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87th Academy Awards: 2015 Oscar Results List & Predictions

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, February 22, 2015
The 87th Academy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and take place on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, as well as broadcast by ABC.

Full winners list of Oscars 2015 results Academy Awards 87th Annual

Event Schedule

November 8, 2014: The Governors Awards
December 3, 2014: Screen credits and music submissions due
December 29, 2014: Nominations voting begins 8:00 am PST
January 8, 2015: Nominations voting ends 5:00 pm PST
January 15, 2015: Nominations announced
February 2, 2015: Nominees luncheon
February 6, 2015: Final voting begins at 8:00 am PST
February 7, 2015: Scientific and Technical Awards
February 17, 2015: Final voting ends 5:00 pm PST
February 22, 2015: Ceremony begins 4:00 pm PST

This post will be updated with the full list of results of the winners. In the meantime, please tell us your predictions and let us know which movies you're hoping will walk away with an Oscar.

BEST PICTURE

NOMINEES: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash

PREDICTION: Birdman
- I had expected Gone Girl to be on this list and since that isn't the case, Birdman is the one film that I keep hearing more buzz about than anything else, by far. It has far too many nominations to ignore, too. Boyhood is mostly here for its effort, while The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything felt like they were such obvious Oscar bait that I hope they get ignored. The same probably applies to Selma, but the fact that it isn't nominated for much else means that the academy can't possibly love it so much to give it this award. The Grand Budapest Hotel was nominated for the same amount of awards as Birdman, but it is also weird in a way that could alienate itself. I've yet to see American Sniper, Selma or Whiplash, but all of these other films just didn't scream amazing to me and I doubt those three will, either. This is a very, very weak list for Best Picture.

RESULT: Birdman

BEST ACTOR

NOMINEES: Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

PREDICTION: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
- The only redeeming quality of The Theory of Everything in my mind is Eddie Redmayne's performance. He kills it, and even though I'm a fan of Michael Keaton, his performance just doesn't match up in comparison. Cumberbatch I feel is just a safe nominee, as is Bradley Cooper, and Steve Carell is nominated for going against the grain. Keaton's got the "old actor back in the limelight" buzz, but Redmayne should get the Oscar.

RESULT: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

BEST ACTRESS

NOMINEES: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

PREDICTION: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
- Rosamund Pike seems like too obvious of a choice in a way, but I'd be a fool to guess her after Julianne Moore has more buzz. After watching her performance, I'd be fond of Pike winning, though. Felicity Jones definitely doesn't deserve it and I didn't bother watching the other three movies.

RESULT: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

NOMINEES: Robert Duvall (The Judge), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Edward Norton (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

PREDICTION: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
- I've heard nothing but uproarious praise for Simmons. Hawke was nothing special and Norton didn't stand out to me.

RESULT: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

NOMINEES: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Laura Dern (Wild), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Emma Stone (Birdman), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

PREDICTION: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
- Streep being nominated is no surprise, considering her record. Knightley happened to be the only woman in an Oscar bait film, so that's no surprise, either. Stone gets the "young person who will eventually win this in the future, but not now, although we want to show how confident we are in her abilities" nomination. I know nothing of Laura Dern's performance and haven't heard any buzz about it, so by default, this goes to Arquette.

RESULT: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

BEST DIRECTOR

NOMINEES: Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

PREDICTION: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
- After watching them, I no longer think Richard Linklater has this in the bag. Was it a daunting task? Sure. However, Alejandro González Iñárritu had a much more complicated method of directing his film.

RESULT: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

NOMINEES: Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler

PREDICTION: Birdman
- If not Birdman, I could see The Grand Budapest Hotel or Nightcrawler stealing this.

RESULT: Birdman

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

NOMINEES: American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash

PREDICTION: The Imitation Game
- No real reason. It really is a shame that Captain America: The Winter Soldier wasn't nominated. Stigmas like that need to go away.

RESULT: The Imitation Game

BEST FILM EDITING

NOMINEES: American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Whiplash

PREDICTION: Boyhood
- This film was made over 12 years. There's no way it shouldn't win, really. 

RESULT: Whiplash

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

NOMINEES: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the GalaxyInterstellar, X-Men: Days of Future Past

PREDICTION: Interstellar
- Very surprised that The Hobbit wasn't nominated. While Dawn of the Planet of the Apes potentially could take this, I think it is Interstellar's to lose.

RESULT: Interstellar

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

NOMINEES: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ida, Mr. Turner, Unbroken

PREDICTION: The Grand Budapest Hotel
- If not this, then Birdman. This is a tough one. Do they go with the bigger, colorful movie or do they go with the smaller, darker movie?

