My Oscar Predictions for 2014

I have to make one change.  I didn’t realize that Selma had gotten their screeners out to the Academy members (they didn’t get them out to anyone else), so I am removing American Sniper from the best picture category and putting in Selma.


This is my guess for the top categories for the Academy Awards, which are to be announced on Thursday, 1/15/15. I only do best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, director, original screenplay and adapted screenplay. However, this year, I will predict the nominations for best foreign language film.


Best Picture



Gone Girl

Grand Budapest Hotel, The

Imitation Game, The



Theory of Everything, The



Best Director


Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

David Fincher – Gone Girl

Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game


Fincher might be out and Eastwood might be in


Best Actor


Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Ralph Feinnes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything


Best Actress


Jennifer Aniston – Cake

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julian Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild


If Aniston doesn’t make it, it’ll probably be Amy Adams


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

Kiera Knightly – The Imitation Game

Renee Russo – Nightcrawler

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods


If Russo doesn’t make it, it’ll probably be Jessica Chastain.


Best Original Screenplay


Wes Anderson, Hugo Guiness – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo – Birdman

  1. May Frye, Dave Futterman – Foxcatcher

Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Richard Linklater – Boyhood


If Foxcatcher doesn’t make it, then I think Selma will get maybe it’s only one of two noms (the other for song)


Best Adapted Screenplay


Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Gyllian Flynn – Gone Girl

Jason Dean Hall – American Sniper

Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game


If American Sniper doesn’t make it, it’ll probably be Wild


Best Foreign Language Film


Force Majeure




Wild Tales


See you Thursday morning



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