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Oscars 2015: QMI Agency critics pick who should win

By Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek, Liz Braun, QMIAgency

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Curious what films our writers think will win it all Sunday night at the 87th annual Academy Awards? So were we.

Below, you’ll find picks in all 24 categories from Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland and Jim Slotek.

Afterwards, make your own picks on our interactive Oscar ballot.

Best Picture

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Liz Braun, Jim Slotek

Boyhood – Bruce Kirkland

Best Actor

Michael Keaton, Birdman – Liz Braun

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything – Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, Still Alice – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Best Director

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman – Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Richard Linklater, Boyhood – Liz Braun

Foreign Language Film

Ida (Poland) – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland

Leviathan (Russia) – Jim Slotek

Adapted Screenplay

Jason Hall, American Sniper – Liz Braun

Graham Moore, The Imitation Game – Bruce Kirkland

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash – Jim Slotek

Original Screenplay

Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo, Birdman – Liz Braun, Jim Slotek

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel – Bruce Kirkland

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6 – Jim Slotek

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Into the Woods – Liz Braun

Cinematography

Birdman – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Jim Slotek

Sound Mixing

American Sniper – Liz Braun, Jim Slotek

Whiplash – Bruce Kirkland

Sound Editing

American Sniper – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland

Birdman – Jim Slotek

Original Score

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar – Jim Slotek

Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland

Original Song

Glory (Selma), Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Into the Woods – Liz Braun

Film Editing

Boyhood – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Makeup and Hairstyling

Foxcatcher – Jim Slotek

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland

Visual Effects

Interstellar – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Documentary Feature

CitizenFour – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Documentary (Short Subject)

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland, Jim Slotek

Animated Short Film

The Bigger Picture – Jim Slotek

Feast – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland

Live Action Short Film

Aya – Jim Slotek

The Phone Call – Liz Braun, Bruce Kirkland


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