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Oscar Watching: Looking to Tomorrow’s Nominations

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Best Cinematography

1. Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman

2. Roger Deakins for Unbroken

3. Robert D. Yeoman for The Grand Budapest Hotel

4. Dick Pope for Mr. Turner

5. Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal for Ida

6. Bradford Young for Selma
7. Hoyte Van Hoytema for Interstellar
8. Óscar Faura for The Imitation Game
9. Benoît Delhomme for The Theory of Everything
10. Bruno Delbonnel for Big Eyes

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Best Costume Design

1. Milena Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel

2. Colleen Atwood for Into the Woods

3. Sammy Sheldon Differ for The Imitation Game

4. Jacqueline Durran for Mr. Turner

5. Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive for Maleficent

6. Mark Bridges for Inherent Vice
7. Steven Noble for The Theory of Everything
8. Ruth E. Carter for Selma
9. Colleen Atwood for Big Eyes
10. Bob Buck and Ann Maskrey for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Best Film Editing

1. Sandra Adair for Boyhood

2. Tom Cross for Whiplash

3. Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione for Birdman

4. William Goldenberg for The Imitation Game

5. Barney Pilling for The Grand Budapest Hotel

6. John Gilroy for Nightcrawler
7. Joel Cox and Gary Roach for American Sniper
8. Kirk Baxter for Gone Girl
9. Spencer Averick for Selma
10. Jinx Godfrey for The Theory of Everything

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Unless Meryl Streep looks like this when she wakes up in the morning, there’s no good reason for Into the Woods to have missed the shortlist for this category. Regardless, will a movie from the Marvel Universe finally win an Oscar?

1. Guardians of the Galaxy

2. The Theory of Everything

3. Foxcatcher

4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Maleficent
6. Noah
7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Best Production Design

1. Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock for The Grand Budapest Hotel

2. Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts for Mr. Turner

3. Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald for The Imitation Game

4. Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock for Into the Woods

5. Kevin Thompson and George DeTitta Jr. for Birdman

6. Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis, and Paul Healy for Interstellar
7. Rick Heinrichs and Shane Vieau for Big Eyes
8. Jon Hutman and Lisa Thompson for Unbroken
9. David Crank and Amy Wells for Inherent Vice
10. John Paul Kelly and Claire Nia Richards for The Theory of Everything

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Best Sound Editing

1. American Sniper

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

4. Godzilla

5. Interstellar

6. Transformers: Age of Extinction
7. Fury
8. Birdman
9. Unbroken
10. Big Hero 6

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Best Sound Mixing

1. American Sniper

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

3. Birdman

4. Transformers: Age of Extinction

5. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

6. Into the Woods
7. Whiplash
8. Interstellar
9. Unbroken
10. The Imitation Game

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Best Visual Effects

1. Interstellar

2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

3. Guardians of the Galaxy

4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

5. Godzilla

6. Transformers: Age of Extinction
7. Maleficent
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past
10. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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Best Original Score

1. Jóhann Jóhannsson for The Theory of Everything

2. Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel

3. Alexandre Desplat for The Imitation Game

4. Hans Zimmer for Interstellar

5. Mica Levi for Under the Skin

6. Thomas Newman for The Judge
7. James Newton Howard for Maleficent
8. Alexandre Desplat for Unbroken
9. Marco Beltrami for The Homesman
10. Steven Price for Fury

List of eligible scores

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Best Original Song

Even without the Globe win, “Glory” would seem like the easy choice here. Still, this category tends to make unexpected choices. Many songs have a viable shot at making the cut here, but here are the tunes likeliest for the nomination.

1. ”Glory” from Selma

2. “Lost Stars” from Begin Again

3. “Everything is AWESOME!!!” from The LEGO Movie

4. “I’m Not Going to Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

5. “Split the Difference” from Boyhood

6. “Mercy Is” from Noah
7. “Opportunity” from Annie
8. “Yellow Flicker Beat” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
9. “Ryan’s Song” from Boyhood
10. “Big Eyes” from Big Eyes

List of eligible songs

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Donovan Warren

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Donovan Warren loves the wonderful world of film and all that comes with it. He specifically loves long takes, fabulous actresses, and keeping up with the Oscar season - even when it's far too early to make sense of anything.