2014 Oscar Predictions: Final

We’ve come now to the end. Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will alleviate our suspense by announcing the winners of its 87th annual prizes. While many of our predictions are the same, we tend to differ in what films will spoil the race. Below are our final unified predictions for this Oscar season. We’ll let you know how we did after the Oscars (kinda sorta during, but that’s a story for another day). Please note that Tripp did not submit revised predictions prior to deadline, so these match the predictions he made during the Rundown series.

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Appears on Two Lists

Wesley Lovell Peter Patrick Tripp Burton Thomas LaTourrette
[New] = New Prediction
[Return] = Prior Prediction Returning
(O) = Original Prediction
(R) = The Rundown Predictions
(F) = Final Predictions

Best Picture

Winner Predictions

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman (TB R)
  • Boyhood (WL O) (PP O) (TL O)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Birdman (WL R) (PP R) (TL R)
  • Boyhood (TB R)

Best Animated Feature

Winner Predictions

  • Big Hero 6 (PP R)
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (WL O) (TB R) (TL O)
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Big Hero 6 (WL O) (TB R) (TL O)
  • The Boxtrolls (PP F) [New]

Best Director

Winner Predictions

  • Birdman – Alejandro G. Inarritu (TL F) [New]
  • Boyhood – Richard Linklater (WL O) (PP O) (TB O)
  • Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
  • The Imitation Game – Morten Tyldum

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Birdman – Alejandro G. Inarritu (WL R) (PP R) (TB R)
  • Boyhood – Richard Linklater (TL F) [New]

Best Actor

Winner Predictions

  • Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman (PP O) (TL O)
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything (WL R) (TB O)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Michael Keaton – Birdman (WL R) (TB O)
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything (PP O) (TL O)

Best Actress

Winner Predictions

  • Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
  • Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice (WL O) (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything (TL O)
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl (WL R)
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild (PP R) (TB O)

Best Supporting Actor

Winner Predictions

  • Robert Duvall – The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
  • Edward Norton – Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons – Whiplash (WL O) (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Edward Norton – Birdman (WL O) (PP O) (TL O)
  • Robert Duvall – The Judge (TB O)

Best Supporting Actress

Winner Predictions

  • Patricia Arquette – Boyhood (WL O) (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • Laura Dern – Wild
  • Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone – Birdman
  • Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game (WL R)
  • Emma Stone – Birdman (WL R) (PP O) (TL O)

Best Original Screenplay

Winner Predictions

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (PP R) (PP R) (TB R) (TB R)
  • Nightcrawler

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Birdman (WL R) (PP F) [New] (TB R) (TB R)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner Predictions

  • American Sniper
  • The Imitation Game (WL O) (PP O) (TL O)
  • Inherent Vice
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash (TB O)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • American Sniper (WL O)
  • The Imitation Game (TB O)
  • The Theory of Everything (PP F) [New]
  • Whiplash (TL R)

Best Original Score

Winner Predictions

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (WL R) (PP O) (TB R)
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Mr. Turner
  • The Theory of Everything (TL O)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (TL F) [New]
  • The Imitation Game (PP O)
  • The Theory of Everything (WL F) [New] (TB O)

Best Original Song

Winner Predictions

  • Everything Is Awesome – The Lego Movie
  • Glory – Selma (WL O) (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • Grateful – Beyond the Lights
  • I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me
  • Lost Stars – Begin Again

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Everything Is Awesome – The Lego Movie (WL O) (PP O)
  • I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me (TB O) (TL R)

Best Film Editing

Winner Predictions

  • American Sniper
  • Boyhood (WL F) [New] (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Whiplash

Runner-Up Predictions

  • American Sniper (PP R)
  • Whiplash (WL F) [New] (TB R) (TL F) [New]

Best Cinematography

Winner Predictions

  • Birdman (WL O) (PP O) (TB R) (TL O)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Mr. Turner
  • Unbroken

Runner-Up Predictions

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (WL O) (TB R) (TL R)
  • Unbroken (PP R)

Best Production Design

Winner Predictions

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (WL O) (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • Mr. Turner

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Into the Woods (TL R)
  • Mr. Turner (WL F) [New] (PP F) [New] (TB R)

Best Costume Design

Winner Predictions

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (WL R) (PP O) (TB R) (TL R)
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Mr. Turner

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Into the Woods (TL R)
  • Maleficent (TB R)
  • Mr. Turner (WL R) (PP R)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Winner Predictions

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (TL R)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (WL O) (PP R) (TB O)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (WL O) (PP R) (TB O)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (TL R)

Best Sound Mixing

Winner Predictions

  • American Sniper (WL R) (TB O) (TL O)
  • Birdman
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken
  • Whiplash (PP R)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • American Sniper (PP R)
  • Whiplash (WL F) [New] (TB O) (TL R)

Best Sound Editing

Winner Predictions

  • American Sniper (WL R) (PP O) (TB R) (TL O)
  • Birdman
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Birdman (WL F) [New] (PP R)
  • Interstellar (TL O)
  • Unbroken (TB R)

Best Visual Effects

Winner Predictions

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PP R) [New] (TL R)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Interstellar (WL O) (TB O)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (WL R) (TB O)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (PP F) [New]
  • Interstellar (TL R)

Best Foreign Language Film

Winner Predictions

  • Ida (WL O) (PP O) (TL O)
  • Leviathan (TB O)
  • Tangerines
  • Timbuktu
  • Wild Tales

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Leviathan (WL O) (PP O) (TL O)
  • Ida (TB O)

Best Documentary Feature

Winner Predictions

  • Citizenfour (WL O) (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • Virunga

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Last Days in Vietnam (WL F) [New] (PP R) (TB O)
  • Virunga (TL O)

Best Documentary Short Subject

Winner Predictions

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (WL O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • Joanna (PP F) [New]
  • Our Curse
  • The Reaper
  • White Earth

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Joanna (WL O)
  • Our Curse (TL O)
  • The Reaper (PP O)
  • White Earth (TB R)

Best Animated Short Film

Winner Predictions

  • The Bigger Picture
  • Dam Keeper (TB R)
  • Feast (WL O)
  • Me and My Moulton (TL R)
  • A Single Life (PP F) [New]

Runner-Up Predictions

  • The Bigger Picture (WL O)
  • Feast (PP F) [New] (TL R)
  • Me and My Moulton (TB O)

Best Live Action Short Film

Winner Predictions

  • Aya
  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Butter Lamp
  • Parvaneh (TL R)
  • The Phone Call (WL O) (PP F) [New] (TB O)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Aya (WL O) (TL O)
  • Butter Lamp (PP F) [New]
  • Parvaneh (TB R)

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  1. Yeah, I’m sticking with my predictions!

    Only ones I’d waver on are American Sniper or Whiplash for Editing and Ida for Foreign Film.

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