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87th
OFFICIAL OSCAR NOMINATIONS | WINS
FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS FOR THE 2014 FILM YEAR

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ALL OSCAR RACE ARTICLES

 

BEST PICTURE

Boyhood
Birdman
Grand Budapest Hotel
Theory Everything
Imitation Game
Selma
Whiplash
American Sniper

My prediction score 8/8

WINNER
Birdman

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BEST DIRECTOR 

Linklater
Boyhood
Inarittu
Birdman
Anderson
Grand Budapest
Tyldum
Imitation Game
Miller
Foxcatcher

My prediction score  3/5

WINNER
Inarittu

BEST ACTOR

Cumberbatch
Imitation Game
Cooper
American Sniper
Keaton
Birdman
Carell
Foxcatcher
Redmayne
Theory of...

My prediction score 3/5

WINNER
Redmayne 

BEST ACTRESS

Cotillard
Two Days One Night
Jones
Theory of...
Moore
Still Alice
Pike
Gone Girl
Witherspoon
Wild 

My prediction score 4/5

WINNER
Moore

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Duvall
The Judge
Hawke

Boyhood
Norton
Birdman
Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
Simmons
Whiplash 

My prediction score 5/5

WINNER
Simmons 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Arquette
Boyhood
Knightley
Imitation Game
Dern
Wild
Stone
Birdman
Streep
Into the Woods 

My prediction score 4/5

WINNER
Arquette

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman
Boyhood
Grand Budapest
Foxcatcher
Nightcrawler

My prediction score 4/5

WINNER
Birdman

 x

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

American Sniper
Inherent Vice
Imitation Game
Theory of... 
Whiplash

My prediction score 4/5 

WINNER
The Imitation Game

CINEMATOGRAPHY  

 Birdman
Lubezki
Ida
Lenczewski & Zal
Grand Budapest
Yeoman
Mr Turner
Pope
Unbroken
Deakins 

my prediction score 5/5

WINNER
Birdman 

COSTUME DESIGN  

Grand Budapest
Canonero
Into the Woods
Atwood
Maleficent
Sheppard
Mr Turner
Durran
Inherent Vice
Bridges

my prediction score 4/5

WINNER
Grand Budapest 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Imitation Game
Djurkovich
Into the Woods
Gassner
Grand Budapest
Stockhausen
Interstellar
Crowley
Mr Turner
Davis

My predictions 4/5

WINNER
Grand Budapest Hotel

FILM EDITING

American Sniper
Cox & Roach
Boyhood

Adair
Imitation Game
Goldenberg
Grand Budapest Hotel
Pilling
Whiplash
Cross 

My predictions 4/5

WINNER
Whiplash

VISUAL EFFECTS

Captain America
Dawn of Apes

Guardians of Galaxy
Interstellar
X-Men Days of Future 

My predictions 4/5

WINNER
Interstellar

MAKEUP & HAIR

Foxcatcher
Grand Budapest
Guardians of

My predictions 3/3

WINNER
Grand Budapest Hotel

FOREIGN FILM

Argentina
Wild Tales
Estonia
Tangerines
Mauritania
Timbuktu
Poland
Ida
Leviathan
Russia

my predictions 4/5 

[Finalist List]
[Submission Charts]

WINNER
Ida

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Begin Again
"Lost Stars"
I'll Be Me
"Not Going to Miss You"
The LEGO Movie 
"Everything is Awesome"
Beyond the Lights
"Grateful"
Selma 
"Glory" 

predictions 4/5

WINNER
"Glory"

ORIGINAL SCORE

Grand Budapest
Desplat
Mr Turner
Yershon
Imitation Game
Desplat
Interstellar
Zimmer
Theory Everything
Johannson

predictions 4/5 

WINNER
Grand Budapest Hotel

x

SOUND EDITING

American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit
Interstellar
Unbroken

predictions 4/5

WINNER
American Sniper

SOUND MIXING

American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Whiplash
Unbroken 

predictions 4/5

WINNER
Whiplash 

ANIMATED FILM

Big Hero 6
Disney
Boxtrolls
Laika
How To Train 2
Dreamworks
Princess Kaguya
Ghibli
Song of the Sea
GKids 

predictions 4/5

WINNER
Dragon 2

x

 

DOCUMENTARY

Citizen Four
Finding Vivian Majer
Last Days in Vietnam
Salt of Earth
Virunga 

predictions 3/5

WINNER
Citizen Four

SHORTS, DOCUMENTARY

Crisis Hotline
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth 

predictions 3/5

WINNER
Crisis Hotline

x


SHORTS, LIVE ACTION

Aya
Butter Lamp
Boogaloo & Graham
Parvaneh
The Phone Call 

predictions 3/5

WINNER
The Phone Call 

SHORTS, ANIMATED

*UPDATED*

The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
Single Life

predictions 4/5

WINNER
Feast

x

PREDICTION
ACCURACY
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THE BIG 8
PREDICTION ACCURACY
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sound off on the Oscar race

 NOMINATION TALLY

9 nominations
BIRDMAN (4 wins - more than i predicted)
GRAND BUDAPEST (4 wins as predicted)

8 nominations
IMITATION GAME (1 win as predicted

6 nominations
AMERICAN SNIPER (1 win as predicted)
BOYHOOD (1 win - less than I predicted)

5 nominations
FOXCATCHER - most noms without best picture. no wins
INTERSTELLAR - most noms without best pictures. 1 win as predicted
THEORY OF EVERYTHING (1 win as predicted)
WHIPLASH (3 wins as predicted)

4 nominations
MR TURNER 

3 nominations
INTO THE WOODS 
UNBROKEN 

2 nominations
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
IDA ( 1 win as predicted)
INHERENT VICE
SELMA - least nominations for a Best Picture (1 win as predicted)
WILD 

1 nomination
BEGIN AGAIN
BIG HERO SIX (1 win - not predicted)
BOXTROLLS
BEYOND THE LIGHTS
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
GONE GIRL
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
THE JUDGE
THE LEGO MOVIE
MALEFICENT
NIGHTCRAWLER
PRINCESS KAGUYA
SONG OF THE SEA
STILL ALICE
TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT 
X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 

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