‘Interstellar’ will win 5 Oscars, experts say

Now that most of Hollywood’s Oscar prognosticators have seen “Interstellar,” they predict it will win five Academy Awards: Best Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and Musical Score, according to the latest forecast at GoldDerby. They also foresee nominations for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and Production Design.

Interstellar” is within striking distance (ranked sixth) of earning bids in two more races: Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain) and Original Screenplay.

It remains ranked in seventh place in the experts’ Best Picture predictions compared to one week ago. Its odds have dropped a bit – now at 14 to 1 instead of 12 to 1 – but Christopher Nolan retains the same odds in the directors’ category (14 to 1).

None of Gold Derby’s 23 experts predicts “Interstellar” can win Best Picture. “Boyhood” (21 to 10 odds) remains out front with the backing of 12 pundits: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Michael Musto (Out.com), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood/ Indiewire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times), Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).

“Unbroken” (13 to 2 odds) is in second place with six Oscarologists picking it to prevail: Edward Douglas (Comingsoon), Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby). “The Imitation Game” (15 to 2) has three boosters: Thelma Adams (Thelmadams.com), Jenelle Riley (Variety) and Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post). Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere) is the sole vote for “Birdman” (15 to 2).

Click here to see how they rank contenders in top Oscar races. Click here to see the rankings and odds generated by combining the experts’ predictions.

BELOW: The experts’ latest collective rankings and odds.

BEST PICTURE
1.) “Boyhood” – 9/2
2.) “Unbroken” – 13/2
3.) “Birdman” – 15/2
4.) “The Imitation Game” – 15/2
5.) “The Theory of Everything” – 12/1
6.) “Gone Girl” – 14/1
7.) “Interstellar” – 14/1
8.) “Foxcatcher” – 16/1
9.) “Whiplash” – 33/1
10.) “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 33/1

CHANGE FROM ONE WEEK AGO: “American Sniper” and “Selma” got bumped from the 9th and 10th spots, respectively, in favor of “Whiplash” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
 

BEST ACTOR
1.) Michael Keaton, “Birdman” – 2/1
2.) Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” – 14/5
3.) Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” – 5/1
4.) Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher” – 13/2
5.) Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” – 33/1

CHANGE FROM LAST WEEK: Carell fell from third to fourth place, thus boosting Cumberbatch. Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner”) fell out of the top five, replaced by Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”).

There have been no major changes in the races below, although there are fluctuations in racetrack odds.
 

BEST DIRECTOR
1.) Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” – 21/10
2.) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” – 10/3
3.) Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken” – 11/2
5.) Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar” – 14/1
4.) Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher” – 14/1

BEST ACTRESS
1.) Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” – 9/4
2.) Reese Witherspoon, “Wild” – 4/1
3.) Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” – 13/2
4.) Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl” – 15/2
5.) Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything” – 15/2

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1.) J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” – 17/10
2.) Edward Norton, “Birdman” – 3/1
3.) Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher” – 11/2
4.) Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood” – 13/2
5.) Robert Duvall, “The Judge” – 50/1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1.) Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” – 9/5
2.) Laura Dern, “Wild” – 11/2
3.) Emma Stone, “Birdman” – 11/2
4.) Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game” – 13/2
5.) Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods” – 14/1

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