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It's Never Too Early For 2015 Oscar Predictions

Photo of Jim Amos By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider August 4, 2014 at 10:26AM

Proving it's never too early to look at possible 2015 Oscar nominees, Box Office Insider recaps the films which might be part of this year's Oscar race and projects which of the upcoming films might also be in that conversation.
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Boyhood


Proving it's never too early to look at possible 2015 Oscar nominees, Box Office Insider recaps the films which might be part of this year's Oscar race and projects which of the upcoming films might also be in that conversation.

As for films that have already opened, the conversation begins with "Boyhood".  The Richard Linklater masterpiece has won universal acclaim from both audiences and critics and is an almost certain lock for noms for Best Picture and Best Actor for Ellar Coltrane.  Look for supporting noms for Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as well.  IFC has never truly had a film in the middle of an Oscar race before so they'll be treading in virgin territory.  

Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" seems to have lost a bit of the Oscar steam that had built up around the film upon release.  Opening so early in the year is almost always a roadblock to Oscar success so Fox Searchlight will have to reignite a campaign in order to receive nods.  

Will Philip Seymour Hoffman receive a posthumous nom for "A Most Wanted Man"?  Will any of this year's animated films make it into the top 9 or 10 or however many the Academy deems fit for Best Picture?  What will this year's Oscar "It" movie be?  It's too early to reliably predict but let's have some fun and determine who the front runners are...

Foxcatcher

BEST PICTURE
GOTTA BE NOMINATED
"Gone Girl"
"Boyhood"
"Foxcatcher"
"Unbroken"

COULD BE ON THE FINAL BALLOT
"Inherent Vice"
"The Imitation Game"
"Big Eyes"
"Birdman"

Rosewater

COULD PULL AN UPSET
"Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Interstellar"
"Fury"
"Rosewater"
"Selma"
"The Theory of Everything"
"Into the Woods"

Mr Turner

BEST ACTOR
GOTTA BE NOMINATED
Steve Carell--"Foxcatcher"
Michael Keaton--"Birdman"
Timothy Spall--"Mr. Turner"

The Imitation Game

COULD BE ON THE FINAL BALLOT
Ellar Coltrane--"Boyhood"
Ben Affleck--"Gone Girl"
Benedict Cumberbatch--"The Imitation Game"
Joaquin Phoenix--"Inherent Vice"
Philip Seymour Hoffman--"A Most Wanted Man"

COULD PULL AN UPSET
Ralph Fiennes--"Grand Budapest Hotel"
Channing Tatum--"Foxcatcher"
Jack O'Connell-"Unbroken"
Jake Gyllenhaal--"Nightcrawler"


Reese Witherspoon

BEST ACTRESS
GOTTA BE NOMINATED
Reese Witherspoon---"Wild"
Amy Adams--"Big Eyes"

Eleanor Rigby

COULD BE ON THE FINAL BALLOT
Jessica Chastain--"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby"
Meryl Streep--"Into The Woods"
Rosamund Pike--"Gone Girl"
Helen Mirren--"The Hundred-Foot Journey"

COULD PULL AN UPSET
Shailene Woodley--"The Fault In Our Stars"
Felicity Jones--"The Theory Of Everything"


This article is related to: Academy Awards, Festivals and Awards


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