No surprise after the above review that my vote for Best Actor goes to…

Michael Keaton.

But while I think Birdman is clearly a dazzling piece of cinema, in the Best Picture category I’m rooting for Boyhood.

Here are some of my other Oscar predictions:

Best Actress

Julianne Moore –  Still Alice

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette –  Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor

J.K.Simmons – Whiplash

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu –  BIRDMAN