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2015 Oscars: Gold Rush Gang Oscar Predictions August 2014 – Birdman Flies, Boyhood Grows Up, Selma Marches On

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Results are in for the most current Gold Rush Gang Oscar predictions and Fox Searchlight’s Birdman continues to hold strong, Paramount’s Selma rises and both IFC’s Boyhood and The Weinstein Company’s perceived main horse, The Imitation Game, make gains in multiple categories. Plus, we’ve added the below-the-line predictions in all categories save Documentary Feature and Foreign Language Film for now. So, who do you agree with? Am I crazy for being the lone person to predict Jack O’Connell in Best Actor? What about Jason’s full-bore stanning for The Imitation Game? Will it pay off or go bust? Is Nicole Kidman really in 5th place for a film without a distributor or is it just Kidmaniacs reacting to the screening this week?

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BEST PICTURE Erik Alexander David Evan Jason Kenneth Matt L. Matt M. Peter Richard TOTALS
Big Eyes 0
Birdman * * * * * * * * * * 10
Blackhat                     0
Boyhood * * * * * * * * * * 10
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby                   0
Exodus: Gods and Kings                   0
Foxcatcher * * * * * * * * * * 10
Fury 0
Get on Up 0
Gone Girl * * * * *   * * * * 9
The Grand Budapest Hotel *                   1
The Imitation Game * * * * * * * * * * 10
Inherent Vice * * * * * * * * *   9
Interstellar * * * * * * * * * * 10
Into the Woods 0
Kill the Messenger 0
Men, Women & Children 0
A Most Violent Year 0
Mr. Turner 0
Queen of the Desert 0
Selma * * * *   * * * * * 9
The Theory of Everything *           1
Trash *       1
Unbroken * * * * * * * * * * 10
Wild * * * *   *   * 6

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BEST DIRECTOR Erik Alexander David Evan Jason Kenneth Matt L. Matt M. Peter Richard TOTALS
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice 0
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel 0
David Ayer, Fury 0
Tim Burton, Big Eyes 0
J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year 0
Stephen Daldry, Trash 0
Ava DuVernay, Selma * * * *   * *     * 7
David Fincher, Gone Girl *     * *   3
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman * * * * * * * * * * 10
Werner Herzog, Queen of the Desert 0
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken * * 2
Justin Kurzel, Macbeth 0
Richard Linklater, Boyhood * * * * * * * * * * 10
Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner 0
Michael Mann, Blackhat 0
Rob Marshall, Into the Woods 0
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher * * * *   * * * 7
Christopher Nolan, Interstellar *   *   * * 4
Jason Reitman, Men, Women & Children 0
Ridley Scott, Exodus: Gods and Kings 0
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game * * * *   * * * 6
Liv Ullmann, Miss Julie 0
Jean-Marc Vallée, Wild 0

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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5 comments

  1. I love this, I deeply hope it gets update through the season, and that, this format will continue for winner and nominee predictions.

  2. People are overestimating Boyhood, IMHO. The current hype helps people forget how competitive things can get by mid-autumn and I don’t think that an IFC production can summon a campaign that can compete with more bait-y contenders.

    • IFC has been very vocal about mounting a campaign for Boyhood so we have to believe that. It is the biggest critical hit of the decade and is proving to be a box office success as well. Critics will be able to keep the film afloat and in conversation through awards season and, as every year, some of those mid-autumn and Christmas Oscar hopefuls will end up being non-starters.

  3. I hear you, Tyler but IFC has been pretty vocal about mounting a campaign for ‘Boyhood’ and that it plans to keep the film in theaters through awards season. Every year has a summer indie that hits the mark with critics that push it through to the end, sometimes with very good results. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a good, recent example. Plus, with so many Oscar hopefuls packed into the short run of the end of the year, a handful of them will be non-starters and begin falling to the side.

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