Critics’ Choice Awards predictions: Winners (and spoilers) in 18 categories

The Critics’ Choice Awards — as decided upon by the the 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. — have predicted 12 of the past 19 Best Picture Oscar winners as well as 13 Best Actors, 10 Best Actresses, 10 Supporting Actors, and 12 Supporting Actresses.

Last year, these kudos presaged the Best Picture win for “12 Years a Slave” and went four for four in the acting categories: Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club“), Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“), Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”).

Below, our predictions for Thursday’s winners based upon a combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, EditorsTop 24 Users predicting last year’s winners and All Users. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.

Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. (See the breakdown of winners by film here.)

BEST PICTURE
Boyhood
Spoiler: “Birdman

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood
Spoiler: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman

BEST ACTOR
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Spoiler: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Spoiler: Reese Witherspoon, “Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Spoiler: Edward Norton, “Birdman”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Spoiler: Emma Stone, “Birdman

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Boyhood”
Spoiler: “Birdman”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Gone Girl”
Spoiler: “The Imitation Game

Critics’ Choice Awards predictions:
Boyhood’ will win 5, ‘Birdman’ 4, …

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Birdman”
Spoiler: “Interstellar

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Into the Woods
Spoiler: “The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST EDITING
“Boyhood”
Spoiler: “Birdman”

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Into the Woods
Spoiler: “Foxcatcher

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Spoiler: “Into the Woods

BEST SCORE
“Birdman”
Spoiler: “Interstellar

BEST SONG
“Glory” from “Selma”
Spoiler: “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Interstellar”
Spoiler: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Lego Movie
Spoiler: “How to Train Your Dragon 2

BEST FILM ENSEMBLE
“Birdman”
Spoiler: “The Grand Budapest Hotel

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