Well, the Oscars have rolled up again and take place later on this evening. This year is very close, since there were so many films released in 2014 that are deserving of picking up the golden statues later tonight. I mentioned my predictions straight off the bat back when the nominations were announced, but my mind has changed quite a bit on some, especially since the BAFTAs and the SAG awards, so here is my predicted winners of the 87th Academy Awards:

Best Picture – Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (previously Boyhood)

Actor in a Leading Role – Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Actress in a Leading Role – Julianne Moore – Still Alice (previously Reese Witherspoon or Felicity Jones)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Patricia Arquette – Boyhood (previously Keira Knightley)

Best Animated Feature Film – Big Hero 6 (previously How to Train Your Dragon 2)

Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lebezki – Birdman

Best Costume Design – Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Directing – Richard Linklater – Boyhood (previously Alejandro G. Inarritu)

Best Documentary Feature – CitizenFour

Best Documentary – Short Subject – Our Curse

Best Film Editing – Tom Cross – Whiplash

Best Foreign Film – Ida

Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Music – Original Score – Interstellar

Best Music – Original Song – The LEGO Movie – “Everything is Awesome”

Best Production Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Short Film – The Bigger Picture

Best Live Action Short Film – Boogaloo and Graham

Best Sound Editing – Interstellar

Best Sound Mixing – Whiplash

Best Visual Effects – Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Adapted Screenplay – The Theory of Everything

Best Original Screenplay – Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

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