‘Birdman’ will lead Oscar nominations with nine, ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Imitation Game’ will score seven

According to the combined predictions of our Experts, Editors, Users, and Top 24 Users (the highest scorers predicting last year’s nominations), “Birdman” will lead this year’s Oscar nominations with nine, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), and Best Actor (Michael Keaton).

(Click here for our complete predictions by category.)

Several films will follow close behind with seven bids, including “Boyhood,” which is projected to win five of those, including Picture, Director (Richard Linklater), and Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette).

Oscars update: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest’ reap bids with 10 of 11 guilds

Also predicted in seven categories apiece are “Gone Girl” and “The Imitation Game,” both tipped for Best Picture bids, and “Interstellar,” whose nominations will all be below-the-line, including expected wins for Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, and Sound Editing.

The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” will be up for six awards, while “The Theory of Everything” and “Selma” will contend five times each.

Below, see our complete Oscar nominations predictions by film (projected winners are in gold). And if you haven’t made your own predictions yet, use our drag-and-drop menu below to get started, or click here to predict all Oscar races. The user with the best predictions wins a $1,000 prize.

Directors Guild Awards nominations:
‘American Sniper,’ ‘
Boyhood,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest,’ ‘Imitation Game’

“Birdman”
Best Picture
Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
Best Actor (Michael Keaton)
Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton)
Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design

“Boyhood”
Best Picture
Best Director (Richard Linklater)

Best Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke)
Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Editing

Best Song (“Split the Difference”)

Gone Girl
Best Picture
Best Director (David Fincher)
Best Actress (Rosamund Pike)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Score

The Imitation Game
Best Picture
Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch)
Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Best Score

Interstellar
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Picture
Best Director (Wes Anderson)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design

Whiplash
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

“Selma”
Best Picture
Best Director (Ava DuVernay)
Best Actor (David Oyelowo)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Song (“Glory”)

The Theory of Everything
Best Picture
Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne)
Best Actress (Felicity Jones)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Score

“Into the Woods”
Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep)
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design

Best Sound Mixing

“Unbroken”
Best Cinematography
Best Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

“Foxcatcher”
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Guardians of the Galaxy”
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Sound Editing
Best Visual Effects

“Fury”
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

“The Lego Movie”
Best Animated Feature
Best Song (“Everything is Awesome”)

“Maleficent”
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Nightcrawler”
Best Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
Best Original Screenplay

“Wild”
Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon)
Best Adapted Screenplay

“American Sniper”
Best Picture

“Begin Again”
Best Song (“Lost Stars”)

“Big Eyes”
Best Song (“Big Eyes”)

“Big Hero 6”
Best Animated Feature

“The Boxtrolls”
Best Animated Feature

“Cake”
Best Actress (Jennifer Aniston)

“The Case Against 8”
Best Documentary Feature

“Citizenfour”
Best Documentary Feature

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Best Visual Effects

“Force Majeure”
Best Foreign Language Film

“Godzilla”
Best Visual Effects

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
Best Visual Effects

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Best Animated Feature

“Ida”
Best Foreign Language Film

“The Judge”
Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall)

“Last Days in Vietnam”
Best Documentary Feature

“Leviathan”
Best Foreign Language Film

“Life Itself”
Best Documentary Feature

“A Most Violent Year”
Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain)

“Mr. Turner”
Best Costume Design

“Still Alice”
Best Actress (Julianne Moore)

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
Best Animated Feature

“Timbuktu”
Best Foreign Language Film

“Virunga”
Best Documentary Feature

“Wild Tales”
Best Foreign Language Film

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