Tuesday, January 13, 2015

87th Oscar Predictions For All Categories! (1/13/2015)

My final predictions for nomination morning!

Best Picture
  1. Boyhood (Predicted Winner)
  2. Birdman
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. The Theory Of Everything
  6. Selma
  7. Nightcrawler
  8. American Sniper
  9. Whiplash

Best Director
  1. Richard Linklater for Boyhood (Predicted Winner)
  2. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Birdman
  3. Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Ava DuVernay for Selma
  5. Damien Chazelle for Whiplash

Best Actor
  1. Michael Keaton in Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. Eddie Redmayne in The Theory Of Everything
  3. Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
  4. Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
  5. David Oyelowo in Selma

Best Actress
  1. Julianne Moore in Still Alice (Predicted Winner)
  2. Reese Witherspoon in Wild
  3. Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
  4. Felicity Jones in The Theory Of Everything
  5. Amy Adams in Big Eyes

Supporting Actor
  1. J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (Predicted Winner)
  2. Edward Norton in Birdman
  3. Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
  4. Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
  5. Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress
  1. Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (Predicted Winner)
  2. Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
  3. Emma Stone in Birdman
  4. Meryl Streep in Into The Woods
  5. Rene Russo in Nightcrawler

Original Screenplay
  1. Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Boyhood
  4. Nightcrawler
  5. Foxcatcher

Adapted Screenplay
  1. The Imitation Game (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Theory Of Everything
  3. Gone Girl
  4. Whiplash
  5. American Sniper

Production Design
  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Predicted Winner)
  2. Into The Woods
  3. The Imitation Game
  4. Interstellar
  5. Mr. Turner

Costume Design
  1. Into The Woods (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Mr. Turner
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. Maleficent

Makeup And Hairstyling
  1. Foxcatcher (Predicted Winner)
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy
  3. The Theory Of Everything

  1. Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. Mr. Turner
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Unbroken
  5. Interstellar

Film Editing
  1. Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. Whiplash
  3. Boyhood
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Visual Effects
  1. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (Predicted Winner)
  2. Interstellar
  3. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
  4. Guardians Of The Galaxy
  5. X-Men: Days Of Future Past

  1. “Glory” from Selma (Predicted Winner)
  2. “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
  3. “Lost Stars” from Begin Again
  4. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  5. “Big Eyes” from Big Eyes

  1. The Theory Of Everything (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Interstellar
  4. Gone Girl
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Sound Editing
  1. American Sniper (Predicted Winner)
  2. Interstellar
  3. Guardians Of The Galaxy
  4. Unbroken
  5. Birdman

Sound Mixing
  1. American Sniper (Predicted Winner)
  2. Birdman
  3. Whiplash
  4. Into The Woods
  5. Interstellar

Animated Feature
  1. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Predicted Winner)
  2. The LEGO Movie
  3. Big Hero 6
  4. The Boxtrolls
  5. The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Documentary Feature
  1. CitizenFour (Predicted Winner)
  2. Life Itself
  3. The Overnighters
  4. Virunga
  5. Last Days In Vietnam

Foreign Language Film
  1. Ida (Predicted Winner)
  2. Leviathan
  3. Wild Tales
  4. Tumbuktu
  5. Force Majeure

Animated Shorts
  1. Feast (Predicted Winner)
  2. Duet
  3. Coda
  4. The Numberlys
  5. The Bigger Picture

Documentary Shorts
  1. Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace (Predicted Winner)
  2. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  3. The Lion’s Mouth Opens
  4. One Child
  5. White Earth

Live Action Shorts
  1. Carry On (Predicted Winner)
  2. Butter Lamp
  3. The Phone Call
  4. Boogaloo And Graham
  5. My Father’s Truck


  1. Interesting predictions. Tough choices on Gone Girl replaced by American Sniper and Nightcrawler for BP. No matter what, you might turn out to be right.

    I took a risk not predicting Interstellar for Original Score and replaced it with The Grand Budapest Hotel. We'll see how The Academy decides

    These short films are always so hard to predict, you never know where the Academy goes.

    1. Thanks Nika!

      I'm hoping to someday break the code with those shorts. My guess is that there must be a way to predict them, if only everyone paid attention to them as closely as we do the other races. If they got as much press as the others then there should be a way, which is not, of course, to suggest that I've got them right here though!