Here Are the Favorites to Win the Major Oscar Categories

February 22, 2015

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If you haven’t filled out your office Oscar pool yet, we’ve got you covered.  Here are the odds-on favorites to win the major categories on Sunday . . . plus the nominee with the second-best odds, if you want to change it up a little.

We even listed some of the more obscure categories, since those may be the hardest for you to call.

 

Best Picture:  “Birdman”, followed by “Boyhood”

Best Director:  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”), followed by Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”)

Best Actor:  Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), followed by Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)

Best Actress:  Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), followed by Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”)

Best Supporting Actor:  J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), followed by Edward Norton (“Birdman”)

Best Supporting Actress:  Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), followed by Emma Stone (“Birdman”)

Best Adapted Screenplay:  “The Imitation Game”, followed by “Whiplash”

Best Original Screenplay:  “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, followed by “Birdman”

Best Animated Feature Film:  “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, followed by “Big Hero 6”

Best Foreign Film:  “Ida” (Poland), followed by “Leviathan” (Russia)

Best Documentary Feature:  “CitizenFour”, followed by “Virunga”

Best Original Score:  “The Theory of Everything”, followed by “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Original Song:  “Glory” (“Selma”), followed by “Everything Is Awesome” (“The Lego Movie”)

Best Costume Design:  “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, followed by “Into the Woods”

Best Animated Short Film:  “Feast”, followed by “The Bigger Picture”

Best Live-Action Short Film:  “The Phone Call”, followed by “Boogaloo and Graham”

Best Production Design:  “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, followed by “Into the Woods”

Best Visual Effects:  “Interstellar”, followed by “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

Best Cinematography:  “Birdman”, followed by “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:  “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, followed by “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Best Film Editing:  “Boyhood”, followed by “Whiplash”

(You can check out a full list of odds at Bovada.lv.  Naturally, the lines may shift a little over time.)