The Dust has Settled: Oscar Overview

After making some bold (or extremely safe) predictions and after showing the data behind those picks (and two dubious infographics) it’s time to check in on my results.

For the big six I came out a respectful five out of six. Overall, I was a bit a bit less than stellar 15 out of 24. A quick rundown of my picks with the actual winner in parenthesis is below, but first, a run-down of how I compared with the experts.

Oscar Stacked up

Best Picture: Boyhood (Birdman)
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Best Actress: Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Original Screenplay: Grand Budapest (Birdman)
Adapted Screenplay: Imitation Game
Foreign Language: Leviathan (Ida)
Production Design: Grand Budapest
Makeup: Foxcatcher (Grand Budapest)
Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Intersteller)
Cinematography: Birdman
Documentary Feature: Citizenfour
Film Editing: Whiplash
Animated Short Film: Dam Keeper (Feast)
Live Action Short Film: Boogaloo and Graham (The Phone Call)
Costume Design: Grand Budapest Hotel
Sound Mixing: American Sniper (Whiplash)
Documentary Short Subject: Our Curse (Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1)
Original Score: Grand Budapest Hotel
Original Song: Selma

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