UPDATE: Axford correctly picked 17 awards this year.
Colorado Rockies spring training non-roster invitee and experienced MLB closer John Axford might not have the greatest save percentage these days, but he's perfect when it comes to the Oscars.
The 31-year-old reliever and knowledgeable film buff went a perfect 18-for-18 in his predictions for the 2014 Oscar winners. This year, with the help of Derek Jeter's The Players' Tribune, Axford published his picks in fancy fashion.
Axford, in his words, was called out by a vocal minority for not predicting all 24 categories last year, so he decided give in to those critics and guess all 24 this time around. His picks:
Writing - Original Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Writing - Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game
Visual Effects: Interstellar
Sound Mixing: American Sniper
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Short Film - Live Action: The Phone Call
Short Film - Animated: Feast
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Music - Original Song: "Glory"
Music - Original Score: The Theory of Everything
Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foreign Language Film: Ida
Film Editing: Boyhood
Documentary - Short subject: Crisis Hotline
Documentary - Feature: CitizenFour
Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Animated Feature Film: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons
Lead Actress: Julianne Moore
Lead Actor: Michael Keaton
Best Picture: Boyhood
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