Oscars frontrunner ‘Birdman’ won with 10 guilds, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ with 5

Birdman” contended at 11 of the 12 guilds awards (it was not eligible with the writers). This Oscars frontrunner for Best Picture won at least one prize with each of them but for the editors. That just happens to be one category that it is not contending in at the Oscars. (See the full list of winners and nominees for all the guilds awards below).

The Grand Budapest Hotel” also reaped bids with 11 of the 12 (it did not register with the sound mixers) but won with just five of them. Although “The Imitation Game” contended at all but the makeup/hairstylists and sound mixers, it prevailed only with the writers.

Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Gone Girl” both make the cut with eight guilds; the former won a pair of prizes and the latter was blanked. “American Sniper went one for seven. And, of the six films with nominations at six guilds, “Boyhood” won with two while four — “Interstellar,” “Into the Woods,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Unbroken” — claimed a single honor and “Nightcrawler” was shut out. 

Below, a breakdown by picture of guild wins (and nominations). 

PGA = Producers Guild of America (report)
DGA = Directors Guild of America (report)
SAG = Screen Actors Guild (report)
WGA = Writers Guild of America (report)
ACE = American Cinema Editors (report)
ADG = Art Directors Guild (report)
ASC = American Society of Cinematographers (report)
CAS = Cinema Audio Society (report)
CDG = Costume Designers Guild (report)
MHG = Makeup & Hairstyling Guild (report
MPSE = Motion Picture Sound Editors (report)
VES = Visual Effects Society (report)

10 WINS from 11 guild nominations

Birdman” (not WGA eligible)
PGA – Best Picture
DGA – Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
SAG – Best Ensemble, Actor (Michael Keaton), S. Actor (Edward Norton), S. Actress (Emma Stone)
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Kevin Thompson)
ASC – Emmanuel Lubezki
CAS – Sound Mixing
CDG – Contemporary Film (Albert Wolsky)
MHG – Contemporary Hairstyling
MPSE – Sound Effects & Foley, Dialogue & ADR, Music
VES – Supporting Visual Efffects

WINS from 11 guild nominations

The Grand Budapest Hotel
PGA – Best Picture
DGA – Best Director (Wes Anderson)
SAG – Best Ensemble
WGA – Best Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson)
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Barney Pilling)
ADG – Period Film (Adam Stockhausen)
ASC – Robert D. Yeoman
CDG – Period Film (Milena Canonero)
MHG – Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling
MPSE – Dialogue & ADR
VES – Supporting Visual Efffects

WINS from 8 guild nominations

Guardians of the Galaxy
WGA – Best Adapated Screenplay (James Gunn and Nicole Perlman)
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Fred Rasking, Hughes Winborn, Craig Wood)
ADG – Fantasy Film (Charles Wood)
CAS – Sound Mixing
CDG – Fantasy Film (Alexandra Byrne)
MHGContemporary Makeup, Hairstyling, Special Makeup
MPSE – Sound Effects & Foley, Music
VES – Visual Efffects

WINS from 6 guild nominatons

PGA – Best Picture
DGA – Best Director (Richard Linklater)
SAG – Best Ensemble, Supp. Actor (Ethan Hawke), Supp. Actress (Patricia Arquette)
WGA – Best Original Screenplay (Richard Linklater
ACE – Drama Film (Sandra Adair)
CDG – Contemporary Film (Kari Perkins)

UPDATED: Experts’ Oscars predictions in 24 categories

WIN (from 10 guild nominations)

The Imitation Game
PGA – Best Picture
DGA – Best Director (Morten Tyldum)
SAG – Best Ensemble, Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Supp. Actress (Keira Knightley)
WGA – Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore)
ACE – Drama Film (William Goldenberg)
ADG – Period Film (Maria Djurkovic)
ASC – Oscar Faura
CDG – Period Film (Sammy Sheldon Differ)
MPSE – Dialogue & ADR
VES – Supporting Visual Efffects

