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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


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

Best Director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

JC Chandor, A Most Violent Year
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

(Ten Alternates: Christopher Nolan, Interstellar; 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)

Best Actor*
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year
Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything

(Ten Alternates: Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up; Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent ViceChristoph 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
Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Michelle Williams, Suite Francaise

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


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
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Viola Davis, Get On Up
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods

Kristin Scott Thomas, Suite Francaise

(Ten Alternates: Rooney Mara, Trash; Anna Kendrick, Into The Woods; ; Sigourney Weaver, Exodus; Reese Witherspoon, Inherent Vice; Helena Bonham Carter, Suffragette; 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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