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Final 2015 Oscar Predictions

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Best Picture

People who added this item 1026 Average listal rating (620 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9

1.


No change in position, but I am starting to see it as a favorite to win. It cleaned up the critic's awards circuit, and is getting love from the HFPA (Golden Glodes), SAG, PGA, and the BAFTAs.

2.


Damn, what a comeback. After many, including myself, presumed that it couldn't overcome it's March release date, The Grand Budapest Hotel has charged back with a vengeance. It's picked up nominations from all of the major precursors, including leading the way at the BAFTAs with 11 nods, and beat favorite Birdman at the Golden Globes. It appears to be a lock.

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Still a big threat.

4.


No change.

5.


No change.

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Selma has had a rough awards season. It was ineligible for SAG consideration, and missed out at the PGAs and BAFTAs entirely. It did do well at the Golden Globes and the Critic's Choice awards though, and with a strong dose of critical adoration (it currently has 98% on Rotten Tomatoes) I think it makes it into the category, though I don't think it's prospects of winning are as high as I once did.

7.


While it hasn't necessarily been doing very with the precursors, it only made that cut at the PGAs, I think that it's popping at just the right time.

8.


It may end up being pushed out in favor of something bigger, but thing's are looking pretty good for Whiplash

9.


This is tough, but I think Foxcatcher makes the cut. While it hasn't been the flashiest, it's been doing modestly, scoring BP nods at the Golden Globes and PGAs, and a string of other nods. But don't count out...

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Best Director

People who added this item 344 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Selma (2014)

1.

Richard Linklater- Boyhood

No change. Likely winner.

2.

Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

No change. Absolute lock.

3.

Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel

With Budapest Hotel's momentum at it's peak, look for Anderson to make the cut for his first Best Director nomination ever.

4.

Ava DuVernay- Selma

Like I said earlier, Selma hasn't had the best season. However, I don't think the academy would pass up the opportunity to nominate the first African-American woman ever, especially for such a deserving effort. (Watch me be wrong)

5.

Clint Eastwood- American Sniper

This is where it gets very tricky. There are numerous possibilities, with various directors surging at the moment. But I just think that Eastwood's name recognition, aided by Sniper's late surge, will win out here. This is probably wrong.

Other Possibilities


6.

Morten Tyldum- The Imitation Game


7.

Damien Chazelle- Whiplash


8.

David Fincher- Gone Girl


9.

Bennett Miller- Foxcatcher


10.

Dan Gilroy- Nightcrawler


Result: 3/5
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Best Actress

People who added this item 502 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5

1.

Julianne Moore- Still Alice

Likely winner.

2.

Reese Witherspoon- Wild


3.

Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl


4.

Felicity Jones- The Theory of Everything


5.

Jennifer Aniston- Cake

After being under the radar for months, Aniston seems like a solid bet here. She's been nominated at the SAGs, Critic's Choice, and Golden Globe awards.

Other Possibilities


6.

Amy Adams- Big Eyes


7.

Marion Cotillard- Two Days, One Night


Result: 4/5
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Best Actor

1.

Michael Keaton- Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Still the frontrunner.

2.

Eddie Redmayne- The Theory of Everything

Still keeping it close between him and Keaton.

3.

Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game


4.

Jake Gyllenhaal- Nightcrawler

After looking like a longshot for most of the year, Gyllenhaal came roaring back. If he's not a lock, he's pretty damn close. Scoring at the SAGs, BAFTAs, Critic's Choice Awards, and the Globes; it would be a huge shock if he missed out.

5.

Ralph Fiennes- The Grand Budapest Hotel

This is probably my most out-there pick here, but with the film's recent success, and aided by his nominations at the Critic's Choice, BAFTA, and Golden Globes, I think Fiennes squeaks in.

Other Possibilities


6.

David Oyelowo- Selma

With Selma recent snubs, Oyelowo's chances have been hurt. While he's still got a strong chance, though really all the men in this section do, missing out at the SAGs and, more punishingly, the BAFTAs definitely hurts his odds.

7.

Steve Carell- Foxcatcher

Carell seemed like a lock just months ago; now things don't look very good. He's still a possibility, in not just this category. See below...

8.

Bradley Cooper- American Sniper

While he has been left out of the conversation for the most part, American Sniper is gaining in traction and Cooper could ride the momentum.

Result: 3/5
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Best Supporting Actor

People who added this item 1203 Average listal rating (862 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5

1.

J.K. Simmons- Whiplash


2.

Edward Norton- Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


3.

Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher


4.

Ethan Hawke- Boyhood


5.

