Oscar® Predictions for 2014

Here are my predictions for the Oscar winners for films made in 2014:

  • Picture: Birdman
  • Director: Richard Linklater for Boyhood
  • Actor: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything
  • Actress: Julianne Moore for Still Alice
  • Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash
  • Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
  • Original screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Adapted screenplay: The Imitation Game
  • Cinematography: Birdman
  • Editing: Boyhood
  • Animated feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Documentary feature: Citizenfour
  • Foreign language feature: Ida (Poland)
  • Production design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Costumes: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Makeup: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Score: The Theory of Everything
  • Song: “Glory” from Selma
  • Sound editing: American Sniper
  • Sound mixing: Whiplash
  • Visual effects: Interstellar
  • Animated short: Feast
  • Documentary short: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Live action short: The Phone Call

My primary sources were GoldDerby and PredictWise. Best picture and director are particularly challenging to predict this year.

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2 Responses to “Oscar® Predictions for 2014”

  1. barry409 Says:

    I looked at your choices and thought “brave, splitting best picture and best director.” I haven’t actually looked at the statistics to know how often they are linked.

    And then I noticed that you predict no overlap among best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and best screenplay.

    How often does that happen?

    • mweston Says:

      Actually the last two years they have *not* matched. But it is slightly bold since the consensus is that Birdman will win both, but I think Boyhood still has a shot. My original predictions also split them, but the other way around. I changed them earlier Saturday, and then the Indie Spirit Award results sealed it.

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