WIN (from 7 guild nominations)

American Sniper
PGA – Best Picture
DGA – Best Director (Clint Eastwood)
WGA – Best Adapated Screenplay (Jason Hall)
ACE – Drama Film (Joel Cox, Gary Roach)
ADG – Contemporary Film  (James J. Murakami, Charisse Cardenas)
CAS – Sound Mixing
MPSE – Sound Effects & Foley

WIN from 6 guild nominations

ADG – Fantasy Film (Nathan Crowley)
CAS – Sound Mixing
CDG – Contemporary Film (Trish Summerville)
MHG – Contemporary Makeup
MPSE – Sound Effects & Foley, Music
VES – Created Environment

Into the Woods
SAG – Supp. Actress (Meryl Streep)
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Wyatt Smith)
ADG – Fantasy Film (Dennis Gassner)
CDG – Fantasy Film (Colleen Atwood)
MHG – Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling. Special Makeup
MPSE – Musical 

The Theory of Everything” (not WGA eligible)
PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Best Ensemble, Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Actress (Felicity Jones)
ADG – Period Film  (John Paul Kelly)
CDG – Period Film (Steven Noble)
MHG – Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling
MPSE – Dialogue & ADR

ADG – Period Film (Jon Hutman)
ASC – Roger Deakins
CAS – Sound Mixing
MHG – Period Makeup
VES – Supporting Visual Efffects
MPSE – Sound Effects & Foley, Dialogue & ADR

WIN from 5 guild nominations

PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Supp. Actor (J.K. Simmons)
WGA – Best Original Screenplay (Damien Chazelle)
ACE – Drama Film (Tom Cross)
MPSE – Dialogue & ADR, Musical

WIN from 3 guild nominations

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
ADG – Fantasy Film (James Chinlund)
MPSE – Sound Effects & Foley, Dialogue & ADR, Music
VES – Visual Efffects, Animated Character, Compositing

WIN from 2 guild nominations

Still Alice
SAG – Actress (Julianne Moore)
MPSE- Dialogue & ADR

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0 wins from 8 guild nominations

Gone Girl
PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Actress (Rosamund Pike)
WGA – Best Adapted Screenplay (Gillian Flynn)
ACE – Drama Film (Kirk Baxter)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Donald Graham Burt)
CDG – Contemporary Film (Trish Summerville)
MHG – Contemporary Makeup 
MPSE – Music

0 wins from 6 guild nominations

PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
WGA – Best Original Screenplay (Dan Gilroy)
ACE – Drama Film (John Gilroy)
ADG – Contemporary Film  (Kevin Kavanaugh)
MHG – Contemporary Makeup

0 wins from 5 guild nominations

PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Actor (Steve Carell), Supp. Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
WGA – Best Original Screenplay (E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Jess Gonchor)
MHG – Special Makeup

0 wins from 4 guild nominations

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
ADG – Fantasy Film (Peter Wenham)
MHG – Contemporary Makeup
MPSE – Sound Effects & Foley
VES – Visual Efffects

0 wins from 3 guild nominations

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
CDG – Fantasy Film (Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor)
MHG – Special Makeup
VES – Visual Efffects

Inherent Vice
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Leslie Jones)
ADG – Period Film (David Crank)
CDG – Period Film (Mark Bridges)

Selma” (not WGA eligible)
CDG – Period Film (Ruth E. Carter)
MHG – Period Hairstyling
MPSE – Music

SAG – Actress (Reese Witherspoon)
WGA – Best Adapated Screenplay (Nick Hornby)
CDG – Contemporary Film (Melissa Bruning)

0 wins from 2 guild nominations

St. Vincent
SAG – Supp. Actress (Naomi Watts)
MHG – Contemporary Hairstyling

0 wins from 1 guild nomination

SAG – Actress (Jennifer Aniston)

The Judge 
SAG – Supp. Actor (Robert Duvall)

Mr. Turner” (not WGA eligible)
ASC – Dick Pope

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