Predictions for 2015 Oscar Best Picture Nominations

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Who will get nominated for Best Picture when the Oscar nods are handed out on January 15? 

There are the front-runners, Boyhood and Selma, but don't be surprised if their place in the race changes when the actual nominations are announced. 

Movie Fanatic's Oscar Watch is ready to make its bold predictions. 

Click through and see who will secure nominations for Best Picture in 2015.

1. Boyhood

Boyhood is currently our front-runner, so there is no doubt that Richard Linklater's astounding 12-year journey with Boyhood will win a Best Picture nomination.

2. Selma

There is no way that Selma does not get a nomination for Best Picture. Sure, the PGA snubbed it, but that had more to do with the fact that they didn't get to see it. Once everyone sees this picture, they will not only vote for it to be a Best Picture nominee, we think it will eventually be our winner (you heard it here first).

3. Foxcatcher

Despite its mostly positive to raving reviews and the controversy surrounding it with how one of the real life people in Foxcatcher was portrayed, there is no way that Bennett Miller's true story of the Du Pont murder doesn't hear its name called as a Best Picture nominee.

4. The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel is easily one of the best movies of the year. Our worry was that it came out too long ago in 2014 and people would forget it. That hasn't happened. It has been all over everyone's top 10 list (including ours), as well as picking up a slew of honors including AFI's top films of the year. Wes Anderson should get ready to release a statement about his joy of being an Oscar nominee.

5. Birdman

Michael Keaton might be our front runner for Best Actor, but the film he's in is also set to be a lock to be amongst the ten to be a Best Picture nominee. It is a stunning piece of work that astounds on a multitude of levels.

6. Whiplash

Whiplash was our pick for best movie of 2014 and it has landed in that spot for a slew of other critics as well. Whiplash will surely get a Best Picture nomination and although it might be a long shot to win it all, stranger things have happened. Star JK Simmons is a lock for Best Supporting Actor -- we guarantee it.

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