Oscar Winner Predictions 2015: Who Will Win This Year?

  
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The Academy Awards are coming up this weekend and we’re super excited to see who wins. We’ve been watching all of the actors and actresses running their various campaigns for the last few months. We’ve also paid close attention to the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the BAFTA Awards and we think we have a pretty good idea of who is going to win in each of the major categories this year. When it comes to the Oscars, there are no guarantees; however, we think a few of these people are sure wins. Here are Fame10’s Oscar winner predictions for 2015!

Best Picture

This year, “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash” are all up for Best Picture. While we think that all these films are pretty great, we think that “Boyhood” will be taking the Oscar home.

So far, the film has taken home Best Motion Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globe Awards and Best Film at the BAFTA Awards and rightfully so – it is a groundbreaking film. There is literally nothing out there like it. “Boyhood” was filmed over the course of 12 years. Cast and crew would get together for a few weeks once a year to film, which gave it this incredible sense of realism. The critics have nothing but praise for “Boyhood.” A.O. Scott of The New York Times called it the best film of 2014 while Peter Travers of Rolling Stone named it the best movie of the year. Peter Bradshaw was equally effusive. He called it “one of the greatest films of the decade.”Boyhood

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Best Director

The Best Director race is pretty tight this year. Alejandro G. Iñárritu is up for “Birdman;” Richard Linklater is up for “Boyhood;” Bennett Miller is up for “Foxcatcher;” Wes Anderson is up for “The Grand Budapest Hotel;” and Mortem Tyldum is up for “The Imitation Game.”

We think that this one will also go to Linklater for “Boyhood.” His only real competition in this category is Iñárritu for “Birdman.” The direction in both of these films has earned critical acclaim; however, we don’t think “Birdman” can really compete with “Boyhood” because the latter is so revolutionary. It has already taken home the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the David Lean Award for Direction at the BAFTA Awards, which we think is a pretty good sign that it will also nab the Academy Award. If “Boyhood” doesn’t win for some mysterious reason, the only other possible winner that we see in this category is “Birdman.”

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