Oscar Predictions 2015

Here they are, the big ones. The Oscar nominations have arrived and well, they are a little disappointing. Usually there are some big omissions, but there are some absolute howlers here. Nevertheless I shall do my best to predict all of the ones I have a hope of calling, the ones in bold are my predictions.

Special Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Interstellar
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Whiplash

Horrendous Omission No.1 – Where is Birdman?

Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • Turner

Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Horrendous Omission No.2 – Where is The LEGO Movie?

Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  • Edward Norton (Birdman)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  • J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Horrendous Omission No.3 – Where is Michael Fassbender?

Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  • Laura Dern (Wild)
  • Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
  • Emma Stone (Birdman)
  • Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Turner

Cinematography

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Turner
  • Unbroken

Adapted Screenplay

  • American Sniper
  • The Imitation Game
  • Inherent Vice
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Original Screenplay

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Nightcrawler

Original Score

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Turner
  • The Theory of Everything

Horrendous Omission No.4 – Where is Under the Skin?

Horrendous Omission No.5 – Where is Birdman?

Foreign Film

  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • Tangerines
  • Imbuktu
  • Wild Tales

Director

  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
  • Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  • Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
  • Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Morton Tyldum (The Imitation Game) 

Actress

  • Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
  • Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  • Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  • Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  • Reece Witherspoon (Wild)

Actor

  • Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
  • Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  • Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Film

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Well there you have it. The Oscar nominations 2015, and my predictions. Let’s see how badly I do. Just remember the ones I have predicted are not the ones I think should win, but the ones I think will win. For my personal choices take a look at the J Awards: https://jonathansfilmreview.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/the-j-awards-2014/

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