I have a friend who knows about this stuff
These are his tips:
DIRECTOR: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (close runner up: Richard Linklater)
ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne (close runner up Michael Keaton)
ACTRESS: Julianne Moore
SUPPORT ACTOR: JK Simmonds
SUPPORT ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette
This is what the Economist thinks:
I’m going with “Selma”.
(“American Sniper” is too simplistically right wing for Hollywood, “Imitation Game” and “Theory of Everything” aren’t about Mercans and “Budapest Hotel” is even foreignerer…)
But the again – what do I know…?