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    • January 14, 2015 9:03 PM EST
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      My Oscar Nomination Predictions

      Hi. Any of you have aproblem with your user? Same with me. Thus my new user name and my account through Gmail. And right on time since I can post my Oscar nomination predictions. Annual tradition here.

      Like previous years, I made predictions for the five nominees for each category or whatever maximum number of nominees per category. I also made predictions for Dark Horses (DH) who could upset and a For Your Consideration(FYC) pick for one who won't be a nominee but deserves it. So here goes:

       

      BEST PICTURE:

      • American Sniper
      • Birdman
      • Boyhood
      • Gone Girl
      • The Grand Budapest Hotel
      • The Imitation Game
      • Nightcrawler
      • Selma
      • The Theory of Everything
      • Whiplash

      DH1: Into The Woods

      DH2: Foxcatcher

      DH3 & FYC: The LEGO Movie

      Once again there will be an unspecified number of Best Picture nominees. It's been nine the past three Oscars but I'm keeping it at ten just to be safe.

       

      BEST DIRECTOR:

      • WES ANDERSON/ The Grand Budapest Hotel
      • CLINT EASTWOOD/ American Sniper
      • AVA DUVERNAY/ Selma
      • ALEJANDRO GONZALES INARRITU/ Birdman
      • RICHARD LINKLATER/ Boyhood

      DH1: MORTEN TYLDUM/ The Imitation Game
      DH2: DAVID FINCHER/ Gone Girl
      FYC: DAMIEN CHAZELLE/ Whiplash


      This was a hard one to predict. The first four were easy but the first five had me thinking especially on the news of Clint's Directors Guild nomination. If Ava gets nominated, she will be the first black woman to be nominated in this category.

       

      BEST ACTOR:

      • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH/ The Imitation Game
      • STEVE CARELL/ Foxcatcher
      • MICHAEL KEATON/ Birdman
      • DAVID OYEWOLO/ Selma
      • EDDIE REDMAYNE/ The Theory Of Everything

      DH1: JAKE GYLLENHAAL/ Nightcrawler
      DH2: RALPH FIENNES/ The Grand Budapest Hotel
      FYC: MILES TELLER/ Whiplash


      That's always the problem with this category. So many great performances, only room for five nominees. If all my nomination predictions turn out right here, it would be the first time in yay so long the categories' nominees are all first-timers. Yep, including Keaton.

       

      BEST ACTRESS:

      • JENNIFER ANISTON/ Cake
      • FELICITY JONES/ The Theory Of Everything
      • JULIANNE MOORE/ Still Alice
      • ROSAMUND PIKE/ Gone Girl
      • REESE WITHERSPOON/ Wild

      DH1: AMY ADAMS/ Big Eyes
      DH2: MARION COTILLARD/ 2 Days, 1 Night
      FYC: PATRICIA ARQUETTE/ Boyhood


      The Best Actress category is often quite predictable many years and you often know the five that will make it. Same this year. Also surprisingly women in comedy are lacking this year. They usually fare better at getting Oscar nods than the men.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

      • ROBERT DUVALL/ The Judge
      • ETHAN HAWKE/ Boyhood
      • EDWARD NORTON/ Birdman
      • MARK RUFFALO/ Foxcatcher
      • J.K. SIMMONS/ Whiplash

      DH:  JOSH BROLIN/ Inherent Vice

      Another category that looks like five locks.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

      • PATRICIA ARQUETTE/ Boyhood
      • JESSICA CHASTAIN/ A Most Violent Year
      • EMMA STONE/ Birdman
      • MERYL STREEP/ Into The Wild
      • TILDA SWINTON/ Snowpiercer

      DH1:  KEIRA KNIGHTLEY/ The Imitation Game
      DH2: NAOMI WATTS/ St. Vincent


      Supporting Actress is often the most unpredictable. We'll see.

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

      • ALEJANDRO GONZALES INARRITU, NICOLAS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS & ARMANDO BO/Birdman
      • RICHARD LINKLATER/Boyhood
      • WES ANDERSON/The Grand Budapest Hotel
      • PHIL LORD and CHRISTOPHER MILLER/The LEGO Movie
      • DAMIEN CHAZELLE/Whiplash

      DH1: DAN GILROY/Nightcrawler
      DH2: E. MAX FRYE and DAN FUTTERMAN/Foxcatcher

       

      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

      • JASON HALL/ American Sniper
      • GILLIAN FLYNN/ Gone Girl
      • GRAHAM MOORE/ The Imitation Game
      • PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON/ Inherent Vice
      • NICK HORNBY/ Wild

