Nick’s 2015 Oscar Picks

NICK’S PICK: Michael Keaton

  LEAD ACTRESS

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

NICK’S PICK: Rosamund Pike

    Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum“The Imitation Game”

Supporting actress

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Meryl Streep, “Into The Woods”

NICK’S PICK: Emma Stone

Supporting actor

Robert Duvall, “The Judge
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

NICK’S PICK: Hands down, J.K. Simmons

Animated feature film

“Big Hero 6” | Review
The Boxtrolls” | Review
“How To Train Your Dragon 2” | Review
“Song of the Sea” | Review
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” | Review

NICK’S PICK: “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Foreign language film

“Ida” (Poland)
“Leviathan” (Russia)
“Tangerines” (Estonia)
“Timbuktu” (Mauritania)
“Wild Tales” (Argentina)

NICK’S PICK: “Timbuktu”

Adapted screenplay

Jason Hall, “American Sniper”
Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”
Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice”
Anthony McCarten, “The Theory of Everything”
Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”

NICK’S PICK: “Whiplash”

Original screenplay

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, “Foxcatcher”

Wes Anderson (screenplay), Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness (story), “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”

NICK’S PICK: Birdman

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