Staff Oscar Predictions (2014-2015)

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OSCAR PREDICTIONS FOR STAFF

UPDATED: OCTOBER 24, 2014
(PREDICTIONS ARE IN RANKING ORDER BY WRITER)

These are the individual predictions for the entire staff of AwardsCircuit.com.  Look through the columns to see what they think will be named on Oscar nomination morning.

To see the Official Academy Award Predictions, go to the OSCAR PREDICTIONS page.

OSCAR CATEGORIES
MARK
JOSEPH B.
MICHAEL B.
SAMUEL
PICTURE
•Unbroken
•The Imitation Game
•The Theory of Everything
•Birdman
•Boyhood
•American Sniper
•Interstellar
•Whiplash
•Foxcatcher
•Selma
•Interstellar
•Boyhood
•The Imitation Game
•Unbroken
•Birdman
•Gone Girl
•Whiplash
•Into the Woods
•Selma
•Foxcatcher
•Boyhood
•The Imitation Game
•Unbroken
•Birdman
•Interstellar
•The Theory of Everything
•Foxcatcher
•American Sniper
•Gone Girl
•Fury
•The Imitation Game
•Birdman
•The Theory of Everything
•Boyhood
•Interstellar
•Unbroken
•Whiplash
•Foxcatcher
•Gone Girl
•Into the Woods
DIRECTOR
•Angelina Jolie
Unbroken
•Alejandro G. Inarritu
Birdman
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Christopher Nolan
Interstellar
•Christopher Nolan
Interstellar
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Angelina Jolie
Unbroken
•Alejandro G. Inarritu
Birdman
•Damien Chazelle
Whiplash
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Alejandro G. Inarritu
Birdman
•Angelina Jolie
Unbroken
•Christopher Nolan
Interstellar
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•Alejandro G. Inarritu
Birdman
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•Angelina Jolie
Unbroken
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Christopher Nolan
Interstellar
LEAD ACTOR
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Jack O'Connell
Unbroken
•Bradley Cooper
American Sniper
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Steve Carell
Foxcatcher
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•David Oyelowo
Selma
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Steve Carell
Foxcatcher
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Timothy Spall
Mr. Turner
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Steve Carell
Foxcatcher
•Bradley Cooper
American Sniper
LEAD ACTRESS
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Amy Adams
Big Eyes
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Amy Adams
Big Eyes
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Amy Adams
Big Eyes
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Emily Blunt
Into the Woods
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
SUPPORTING ACTOR
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Miyavi
Unbroken
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
•Miyavi
Unbroken
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
•Domhnall Gleeson
Unbroken
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•Josh Brolin
Inherent Vice
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Jessica Chastain
Interstellar
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Lorraine Toussaint
Selma
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Laura Dern
Wild
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Kristen Stewart
Still Alice
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY•Birdman
•Boyhood
•Mr. Turner
•Whiplash
•Interstellar
•Boyhood
•Birdman
•Whiplash
•Interstellar
•Selma
•Boyhood
•Birdman
•Foxcatcher
•The Grand Budapest Hotel
•Interstellar
•Boyhood
•Birdman
•Whiplash
•Interstellar
•Mr. Turner
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY•Unbroken
•The Imitation Game
•Gone Girl
•American Sniper
•The Theory of Everything
•The Imitation Game
•Unbroken
•Gone Girl
•The Theory of Everything
•American Sniper
•Unbroken
•Gone Girl
•The Imitation Game
•The Theory of Everything
•Inherent Vice
•The Imitation Game
•The Theory of Everything
•Unbroken
•American Sniper
•Gone Girl
ANIMATED•Big Hero 6
•The Lego Movie
•The Boxtrolls
•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•The Tale of Princess Kaguya
•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•The Lego Movie
•Big Hero 6
•The Boxtrolls
•The Tale of Princess Kaguya
•The Lego Movie
•The Boxtrolls
•Big Hero 6
•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•The Tale of Princess Kaguya
•The LEGO Movie
•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•Big Hero 6
•The Boxtrolls
•The Tale of Princess Kaguya

