US director Bennett Miller (L) and US ac

Oscar: 2015 Oscar Predictions – Post Cannes

Now that two of the most important film festivals have completed it’s time for us to examine which films are looking strong for the Oscar season.

We have fully updated all of our predictions, click on the Oscar tab to see all predicted nominees, alternates, and dark horses.

What did we learn from Cannes? It may not have taken home the Palme, but “Foxcatcher” now looks like our front-runner for many Oscars. The films stands at an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, so even though it is topping most of our lists it seems highly unlikely that it will be a major winner at the end of 2014. 

Many festival attendees said that “Foxcatcher” was divisive, yielding comparisons to “The Master” which had a solid critical reception to most, but not everyone took the bait. Taking the “Best Director” prize at Cannes also puts Bennett Miller in a better spot than any other potential.

You can never count our a Palme winner, even if it is a foreign film. “Winter Sleep” could also show up outside the “Foreign Film” category and contend in Screenplay, Director, or even Picture. It’s hard to picture it’ll have the same success as the 2012 Palme Winner “Amour,” but we shouldn’t count it out.

“Mr. Turner” could also be big. Timothy Spall easily won the Cannes “Best Actor” award and the film currently holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with 17 reviews. It could also likely storm the technical categories, such as Costumes, Makeup, Cinematography, and Production Design.

Along with Spall, we shouldn’t count out Julianne Moore, even with the poor reviews “Map to the Stars” has been receiving. The “Best Actress” category doesn’t look too strong this year, so it’s likely, with enough advertisement, that Moore could land in that category. It’s unlikely, but for now she’s there.

So here are our full predictions:

Best Picture
Big Eyes
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Get On Up
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Whiplash

See full Best Picture predictions here

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Tim Burton, Big Eyes
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Christopher Nolan, Interstellar

See full Best Director predictions here

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

See full Best Actor predictions here

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Marion Cotillard, MacBeth
Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

See full Best Actress predictions here

Supporting Actor
Garrett Hedlund, Unbroken
Logan Lerman, Fury
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher

See full Supporting Actor predictions here

Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Get On Up
Laura Dern, Wild
Jena Malone, Inherent Vice
Krysten Ritter, Big Eyes
Reese Witherspoon, Inherent Vice

See full Supporting Actress predictions here

Adapted Screenplay
Foxcatcher
Inherent Vice
Unbroken
Whiplash
Wild

See full Adapted Screenplay predictions here

Original Screenplay
Big Eyes
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mr. Turner

See full Original Screenplay predictions here

Production Design
Big Eyes
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

See full Production Design predictions here

Cinematography
Big Eyes
Birdman
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Unbroken

See full Cinematography predictions here

Editing
Big Eyes
Foxcatcher
Fury
Interstellar
Unbroken

See full Editing predictions here

Original Score
Big Eyes
Fury
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Unbroken

See full Original Score predictions here

Costume Design
Big Eyes
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Get On Up
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Into the Woods

See full Costume Design predictions here

Makeup and Hairstyling
Big Eyes
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Get On Up
Into the Woods
Suite Française

See full Makeup and Hairstyling predictions here

Visual Effects
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Interstellar
Jupiter Ascending

See full Visual Effects predictions here

Sound Editing
Big Eyes
Fury
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Unbroken

See full Sound Editing predictions here

Sound Mixing
Fury
Get On Up
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Unbroken

See full Sound Mixing predictions here

Animated Film
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Mr. Peabody and Sherman

See full Animated Film predictions here

 

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