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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Oscar Nomination Predictions

Nominations will be announced first thing tomorrow morning. My predictions:

Best Picture
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Clint Eastwood, American Sniper
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Morten Tyldum The Imitation Game

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

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

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

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman
Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Film Editing
Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Joel Cox, Gary Roach, American Sniper
Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione, Birdman
William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game
Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins, Unbroken
Hoyte Van Hoytema, Interstellar
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Robert D. Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Production Design
Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis, Paul Healy, Interstellar
Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts, Mr. Turner
Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock, Into the Woods
Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau, Big Eyes
Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Costume Design
Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner
Anna B. Sheppard, Maleficent

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

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
Thomas Newman, The Judge
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gone Girl

Best Original Song
"Lost Stars," Begin Again
"Ryan's Song," Boyhood
"Yellow Flicker Beat," The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
"Everything is Awesome," The Lego Movie
"Glory," Selma

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods

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

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Lego Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Documentary Feature
The Case Against 8
Life Itself
The Overnighters

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Wild Tales (Agentina)

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