2015 Academy Awards: Who Will Win?

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The 2015 Academy Awards are fast approaching. Here's our list of predcitions for the big winners.

1. Best Picture: Front-Runner - Boyhood

Best Picture: Front-Runner - Boyhood
This outcome of the Best Picture Race will remain uncertain until the envelope is opened. It's the closest race in decades, and either Boyhood or Birdman will win by a nose (or beak).

2. Best Picture: Possible Upset - Birdman

Best Picture: Possible Upset - Birdman
Birdman is a slight underdog, as it's not as a film like Boyhood comes along once in a lifetime (literally). Still, the Academy loves flicks about actors and the industry, particularly when they're as self-referential as Birdman.

3. Best Actor: Front-Runner - Eddie Redmayne

Best Actor: Front-Runner - Eddie Redmayne
Until a few weeks ago, Michael Keaton was considered a lock in this race. Since then, however, Redmayne has become the odds-on favorite, thanks to big wins at the BAFTAs and Golden Globes.

4. Best Actor: Possible Upset - Michael Keaton

Best Actor: Possible Upset - Michael Keaton
Keaton could still pull out, of course. He was electrifying in Birdman, and Hollywood loves a comeback.

5. Julianne Moore: Best Actress (Lock of the Night)

Julianne Moore: Best Actress (Lock of the Night)
There's no possible upset here. Expect Moore to take home the little gold guy for her stirring performance in Still Alice.

6. Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Another Safe Bet)

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Another Safe Bet)
Bet the farm on Simmons. No other supporting role captured nearly as much attention this year as Simmons' gripping turn in Whiplash.

7. Best Supporting Actress: Front-Runner - Patricia Arquette

Best Supporting Actress: Front-Runner - Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette is the favorite for her role as a harried single mom in Boyhood.

8. Best Supporting Actress: Possible Upset: Emma Stone

Best Supporting Actress: Possible Upset: Emma Stone
But Emma Stone is one of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood, and her work in Birdman is the best of her career thus far.

9. Best Director: Front-Runner: Richard Linklater

Best Director: Front-Runner: Richard Linklater
Linklater shot Boyhood over the course of 12 years. It's an unprecedented feat, and you can expect him to take home an Oscar for his commitment.

10. Best Director: Possible Upset - Alejandro Inarritu

Best Director: Possible Upset - Alejandro Inarritu
Of course, Birdman is a marvel in its own right. The film has the appearance of being chot in one continuous take, and it's wildly witty script (co-penned by Inarritu) is equally impressive.

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