OSCAR CATEGORIES
KAREN
TERENCE
JOEY
KRISTEN
PICTURE
•Interstellar
•Into the Woods
•The Theory of Everything
•The Imitation Game
•Boyhood
•Men, Women & Children
•Foxcatcher
•Inherent Vice
•A Most Violent Year
•Foxcatcher
•Unbroken
•Birdman
•The Imitation Game
•Interstellar
•Gone Girl
•Fury
•Boyhood
•Selma
•Boyhood
•The Imitation Game
•Interstellar
•American Sniper
•Birdman
•Whiplash
•The Theory of Everything
•Gone Girl
•Unbroken
•Foxcatcher
DIRECTOR
•Alejandro G. Inarritu
Birdman
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Angelina Jolie
Unbroken
•Christopher Nolan
Interstellar
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•Bennett Miller
Foxcatcher
•Alejandro G. Inarritu
Birdman
•Angelina Jolie
Unbroken
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•Christopher Nolan
Interstellar
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Birdman
•Clint Eastwood
American Sniper
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•Damien Chazelle
Whiplash
LEAD ACTOR
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Steve Carrell
Foxcatcher
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Ralph Fiennes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Steve Carell
Foxcatcher
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•David Oyelowo
Selma
•Bradley Cooper
American Sniper
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Steve Carell
Foxcatcher
LEAD ACTRESS
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Jessica Chastain
A Most Violent Year
•Hilary Swank
The Homesman
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Rosemund Pike
Gone Girl
•Amy Adams
Big Eyes
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Shailene Woodley
The Fault in Our Stars
SUPPORTING ACTOR
•JK Simmons
Whiplash
•Josh Brolin
Inherent Vice
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Tom Wilkinson
Selma
•Logan Lerman
Fury
•Miyavi
Unbroken
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
•Robert Duvall
The Judge
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Jessica Chastain
Interstellar
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Kiera Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Anna Kendrick
Into the Woods
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Laura Dern
Wild
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY•Foxcatcher
•Boyhood
•Birdman
•Interstellar
•The Grand Budapest Hotel
•Foxcatcher
•Birdman
•Boyhood
•Interstellar
•Selma
•Boyhood
•Birdman
•Whiplash
•Interstellar
•Foxcatcher
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY•The Imitation Game
•Unbroken
•Gone Girl
•Wild
•Into the Woods
•Unbroken
•The Imitation Game
•Gone Girl
•The Theory of Everything
•Wild
•American Sniper
•The Imitation Game
•Gone Girl
•The Theory of Everything
•Unbroken
ANIMATED•The Lego Movie
•Big Hero 6
•The Boxtrolls
•The Book of Life
•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•The Lego Movie
•The Boxtrolls
•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•Big Hero 6
•The Book of Life
•The Lego Movie
•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•Big Hero 6
•The Book of Life
•The Boxtrolls

OSCAR CATEGORIES
SHANE
JACK
CRISTINA
ROBERT
PICTURE
•Boyhood
•Birdman
•The Imitation Game
•The Theory of Everything
•Gone Girl
•Foxcatcher
•Interstellar
•Unbroken
•Whiplash
•The Imitation Game
•Interstellar
•Unbroken
•Birdman
•Boyhood
•American Sniper
•Foxcatcher
•Whiplash
•Wild
•Birdman
•Boyhood
•Foxcatcher
•The Imitation Game
•Interstellar
•The Theory of Everything
•Gone Girl
•The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
•American Sniper
DIRECTOR
•Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Birdman
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•David Fincher
Gone Girl
•Angelina Jolie
Unbroken
•Christopher Nolan
Interstellar
•Alejandro G. Innaritu
Birdman
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Bennett Miller
Foxcatcher
•Alejandro G. Inarritu
Birdman
•Richard Linklater
Boyhood
•Bennett Miller
Foxcatcher
•David Fincher
Gone Girl
•Morten Tyldum
The Imitation Game
LEAD ACTOR

•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Steve Carell
Foxcatcher
•Timothy Spall
Mr. Turner
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Bradley Cooper
American Sniper
•Jack O’Donnell
Unbroken
•Michael Keaton
Birdman
•Steve Carrell
Foxcatcher
•Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
•Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game
•Bill Murray
St. Vincent
LEAD ACTRESS
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Amy Adams
Big Eyes
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Emily Blunt
Into The Woods
•Julianne Moore
Still Alice
•Reese Witherspoon
Wild
•Felicity Jones
The Theory of Everything
•Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl
•Amy Adams
Big Eyes
SUPPORTING ACTOR
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•Josh Brolin
Inherent Vice
•Robert Duvall
The Judge
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•Josh Brolin
Inherent Vice
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
•Edward Norton
Birdman
•Mark Ruffalo
Foxcatcher
•J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
•Charles Dance
The Imitation Game
•Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
•Jessica Chastain
Interstellar
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Sienna Miller
American Sniper
•Meryl Streep
Into The Woods
•Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
•Emma Stone
Birdman
•Laura Dern
Wild
•Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game
•Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY•Boyhood
•Birdman
•Interstellar
•Mr. Turner
•The Grand Budapest Hotel
•Boyhood
•Birdman
•Foxcatcher
•Interstellar
•Whiplash
•Birdman
•Boyhood
•Foxcatcher
•Whiplash
•Interstellar
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY•The Imitation Game
•Gone Girl
•The Theory of Everything
•Unbroken
•Inherent Vice
•The Imitation Game
•Gone Girl
•Unbroken
•The Theory of Everything
•American Sniper
•Gone Girl
•The Imitation Game
•The Theory of Everything
•Unbroken
•American Sniper
ANIMATED•How to Train Your Dragon 2
•The Lego Movie
•Big Hero 6
•The Boxtrolls
•The Tale of Princess Kaguya
•The Lego Movie
•Big Hero 6
•How To Train Your Dragon 2
•The Boxtrolls
•Song of the Sea
•The LEGO movie
•The Boxtrolls
•Mr. Peabody and Sherman
•The Book of Life
•Big Hero 6

CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL OSCAR PREDICTIONS:

PICTURE | DIRECTOR | LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE | PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | FOREIGN LANGUAGE | LIVE ACTION SHORT | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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