://www.codexdigital.com/casestudies/painting-with-light
Unbreakable (Alexa XT + Zeiss Master Primes): http://www.arri.com/news/news/alexa-xt-and-master-primes-on-unbroken/
Cinematography Noms camera systems: