The 87th Academy Awards are finally set to happen this Sunday, February 22. And with Oscar time it is also Oscar pool time, so here is a rundown of predictions of the winners in all 24 categories. Some categories (both Supporting acting fields) are easy to call, but otherwise, this looks like one of the most unpredictable Oscars in years, with a tight two-film race for Best Picture leading the way. Along with the predictions are selections of which nominees truly deserve to win and which films should have been nominated in the first place.
Will Win: Up until about a month ago, “Boyhood” looked like the prohibitive favorite here, but then “Birdman” won top honors from the Producers, Screen Actors, and Directors Guilds. Only one movie has ever won all three of those awards and not gone on to receive the top prize at the Oscars.