Here we go with some of my (mostly unbaised) Oscar prediction…which if the Grammy’s taught us, means I’ll get about 10% correct 🙂
Best Picture – Birdman……A lot of people think Boyhood will win it, and the dark horse is American Sniper with all of its recent publicity. But look for Birdman to be the big winner of the night.
Actor in a Leading Role – Bradley Cooper | American Sniper……If any award sneaks in for American Sniper, it is likely to be this one, although Michael Keaton (Birdman) has a chance and most likely Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) will win this one.
Actor in a Supporting Role – J.K. Simmons | Whiplash……He has won every award ceremony so far this year, and it’s highly unlikely that he won’t win this one as well.
Actress in a Leading Role – Julianne Moore | Still Alice……Long overdue, having lost multiple times in big spots, this will finally be Moore’s year, as she will hold off Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night).
Actress in a Supporting Role – Emma Stone | Birdman……Was there any doubt on who I would pick here? But if we want the unbaised option, it’ll be Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) taking home the award.
Animated Feature Film – Big Hero 6……This award is always a free-for-all, but this may be the Big Hero of the night.
Visual Effects – Dawn of the Plane of the Apes……While I would hope for an X-Men win, the apes will grab this one.
Writing, Original Screenplay – Boyhood……What was done with this movie was ingenious and could only be pulled off as a novelty once, and for that it’ll win.