      DH1:  ANTHONY MCCARTEN/ The Theory Of Everything

       

      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

      • Big Hero 6
      • The BoxTrolls
      • How To Train Your Dragon 2
      • The LEGO Movie
      • Princess Kaguya

      DH: The Book Of Life

       

      BEST ART DIRECTION:

      • Birdman
      • The Grand Budapest Hotel
      • Into The Woods
      • Mr. Turner
      • Unbroken

      DH: Interstellar

       

      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

      • EMMANUEL LUBEZKI/ Birdman
      • ROBERT YEOMAN/ The Grand Budapest Hotel
      • HOYTE VAN HOYTEMA/ Interstellar
      • DICK POPE/ Mr. Turner
      • ROGER DEAKINS/ Unbroken

      DH:  OSCAR FAURA/ The Imitation Game

       

      BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

      • ANUSHIA NIERADZIK/ Belle
      • MILENA CANONERO/ The Grand Budapest Hotel
      • COLLEEN ATWOOD/ Into The Woods
      • JACQUELINE DURRAN/ Mr. Turner
      • STEVEN NOBLE/ The Theory Of Everything

      DH1: MARK BRIDGES/ Inherent Vice
      DH2:  ALEXANDRA BYRNE/ Guardians Of The Galaxy

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

      • CitizenFour
      • Finding Vivienne Maier
      • Jodrowsky's Dune
      • Life Itself
      • Last Days In Vietnam

      DH: The Overnighters

       

      BEST FILM EDITING:

      • JOEL COX and GARY ROACH/ American Sniper
      • DOUGLAS CRISE and STEPHEN MIRRIONE/ Birdman
      • SANDRA ADAIR/ Boyhood
      • BARNEY PILLING/ The Grand Budapest Hotel
      • KIRK BAXTER/ Gone Girl

      DH1: WILLIAM GOLDENBERG/ The Imitation Game
      DH2: TOM CROSS/ Whiplash

       

      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

      • Force Majeure (Sweden)
      • Ida (Poland)
      • Leviathan (Russia)
      • The Liberator (Venezuela)
      • Wild Tales (Argentina)

      DH1: Timbuktu (Mauritania)
      DH2: Tangerines (Estonia)

      If you think predicting this is hard, try predicting the winner: Leviathan, Ida or Force Majeure. Anyone's game.

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

      • ANTONIO SANCHEZ/ Birdman
      • TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS FINCH/ Gone Girl
      • HANS ZIMMER/ Interstellar
      • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT/ The Imitation Game
      • JOHAN JOHANNSON/ The Theory of Everything

      DH:  ALEXANDRE DESPLAT/ The Grand Budapest Hotel

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

      • "Big Eyes" - Big Eyes
      • "Glory" - Selma
      • "Mercy Is" - Noah
      • "Opportunity" - Annie
      • "Yellow Flicker Beat" - Mockingjay Part 1

      DH: "Everything Is Awesome" - The LEGO Movie

       

      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

      • Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes
      • Godzilla
      • Guardians Of The Galaxy
      • Interstellar
      • X-Men: Days of Future Past

       

      And there you have it. My predictions for tomorrow's Oscar nominations. No, I will not be up at 5:30am tomorrow to find out the nominees. We'll see how things go. Also expect to see my polls again on who will win what.

      This post was edited by OmahaTrevor85 at January 24, 2015 2:07 AM EST
    • January 14, 2015 9:06 PM EST
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      You have to love Boyhood's chances but the best DH for me is Into the Woods, as amatter of fact I would not be a least bit surprise if that awesome movie sneaks up and grabs it.

      Big contenders there for pic also has to be American Sniper, a lot of controversey but also a hell of a film.

    • January 14, 2015 9:07 PM EST
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      Let me add I also like Eastwood for Director once more for ole steely eyed.

    • January 15, 2015 3:29 PM EST
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      I was kind of shocked to see Nightcrawler on your list, did not like that film at all and it did not make the cut.

      Other than that I would say you did an as usual outstanding job.

    • January 15, 2015 8:50 PM EST
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      I just hope Boyhood takes it all, what an awesome movie. :) I also like Into the Woods that could win best pic I agree.

    • January 16, 2015 4:50 PM EST
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      Trevor I think they should just hire you to pick them each year mate.

    • January 17, 2015 8:50 PM EST
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      Trevor could not do that job because he would be honest and have it based on the quality of the movie not on who knows who and who owes a favor. :P

    • January 24, 2015 2:08 AM EST
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      Will you make pics of winners?

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