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For Your Consideration: Yep, It's The 2015 Oscar Predictions

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire March 11, 2014 at 10:25AM

With the Oscars now just a week-old memory, the time has come for the final edition of this column (for this season). From the Toronto International Film Festival's unofficial awards season kickoff in September to last weekend's generally underwhelming ceremony, it's been six long months of speculation and anticipation and I'm ready to move on (as I'm sure many of you are as well).
Into The Woods

Best Picture

Big Eyes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into The Woods
A Most Violent Year

The Search

(Ten Alternates: Interstellar; The Imitation Game; Get On Up; Birdman; Fury; Carol; Mr. Turner; Gone Girl; Whiplash; Boyhood)

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
JC Chandor, A Most Violent Year
Stephen Daldry, Trash
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

(Ten Alternates: Christopher Nolan, Interstellar; Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel; Richard Linklater, Boyhood; Tim Burton, Big Eyes; Rob Marshall, Into The Woods; Michel Hazanavicius, The Search; David Fincher, Gone Girl; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman; Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner; Sarah Gavron, Suffragette)

The Grand Budapest Hotel
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Best Actor*
Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

(Ten Alternates: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game; Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything; Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes; Michael Keaton, Birdman; Robert Downey Jr, The Judge; Brad Pitt, Fury; Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner; Jack O'Connell, Unbroken; Brendan Gleeson, Calvary; John Lithgow, Love Is Strange)

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Berenice Bejo, The Search
Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Michelle Williams, Suite Francaise

(Ten Alternates: Emily Blunt; Into The Woods; Cate Blanchett, Carol; Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco; Felicity Jones, Theory of Everything; Jessica Chastain, Miss Julie; Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars; Charlize Theron, Dark Places; Natalie Portman, Jane Got a Gun; Jennifer Lawrence, Serena; Helen Hunt, Ride)


Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
Albert Brooks, A Most Violent Year
Johnny Depp, Into The Woods
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

(Ten Alternates: Robert Duvall, The Judge; Phillip Seymour Hoffman, A Most Wanted Man; Ethan Hawke, Boyhood; Benicio Del Toro, Inherent Vice; Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange; Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher; Martin Sheen, Trash; Edward Norton, Birdman; Gary Oldman, Child 44; Christopher Walken, Jersey Boys

Best Supporting Actress
Annette Bening, The Search
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Viola Davis, Get On Up
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
or Suffragette
Kristin Scott Thomas, Suite Francaise

(Ten Alternates: Rooney Mara, Carol or Trash; Anna Kendrick, Into The Woods; Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl; Sigourney Weaver, Exodus; Reese Witherspoon, Inherent Vice; Helena Bonham Carter, Suffragette; Patricia Arquette, Boyhood; Emily Watson, Theory of Everything; Octavia Spencer, Get On Up; Maya Rudolph, Inherent Vice)

Peter Knegt is Indiewire's Senior Writer and awards columnist. Follow him on Twitter here (where he promises to mention nothing Oscar-related until at least September).

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