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Toondude10's Academy Award Predictions

It's that time of year again everyone. The list of Academy Award nominees has just been released. So I've decided to make my own predictions on who is going to win which category. If you have different choices, please feel free to share.
1 Best Picture

While most people would choose Boyhood, I feel like this one is going to take the cake for Best Picture here. Surprised to not see: Interstellar, Gone Girl, Nightcrawler
2 Best Director

Usually the film with the Best Picture gets Best Director (although the last couple of years say differently), so I have a feeling this is going to win. Surprised to not see: Interstellar, Gone Girl
3 Best Actor

Everyone keeps saying that this is Michael Keaton's best performance of his career, if not the best overall performance of the whole year. And because of this, I don't think there's any competition compared to the other nominees in this category. Surprised to not see: Interstellar (Matthew McConaughey), Gone Girl (Ben Affleck), Nightcrawler (Jake Gyllenhaal), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Andy Serkis)
4 Best Actress

A really tough choice, but more people are talking about Reese Witherspoon more than any other nominee in this category, so I'm choosing Wild for this one.
5 Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons has been getting a lot of Oscar buzz for his role in Whiplash, and the same thing with Michael Keaton, everyone keeps claiming that this is his best performance of his career.
6 Best Supporting Actress
The Imitation Game

I feel like Keira Knightly gave the strongest performance compared to the other nominees here, as much as I love Emma Stone. Surprised to not see: Interstellar (Jessica Chastain)
7 Best Original Screenplay

My prediction for Best Picture and Best Director, most definitely will get this category. Even if I'm wrong about the other predictions. Surprised to not see: Interstellar
8 Best Adapted Screenplay
The Theory of Everything

I feel like The Theory of Everything is most likely going to get this one, but just barely. Who knows, maybe it'll be a tie between this and American Sniper. But for now, I think Theory of Everything is going to get this one. Surprised to not see: Selma, Gone Girl
9 Best Animated Film
Big Hero 6

Disney tends to win this category the most. Surprised to not see: The LEGO Movie
10 Best Animated Short Film

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11 Best Foreign Language Film

I've heard a lot of amazing things about this film. That and it's the only film I've heard of in this category.
12 Best Documentary

Haven't watched/heard of these nominees
13 Best Documentary Short

Haven't watched/heard of these nominees
14 Best Live Action Short

Haven't watched/heard of these nominees
15 Best Original Score

It's quite possibly the best film score of the decade, and definitely Hans Zimmer's best film score in almost fifteen years. I made a review of it a little while ago.
16 Best Original Song
The LEGO movie

17 Best Sound Editing

Gravity won last year, so I have a feeling that Interstellar is going to take this one. Why? Because it's in space!
18 Best Sound Mixing

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19 Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

This is probably the most realistically colorful and vibrant film of the year. So I'm pretty sure The Grand Budapest Hotel is going to win this category.
20 Best Cinematography

The entire film is just one camera shot, and critics tend to love that sort of thing. After all, Gravity did the same thing, but for only seventeen minutes. Surprised to not see: Interstellar, Nightcrawler
21 Best Make-Up Design
Guardians of the Galaxy

Even though The Grand Budapest Hotel deserves this as well, I think Guardians of the Galaxy went way beyond it. It's a shame that only three nominees are allowed in this category. Surprised to not see: Into the Woods, The Hobbit 3, Maleficent
22 Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Pretty much for the same reason as I gave earlier.
23 Best Film Editing

If there is at least one category Boyhood would win, it would be this one. I just don't feel like Boyhood would really get any or the more well-known awards. Surprised to not see: Birdman, Interstellar, Nightcrawler
24 Best Visual Effects

For quite possibly the least cared about category, this is a really tough choice. But I think Interstellar is going to take this category because it's the film with the least CGI used. That might sound like a bad thing, but I feel like that's the advantage, especially on how smartly the CGI is used in Interstellar. Surprised to not see: Hobbit 3, Into the Woods, Birdman
25 Overall Winner

Birdman gets the most wins with 5, Intersteller with 4, The Grand Budapest Hotel with 2, the rest of the winners get 1.
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