Live Oscar Coverage 2015! Predictions, Winners, and more!

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Renegades, mount up!

The Oscars are once again here, and we at Renegade Cinema will once again be covering the festivities! This year predicting the top categories isn’t an easy task. Many categories can potentially have huge upsets, and others can be anyone’s game. The top two categories– Best Director and Best Picture— appear to be neck-in-neck as far as who could walk away with a statue. Birdman and Boyhood are huge locks in both, question is though– Who will edge out in each category? And will one movie take home both Oscars statues? We’ll see!

Other Oscars categories can have unpredictable outcomes, such as Best Actor, which seems to be a lock for Eddie Remayne (The Theory of Everything), but Michael Keaton (Birdman) could pull a huge upset here. In the technical side, Best Achievement in Visual FX is fast tracking for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, however, Interstellar is showing potential to steal the win. It’s going to be an interesting night for sure, and the Renegade writers are ready to see the outcome.

Stay tuned at Renegade Cinema as we cover the Oscars winners! Also, how many of our predictions we will get correct? Just keep refreshing the page as we update the winners!

Happy Oscars everyone! Enjoy the show and make sure to refresh this page for the latest in our live 2015 Oscars coverage!

Here is our predictions:

Best Picture

American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Prediction: Birdman

Winner: Birdman

 

Directing

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

Prediction: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Winner: Alejandro González Iñárittu, Birdman

 

Actress in a Lead Role

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

Prediction: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

 

Actor in a Lead Role

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

Prediction: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

 

Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Prediction: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Winner: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

 

Actress in a Supporting Role

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

Prediction: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Winner:  Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

 

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper, written by Jason Hall
The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore
Inherent Vice, written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything, screenplay by Anthony McCarten
Whiplash, written by Damien Chazelle

Prediction: The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore

Winner: The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore

 

Original Screenplay

Birdman, written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Boyhood, written by Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher, written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel, screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler, written by Dan Gilroy

Prediction: The Grand Budapest Hotel, screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Winner: Birdman, written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

 

Foreign Language Film 

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

Prediction: Ida (Poland)

Winner: Ida (Poland)

 

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Prediction: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Winner: Big Hero 6

 

Best Documentary Feature

Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Prediction: Citizenfour

Winner: Citizenfour

 

Best Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper (La Parka)
White Earth

Prediction: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Winner: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

 

Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Prediction: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

 

Film Editing

Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach, American Sniper
Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel
William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game
Tom Cross, Whiplash

Prediction: Sandra Adair, Boyhood

Winner: Tom Cross, Whiplash

 

Production Design

Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel
Maria Djurkovic (Production Design); Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration), The Imitation Game
Nathan Crowley (Production Design); Gary Fettis (Set Decoration), Interstellar
Dennis Gassner (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), Into the Woods
Suzie Davies (Production Design); Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration), Mr. Turner

Prediction: Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel

Winner: Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Costume Design

Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficent
Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

Prediction: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Winner: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy

Prediction: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Winner: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

Prediction: Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

Winner: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Best Original Song

“Everything Is Awesome,” The Lego Movie, Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

“Glory,” Selma, Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights, Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

“Lost Stars,” Begin Again, Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

 

Prediction:  “Glory,” Selma, Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Winner: “Glory,” Selma, Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

 

Live Action Short Film

Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call

Prediction: The Phone Call

Winner: The Phone Call

 

Animated Short Film

The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Prediction: Feast

Winner: Feast

 

Sound Mixing

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin, American Sniper
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga, Birdman
Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten, Interstellar
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee, Unbroken
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash

Prediction: John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin, American Sniper

Winner: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash

 

Sound Editing 

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper
Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock, Birdman
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Richard King, Interstellar
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, Unbroken

Prediction: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper

Winner: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper

 

Visual Effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould, Guardians of the Galaxy
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar
Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Prediction: Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Winner: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar

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About the Author

John "D-Rock" Dotson
is a film critic and film-maker from Dallas, Texas. He attended Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor's in Business Administration in the field of Marketing. He's a huge lover of all things cinema... except The Last Airbender. Follow him on Twitter @DRockDot
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