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Oscar Predictions 2015 Final

Oscar Predictions 2015 Final

After one of the more contested Oscar races in my lifetime, I list my final predictions below. Follow my picks at your peril. I am going on instinct, after talking to many voters and reading the usual tea leaves, but several categories are still tough to call, including three-way races for Best Picture, Actor and Score. By my count, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” will win the most Oscars, from four to five, and there will be a split between frontrunners “Birdman” and “Boyhood.” It’s just a question of which way they go!

Stay tuned for our live red carpet, backstage, show and party coverage (for tweets, follow @akstanwyck and @ryanlattanzio) including the Governor’s Ball and after parties. My final wrap and analysis will follow Monday morning. 

May you win your Oscar pool. My final predictions in 24 categories are below. 

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
Best animated feature film of the year
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
Achievement in cinematography
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
Achievement in costume design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Milena Canonero
Achievement in directing
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Best documentary feature
“CitizenFour” Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
Best documentary short subject
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
Achievement in film editing
“Boyhood” Sandra Adair
Best foreign language film of the year
“Ida” Poland
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“Glory” from “Selma”
Best motion picture of the year
“Boyhood” Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers
Achievement in production design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Best animated short film
“The Bigger Picture” Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
Best live action short film

“Boogaloo and Graham” Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
Achievement in sound editing
“American Sniper” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Achievement in sound mixing
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
Achievement in visual effects
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
Adapted screenplay
“The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
Original screenplay
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

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