The wait is almost over, the Oscar nominations are less than a day away. This means scrambling to finish off my predictions and see who I think are going to pick up nods tomorrow. There are a couple of last minute changes (including a director pick which contradicts my post yesterday) and some that have been in throughout. These aren’t necessarily my personal favourites, as I am missing out some that I would love to see nominated (sorry Steve Carell), these are the ones that the Academy are most likely to pick.
Best Picture: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash.
Best Director: Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Ava Duvernay (Selma), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game).
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Michael Keaton (Birdman), David Oyelowo (Selma), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).
Best Actress: Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Reese Witherspoon (Wild).
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall (The Judge), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Edward Norton (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash).
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Emma Stone (Birdman), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods).
Best Original Screenplay: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler, Selma.
Best Adapted Screenplay: American Sniper, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash.
Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Lego Movie, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Best Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure, Ida, Leviathan, Timbuktu, Wild Tales.
Best Documentary Feature: The Case Against 8, Citizenfour, Last Days in Vietnam, Life Itself, Virunga.
Best Cinematography: Birdman, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Interstellar, Unbroken.
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Into the Woods, Maleficent, Mr. Turner.
Best Editing: Birdman, Boyhood, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Whiplash.
Best Make-up and Hair-styling: Foxcatcher, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Best Production Design: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Into the Woods.
Best Score: Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Unbroken.
Best Song: Big Eyes (Big Eyes), Everything Is Awesome (The Lego Movie), Glory (Selma), Lost Stars (Begin Again), Split the Difference (Boyhood).
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper, Fury, Interstellar, Unbroken, Whiplash.
Best Sound Mixing: American Sniper, Interstellar, Into the Woods, Unbroken, Whiplash.
Best Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Interstellar.
Best Animated Short: The Bigger Picture, Coda, Duet, Feast, Symphony No. 42.
Best Documentary Short: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Joanna, The Lion’s Mouth Opens, One Child, Our Curse.
Best Live Action Short: Aya, Baghdad Messi, Boogaloo and Graham, Carry On, The Phone Call.
Most Nominations: 1st: 9 Nominations- Birdman, The Imitation Game. 2nd: 7 Nominations- The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood. 3rd- Gone Girl (6), Whiplash (6).