2015 Oscar Predictions

Adapted Screenplay

Last Updated: December 10th at 12:11 PM

The Imitation Game
  1. Graham Moore
    The Imitation Game
  2. Anthony McCarten
    The Theory of Everything
  3. Gillian Flynn
    Gone Girl
  4. Nick Hornby
  5. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson
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Original Screenplay

Last Updated: December 11th at 6:14 AM

  1. Richard Linklater
  2. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
  3. Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Ava DuVernay, Paul Webb
  5. Damien Chazelle
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Documentary (feature)

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Film Editing

Last Updated: December 2nd at 12:39 PM

  1. Sandra Adair
  2. Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
  3. Tom Cross
  4. Spencer Averick
  5. William Goldenberg, Tim Squyres
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Last Updated: December 11th at 12:31 PM

  1. Emmanuel Lubezki
  2. Dick Pope
    Mr. Turner
  3. Benoît Delhomme
    The Theory of Everything
  4. Jeff Cronenweth
    Gone Girl
  5. Hoyte Van Hoytema
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Original Score

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Original Song

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Sound Mixing

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Sound Editing

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Costume Design

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Production Design

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Makeup & Hairstyling

Last Updated: December 15th at 2:45 PM

The Grand Budapest Hotel
  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Maleficent
  3. Foxcatcher
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Foreign Language Film

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  • Alex Bauman

    Nothing for Only God Forgives? What about Vithaya Pansringarm or Kristin Scott Thomas? It might be too atypical for the Oscars but it's worth mentioning.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Bri/ Bri

    Hey Brad when are you gonna have an updated predictions...it's already JUNE!

  • jessied44

    Loving the rankings for Prisoners. If that remarkable cast and technical crew have delivered on that script, it may be the "under the radar" film of the year. That kind of thriller can be really dicey until you actually see it on a screen.

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  • Mirko Billi

    I am to agree for Saving Mr Banks: best picture, best actress, best actor in a supporting role and original screenplay. My predictions in others categories: art direction, costume design and original score.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/LouricR1999/ Louric Rankine

    I will have Lee Daniels' the Butler in
    Best Picture
    Best Director
    Best Original Screenplay
    Best Actor in a leading role
    Best Actress in a Supporting role
    Best Makeup
    Best Costume Desighn
    Best Film Editing

    • http://hauntedbyhumans.wordpress.com J.R.Meehl

      Wow. It will be lucky to get any of those.

  • Mirko Billi

    In original score goes in nomination Thomas Newman for Saving Mr Banks. I think her victory this years.

  • Aidan Khan

    U did an update right?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/BetteDavisFan/ Milos Perisic

    American Hustle? No way! Just another cheap and dull dramedy of greedy but repetitive director.

  • Bill

    Oh, so I guess you're unaware that Gravity is winning Best Score.

  • Stan Robinson

    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters has some of the best makeup work of the year. It came out early and was not a "popular" film but the prosthetic work on the witches and Edward the Troll deserve consideration if not the makeup award.

  • Liya Waran

    It would be a huge travesty if Adele Exarchopoulos does not receive a nomination for Best Actress. I'd also like to see nominations for Lea Seydoux and Abdellatif Kechiche. It'll never happen because Hollywood is so intent on mainstream and bestowing awards and nominations on dramatic and safe performances from the likes of Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep or even Tom Hanks. *yawn*. Wake me up when actors and films are recognised for being challenging.

  • Gil Thibault

    I just saw Inside Llewyn Lewis last night. I don't understand putting Llewyn... in the top ten best movies and not Butler. Butler in many respects is a better film. You should reconsider your position.

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  • Peter Bandrowsky

    I think American Hustle will receive more love in the acting field

  • http://burt-oscars.blogspot.com Burt Mizaki

    People, you can't forget that these are 'predictions', that has nothing to do with personal taste of movies.


  • http://burt-oscars.blogspot.com Burt Mizaki

    People, you can't forget that these are 'predictions'.
    It has nothing to do with personal taste of movies.


  • MSDisqus

    There's no way Chiwetel Ejiofor will win after not winning at the Golden Globes. For 9 of the last 10 years, the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor had also won a Golden Globe for the same movie. The lone exception was Sean Penn and he did a great job in Milk, unlike Ejiofor who was just standing around looking into the camera for 2 hours of the movie...guy barely talked. All of the Best Actor Oscar winners have some kind of vibe with their speech and mannerisms, something a viewer remembers forever; Chiwetel didn't have that at all, but Matthew did and he will win. Even Denzel Washington didn't win a Golden Globe but won an Oscar because he had a charismatic vibe throughout the whole Training Day. The point is this: 9/10 of the past Best Actor Academy Award winners had won a Golden Globe for the same role. The only one who hadn't was Sean Penn for Milk and his performance was outstanding to the point that you don't think of that movie without thinking about him. I can think of three other characters in 12 Years a Slave before thinking of Solomon: Patsy, Epps, and Tibeats. As a matter of fact, look at any movie that has won Best Actor at the Academy Awards; tell me you can think of another character, other than the lead man whose actor won the Oscar? I sure can't. If you think Ejiofor is going to win, you probably haven't seen many Best Actor winning movies. I recommend There Will Be Blood, The Artist, and Ray.

