Oscars 2015 – The Predictions

Blimey, this time of year certainly rolls around quickly.  All in all, this year’s nominations looks pretty savvy – The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with 9 nods is something of a surprise to me, and Birdman, also on 9, not being nominated for editing is a travesty – but everything else (that I’ve seen) looks rather well considered.  In any case, here are my picks for the winners in each category.

Italics denote what I think should win, bold denotes what I think will win.  Bear in mind I’m yet to see every film nominated.

Best Picture

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory Of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
JK Simmons, Whiplash

Foreign Language Film

Wild Tales

Best Cinematography

Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman
Ida, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. Turner, Dick Pope
Unbroken, Roger Deakins

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything

Original Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Song Of The Sea
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Guardians Of The Galaxy
X:Men: Days Of Future Past

Film Editing

American Sniper
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into The Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Score

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory Of Everything

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  • Puncle January 16, 2015 at 8:28 am:

    I think Keaton might beat Redmayne.

    • Edward Gardiner January 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm:

      I wouldn’t be unhappy with that, I just think with Redmayne being brilliant as well as portraying a real person with a disability will seal it. Oscar bait…


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