2015 Academy Awards Predictions

Some of these predictions are really tough, guys. Like Best Actor.  I want Michael Keaton to win so badly for Birdman, but I have a feeling Eddie Redmayne is going to pull it out from under him. Best Visual Effects is killing me, too, because each of the nominated movies had fantastic visual effects. *sigh* Well, here’s hoping I get most of these.

Please note: I didn’t include the entire list of Academy Award nominees. You can see the full list here. Also, I’ll have a follow-up post on Monday to discuss the overall show and my predictions!

Best Picture

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Birdman Movie 2014

Best Actor

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

Eddie Redmayne in 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

Julianne Moore in Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall, The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

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

Patricia Arquette in Boyhood

Best Director

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

 Inarritu filming Birdman

Best Original Screenplay

  • Boyhood, Richard Linklater
  • Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy
  • Foxcatcher, E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Imitation Game, Graham Moore
  • Whiplash, Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”
  • The Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten
  • American Sniper, Jason Hall
  • Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne

Best Original Score

  • Interstellar, Hans Zimmer
  • The Imitation Game, Alexandre Desplat
  • The Theory of Everything, Johann Johannsson
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat
  • Mr. Turner, Gary Yershon

Interstellar Movie 2014

Best Original Song

  • “Glory” – Selma, John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • “Lost Stars” – Begin Again, Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois
  • “Everything Is Awesome” – The LEGO Movie, Shawn Patterson
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • “Grateful” – Beyond the Lights, Diane Warren

Selma Movie

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Disney's Big Hero 6

Best Cinematography

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Mr. Turner
  • Unbroken

Birdman, Michael Keaton

Best Production Design

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

Red Riding Hood and The Baker

Best Film Editing

  • Boyhood
  • Whiplash
  • The Imitation Game
  • American Sniper
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

Best Visual Effects

  • Interstellar
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 movie still

Best Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Mr. Turner

Into the Woods Movie 2014

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

Grand Budapest Hotel 2014


The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be live Sunday, February 22nd on ABC at 8pm E/7pm C.

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