Steve Carell- Foxcatcher

The recent BAFTA nominations proposed a possibility that I don't think anyone saw coming; they nominated Carell in the supporting category. It's happened before, back in 2008 Kate Winslet campaigned for Supporting Actress for The Reader, but was instead nominated, and won, for Best Actress. While this is likely not to happen, the fifth spot in this category is pretty in flux. While Duvall scored at the Critic's choice, Golden Globes, and SAGs, there's not much love for The Judge, and a lot of outright hate. This type of oddity is rare, but it's just crazy enough for me to hop on the bandwagon.

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6.

Robert Duvall- The Judge


7.

Josh Brolin- Inherent Vice


Result: 4/5
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Best Supporting Actress

People who added this item 1220 Average listal rating (771 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8

1.

Patricia Arquette- Boyhood


2.

Keira Knightley- The Imitation Game


3.

Emma Stone- Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


4.

Meryl Streep- Into the Woods


5.

Jessica Chastain- A Most Violent Year


Other Possibilities


6.

Renee Russo- Nightcrawler

If there's anyone I think that can truly break-in to this category, it would be Russo. The love that Nightcrawler has been getting is heavy, and she just recently picked up a BAFTA nod. While I'm still going with Chastain for the No. 5 spot, don't be surprised to see Russo's name pop up.

7.

Laura Dern- Wild


Result: 4/5
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Best Original Screenplay

1.

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo- Birdman

Birdman is still the frontrunner here, but the No. 2 film here is definitely giving it a run.

2.

Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness- The Grand Budapest Hotel

Like I've said already; it's got a LOT of momentum.

3.

Richard Linklater- Boyhood


4.

Dan Gilroy- Nightcrwler

Nightcrawler is another film that has had a surprisingly strong post-season. With this category being in flux in the wake of recent precursor awards, and Whiplash's move to Adapted, Gilroy looks like a strong bet here.

5.

Dan Futterman & E. Max Frye- Foxcatcher

The fifth spot is pretty much wide open. Any of the films on the "other possibilities" list could come in here, but with Foxcatcher scoring at the WGAs, I'm leaning in it's favor.

Other Possibilities

6. Paul Webb- Selma
7. Mike Leigh- Mr. Turner
8. JC Chandor- A Most Violent Year
9. Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias- Love Is Strange
9. Chris Rock- Top Five

Result: 5/5
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Best Adapted Screenplay

People who added this item 1475 Average listal rating (999 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1

1.

Graham Moore- The Imitation Game


2.

Anthony McCarten- The Theory of Everything


3.

Damien Chazelle- Whiplash

To people curious why Whiplash is in adapted instead of original, I shared your confusion at first. Being perfectly honest, after hearing the reason why, I'm still a little confused. Here it is; Back at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Damien Chazelle presented an 18-minute short that he made to entice potential investors. This is something that many filmmakers have done in the past, and it usually doesn't have in barring during awards season. Unfortunately, this mistake was noticed until recently, and nothing can be done about it now. Even with that clusterfuck though, Whiplash is definitely still in the mix. Hell, it may even have a better chance here, where the category is quite thin.

4.

Gillian Flynn- Gone Girl


5.

Jason Hall- American Sniper

With American Sniper gaining some momentum, a WGA nomination, and a weaker crowd here, Hall has a strong shot at making it into the final crowd.

Other Possibilities

6. Paul Thomas Anderson- Inherent Vice
7. Nick Hornby- Wild
8. James Gunn and Nicole Perlman- Guardians of the Galaxy
9. Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland- Still Alice
10. Jon Stewart- Rosewater

Result: 4/5
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Best Animated Feature

People who added this item 1126 Average listal rating (774 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8

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Heavy frontrunner.

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Best Foreign Language Film

People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4

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Best Documentary

People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8

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The last two years, this category has been won be the sentimental choice; Searching for Sugar Man in 2012 and 20 Feet from Stardom last year. Life Itself could definitely occupy that position this year. While I won't go as far as to say that it's going to win, I'm calling it the favorite.

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Best Score

People who added this item 1852 Average listal rating (1230 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
Interstellar (2014)

1.

Johann Johannsson- The Theory of Everything

2.

Alexandre Desplat- The Imitation Game

3.

Alexandre Desplat- The Grand Budapest Hotel

4.

Hans Zimmer- Interstellar

5.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross- Gone Girl

Other Possibilities

6. Alexandre Desplat- Unbroken
7. Thomas Newman- The Judge
8. Marco Beltrami- The Homesman

Result: 4/5
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Best Song

People who added this item 479 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Begin Again (2013)

1.

"Glory"- Selma

2.

"Lost Stars"- Begin Again

3.

