Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oscar Nominations Predictions -- The Major Awards

It's that time of year again when I start making my fearless predictions on what will be nominated for the various Oscars. Today, I'm going to predict those artists and films I believe will be nominated for the major awards; however, I must inform you I also reserve the right to update these choices the closer we get to nomination announcement time. Tomorrow, I will give you my choices for the technical nominations. They are listed within each category in the order I believe they have the best chance to be nominated. So, here we go:

Best Picture
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Gone Girl

Best Director
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl

Best Actor
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
David Oyelowo, Selma
Steve Carrell, Foxcatcher

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reece Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Tom Wilkinson, Selma

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Emma Stone, Birdman
Kiera Knightley, The Imitation Game
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Original Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Animated Feature
The Lego Movie
Big Hero 6
How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Boxtrolls
The Book of Life

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