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@GeekMentality’s 2015 Oscar Guesses

Tonight is the biggest night in Hollywood – and what better way to celebrate Oscar Night then by making blind guesses as to what and who will win. I’ve barely seen any of these movies (like maybe one of them?), but I’m just as qualified as the best movie critic? Right?

No, probably not – but who cares – here they are. These aren’t necessarily the ones I WANT to win, but they are the ones I think will take home the trophies:

* I actually saw this movie


Best Picture

“The Theory of Everything”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“American Sniper”*
“The Imitation Game”

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher”
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”*
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress in a Leading Role

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

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”


Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Original Screenplay

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”


Adapted Screenplay

“American Sniper”*
“The Imitation Game”
“Inherent Vice”
“The Theory of Everything”


“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Mr. Turner”

Costume Design

Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”
Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”
Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, “Maleficent”
Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Animated Feature Film

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

Documentary Feature

“Finding Vivian Maier”
“Last Days in Vietnam”
“The Salt of the Earth”

Documentary Short Subject

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”
“Our Curse”
“The Reaper”
“White Earth”

Film Editing

Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach, “American Sniper”*
Sandra Adair, “Boyhood”
Barney Pilling, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
William Goldenberg, “The Imitation Game”
Tom Cross, “Whiplash

Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar”
Gary Yershon, “Mr. Turner”
Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything”


Production Design

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

Animated Short Film

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

Live Action Short Film

“Boogalo and Graham”
“Butter Lamp”
“The Phone Call”

Visual Effects

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”*
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”*
“Guardians of the Galaxy”*
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Foreign Language Film

“Wild Tales”

Original Song

“Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”, Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson*
“Glory” from “Selma”, Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
“Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights”, Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me”, Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and
Julian Raymond
“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”, Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Sound Editing

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, “American Sniper”*
Martin Hernandez and Aaron Glascock, “Birdman”
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
Richard King, “Interstellar”
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, “Unbroken”

Sound Mixing

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloof and Walt Martin, “American Sniper”*
Jon Taylor, Frank Montano, and Thomas Varga, “Birdman”
Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, and Mark Weingarten, “Interstellar”
Jon Taylor, Frank Montano, and David Lee, “Unbroken”
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley, “Whiplash”

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, “Foxcatcher”
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, “Guardians of the Galaxy”*

As you can tell, I did at least go see American Sniper….Follow me on twitter at @geekmentality

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