Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

(In alphabetical order, not in order of likelihood of a win)

Best Picture:

  1. American Sniper
  2. Birdman
  3. Boyhood
  4. Gone Girl
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  6. The Imitation Game
  7. Selma
  8. The Theory of Everything
  9. Whiplash

Alt. Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler

Best Director:

  1. Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Ava DuVernay- Selma
  3. Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman
  4. Richard Linklater- Boyhood
  5. Morten Tyldum- The Imitation Game

Alt. Clint Eastwood- American Sniper, Damien Chazelle- Whiplash, David Fincher- Gone Girl

Best Actor:

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game
  2. Jake Gyllenhaal- Nightcrawler
  3. Michael Keaton- Birdman
  4. David Oyelowo- Selma
  5. Eddie Redmayne- The Theory of Everything

Alt. Steve Carell- Foxcatcher, Bradley Cooper- American Sniper, Ralph Fiennes- The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actress:

  1. Jennifer Aniston- Cake
  2. Felicity Jones- The Theory of Everything
  3. Julianne Moore- Still Alice
  4. Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl
  5. Reese Witherspoon- Wild

Alt. Amy Adams- Big Eyes, Marion Cotillard- Two Days, One Night

Best Supporting Actress:

  1. Patricia Arquette- Boyhood
  2. Jessica Chastain- A Most Violent Year
  3. Keira Knightley- The Imitation Game
  4. Emma Stone- Birdman
  5. Meryl Streep- Into the Woods

Alt. Rene Russo- Nightcrawler, Laura Dern- Wild

Best Supporting Actor:

  1. Robert Duvall- The Judge
  2. Ethan Hawke- Boyhood
  3. Edward Norton- Birdman
  4. Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher
  5. JK Simmons- Whiplash

Alt. Steve Carell- Foxcatcher (AMPAS may follow BAFTA and put him in Supporting instead), Josh Brolin- Inherent Vice

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Birdman
  2. Boyhood
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Nightcrawler
  5. Selma

Alt. Foxcatcher, Mr. Turner

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. American Sniper
  2. Gone Girl
  3. The Imitation Game
  4. The Theory of Everything
  5. Whiplash

Alt. Wild, Inherent Vice

Best Editing:

  1. Birdman
  2. Boyhood
  3. Gone Girl
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. Whiplash

Alt. Nightcrawler, American Sniper, Selma

Best Cinematography:

  1. Birdman
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Interstellar
  4. Turner
  5. Unbroken

Alt. The Imitation Game, Selma, Ida

Best Original Score:

  1. Alexandre Desplat- The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Alexandre Desplat- The Imitation Game
  3. Johan Johansson- The Theory of Everything
  4. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross- Gone Girl
  5. Hans Zimmer- Interstellar

Alt. Marco Beltrami- The Homesman

Best Original Song:

  1. Lost Stars- Begin Again
  2. Split the Difference- Boyhood
  3. I’m Not Gonna Miss You- Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  4. Everything is Awesome- The Lego Movie
  5. Glory- Selma

Alt. Mercy Is- Noah, Big Eyes- Big Eyes

Best Production Design:

  1. Birdman
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Interstellar
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. Into the Woods

Alt. Mr. Turner, Selma, The Theory of Everything

Best Costume Design:

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Into the Woods
  4. Maleficent
  5. The Theory of Everything

Alt. Mr. Turner, Selma, Inherent Vice

Best Makeup/Hairstyling:

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. The Theory of Everything

Alt. Foxcatcher, Maleficent, Noah

Best Visual Effects:

  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  4. Interstellar
  5. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Alt. Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, Godzilla

Best Sound Mixing:

  1. American Sniper
  2. Birdman
  3. Fury
  4. Interstellar
  5. Into the Woods

Alt. Unbroken, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Get on Up, Transformers: Age of Extinction

Best Sound Editing:

  1. American Sniper
  2. Fury
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy
  4. Interstellar
  5. Unbroken

Alt. Godzilla, Transformers: The Age of Extinction, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Nomination tally:

Birdman 10

The Imitation Game 9

The Grand Budapest Hotel 8

Boyhood 7

The Theory of Everything 7

Interstellar 6

Gone Girl 5

Selma 5

American Sniper 4

Into the Woods 4

Whiplash 4

Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Fury 2

The Lego Movie 2

Nightcrawler 2

Unbroken 2

Begin Again 1

Cake 1

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 1

Foxcatcher 1

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me 1

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 1

The Judge 1

Maleficent 1

A Most Violent Year 1

Mr. Turner 1

Still Alice 1

Wild 1

X-Men: Days of Future Past 1

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