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My Oscar Nomination Predictions, 2015

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted (as you can see by my Recent Posts list on the right, nearly a year), but a lot of people ask me about the Oscars every year– who I think will get nominated, who I think will win– so I decided to come out of quasi-retirement to post up my predictions for tomorrow morning. These are who I think WILL be nominated, not who I think SHOULD be nominated (a future post, perhaps?).

Feel free to debate my picks with me on my Twitter, and for those of you interested in my reviews, I recommend you add my film-going diary to your bookmarks list. I don’t post reviews, but I post my thoughts on all the new releases I see. Thanks to everyone who continues to ask me about this blog.

Without further ado, my predictions for tomorrow morning. I’ve placed asterisks by any inclusion I consider a mortal lock. I’m also including a “dark horse” selection, someone who could sneak into the mix and bump one of my non-asterisked selections.

BEST PICTURE:

  • Boyhood*
  • Birdman*
  • The Imitation Game*
  • Selma*
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Whiplash
  • American Sniper
  • DARK HORSE: Nightcrawler

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Richard Linklater*
  • Alejandro G. Inarritu*
  • Morten Tyldum
  • Ava DuVernay
  • Wes Anderson
  • DARK HORSE: Damien Chazelle

BEST ACTOR:

  • Michael Keaton*
  • Eddie Redmayne*
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • David Oyelowo
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • DARK HORSE: Ralph Fiennes

BEST ACTRESS:

  • Julianne Moore*
  • Reese Witherspoon*
  • Rosamund Pike*
  • Felicity Jones
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • DARK HORSE: Amy Adams

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • J.K. Simmons*
  • Edward Norton*
  • Ethan Hawke*
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Robert Duvall
  • DARK HORSE: Miyavi

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Patricia Arquette*
  • Emma Stone*
  • Keira Knightley*
  • Meryl Streep
  • Jessica Chastain
  • DARK HORSE: Rene Russo

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

  • Boyhood*
  • Birdman*
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel*
  • Selma
  • Nightcrawler
  • DARK HORSE: Foxcatcher

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

  • The Imitation Game*
  • Gone Girl*
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash
  • Wild
  • DARK HORSE: American Sniper

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

  • The Lego Movie*
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2*
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Tale of the Princess Kayuga
  • DARK HORSE: The Book of Life

BEST FOREIGN FILM:

  • Leviathan*
  • Ida*
  • Force Majeure
  • Wild Tales
  • Timbuktu
  • DARK HORSE: Tangerines

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

  • Citizenfour*
  • Life Itself*
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • Keep On Keepin On’
  • Virunga
  • DARK HORSE: The Case Against 8

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • Birdman*
  • Unbroken
  • Interstellar
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Mr. Turner
  • DARK HORSE: Gone Girl

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

  • Into the Woods*
  • Maleficent*
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel*
  • Mr. Turner
  • Belle
  • DARK HORSE: The Imitation Game

BEST EDITING:

  • Boyhood*
  • Birdman*
  • Whiplash
  • Interstellar
  • The Imitation Game
  • DARK HORSE: Gone Girl

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR:

  • Foxcatcher
  • Maleficent
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • DARK HORSE: Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

  • The Theory of Everything
  • Gone Girl
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken
  • DARK HORSE: The Homesman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

  • “Glory,” Selma*
  • “Lost Stars,” Begin Again*
  • “Everything is Awesome,” The Lego Movie*
  • “Big Eyes,” Big Eyes
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat,” Mockingjay Part 1
  • DARK HORSE: “Mercy Is,” Noah

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel*
  • Into the Woods*
  • Birdman*
  • Interstellar
  • The Imitation Game
  • DARK HORSE: Mr. Turner

BEST SOUND EDITING:

  • Interstellar*
  • Whiplash*
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Unbroken
  • Fury
  • DARK HORSE: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

BEST SOUND MIXING:

  • Interstellar*
  • Into the Woods*
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Unbroken
  • Whiplash
  • DARK HORSE: Fury

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

  • Interstellar*
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes*
  • Guardians of the Galaxy*
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Godzilla
  • DARK HORSE: Transformers: Age of Extinction
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~ by russellhainline on January 14, 2015.

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