Oscar statue. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

It’s time for the Oscars — at 7 p.m. Sunday night on ABC — and millions will be tuning in to see who takes home the golden man of the hour.

Neil Patrick Harris will host, and some of the musical performers include Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick and Jennifer Hudson. For the kids, Tegan and Sara will join The Lonely Island for “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie.”

As for the winners, The Advocate’s film critic John Wirt weighs in below on who he thinks should win and who will win in six major categories at the 87th Academy Awards.

Best Picture

• “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, producers

• “The Imitation Game,” Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, producers

• “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, John Lesher and James Skotchdopole, producers

• “Selma,” Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, producers

• “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, producers

• “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, producers

• “The Theory of Everything,” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten, producers

• “Whiplash,” Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster, producers

Wirt’s Pick: What should win — “Birdman”

What will win — “Birdman”

In 2014, a year of many good films but fewer great films than, for example, 2013, the frenzied, stuntlike ambition of the high-concept, high-wire drama “Birdman” pushes it to the top.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

• Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”

• Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

• Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

• Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

• Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Wirt’s pick: Who should win — Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Who will win — Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

In the World War II drama “The Imitation Game,” British actor Cumberbatch delivers a powerfully impactful performance as Nazi code breaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing. But 2015 is veteran American actor Keaton’s year to win, for his performance as an actor reaching feverishly for personal and professional redemption in “Birdman.” Keaton’s performance has already claimed best actor awards from the Golden Globes and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Best Actress in a Leading Role

• Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

• Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

• Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”

• Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

• Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Wirt’s pick: Who should win — Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Who will win — Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Following her Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards for her brave and affecting portrayal of a 50-year-old linguistics professor diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, Moore is the frontrunner for this year’s best actress win.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

• Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

• Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

• Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”

• J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

• Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Wirt’s pick: Who should win — J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Who will win — J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

When Simmons, already a Golden Globe winner this year, wins the Oscar, the award will be both an acknowledgement of years of good work in film and television — including more than 50 movies and many TV hits — as well as his ferocious portrayal in “Whiplash” as the music teacher from hell.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

• Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

• Emma Stone, “Birdman”

• Laura Dern, “Wild”

• Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

• Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Wirt’s pick: Who should win — Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Who will win — Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Arquette is another screen and television veteran whose time for winning awards has come playing the troubled mother of two children in “Boyhood.” Writer-director Richard Linklater and his cast filmed their epic account of the life of a boy and his family over a period of 12 years. Arquette, like another of this year’s Oscar frontrunners, will attend the Oscar ceremonies having previously won at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs.

Best Director

• Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, “Birdman”

• Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

• Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”

• Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

• Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Wirt’s pick: Who should win — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”

Who will win — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”

Following his earlier ensemble dramas, “21 Grams” and “Babel,” the hyperactive-to-lyrical “Birdman” is Iñárritu’s most driven, focused, ambitious project yet. He’s the first Mexican director nominated for an Oscar.

Additional picks to win

Original screenplay: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness

Adapted screenplay: “The Imitation Game,” Graham Moore,

Cinematography: “Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Film editing: “Boyhood,” Sandra Adair

Best documentary: “CitizenFour,” Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Original score: “The Theory of Everything,” Jóhann Jóhannsson

Original song: “Glory,” from “Selma,” John Stephens, aka John Legend, and Lonnie Lynn, aka Common

Makeup and hairstyling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

Production design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen (production design) and Anna Pinnock (set decoration)

Visual effects: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist

Sound editing: “American Sniper,” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Sound mixing: “American Sniper,” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin