Final Oscar Predictions 2015

Preface

  • You guys know how much I love the Oscars.
    • The answer, if you’re new to this site, is a lot.
  • Even though we get mad every year about all the snubs (Lego Movie, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gone Girl), it’s the one day of the year where everyone really cares about and loves movies as much as I do all the time.
    • Makes the world a better place…
  • So here are my final predictions for who will win at the big ceremony tonight!
    • I’ve talked about a lot of these in depth before (I’ll link my reviews for each) so I won’t waste wordcounts with a huge amount of explanation.
      • I’ll keep it simple with the nominees list, followed by Will Win and Could Win.
        • Though the whole Could Win thing feels like a bit of a cheat at times, I do feel more confident with all my picks if I have it in ‘second place’.
      • Alrighty, let’s start it up!

Best Visual Effects

  • My favorite category cuz these were all excellent films in effects and overall quality, and all these could have gotten Best Picture nominees at the My Movie Thoughts Oscars.

Will Win: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Could Win: Interstellar

 

Best Costume Design

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

Will Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Could Win: Into the Woods

 

Best Makeup and Hair Styling

Will Win: Foxcatcher

Could Win: Guardians of the Galaxy

(Sorry Grand Budapest, you got beat Birdman at the Globes)

 

Best Original Song

  • “Glory” from Selma
  • “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego Movie
  • “Lost Stars” from Begin Again
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights

Will Win: “Glory” from Selma

Could Win: “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego Movie

 

Best Original Score

Will Win: The Theory of Everything

Could Win: The Imitation Game

 

Best Production Design

Will Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Could Win: Into the Woods

 

Best Sound Mixing

Will Win: American Sniper

Could Win: Whiplash

 

Best Sound Editing

Will Win: American Sniper

Could Win: Birdman

 

Best Film Editing

(I just realized a couple days ago that Birdman wasn’t nominated here. Like, what!??)

Will Win: Boyhood

Could Win: American Sniper

 

Best Cinematography

Will Win: Birdman

Could Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Will Win: Big Hero 6

Could Win: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Should Win: The Lego Movie

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will Win: The Imitation Game

Could Win: Whiplash

 

Best Original Screenplay

Will Win: Birdman

Could Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Best Supporting Actress

Will Win: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Could Win: Emma Stone – Birdman

 

Best Supporting Actor

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

Will Win: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Could Win: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

(Norton was great, but he came in on the wrong year. This is Simmons’s to lose.)

 

Best Lead Actress

Will Win: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Could Win: Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

 

Best Lead Actor

Will Win: Michael Keaton – Birdman

Could Win: Eddie Redmayne – Jupiter Ascending

(I listed that category in order of who’s most likely to win.)

 

Best Director

  • Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman
  • Richard Linklater – Boyhood
  • Morton Tyldum – The Imitation Game
  • Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Will Win: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Could Win: Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman

 

Best Picture

Will Win: Birdman

Could Win: Boyhood OR Whiplash

(I’ve said from the start I think Birdman will take Best Picture over Boyhood, but recently I’ve started to think Whiplash still has an outside kinda-maybe-possibly shot at it. Hey, maybe The Imitation Game will come around and surprise us too.  We’ll have to wait and see!)

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So guys, those are my thoughts on who will win (and who could win) this year’s Academy Awards! Who do you think will take home the gold? Let me know in the comments down below, and as always, thanks for reading guys.

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