Oscar Predictions 2015

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Hello!

Well, though I always find it difficult to nail down my Oscar selections pre-nomination day because I feel like I’m somehow cosmically jinxing  potential favorites, I’m once again taking part in The 2015 Oscar Contest over at Film Actually because…well…it’s just the right thing to do 🙂

This being a contest and all I threw in a few dark horse candidates and left out some bigger names just to keep it interesting.

I hope there are a few surprises tomorrow morning, though….even if it means I lose a few points in the contest 🙂

Below are my predictions for who will go to bed tomorrow night an Oscar nominee…

BEST PICTURE
American Sniper
Boyhood
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Nightcrawler
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay, Selma
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

BEST ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

BEST EDITING
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Corn Island, Georgia
Force Majeure, Sweden
Ida, Poland
Leviathan, Russia
Wild Tales, Argentina

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
American Sniper
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

BEST SOUND MIXING
American Sniper
Birdman
Into the Woods
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Unbroken

BEST SOUND EDITING
American Sniper
Fury
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
Unbroken

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
Selma

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Life Itself
The Overnighters
Virunga

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The LEGO Movie
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Theory of Everything 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Lost Stars”, Begin Again
“Not Gonna Miss You”, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
“America for Me”, A Most Violent Year
“Mercy Is”, Noah
“Glory”, Selma

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