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, Editors, Top 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 SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Spoiler: Edward Norton, “Birdman”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Spoiler: Emma Stone, “Birdman“
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
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