My 87th Academy Award Predictions!

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Hello readers,
Once again it’s that time of year again: OSCARS SEASON!!! Regardless of what you think of the Academy Awards, I find them a fun and interesting time especially with regards to predicting winners. My best score so far was last year when I got 14 correct (out of like 25), so let’s see how I do this year.
Once again, the films that I think SHOULD win the award will be RED and the films that I think WILL win the award will be BLUE. If they’re the same, they’ll be a mixture of RED AND BLUE.
And like always, I’m leaving what I deem the Top 6 Awards (Best Animated Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film) for the end.
Enjoy! Let me know in the comments what your predictions are and whether or not you agree with me!

 Let’s begin!
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken
 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
 
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner
 

BEST DIRECTOR:

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
 
CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
 
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth
 
BEST FILM EDITING:
 
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash
 
BEST FOREIGN FILM:
 
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)
 
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
 
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
 
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything
 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
 
Everything is Awesome (The LEGO Movie)
Glory (Selma)
Grateful (Beyond the Lights)
I’m Not Gonna Miss You (Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me)
Lost Stars (Begin Again)
 
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
 
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
 
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life
 
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
 
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call
 
BEST SOUND EDITING:
 
American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken
 
BEST SOUND MIXING:
 
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash
 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past
 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
 
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
 
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler
 
AND THE TOP 6:
 
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
 
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
 
BEST ACTOR:
 
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
 
BEST ACTRESS:
 
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
 
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
 
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Laura Dern (Wild)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
 
BEST FILM:
 
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

18 thoughts on “My 87th Academy Award Predictions!”

  1. Honestly, I think it is incredible difficult to make a prediction concerning the best animated feature…I think the only was I would be angry at the end would be if Boxtrolls wins for some strange reason.

      1. The thing is more that I don’t take them seriously at all. That some voters don’t watch all movies? Not a surprise at all. It is all politics either way. I have only a passing interest in the animation, too, unless there is a chance that traditionally animated movies win or I liked a movie particualry well.

      2. I really enjoyed Boxtrolls but I would have put Lego in its place just because I’ve seen movies like Boxtrolls before where Lego was something visually new and it made me laugh a lot.
        Still, I would be fine with a Boxtrolls win because I thought it was really clever and taught kids a lesson about labeling in a real sweet way. I was charmed by it and it looks great.

  2. I’m surprised you’ve seen any of these movies since you don’t go to theater. Not that many on DVD. I think Boyhood should and will win for best picture and supporting actress. It’s the movie that made me think the most about my life and I was really moved by it.
    As far as animation. I can’t really say Song of the Sea should win because I haven’t seen it. The other films are all worthy. I would be happy with any of them but I think it will either be Big Hero 6 or How to Train Your Dragon 2 with an edge to Dragon because of the Golden Globes win.
    As far as the Oscars go it’s harmless fluff. I don’t take it seriously but it is nice when things I like are nominated and a little annoying when things are snubbed. But I could take them or leave them. The actual award show is a total snoozefest. We will see how Neal Patrick Harris does. He is a theater guy so he could be good.

    1. I haven’t seen most of these films actually just like every year. I base my judgments on the trailers mostly as well as other awards shows and how the films fared there.

      Yeah, for Best Film, I felt the winner would be either ‘Boyhood’ or ‘Selma’. I just picked ‘Selma’ because I feel with all this #OscarsSoWhite thing that’s going on, I feel people are gonna feel pressured into voting for ‘Selma’, but we’ll see.

      I remember reading about ‘Boyhood’ like 5-6 years ago, I’m glad the movie finally came out. The fact that a director can work on a film for 12 years straight and stick to his focus is why I feel it’ll win Best Director too.

      I’d be happy if any of the animated films win except ‘The Boxtrolls’. I too picked HTTYD2 to win because of its recent Golden Globe win.

      I actually never watch the show, although I’d like to someday. I usually just wait till the morning after and check the results to see how I did.

      1. Ah ok. Hard to tell from trailers if a movie is good. Selma would be a worthy pick. My guess is it will win best song.

        I think Michael Keaton is a lock for best actor and Julianne Moore for actress. Havent seen those movies yet but will eventually. I’m doing pretty good this year but got to see Theory of Everything, imitation game, Birdman and Interstellar. Hard to fit them all in but I highly recommend seeing Boyhood. It’s more than just the gimmick and Linklater should win for director.

        It seems it will be a predictable ceremony but always a few surprises so we will see. I think Kaguya actually stands a chance because of end of Studio Ghibli. I liked Boxtrolls but it’s a strong year so I really had 6 As (assuming Song of the Sea is as great as trailer and early reviews show) so one has to get cut and I’d have cut Boxtrolls but I would still be ok if it won but it wont. It’s great

  3. I don’t follow movies much except Disney 🙂 I’m only familiar with the animated movies and not even all of them. But I was a little surprised that How to train your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe – I hadn’t heard too much about it and figured it was “just another sequel.”

    1. I’d recommend seeing HTTYD2 if you saw and liked the first one.

      I too mainly follow Disney and animated films. I don’t really watch R-rated films (for the most part), so I honestly haven’t seen most of the movies on this list nor plan to.

  4. Interesting choices! I like that you went against the grain and picked Selma, and I’ve seen several other predictions that agree with you about Best Actor. Good luck, and I hope you beat your previous best of 14! And I saw so few of the nominees this year, that you’ve certainly got a good chance of beating me.

    1. Well, I’m sure you’ve seen more of these films than I have actually. Most of my predictions are based on the trailers/reviews/and general critique of the films rather than my actual seeing them.

      Yeah, I kinda feel with the whole #OscarsSoWhite controversy, that a lot of people will feel “guilty” and “compelled” to vote for ‘Selma’…a sort of a pity/sympathy vote. That’s really the only reason why I picked it.

      And yeah, I just think Bradley Cooper will win it this year, but we’ll see.

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