"Everything Is Awesome"- The Lego Movie


4.

"Yellow Flicker Beat"- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part I


5.

"Big Eyes"- Big Eyes

Other Possibilities

6. "Mercy Is"- Noah
7. "Miracles"- Unbroken
8. "I'm Not Gonna Miss You"- Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
9. "The Last Goodbye"- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
10. "Ryan's Song"- Boyhood

Result: 3/5
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Best Cinematography

People who added this item 340 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Unbroken (2014)

1.

Emmanuel Lubezki- Birdman

At this point, it's looking like Lubezki's to lose. This would be his second win in a row.

2.

Dick Pope- Mr. Turner


3.

Robert D. Yeoman- The Grand Budapest Hotel


4.

Roger Deakins- Unbroken


5.

Bradford Young- Selma


Other Possibilities


6.

Oscar Faura- The Imitation Game


7.

Hoyte Van Hoytema- Interstellar


8.

Benoit Delhomme- The Theory of Everything


9.

Robert Elswit- Inherent Vice


10.

Jeff Cronenweth- Gone Girl


Result: 4/5
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Best Production Design

People who added this item 633 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6

1.

Adam Stockhausen & Anna Pinnock- The Grand Budapest Hotel


2.

Dennis Gassner & Anna Pinnock- Into The Woods


3.

Suzie Davies & Charlotte Watts- Mr. Turner


4.

Nathan Crowley, Garry Fettis & Paul Healy- Interstellar


5.

Maria Djurkovic- The Imitation Game


Other Possibilities


6.

Kevin Thompson & George DeTitta Jr.- Birdman


7.

Dan Hennah & Ra Vincent- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


8.

Jon Hutman & Lisa Thompson- Unbroken


9.

Dylan Cole, Gary Freeman & Lee Sandales- Maleficent


10.

Mark Friedberg & Elizabeth Keenan- Selma


Result: 5/5
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Best Costume Design

People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Mr. Turner (2014)

1.

Colleen Atwood- Into The Woods


2.

Milena Canonero- The Grand Budapest Hotel


3.

Anna B. Sheppard- Maleficent


4.

Jacqueline Durran- Mr. Turner


5.

Ruth E. Carter- Selma


Other Possibilities


6.

Sammy Sheldon Differ- The Imitation Game


7.

Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


8.

Mark Bridges- Inherent Vice


9.

Janty Yates- Exodus: Gods and Kings


10.

Steven Noble- The Theory of Everything


Result: 4/5
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Best Film Editing

People who added this item 872 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
1. Sandra Adair- Boyhood
2. Douglas Crise- Birdman
3. William Goldenberg- The Imitation Game
4. Joel Cox & Gary Roach- American Sniper
5. Barney Pilling- The Grand Budapest Hotel

Other Possibilities
6. Tom Cross- Whiplash
7. Kirk Baxter- Gone Girl
8. Spencer Averick- Selma
9. Jinx Godfrey- The Theory of Everything
10. John Gilroy- Nightcrawler

Result: 4/5
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Best Sound Editing

People who added this item 952 Average listal rating (659 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Godzilla (2014)
1. American Sniper
2. Interstellar
3. Fury
4. Godzilla
5. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Other Possibilities
6. Unbroken
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
8. Into the Woods
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. Gone Girl

Result: 3/5
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Best Sound Mixing

1. Into the Woods
2. American Sniper
3. Birdman
4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
5. Get on Up

Other Possibilities
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction
7. Fury
8. Unbroken
9. Godzilla
10. Interstellar

Result: 2/5
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Best Makeup & Hairstyling

1.

Foxcatcher


2.

Guardians of the Galaxy


3.

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Other Possibilities


4.

Maleficent


5.

The Theory of Everything


6.

Noah


7.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Seriously?

Result: 3/3
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Best Visual Effects

People who added this item 1863 Average listal rating (1284 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1

1.

Interstellar


2.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


3.

Guardians of the Galaxy


4.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


5.

Godzilla


Other Possibilities


6.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Please don't.

7.

Maleficent


8.

X-Men: Days of Future Past


9.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier


10.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb


Result: 3/5
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Predicted # of Nominations (Min. 2)
The Grand Budapest Hotel: 10
Birdman: 9
The Imitation Game: 7
American Sniper: 6
Boyhood: 6
Foxcatcher: 5
Selma: 5
The Theory of Everything: 5
Interstellar: 4
Into the Woods: 4
Gone Girl: 3
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: 3
Mr. Turner: 3
Whiplash: 3
Godzilla: 2
The Lego Movie: 2
Guardians of the Galaxy: 2

Percentage Correct Predictions: 75%

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