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Who will win big at the Academy Awards?

At the 87th annual Academy Awards, all eyes will be on the winners.
/ Source: TODAY

At the 87th annual Academy Awards, all eyes will be on the winners.

Despite some controversy over the nominations, particularly in the nominees' lack of diversity, which sparked the Twitter hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, a panel of industry experts told TODAY on Sunday that there are some well-deserved awards to come.

"You can look forward to a lot of emotional speeches from people who haven't won before," New York Live's Andrew Rosenthal said.

Rosenthal, along with Erik Davis, Contributing Editor at & and E! News’ Alicia Quarles sit down with TODAY to discuss their predictions for Hollywood’s biggest night.

Best Picture: unanimously, the panel voted for "Boyhood." "If 'Birdman' is the movie for the industry, 'Boyhood' is the movie for the soul,'" Davis said.

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton were split for the votes on TODAY's panel. "I think it's a tight race," Rosenthal said. "And I think in a tight race you go for the guy in the inspirational biopic."

Best Actress: Julianne Moore received another unanimous vote. "I think it's a lock-in at this point," Rosenthal said. "She's won all the awards up to this point, she's beloved in Hollywood, and she's kind of overdue. She's been nominated five times; it's her year."

Best supporting actor: In yet another unanimous vote, the panel predicted that J.K. Simmons will take the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. "He deserves it," Davis said. "This is a guy who has like 148 film credits to his name. This is his first nomination."

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette received the panel's final unanimous vote,