Saturday, February 21, 2015

OSCAR WATCH: Oscar Predictions

Have we ever had such a headscratcher of an Oscar race? There are so many variables this year that I might as well pull my predictions out of a hat in some categories. I usually do very well with my final predictions but I'm sure this year will be different. It's gonna be one hell of an Oscar ceremony. Here's how I see it all going down:

Best Picture

Best Director
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Theory of Everything

Best Original Screenplay

Best Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Documentary Feature

Best Original Score
The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song
"Glory", Selma

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Visual Effects

Best Editing

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper

Best Sound Mixing

Best Documentary Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short
The Phone Call

Bonus: Click for episode #207 of the LAMBcast for a group discussion of the main categories. Also, head on over to The Awards Circuit to see my picks for who deserves to win.


  1. I think you nailed it. I'm right with you on most of these. I'm feeling The Imitation Game on Adapted Screenplay, but otherwise we're together. I also really hope The Phone Call doesn't win short film. I saw them all the other day, and it is definitely not the best. Parvaneh was my favorite.

    1. Yeh, TIG is probably the smart choice in Adapted but that category is so wide open that anything could happen.

  2. Hope you're right about the Boyhood wins. Good luck!