8original_big With "Whiplash" out of contention here, there was some room to maneuver. This ended up being the only spot "Nightcrawler" found some love, but it will likely be joined by "Foxcatcher" in observing an absolute slug-fest for the win. Logic says "Boyhood" if you're expecting a Best Picture win. "Birdman" is strong and won the Globe. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" makes a whole lot of sense. This will be a close one.

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