Predictions for the 87th Annual Academy Awards

These are my predictions for the winners of this year’s Academy Awards. On Sunday night, I’ll be tweeting out the winners of the 2014 Endy Awards as the Oscar winners are announced. You can follow me there @theendofcinema. Here are the current Endy Award Nominees. We’ll also have a special Oscar edition of The George Sanders Show this weekend, picking our 2014 favorites and discussing two of the Best Picture nominees of 1965 that starred Julie Christie, Doctor Zhivago and Darling. And I have an Oscar Preview up as well at Seattle Screen Scene.

Best Picture:

American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash 
Best Director:
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game 
Actor:
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything 
Actress:
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Supporting Actor:
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
JK Simmons, Whiplash 
Supporting Actress:
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Original Screenplay:
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicholas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman, Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Adapted Screenplay:
Jason Hall, American Sniper
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten, The Theory Of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Foreign Language Film:
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Documentary Feature:
CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga 
Animated Feature:
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 
Film Editing:
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash 
Cinematography:
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken 
Production Design:
The Grand Budapest Hotel 
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner 
Costume Design:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into The Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner 
Make-Up:
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy 
Sound Mixing:
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash 
Sound Editing:
American Sniper 
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken
Visual Effects:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar 
X-Men: Days of Future Past 
Original Score:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything 
Original Song:
“Everything is Awesome,” The LEGO Movie
“Glory,” Selma
“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me
“Lost Stars,” Begin Again 
Documentary Short:
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
 Joanna
 Our Curse
 The Reaper (La Parka)
 White Earth  
Animated Short:
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life
Live Action Short:
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
Parvaneh
The Phone Call 
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