For Best Ensemble, I predict....
BIRDMAN (because it's a large ensemble of all-stars physically sharing screen time together)
BOYHOOD (because what actor would resist an ensemble crafting characters over 12 years?)
THE IMITATION GAME (because the British are irresistible)
INTO THE WOODS (because boy do they love musicals -- see also Nine)
SELMA (because it's a large ensemble in a Historically Important film)
For Best Actor, I predict....
CHADWICK BOSEMAN, GET ON UP (twist!)
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, THE IMITATION GAME (frontrunner!)
MICHAEL KEATON, BIRDMAN (also a frontrunner!)
DAVID OYELOWO, SELMA (purported dark-horse who's a frontrunner!)
EDDIE REDMAYNE, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (everyone's a frontrunner!)
For Best Actress, I predict....
FELICITY JONES, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
JULIANNE MOORE, STILL ALICE (frontrunner!)
ROSAMUND PIKE, GONE GIRL
HILARY SWANK, THE HOMESMAN (well, Conviction and so forth...)
REESE WITHERSPOON, WILD
For Best Supporting Actor, I predict....
ROBERT DUVALL, THE JUDGE (well, Get Low and so forth...)
ETHAN HAWKE, BOYHOOD
EDWARD NORTON, BIRDMAN
MARK RUFFALO, FOXCATCHER
J.K. SIMMONS, WHIPLASH (frontrunner!)
For Best Supporting Actress, I predict....
PATRICIA ARQUETTE, BOYHOOD (frontrunner!)
JESSICA CHASTAIN, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
LAURA DERN, WILD
ANNA KENDRICK, INTO THE WOODS
MERYL STREEP, INTO THE WOODS