Oscar Predictions, 2015

These are not my personal picks for the Best… whatever. These are guesses as to who or what will be picked. I had some success last year when playing this game, but this year seems much more difficult. I expect Birdman to take away many awards…

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Updated with the winners, February 23. I was correct that Birdman would do well… Other than that, my guesses were not as good as last year.

Best Picture: Birdman [Winner]

Best Actor: Michael Keaton [Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything]

Best Actress: Julianne Moore [Winner]

Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton [J.K. Simmons]

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette [Winner]

Best Director: Richard Linklater [Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman]

Best Adapted Screenplay: Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson [The Imitation Game, Graham Moore]

Best Original Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson [Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo]

Best Foreign Film: Ida [Winner]

Best Documentary Feature: Citizenfour [Winner]

Best Animated Feature: The Boxtrolls [Big Hero 6]

Film Editing: Boyhood [Whiplash]

Best Song: Everything is Awesome, from The Lego Movie, Shawn Patterson [Glory, from Selma, John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn]

Best Original Score: Interstellar, Hans Zimmer [The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat]

Best Cinematography: Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki [Winner]

Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero [Winner]

Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel [Winner]

Production Design: Interstellar [The Grand Budapest Hotel]

Sound Editing: Interstellar [American Sniper]

Sound Mixing: Interstellar [Whiplash]

Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Interstellar]

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