Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

Best Picture

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Birdman”
  • “Boyhood”
  • “Gone Girl”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Selma”
  • “The Theory Of Everything”
  • “Whiplash”
  • (If 10, “Foxcatcher” or “Nightcrawler”)

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher”
  • Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
  • Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
  • Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory Of Everything”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
  • Felicity Jones, “The Theory Of Everything”
  • Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
  • Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton, “Birdman”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
  • J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
  • Tom Wilkinson, “Selma”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
  • Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
  • Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
  • Emma Stone, “Birdman”
  • Meryl Streep, “Into The Woods”

Animated Feature Film

  • “Big Hero 6”
  • “The Boxtrolls”
  • “How To Train Your Dragon 2”
  • “The LEGO Movie”
  • “The Tale Of Princess Kaguya”

Cinematography

  • Jeff Cronenweth, “Gone Girl”
  • Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”
  • Emmanuel Lubeszki, “Birdman”
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Interstellar”
  • Robert Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Costume Design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Milena Canonero
  • “The Imitation Game” – Sammy Sheldon Differ
  • “Into the Woods” – Colleen Atwood
  • “Maleficent” – Anna B. Sheppard, Jane Clive
  • “Mr. Turner” – Jacqueline Durran

Directing

  • Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper”
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “Birdman”
  • Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
  • Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Documentary (Feature)

  • “CitizenFour”
  • “The Last Days In Vietnam”
  • “Life Itself”
  • “The Overnighters”
  • “Virunga”

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”
  • “Joanna”
  • “The Lion’s Mouth Opens”
  • “The Reaper”
  • “White Earth”

Film Editing

  • “American Sniper,” Joel Cox & Gary Roach
  • “Birdman,” Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
  • “Boyhood,” Sandra Adair
  • “Gone Girl,” Kirk Baxter
  • “Interstellar,” Lee Smith

Foreign Language Film

  • “Force Majeure” (Sweden)
  • “Ida” (Poland)
  • “Leviathan” (Russia)
  • “Tangerines” (Estonia)
  • “Wild Tales” (Argentina)

Makeup & Hairstyling

  • “Foxcatcher”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

Music (Original Score)

  • “Gone Girl,” Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “The Imitation Game,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Interstellar,” Hans Zimmer
  • “The Theory Of Everything,” Johann Johannson

Music (Original Song)

  • “Big Eyes” by Lana Del Rey from “Big Eyes”
  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan and Sara & The Lonely Island from “The Lego Movie”
  • “Glory” by John Legend from “Selma”
  • “Lost Stars” by Adam Levine from “Begin Again”
  • “Mercy Is” by Patti Smith from “Noah”

Production Design

  • “Birdman,” Kevin Thompson
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen
  • “The Imitation Game,” Maria Djurkovic
  • “Interstellar,” Nathan Crowley
  • “Into The Woods,” Dennis Gassner

Short Film (Animated)

  • “The Bigger Picture”
  • “Coda”
  • “Duet”
  • “Feast”
  • “Footprints”

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “Aya”
  • “Baghdad Messi”
  • “Carry On”
  • “My Father’s Truck”
  • “The Phone Call”

Sound Editing

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Guardians Of The Galaxy”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Unbroken”
  • “Whiplash”

Sound Mixing

  • “Fury
  • “Guardians Of The Galaxy”
  • “Into The Woods”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Whiplash”

Visual Effects

  • “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”
  • “Guardians Of The Galaxy”
  • “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Transformers: Age Of Extinction”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “American Sniper,” Jason Hall
  • “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn
  • “The Imitation Game,” Graham Moore
  • “Inherent Vice,” Paul Thomas Anderson
  • “The Theory Of Everything,” Anthony McCarten

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo
  • “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
  • “A Most Violent Year,” J.C. Chandor
  • “Nightcrawler,” Dan Gilroy

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