  • http://stevelincolnmovieblog.blogspot.com/ Steven Lincoln

    Looking at your updated predictions based on the nominations that came out yesterday, I can't really fault you on any one category. However, looking at it in total, it just doesn't seem right that 12 Years A Slave is picked for Best Picture with 4 additional wins, Gravity has 6 total wins and American Hustle has none.

    • Harvardforever

      Additional wins mean nothing...the academy votes for who they believe is the best picture.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    I wish and hope the Production Design win will go to The Great Gatsby. I don't walk out of 12YAS slave thinking 'wow, memorable production design.'

    I vote Ordinary Love for best song but a Let it Go win will not be surprising.

    I would be very happy if The Hunt wins Best Foreign Language Film, but a win for The Great Beauty will be fine as well.

    In an ideal world, Dirty Wars would win Best Documentary as it does what a documentary is supposed to do, expose the truth by showing the other half of the story you never hear, and Dirty Wars did a phenomenal job at a that. I hope you watch it one day Brad, I will be interested on your thoughts.

    And Zero win for American Hustle like the predictions here would be great.

    • MSDisqus

      They'll find a way to give them (AH) at least one.

  • Jeff Beck

    At this juncture, I only disagree with five of your picks.

    Best Picture - It could indeed still be 12 Years a Slave, but it's more likely to be Gravity given that it's won the PGA and DGA. Plus it's already expected to win many more Oscars than its closest competitors.

    Best Foreign Language Film - I would think that The Great Beauty has a much better chance of winning this than the other nominees. It's gotten rave reviews and took the Golden Globe (the last three have matched), so that's the best bet at the moment.

    Best Documentary - It would be pretty surprising if anything else besides The Act of Killing won. It's been the most awarded doc throughout awards season by far, so again, it's a best bet.

    Best Production Design and Best Costume Design - It's highly expected that both of these will go to The Great Gatsby, BUT if the Academy feels like giving American Hustle a pity award, it could very well be one of these two. At least, I hope that if they feel the need to do that that they would do it in one of these categories as opposed to giving it an undeserved Best Original Screenplay Oscar.

  • Paul

    I highly doubt that "The Hunt" will take best foreign film. It will go to "The Great Beauty" or "The Broken Circle Breakdown"

  • MSDisqus

    Rest in Peace Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • Harvardforever

    Hands down, the winner of Best Picture will be 12 Years a Slave. What a powerful, truthful film.

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  • jhairo cordova

    i think amy Adams won't win the oscar

  • Gil Thibault

    Please eliminate Boyhood from your best picture category. Very interesting concept and endurance but too long and lackluster acting performance.

  • Gil Thibault

    You should give more attention to 100 foot Journey. Very well done drama and romantic comedy.

    • Ken

      Maybe so, but is it really conceivable that the Academy will honor it in a notable enough way?

  • Sammi Luester

    Don't forget to add the other three categories for the Awards since there are 24 all together. Documentary Short, Live-Action Short, and Animated Short. :-P

  • Sammi Luester

    I wish more female filmmakers/directors were recognized. :-(

  • jd

    how about Nightcrawler for lead actor,supporting actress,screenplay,cinematography and make up

  • G A Buckman

    I believe that the response to "Interstellar" has been, to put it mildly, lukewarm and that it does not merit to be atop many of your leading contender lists. Also, I am not convinced that "the powers that be" will continue to leave Meryl Streep's "Into the Woods" performance in the supporting category particularly since Blunt's performance does not seem to be among the leading contenders for a Best Actress nomination.

  • Criddic

    If Clint Eastwood gets in for best director, I doubt his movie will miss for best picture. Why bet against the Academy giving him both nods?

  • John Benutty

    How does A Most Violent Year make it into your top 9 Best Picture nominees without a single other nomination? It's rare enough for a film to be in BP with TWO total nominations, but only ONE? Give me a break.

  • BobbyZim

    At this point - while there are still a few weeks to know for sure - I have to say I think "Unbroken" is being seriously over-rated in these predictions. I don't doubt it will get some nominations, but the critical consensus is, "Yes, it's the obvious Oscar bait movie, but it's just a little TOO obvious." The Academy tends not to appreciate being pandered to, and "Unbroken" - as well crafted as it may be - reeks of pandering. I mean, even the Coen Brothers are so obviously writers-for-hire. To me, it seems there are two probabilities: Either they reject the blatancy of the Oscar bait and split the awards between more daring films like "Birdman," "Boyhood" and "Foxcatcher," or they reject the obviousness of "Unbroken" and instead look to conventional but still more dazzling films like "The Theory of Everything," "Selma" and "The Imitation Game."

    • BobbyZim

      By the way, my predictions for Best Documentary Feature:

      1.) "Life Itself"*
      2.) "Citizenfour"
      3.) "The Overnighters"

      Those are the obvious, with * indicating which one will probably win.

      4.) "Jodorowsky's Dune"

      Almost certainly.

      5.) is pretty open with "The Evolution of a Criminal," "Finding Vivian Maier," "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," "The Green Prince," "Happy Valley," "Keep on Keepin' On," "Last Days in Vietnam," "Manakamana," "The Salt of the Earth" and "Virunga."

      My guess would be, of those, "Last Days in Vietnam," although I could certainly see "Finding Vivian Maier" or "Virunga" taking it, with "The Green Prince" and "The Salt of the Earth" being interesting dark horses.

  • The Dude

    Lol "Jennifer Lawrence but she is definitely not gonna win."