RESULT: Birdman

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

NOMINEES: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Into the Woods, Mr. Turner

PREDICTION: The Grand Budapest Hotel
- I'm fairly confident in this prediction, but that doesn't mean it's a guarantee.

RESULT: The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

NOMINEES: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Inherent Vice, Into the Woods, Maleficent, Mr. Turner

PREDICTION: The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Since there is a variety of costumes in the film, I'd have to go with the movie that has the most nominations as standing out and probably getting the win more for popularity than credibility. However, Into the Woods could pull the win out.

RESULT: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Milena Canonero)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

NOMINEES: Foxcatcher, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Guardians of the Galaxy

PREDICTION: The Grand Budapest Hotel
- This is almost makeup versus hairstyling. Foxcatcher would be winning for the makeup job on Steve Carell and The Grand Budapest Hotel would be winning on a tad of Tilda Swinton makeup, but primarily facial hair. Guardians of the Galaxy sadly has no real shot in my mind, but was just nominated because of the volume of aliens.

RESULT: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Mark Coulier and Frances Hannon)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

NOMINEES: Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game), Hans Zimmer (Interstellar), Gary Yershon (Mr. Turner), Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)

PREDICTION: Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)
- I've heard more buzz about this than anything else. None of these strike me as memorable except for one song from Interstellar which was more predominantly featured in the trailers rather than the movie. That song is amazing, but is it good enough to win the Oscar? Out of the others, I haven't seen Mr. Turner, but I probably paid the most attention to The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I can't remember much about it.

RESULT: Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

NOMINEES: "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, "Glory" from Selma, "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, "Lost Stars" from Begin Again

PREDICTION: "Glory" from Selma
- Considering how Selma isn't nominated for much else, this stands out to me as something that must have been noteworthy to the academy. This will be an unpopular opinion, but I think "Everything is Awesome" was incredibly annoying in the movie after having seen it so many times in the commercials, and it isn't even a great song, so I hope it doesn't win.

RESULT: "Glory" from Selma

BEST SOUND EDITING

NOMINEES: American Sniper, Birdman, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Interstellar, Unbroken

PREDICTION: American Sniper
- It damn sure better not be Interstellar, that's for sure. I couldn't even hear some dialogue during the movie.

RESULT: American Sniper (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman)

BEST SOUND MIXING

NOMINEES: American Sniper, Birdman, Interstellar, Unbroken, Whiplash

PREDICTION: Whiplash
- It's a music film. Duh.

RESULT: Whiplash (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley)

BEST ANIMATED (FEATURE)

NOMINEES: Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

PREDICTION: Big Hero 6
- The only movie out of this bunch that I've seen was How to Train Your Dragon 2, and I was disappointed in it. The Boxtrolls looked really, really stupid to me, and the animation was gross as well. While Big Hero 6 should have been something that I was interested in, the trailers failed to intrigue me, but I've heard good things.

RESULT: Big Hero 6

BEST ANIMATED (SHORT)

NOMINEES: The Bigger Picture, The Dam Keeper, Feast, Me and My Moulton, A Single Life

PREDICTION: The Dam Keeper
- I never know anything about these films, so I usually just pick the title that sounds the most pretentious or weird.

RESULT: Feast

BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

NOMINEES: Citizenfour, Finding Vivian Maier, Last Days in Vietnam, The Salt of the Earth, Virunga

 PREDICTION: Virunga
- I never know anything about these films, so I usually just pick the title that sounds the most pretentious or weird.

RESULT: Citizenfour

BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

NOMINEES: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Joanna, Our Curse, The Reaper (La Parka), White Earth

PREDICTION: Our Curse
- I never know anything about these films, so I usually just pick the title that sounds the most pretentious or weird.

RESULT: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

NOMINEES: Ida, Leviathan, Tangerines, Timbuktu, Wild Tales

PREDICTION: Ida
- I never know anything about these films, so I usually just pick the title that sounds the most pretentious or weird. However, in this case, Ida is nominated elsewhere, so it would be the clear favorite to win in my eyes.

RESULT: Ida

BEST SHORT FILM

NOMINEES: Aya, Boogaloo and Graham, Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Parvaneh, The Phone Call

PREDICTION: Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
- I never know anything about these films, so I usually just pick the title that sounds the most pretentious or weird.

RESULT: The Phone Call

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE WIN? TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

2015 Oscar Winners for Best Picture Academy Awards 87th Results
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: ANTHONY MANGO

Tony Mango is the founder, head writer and show host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment and more. He is a writer, creative director/consultant, media manager and entertainer. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Extended profile here.

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