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The stars of Hollywood will be celebrating their peers at the 87th Annual Academy Awards, taking place later this month on February 22 on ABC at 7e/4p. But before the winners are announced, Academy Art U News’ editorial and design staff (KC • Kirsten Coachman, Editor, RC • Rosalea Collinge, Copy Editor, JL • Shou June Lin, Layout Designer, and AV • Amanda Vigil, Digital Editor) shared their picks of who will take home a statue at the 2015 Oscars.




KC & JL: Boyhood

RCThe Theory of Everything

AV: Selma

Other nominees include: American Sniper, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and Whiplash


KC, RC & JLBoyhood (Richard Linklater)

AVFoxcatcher (Bennett Miller)

Other nominees include: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)(Alejandro G. Iñárritu), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) and The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum)


KC & RC: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

JL: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

AV: Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

Other nominees include: Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Michael Keaton (Birdman or [ The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance])


KC & RC: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

 JL: Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

AV: Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

Other nominees include: Robert Duvall (The Judge) and Edward Norton (Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance])


KC & JL: The Grand Budapest Hotel

RC & AV: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Other nominees include: Boyhood, Foxcatcher and Nightcrawler


JL & RC: Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

KC: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

AV: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Other nominees include: Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild


KC, RC, JL & AV: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Other nominees include: Laura Dern (Wild), Keira Knightly (The Immitation game), Emma Stone (Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]) and Meryl Streep (Into the Woods


KC & JL: Big Hero 6

RC: The Boxtrolls

AV: Song of the Sea

Other nominees include: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The above images are courtesy of IFC Films, Focus Features, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Classics, Fox Searchlight and Walt Disney Pictures.