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After wins with the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild, Birdman is your new frontrunner.

Last Updated: January 25, 2015



#1 Birdman

Fox Searchlight Pictures /  Directed By
Release Date: October 17, 2014 (Limited)



#2 Boyhood

IFC Films /  Directed By
Release Date: July 11, 2014 (Limited)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

#3 The Grand Budapest Hotel

Fox Searchlight Pictures /  Directed By
Release Date: March 7, 2014

American Sniper

#4 American Sniper

Warner Bros. /  Directed By
Release Date: December 25, 2014 (LImited; Expands Jan 16, 2015)

The Imitation Game

#5 The Imitation Game

The Weinstein Co. /  Directed By
Release Date: November 28, 2014 (Limited)

The Theory of Everything

#6 The Theory of Everything

Focus Features /  Directed By
Release Date: November 7, 2014 (Limited)


#7 Selma

Paramount Pictures /  Directed By
Release Date: December 25, 2014 (Limited; wide on 1/9/15)


#8 Whiplash

Sony Pictures Classics /  Directed By
Release Date: October 10, 2014

  • jinjuriki187

    I'm surprised gone girl is so low on the list but its still really early in the year i guess so a lot can happen. i hope grand budapest hotel can get a nom, that movie was absolutely amazing

  • TomNewYorker

    i liked grand budapest hotel, but sadly i highly doubt it'll get a best picture nom, it opened alittle too early. in least if the studio will rerelease later this year like November & December,

  • Pierre V. Wilson

    EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS(3D) could get Nominations?.

    ANY Hope for Three Times Oscar Nominee Sir Ridley Scott?.

    ANY Hope for Oscar Winner Christian Bale?.

    • Pierre V. Wilson

      ANY Hope for Joel Edgerton?.

      ANY Hope for Oscar Winner Steven Zaillian?.

  • Pierre V. Wilson

    ANY Chance of Nominations for NOAH(3D).

    ANY Hope for Emma Watson?.

    ANY Hope for Oscar Winner Russell Crowe?.

    • António Mendes


  • snoopy kawchuk

    I'm rooting for Birdman, Interstellar, Gone Girl, Inherent Vice, Unbroken, Foxcatcher, Into The Woods, Boyhood, and Grand Budapest (even though it was released too early to get nominated)

    • luis ivan

      Also imitation game and violent year

  • Ian Corning

    Foxcatcher is way more likely to win than Wild And Birdman

  • Max

    1) A Most Violent Year
    2) Foxcatcher
    3) Unbroken
    4) Fury
    7) Gone Girl
    8) Into the Woods
    9) Whiplash
    10) Kill the Messenger

  • Pierre V. Wilson


    • António Mendes

      Perhaps only in the technical Oscars like Art Direction and Costume Designing.
      Otherwise, I think nobody expects Exodus to be a great movie. It may be a lot of fun, but not great.

  • Alex Horton

    i like how you moved gone girl up that was a good addition as well for ben in the best actor category

  • Shane Burke

    Why such a big drop for Foxcatcher??

  • jhairo cordova

    1) Boyhood
    2) Unbroken
    3) Birdman
    4) Into the woods
    5) The theory of everything
    6) Gone girl
    7) Interstellar
    8) Inherent vice
    9) The grand Budapest hotel
    In case of 10:
    10) The Lego movie

  • Shane Burke

    1) Boyhood
    2) Inherent Vice
    3) Gone Girl
    4) Interstellar
    5) Unbroken
    6) Foxcatcher
    7) Birdman
    8) The Imitation Game
    9) Fury
    10) Into the Woods

  • Newbourne

    Here's my list of 32 contenders. My picks are italicized with their placement in my top 10. The placement on my lists is based on who is most likely to get nominated, not who is most likely to win. I think Fury is the biggest guarantee for a nomination due to its cast and subject matter, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to take the gold.

    21st Century Fox (20th & Searchlight)
    • Birdman (#5) (+Director's nomination for Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu)
    • Exodus: Gods and Kings
    • Gone Girl (#7)
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Wild

    NBC Universal (UPI & Focus):
    • Get on Up
    • Kill the Messenger
    • The Theory of Everything (#4)
    • Unbroken

    Paramount Pictures:
    • The Gambler
    • Interstellar (#8)
    • Men, Women & Children
    • Noah
    • Selma

    Sony (Columbia & SPC):
    • Foxcatcher (#6) (+Director's nomination for Bennet Miller)
    • Fury (#1) (+Director's nomination for David Ayer)
    • Magic in the Moonlight
    • Mr. Turner
    • Still Alice
    • Whiplash

    Walt Disney Motion Pictures:
    • Big Hero 6
    • Into the Woods

    Warner Brothers:
    • American Sniper (#3) (+Director's nomination for Clint Eastwood)
    • Inherent Vice (#9)
    • The Judge

    The Weinstein Company:
    • Big Eyes
    • Escobar: Paradise Lost
    • The Imitation Game (#2) (+Director's nomination for Morten Tyldum)
    • The Immigrant
    • St. Vincent

    Dark Horses:
    • Boyhood (IFC)
    • A Most Violent Year (A24)

  • Eduardo Rocha

    Here's my Oscar predictions!! Check them out and let me know what you think!

  • Laut Fuentes

    Best Picture:
    Winner: Boyhood
    .The Imitation Game
    .Gone Girl
    .Into the Woods

    .The Grand Budapest Hotel
    .Mr. Turner
    .American Spiner
    .The Theory of Everything
    .Inherent Vice

  • Gil Thibault

    U need to eliminate Boyhood and Birdman from best picture consideration. Interesting pictures but not full Oscar quality.

    • J.R.Meehl

      Nope. They both will likely get best picture nominations.

  • Michael Dalton

    I think you need to update this comment section.

    • J.R.Meehl

      Click on the settings and change from oldest to newest.

  • jhairo cordova

    My predictions:
    1) Selma
    2) Boyhood
    3) Unbroken
    4) A Most Violent Year
    5) Into The Woods
    6) Birdman
    7) The Imitation Game
    8) Interstellar
    9) The Theory Of Everything
    Winner: Selma

  • J.R.Meehl

    Its fun seeing Brad's predictions slowly morph to mirror, or semi-mirror mine. Here are my pics for Best Picture Nomination.
    1) Boyhood
    2) Whiplash
    3) Birdman
    4) Unbroken
    5) Grand Budapest Hotel
    6) Foxcatcher
    7) Gone Girl
    8) Nightcrawler or Interstellar
    9) Selma
    10) The Imitation Game

    Boyhood should win.

  • Kirsty Harris

    I don't see Unbroken sticking at number 1 for much longer tbh.....

  • jhairo cordova

    My Predictions:
    1) Boyhood
    2) Selma
    3) The Imitation Game
    4) Into The Woods
    5) Birdman
    6) A Most Violent Year
    7) Gone Girl
    8) Still Alice

    9) Mr. Turner
    Winner: Boyhood

  • Cordia

    I Think Imitation Game should be up a little higher on the list right now. It isn't winning any critics awards, but is on that top 10 list of the NBR and is doing great in limited release so far. Has weinstein behing it and is a typical crowdplease like most Oscar winners are..

  • TomNewYorker

    my prediction for Best Picture are
    Gone Girl
    The Imitation Game
    The Theory Of Everything

  • Dennis Martin

    True - except one for one thing. For some reason, it was peculiarly unsatisfying.