Staff Oscar Predictions (2014-2015)

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OSCAR PREDICTIONS FOR STAFF

UPDATED: July 17, 2014
(PREDICTED WINNERS ARE IN BOLD)

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.

SAMUEL MARK KRISTEN JOEY JOSEPH B. MICHAEL
BEST PICTURE
Big Eyes
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher *
Fury
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Unbroken

BEST DIRECTOR 
David Ayers – Fury
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Angelina Jolie – Unbroken *
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Christopher Nolan – Interstellar

BEST ACTOR
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher *
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Brad Pitt – Fury
Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner

BEST ACTRESS 
Amy Adams – Big Eyes * 
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Philip Seymour Hoffman – A Most Wanted Man
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash * 
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Anna Kendrick – Into the Woods * 
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Vanessa Redgrave – Foxcatcher
Emma Stone – Birdman

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 
Birdman * 
Boyhood
Fury
Interstellar
Mr. Turner

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 
Foxcatcher *
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Rosewater
Unbroken

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie *
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Big Eyes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods * 
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman
Fury
Gone Girl
Interstellar *
Unbroken

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Big Eyes
Into the Woods *
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

BEST FILM EDITING
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl * 
Interstellar
Unbroken

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Foxcatcher * 
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Unbroken

BEST SOUND MIXING
Fury
Godzilla
Interstellar
Into the Woods * 
Unbroken

BEST SOUND EDITING
Fury
Godzilla
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Interstellar *
Unbroken

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Interstellar *

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Big Eyes
Gone Girl
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Interstellar
Unbroken * 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Into the Woods *
Into the Woods
The LEGO Movie
Selma

BEST PICTURE
Big Eyes
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Fury
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
A Most Violent Year
Unbroken*

BEST DIRECTOR
Tim Burton – Big Eyes
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Christopher Nolan – Interstellar
Angelina Jolie – Unbroken*

BEST LEAD ACTOR
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher*
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner

BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Big Eyes*
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks – A Most Violent Year
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher*
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods*
Laura Dern – Wild
Jennifer Garner – Men, Women and Children
Jena Malone – Inherent Vice
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice
Men, Women and Children
Unbroken*

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Big Eyes
Birdman
Boyhood*
A Most Violent Year
Mr. Turner

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2*
The Lego Movie

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Armstrong Lie
The Case Against 8
Finding Vivian Maier
Korengal
Life Itself*

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Mommy (Canada)
Run (Ivory Coast)
Timbuktu (France)
Wild Tales (Argentina)
Winter Sleep (Turkey)*

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Big Eyes
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Unbroken*

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Lost Stars” – Begin Again*
“Original Song TBD” – Into the Woods
“Everything is Awesome” – The Lego Movie

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman
Interstellar
Fury
Mr. Turner
Unbroken*

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Big Eyes
Fury
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner*

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods*
Macbeth
Mr. Turner

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Foxcatcher*
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods

BEST FILM EDITING
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Interstellar*
Unbroken

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 SOUND EDITING
Fury
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar*
Unbroken

BEST SOUND MIXING
Fury
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar*
Into the Woods
Unbroken

BEST PICTURE
Big Eyes
Birdman
Foxcatcher*
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
A Most Violent Year
Selma
Unbroken

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Tim Burton – Big Eyes
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Angelina Jolie – Unbroken
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher*

LEADING ACTOR
Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher*
Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher

LEADING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Big Eyes*
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Marion Cotillard – MacBeth
Michelle Williams – Suite Francaise

SUPPORTING ACTOR
James Franco – True Story
Domhnall Gleeson – Unbroken
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher*
Matthias Schoenaerts – Suite Francaise

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year*
Jennifer Garner – Men, Women, & Children
Anna Kendrick – Into the Woods
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Big Eyes
Birdman
Boyhood*
A Most Violent Year
Selma

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice*
Unbroken
Wild

ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls*
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Big Eyes
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Grand Budapest Hotel*
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman*
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Inherent Vice
A Most Violent Year

COSTUME DESIGN
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods*
MacBeth
Mr. Turner

FILM EDITING
Birdman*
Boyhood
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Unbroken

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Foxcatcher
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods*

SOUND MIXING
Fury
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar*
Transformers: Age of Extinction

SOUND EDITING
Fury
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Transformers: Age of Extinction*

VISUAL EFFECTS
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar*

ORIGINAL SCORE
Big Eyes
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Rosewater
Unbroken*

ORIGINAL SONG
Big Hero 6
Boyhood
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Into the Woods
The Lego Movie*

BEST PICTURE
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
Fury
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Men, Women, & Children
Rosewater
Unbroken*

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Angelina Jolie – Unbroken*
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Jason Reitman – Men, Women, & Children

BEST ACTOR
Ben Affleck – Gone Girl
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher*
Gael Garcia Bernal – Rosewater
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Big Eyes*
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Jennifer Lawrence – Serena
Michelle Williams – Suite française
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Logan Lerman – Fury
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher*
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Rosemarie DeWitt – Men, Women, & Children
Jena Malone – Inherent Vice
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl*

