Oscars 2015: Who Will Win?
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Oscars 2015: Who Will Win?

The Oscars are headed our way this Sunday, February 22, so it's time to make any last minute changes to your Oscar bets before settling in for a night of high fashion and lots of predictable winners thrilling competition. So, who will take home the prize in the top categories? We've got our final predictions right here.

Best Film

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American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

And the winner will be... Based on the precursor awards, this is actually a super tight race. Birdman locked up top honors at the guild awards ceremonies, including the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG), Producer’s Guild of America (PGA), and the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), which historically means it should win. On the other hand Boyhoodwent home with the big prize at the Golden Globes and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, and seems to be more universally liked than the more divisive Birdman, which people tend to find find either completely brilliant or just plain weird. We'd be happy to see either flick take it, but our money is on Boyhood... but only by a hair.

Check out the Boyhood trailer!

Best Director


Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

And the winner will be... This also seems to come down to a competition between Birdman and Boyhood, and again, it's hard to make a call. We wouldn't be surprised to see Best Director and Best Film split (it happened last year), and Alejandro González Iñárritu's work was flashier.

Check out what Birdman looks like!

Best Actor

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Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

And the winner will be... This looks like another two-person race, between Eddie Redmayne's Oscar-friendly portrayal of Stephen Hawking (seriously — tackling a real person and the physical changes of a generative disease? That's what statues are made of) and Michael Keaton's triumphant comeback role in Birdman, which is also a nicely meta turn. This one could really go either way, but Eddie Redmayne seems to have the momentum.

Here's a taste of his work...

Best Actress

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Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

And the winner will be... Julianne Moore has taken this category in all the precursor awards, and she will on Sunday, too. Fortunately, her heartrending portrayal of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's is more than deserving of all the love.

Here's the Still Alice trailer.

Best Supporting Actor

Edward Norton, Birdman
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall, The Judge

And the winner will be... Thanks for playing, everyone else, but this one goes to J.K. Simmons. If you've seen Whiplash, you know why.

Heck, even the trailer makes it pretty clear.

Best Supporting Actress

Emma Stone, Birdman
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Laura Dern, Wild
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

And the winner will be... This is another one with no mystery: Patricia Arquette has cleaned up this awards season, and it should all be topped off with an Oscar.

Since you've already seen the Boyhood trailer, here's one of her most moving scenes...

Best Song

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"Everything Is Awesome" (The Lego Movie)
"Grateful" (Beyond the Lights)
"Glory" (Selma)
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" (Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me)
"Lost Stars" (Begin Again)

And the winner will be... If it's not "Glory" we will rage.

Listen to it here.

Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below, and then remember to tune in on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC to find out if you're right!

02.17.2015 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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