Oscars: Final Nominee Predictions – 2015

imageOscars: Final Nominee Predictions – 2015

What a year it has been. The films of 2014 were unique which made the awards race a little tough to follow. In the end two films that came out earlier in 2014 will uncommonly be center-stage: “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is set to take home a bundle of technical awards while “Boyhood” is securely ready to take home the Best Picture/Director categories.

It was tough to find five to fit each category, with very few films “secure” in each one. But here is what we predict will get nominations in each category. Go to the Oscar page to see alternates.

Best Picture
Boyhood
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Selma
Gone Girl
American Sniper
Whiplash

Best Director

Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game
Ava DuVernay – Selma

Best Lead Actor
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma

Best Lead Actress
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Edward Norton – Birdman
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall – The Judge

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Rene Russo – Nightcrawler

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game
Gone Girl
The Theory of Everything
American Sniper
Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay
Boyhood
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foxcatcher
Nightcrawler

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Guardians of the Galaxy
Birdman

Best Cinematography
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Unbroken
The Imitation Game
Interstellar

Best Film Editing
Boyhood
Whiplash
The Imitation Game
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Score
The Theory of Everything
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl

Best Original Song
“Glory” – Selma
“Big Eyes” – Big Eyes
“Mercy Is” – Noah
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
“Immortals” – Big Hero 6

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Inherent Vice
Selma

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Theory of Everything
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Visual Effects
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Maleficent
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
Unbroken
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Birdman
Guardians of the Galaxy
Unbroken
Whiplash

Best Animated Film
The Lego Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Documentary Film
Citizenfour
Virunga
Finding Vivian Maier
Life Itself
Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Best Foreign Film
Ida
Leviathan
Force Majeure
Tangerines
Wild Tales

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About Matthew Durham

Passionate about Film, TV and Video Games. BS in Film. Post-Production Editor for The Golf Channel and Writer for TheMedia10.com

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