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Jill and Ryan Predict the 2015 Oscars

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This year was a tough one to predict. Not only are we lukewarm about many of the nominees, but a few favorites of ours were not given the attention they deserve (and not just The Lego Movie). So really, it’s in that spirit that we attempt to determine Sunday’s winners. There’s a silver lining though, in that we really have no idea what’s going to happen. The uncertainty will hopefully be rewarded in some unique choices and a variety of winners. Even if it might mess up our impressive bating average. Check back on Monday to see how we did!

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Best Picture American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash

Should win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Will win: Birdman 

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Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Richard Linklater - Boyhood Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Should win: Wes Anderson

Will win: Richard Linklater

Actor

Steve Carell in Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper in American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

Should win: Michael Keaton

Will win: Eddie Redmayne

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Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall in The Judge Ethan Hawke in Boyhood Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

Will (and should) win: J.K. Simmons

Actress

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

Should win: Rosamund Pike

Will win: Julianna Moore

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette in Boyhood Laura Dern in Wild Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game Emma Stone in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

Will (and should) win: Patricia Arquette

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Animated Feature

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

Should win: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 

Will win: Big Hero 6

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Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper The Imitation Game Inherent Vice The Theory of Everything Whiplash

Should win: Inherent Vice

Will win: The Imitation Game

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Original Screenplay

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel Nightcrawler

Will (and should) win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) The Grand Budapest Hotel Ida Mr. Turner Unbroken

Should win: Ida

Will win: Birdman

Costume Design

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

Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Documentary Feature

CitizenFour Finding Vivian Maier Last Days in Vietnam The Salt of the Earth Virunga

Will win: CitizenFour

Documentary Short Subject

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

Best guess: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Film Editing

American Sniper Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Whiplash

Best guess: Crisis Hotline: Whiplash

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Foreign Language Film

Ida (Poland) Leviathan (Russia) Tangerines (Estonia) Timbuktu  (Mauritania) Wild Tales (Argentina)

Will (and should win): Ida

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Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Guess: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Score

Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game Hans Zimmer - Interstellar Gary Yershon - Mr. Turner Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Theory of Everything

Should win: Desplat

Will in: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Original Song

“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

Will win: "Glory"

Production Design

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

Will (and should) win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Animated Short Film

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

Will (and should) win: Feast

Live Action Short Film

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

Should win: Aya, Butter Lamp, or Parvaneh

Will win: The Phone Call

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Sound Editing

American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Interstellar Unbroken

Best guess: American Sniper

Sound Mixing American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Interstellar Unbroken Whiplash

Best guess (and should win?): Whiplash

Visual Effects Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Guardians of the Galaxy Interstellar X-Men: Days of Future Past

Will win: Interstellar

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