87th Academy Award Predictions

Hello, everyone!

The Oscars are on Sunday! Yay! As I often tell my husband, the Oscars are my Super Bowl. I know all the stats and players, and I definitely clear my schedule the day the show is on. And of course I watch the red carpet. The fashion is part of the fun! I’ll do a post next week on the fashion, but for today, I thought I’d list my predictions for the awards, which are in bold below.

(I must admit that I have no idea what to pick for some of the categories – Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, for example – so I’m not including all of them. Any exclusions are in no way meant to indicate a lack of talent or importance but reflect my lack of knowledge about the category.)

Who do you think will win?


Best Picture

American Sniper

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything




Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carrell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything


Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild


Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J. K. Simmons, Whiplash


Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods



Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman

Ida, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski

Mr. Turner, Dick Pope

Unbroken, Roger Deakins



Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood, Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson

The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum


Writing, Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper, Written by Jason Hall

The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore

Inherent Vice, Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

The Theory of Everything, Screenplay by Anthony McCarten

Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle


Writing, Original Screenplay

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy


Foreign Language Film

Ida, Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Leviathan, Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Tangerines, Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze

Timbuktu, Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Wild Tales, Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron

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