My Oscar Predictions 2015

Here are my predictions for this year’s Oscars, with 1 indicating my first choice, 2 if that doesn’t win, and P is my personal preference of what I would pick if I was voting.

Best Picture

“American Sniper”
1Birdman
2Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
“Selma”
The Theory of Everything
PWhiplash

Best Actor

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game
2 Michael Keaton, “Birdman
1P Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything
1P Julianne Moore, “Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
2 Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood
2 Edward Norton, “Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher
1P J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

1 Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game
2P Emma Stone, “Birdman
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods

Best Director

2 Alejandro  González Iñárritu, “Birdman
1  Richard Linklater, “Boyhood
Bennet Miller, “Foxcatcher
P Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tydlum, “The Imitation Game

Best Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper
2 The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
1P Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay

Nightcrawler
Best Foreign Film

1 Ida
2 Leviathan
P Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Best Documentary Feature

1 Citizenfour
2P Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
Virunga
Salt of the Earth

Best Animated Feature

2PBig Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
1How to Train Your Dragon 2
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Film Editing

“American Sniper”
1Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
2PWhiplash

Best Song

2 Everything is Awesome “The Lego Movie
1 Glory “Selma”
Grateful “Beyond the Lights
“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
P Lost Stars “Begin Again

Best Cinematography

1 Birdman
2P The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

Costume Design

1P The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
2 Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

Production Design

1The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
2Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Sound Editing

1 “American Sniper”
Birdman
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
2PInterstellar
“Unbroken”

Sound Mixing

2 “American Sniper”
Birdman
Interstellar
“Unbroken”
1PWhiplash

Short Film, Live Action

Aya
2 Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
1 The Phone Call

Short Film, Animated

1 The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
2 Feast
P Me and my Moulton
A Single Life

Documentary Short Subject

1 Crisis Hotline
Johanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
2 White Earth

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