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The 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Predictions

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Tomorrow, the 87th Annual Academy Awards nominations will be announced, but it’ll also be the night the Critics’ Choice Awards will occur. Even though these awards aren’t as prestigious like the Oscars, Globes, BAFTAs, or SAG Awards, they can be a foreshadowing of what’s to come when the other award ceremonies commence. The 20th Critics’ Choice Awards air tomorrow January 15th at 8 pm EST on A&E.

Best Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Nightcrawler
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken
Whiplash

Will Win: Boyhood
Could Win: Selma
Should Win: Boyhood

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal- Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton- Birdman
David Oyelowo- Selma
Eddie Redmayne- The Theory of Everything

Will Win: Michael Keaton
Could Win: Eddie Redmayne
Should Win: Benedict Cumberbatch

Best Actress
Jennifer Aniston- Cake
Marion Cotillard- Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones- The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore- Still Alice
Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon- Wild

Will Win: Julianne Moore
Could Win: Reese Witherspoon
Should Win: Marion Cotillard

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin- Inherent Vice
Robert Duvall- The Judge
Ethan Hawke- Boyhood
Edward Norton- Birdman
Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons- Whiplash

Will Win: J.K. Simmons
Could Win: Edward Norton
Should Win: Ethan Hawke

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette- Boyhood
Jessica Chastain- A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley- The Imitation Game
Emma Stone- Birdman
Meryl Streep- Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton- Snowpiercer

Will Win: Patricia Arquette
Could Win: Emma Stone
Should Win: Patricia Arquette

Best Acting Ensemble
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Selma

Will Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Could Win: Birdman
Should Win: Boyhood

Best Young Actor/Actress
Ellar Coltrane- Boyhood
Ansel Elgort- The Fault in Our Stars
Mackenzie Foy- Interstellar
Jaeden Lieberher- St. Vincent
Tony Revolori- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Quvenzhané Wallis- Annie
Noah Wiseman- The Babadook

Will Win: Ellar Coltrane
Could Win: Tony Revolori
Should Win: Ellar Coltrane

Best Director
Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay- Selma
David Fincher- Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman
Angelina Jolie- Unbroken
Richard Linklater- Boyhood

Will Win: Richard Linklater
Could Win: Ava Duvernay
Should Win: Richard Linklater

Best Original Screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacabone, Alexander Dinelaris, & Armando Bo- Birdman
Richard Linklater- Boyhood
Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy- Nightcrawler
Damien Chazalle- Whiplash

Will Win: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacabone, Alexander Dinelaris, & Armando Bo
Could Win: Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
Should Win: Richard Linklater

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn- Gone Girl
Graham Moore- The Imitation Game
Paul Thomas Anderson- Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten- The Theory of Everything
Joel & Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravanese, & William Nicholson- Unbroken
Nick Hornby- Wild

Will Win: Graham Moore
Could Win: Gillian Flynn
Should Win: Graham Moore

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Will Win: The Lego Movie
Could Win: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Should Win: The Lego Movie

Best Action Movie
American Sniper
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Tomorrow
Fury
Guardians of the Galaxy

Will Win: Edge of Tomorrow
Could Win: Guardians of the Galaxy
Should Win: Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Bradley Cooper- American Sniper
Tom Cruise- Edge of Tomorrow
Chris Evans- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Brad Pitt- Fury
Chris Pratt- Guardians of the Galaxy

Will Win: Bradley Cooper
Could Win: Brad Pitt
Should Win: Bradley Cooper

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Emily Blunt- Edge of Tomorrow
Scarlett Johansson- Lucy
Jennifer Lawrence- The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt. 1
Zoe Saldana- Guardians of the Galaxy
Shailene Woodley- Divergent

Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence
Could Win: Emily Blunt
Should Win: Scarlett Johansson

Best Comedy Movie
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
St. Vincent
Top Five
22 Jump Street

Will Win: Birdman
Could Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Should Win: Top Five

Best Actor in a Comedy
Jon Favreau- Chef
Ralph Fiennes- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton- Birdman
Bill Murray- St. Vincent
Chris Rock- Top Five
Channing Tatum- 22 Jump Street

Will Win: Michael Keaton
Could Win: Ralph Fiennes
Should Win: Jon Favreau

Best Actress in a Comedy
Rose Byrne- Neighbors
Rosario Dawson- Top Five
Melissa McCarthy- St. Vincent
Jenny Slate- Obvious Child
Kristen Wiig- The Skeleton Twins

Will Win: Melissa McCarthy
Could Win: Jenny Slate
Should Win: Kristen Wiig

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
The Babadook
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Interstellar
Snowpiercer
Under the Skin

Will Win: The Babadook
Could Win: Under the Skin
Should Win: Interstellar

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Two Days, One Night (Belgium)
Wild Tales (Argentina)

Will Win: Ida
Could Win: Two Days, One Night
Should Win: Two Days, One Night

Best Documentary Feature
Citizenfour
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Last Days in Vietnam
Life Itself
The Overnighters

Will Win: Citizenfour
Could Win: Life Itself
Should Win: Life Itself

Best Song
“Big Eyes”- Big Eyes (Lana Del Rey)
“Everything is Awesome”- The Lego Movie (Jo Li, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, & Akiva Schaffer)
“Glory”- Selma (Common & John Legend)
“Lost Stars”- Begin Again (Keira Knightley)
“Yellow Flicker Beat”- The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt. 1 (Lorde)

Will Win: “Glory”
Could Win: “Everything is Awesome”
Should Win: “Everything is Awesome”

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat- The Imitation Game
Jóhann Jóhannsson- The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross- Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez- Birdman
Hans Zimmer- Interstellar

Will Win: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Could Win: Alexandre Desplat
Should Win: Hans Zimmer

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins- Unbroken
Hoyte Van Hoytema- Interstellar
Emmanuel Lubezki- Birdman
Dick Pope- Mr. Turner
Robert D. Yeoman- The Grand Budapest Hotel

Will Win: Emmanuel Lubezki
Could Win: Dick Pope
Should Win: Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Art Direction
Birdman- Kevin Thompson & George DeTitta Jr.
The Grand Budapest Hotel- Adam Stockhausen & Anna Pinnock
Inherent Vice- David Crank & Amy Wells
Interstellar- Nathan Crowley & Gary Fettis
Into the Woods- Dennis Gassner & Anna Pinnock
Snowpiercer- Ondrej Nekvasil & Beatrice Brentnerova

Will Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Could Win: Into the Woods
Should Win: Into the Woods

Best Editing
Birdman- Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione
Boyhood- Sandra Adair
Gone Girl- Kirk Baxter
Interstellar- Lee Smith
Whiplash- Tom Cross

Will Win: Birdman
Could Win: Boyhood
Should Win: Boyhood

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel- Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice- Mark Bridges
Into the Woods- Colleen Atwood
Maleficent- Anna B. Sheppard
Mr. Turner- Jacqueline Durran

Will Win: Into the Woods
Could Win: Maleficent
Should Win: Into the Woods

Best Hair & Makeup
Foxcatcher- Bill Corso & Dianne Dixon
Guardians of the Galaxy- Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou & Andrew Simonin
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies- Katy Fray & Peter King
Into the Woods- Paula Price & J. Roy Helland
Maleficent- Rebecca Cole & Robb Crafer

Will Win: Guardians of the Galaxy
Could Win: Foxcatcher
Should Win: Into the Woods

Best Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar

Will Win: Interstellar
Could Win: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Should Win: Interstellar

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