Monday, February 23, 2015

Forecast for the 2015 Academy Awards

Here is how I think the nominees will fare in today's Oscars, in the order in which they could possibly win:

Best picture-

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best director-

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Birdman
Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game
Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher

Best original screenplay-

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best adapted screenplay-

The Imitation Game
American Sniper
The Theory of Everything
Inherent Vice

Best foreign language film-

Ida               (from Poland)
Leviathan    (from Russia)
Tangerines   (from Estonia)
Wild Tales    (from Argentina)
Timbuktu      (from Mauritania)

Best lead actor-

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

Best lead actress-

Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon in Wild
Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night

Best supporting actor-

JK Simmons in Whiplash
Edward Norton in Birdman
Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall in The Judge

Best supporting actress-

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

In other categories:

best production design - The Grand Budapest Hotel
best costume design - The Grand Budapest Hotel

best sound editing - American Sniper
best sound mixing - American Sniper

best editing - Boyhood

best cinematography - Birdman

best makeup and hairstyling - Foxcatcher

best visual effects - Interstellar

best score - The Theory of Everything

best original song - Selma

best animated feature - Big Hero 6

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