Exclusive Oscar 2015 Predictions: The First Shot

It’s that time of the year again when I jump on the band-wagon and decide to make bold Oscar predictions months before the actual ceremony. So, let’s start with a film that has been a critical favorite, Boyhood ( a rare 99 % on Rotten Tomatoes and 100 on Metacritic) that released in back in July, and at this point of time is looking like a probable winner. Interstellar was seen by few, and it didn’t blow them the way it was expected to. So, its chances of winning went downhill — it will surely get nominated though. If Boyhood does win Best Picture, Richard Linklater (who has made my favorite trilogy of all time in the form of Before Sunset, Before Sunrise and Before Midnight)  is likely going to win Best Director considering the fact that Boyhood took 12 years to make, and it couldn’t have happened without his diligence and single minded focus. Acting races are quite open with none of the contenders locked to win yet. So, all said and done, let’s look at how the major Oscar fields are shaping up.

Here are The Cinemaholic’s Exclusive Oscars 2015 Predictions (Nominations).

(For those who don’t know, we correctly predicted 86 out of 107 Oscar nominations, and 23 out of 24 winners last year.)

Best Picture

Oscars Prediction 2015 Boyhood

  1. Boyhood 
  2. Birdman
  3. The Imitation Game
  4. Interstellar
  5. Unbroken
  6. Selma
  7. Gone Girl
  8. The Theory of Everything
  9. Whiplash
  10. Foxcatcher
  11. A Most Violent Year
  12. American Sniper 
  13. Inherent Vice
  14. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  15. Big Eyes
  16. Fury
  17. St. Vincent


Best Director

Richard Linklater Oscar Boyhood

  1. Richard Linklater, Boyhood 
  2. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman 
  3. Christopher Nolan, Interstellar
  4. Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
  5. Ava DuVernay, Selma
  6. Benett Miller, Foxcatcher
  7. J.C.Chandor, A Most Violent Year
  8. David Fincher, Gone Girl


Best Actor


  1. Michael Keaton, Birdman
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game 
  3. Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
  4. Jack O’ Connell, Unbroken 
  5. Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  6. Bill Murray, St. Vincent 
  7. Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar 
  8. David Oyelow, Selma
  9. Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice


Best Actress


  1. Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  2. Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  3. Amy Adams, Big Eyes
  4. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  5. Reese Witherspoon, Wild
  6. Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
  7. Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
  8. Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars


Best Supporting Actor

JK Simmons Whiplash

  1. J K Simmons, Whiplash 
  2. Edward Norton, Birdman
  3. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  4. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  5. Miyavi, Unbroken
  6. Christopher Waltz, Big Eyes
  7. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice


Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette Boyhood

  1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  2. Keira Knightly, The Imitation Game 
  3. Emma Stone, Birdman
  4. Laura Dern, Wild
  5. Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
  6. Katherene Waterson, Inherent Vice 
  7. Naomi Watts, Birdman 
  8. Jessica Chastain, Interstellar
  9. Kristen Stewart, Still Alice


Best Original Screenplay

Boyhood Oscar Best Screenplay

  1. Boyhood 
  2. Birdman
  3. Interstellar
  4. Selma
  5. Foxcatcher  
  6. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  7. Mr. Turner
  8. A Most Violent Year


Best Adapted Screenplay


  1. Unbroken
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Gone Girl
  4. Inherent Vice
  5. The Theory of Everything
  6. Wild
  7. American Sniper


Best Cinematography


  1. Birdman
  2. Interstellar
  3. Unbroken
  4. Gone Girl
  5. Selma
  6. American Sniper
  7. Boyhood


Best Editing

Boyhood Best Editing Oscar

  1. Boyhood
  2. Birdman
  3. Interstellar
  4. Gone Girl 
  5. Unbroken
  6. Selma
  7. American Sniper

So, who are you betting on this Oscar season ? Let us know below ..