2015 Oscar Nomination Predictions

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Here are my best guesses for this Oscar nominations. They will announced Thursday morning at 5:30am PST. This year has been the least exiting of the last 5 years I have been covering the Oscars. I just had trouble getting into with no real fantastic movies this year.

Here is a shot in dark based on industry buzz and those officially campaigning for an award:

Best Picture
Boyhood
Birdman
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Grand Budapest Hotel
American Sniper
Whiplash
The Theory of Everything
Night crawler

Best Actor
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
David Oyelowo, Selma

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Supporting Actor
JK Simmons, Whiplash
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Meryl Streep, Into the woods
Emma Stone, Birdman
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

Director
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
Ava DuVernay, Selma
Clint Eastwood, American Sniper
Wes Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Screenplay
Grand Budapest Hotel
Birdman
Boyhood
Selma
Foxcatcher

Adapted Screenplay
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Whiplash
The Thoery of Everything
Wild

Editing
Boyhood
Birdman
Gone Girl
Whiplash
The Imitation Game

Cinematography
Birdman
American Sniper
Grand Budapest Hotel
Selma
Interstellar


Production Design

Interstellar
Grand Budapest Hotel
Birdman
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods

Sound Mixing
Into the Woods
American Sniper
Whiplash
Unbroken
Inerstellar

Sound Editing
Whiplash
American Sniper
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Interstellar

Costume Design
Into the Woods
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Mr. Turner
Selma

Original Score
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Theory of everything
The Imitation Game
Grand Budapest Hotel

Animated Feature
The Lego Movie
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Boxtrolls
The Song of the Sea

Foreign Film
Ida
Force Majeure
Leviathan
Wild Tales
Tangerines

Documentary
Citizenfour
Life Itself
Last Days in Vietnam
The Case Against 8
The Overnighters


Make-up and Hair

Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gaurdians of the Galaxy

Song
Glory (Selma)
Split the Difference (Boyhood)
Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie)
Opportunity (Annie)
Lost Stars (Begin Again)

Visual Effects
Interstellar
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Maleficent
Godzilla

Animated Short
Feast
Duet
The Bigger Picture
Coda
Footprints

Documentary Short
The Lions Mouth Opens
Joanna
One Child
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Our Curse


Live Action Short

The Phone Call
Carry On
Boogaloo and Graham
Aya
Baghdad Messi

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