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher*
Fury
Mr. Turner

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice
Men, Women, & Children
Rosewater
Unbroken*

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie*

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Fury
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Unbroken*

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Unbroken*

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Into the Woods*
MacBeth
Maleficent
Unbroken

BEST FILM EDITING
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher*
Gone Girl
Unbroken

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Foxcatcher*
Into the Woods

BEST SOUND MIXING
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar*
Into the Woods
Transformers: Age of Extinction

BEST SOUND EDITING
Exodus: Gods and Kinds
Fury
Godzilla
Interstellar*
Into the Woods

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes*
Godzilla
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Noah

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Big Eyes
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Interstellar
Unbroken*

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Begin Again
Into the Woods*
The Lego Movie
Muppets Most Wanted
Wish I Was Here

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Alive Inside
Finding Vivian Maier
Ivory Tower
Life Itself*
The Unknown Known

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
The Assassin
Blue is the Warmest Color
Leviathan
The Raid 2
Winter Sleep*

BEST PICTURE
“A Most Violent Year”
“Big Eyes”
“Boyhood”
“Foxcatcher”
“Gone Girl”
“Interstellar”
“Into the Woods”
“Selma”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Unbroken”

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher — “Gone Girl”
Angelina Jolie — “Unbroken”
Richard Linklater — “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller — “Foxcatcher”
Christopher Nolan — “Interstellar”

LEAD ACTOR
Ben Affleck — “Gone Girl”
Steve Carell — “Foxcatcher”
Michael Keaton — “Birdman”
Jack O’Connell — “Unbroken”
David Oyelowo — “Selma”

LEAD ACTRESS
Amy Adams — “Big Eyes”
Jessica Chastain — “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”
Marion Cotillard — “Macbeth”
Rosamund Pike — “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon — “Wild”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks — “A Most Violent Year”
Miyavi — “Unbroken”
Mark Ruffalo — “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons — “Whiplash”
Christoph Waltz — “Big Eyes”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette — “Boyhood”
Jessica Chastain — “A Most Violent Year”
Anna Kendrick — “Into the Woods”
Meryl Streep — “Into the Woods”
Lorraine Toussaint — “Selma”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Boyhood”
“Foxcatcher”
“Interstellar”
“Selma”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Gone Girl”
“Inherent Vice”
“Men, Women and Children”
“Unbroken”
“Wild”

ANIMATED FEATURE
“Big Hero 6″
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“The Lego Movie”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Exodus: Gods and Kings”
“Interstellar”
“Into the Woods”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Unbroken”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Big Eyes”
“Birdman”
“Gone Girl”
“Interstellar”
“Unbroken”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Big Eyes”
“Exodus: Gods and Kings”
“Into the Woods”
“Maleficent”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

FILM EDITING
“Boyhood”
“Foxcatcher”
“Gone Girl”
“Interstellar”
“Unbroken”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Foxcatcher”
“Into the Woods”
The Grand Budapest Hotel

SOUND MIXING
“Exodus: Gods and Kings”
“Fury”
“Interstellar”
“Into the Woods”
“Unbroken”

SOUND EDITING
“Fury”
“Godzilla”
“Interstellar”
“Noah”
“Unbroken”

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Godzilla”
“Interstellar”
“Noah”
“The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”

ORIGINAL SCORE
“Big Eyes”
“Foxcatcher”
“Gone Girl”
“Interstellar”
“Unbroken”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Korengal”
“Life Itself”
“Rich Hill”
“Stray Dog”
“The Case Against 8”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Leviathan” (Russia)
“Mommy” (Canada)
“The Salt of the Earth” (Germany)
“Two Days, One Night” (Belgium)
“Winter Sleep” (Turkey)

BEST PICTURE
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
Fury
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Men, Women and Children*
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
David Ayer – Fury
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennet Miller – Foxcatcher
Jason Reitman – Men, Women and Children*

BEST ACTOR
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher*
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Big Eyes*
Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Duvall – The Judge
James Franco – True Story
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher*

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Shohreh Aghdashloo – Rosewater
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood*
Laura Dern – Wild
Jennifer Garner – Men, Women and Children
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman
Boyhood*
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mr. Turner

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice
Men, Women and Children*
Unbroken
Wild

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2*
The Lego Movie

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Big Eyes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar*
Into the Woods

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Fury
Mr. Turner
Unbroken*

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner*

BEST FILM EDITING
Birdman
Fury
Gone Girl
Interstellar*
Unbroken

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Foxcatcher
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods*
Maleficent
Unbroken

BEST SOUND MIXING
Fury
Interstellar*
Into the Woods
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Unbroken

BEST SOUND EDITING
Fury
Godzilla
The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies
Interstellar*
Unbroken

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes*
Godzilla
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Noah

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Fury
Gone Girl
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Interstellar
Unbroken*

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Begin Again*
Into the Woods
The Lego Movie

SAM MARK KRISTEN JOEY JOSEPH B. MICHAEL

 

 

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