The Dose: Our choices for the 87th Academy Awards

The Dose: Our choices for the 87th Academy Awards

The Dose: Our choices for the 87th Academy Awards
February 16
23:49 2015

The Editorial Board 

This award season celebrates some pretty good movies. Five of the editors predicted the outcome of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22. Don’t miss our Oscar Liveblog during the show. 

Best Picture 

American Sniper

Actor in a Leading Role 

Bradley Cooper for “American Sniper”

Actress in a Leading Role

Reese Witherspoon for “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role 

J.K. Simmons for “Whiplash”

Actress in a Supporting Role 

Emma Stone for “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue)”

Animated Feature Film 

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Writing: Adapted Screenplay 

Anthony McCarten for “The Theory of Everything”

Writing: Original Screenplay 

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Cinematography 

Robert Yeoman for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Costume Design 

Anna B. Sheppard for “Maleficent”

Directing 

Richard Linklater for “Boyhood”

Documentary Feature 

Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natesegara for “Virunga”

Documentary Short Subject

Gabriel Serra for “The Reaper (La Parka)”

Film Editing 

Barney Pilling for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Foreign Language Film 

Zaza Urushadze for “Tangerines”

Makeup and Hairstyling 

Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White for “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Music: Original Score 

Hans Zimmer for “Interstellar”

Music: Original Song 

John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn for “Glory” from “Selma”

Production Design 

Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Sound Editing 

Brent Burge and Jason Canovas for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Sound Mixing 

Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley for “Whiplash”

Visual Effects 

Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett and Dan Lemmon for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

Featured Image: A gigantic Oscar’s statue. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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