As the ceremony date is nearing, the Oscar race continues to heat up. Let us find out how it might culminate this year’s Academy Awards. The 87th annual Academy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, and it will air on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, on ABC.
“Boyhood” and “Birdman” have been in a tight race for Best Picture and Best Director categories this year. Undoubtedly, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most perplexing, but engrossing, Oscar races in years. While the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has bestowed their accolades on “Boyhood,” “Birdman” has won the trifecta of the major guild honors.
“Boyhood” and “Birdman” were both praised by critics for their creativity and technical achievements. While many preferred “Boyhood” for displaying more heart, they saw both films as Oscar-worthy.
The two films fell into separate categories at the Golden Globes 2015, but only “Boyhood” has won the best dramatic movie. “Birdman” lost to “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in the comedy/musical category. Linklater won the Best Director, while Inarritu won for Best Screenplay.
For most of that time, “Boyhood” seemed to have the edge. Last month, “Birdman” has won at the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards and Directors Guild Award.
Here are the predictions from GoldDerby:
Best Picture: “Boyhood” leads the race.
Best Director: Richard Linklater of “Boyhood” bested over Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu of “Birdman” and Ava DuVernay “Selma.”
Best Actor: It is a close fight between Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) and Eddie Redmayne (“Theory of Everything”). Keaton leads the race.
Best Actress: The experts have placed their hopes on Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”).
Best Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) owns it, with one expert rooting for Tim Roth “Selma”).
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) leads the race, while Anna Kendrick (“Into the Woods”) receives a vote.
Best Original Screenplay: Most experts are rooting for “Boyhood,” followed by “Birdman.”
For the complete list of predictions, check out GoldDerby’s official page here.
And that’s it for the Oscars 2015 predictions. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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