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With the Writers Guild and Costume Designers Guild announcements Wednesday, the Weinstein Co.’s “The Imitation Game” and Fox Searchlight’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” have the distinction of earning nominations from all seven guilds so far. This doesn’t necessarily mean either is the Oscar frontrunner but clearly indicates wide support for the films, which is a positive omen for Academy Award noms, to be unveiled Jan. 15.

Winning attention in six of the seven guild votes are Fox’s “Gone Girl” and Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman.” Both were cited by CDG, the ACE Eddie Awards, Art Directors Guild, SAG Awards and Producers Guild. “Birdman” also was named in ASC cinematographers voting, and “Gone Girl” drew a Writers Guild of America mention (“Birdman” was ineligible for WGA consideration).

Earning five were IFC Films’ “Boyhood” and Open Road’s little-engine-that-could, “Nightcrawler.” With four apiece were Warner Bros.’ “American Sniper”; Sony Classics’ “Foxcatcher”; Disney/Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”; Disney’s “Into the Woods”; Focus Features’ “The Theory of Everything”; and SPC’s “Whiplash.”

Scoring three each were Warner Bros.’ “Inherent Vice” and Searchlight’s “Wild.” Named by two guilds were Par’s “Interstellar” and Universal’s “Unbroken.”

As Oscar bellwethers, these guild nominations are not surefire, but they are more reliable than most others. The vast majority of voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences belong to one or more guilds. In contrast, other awards and nominations have come from critics or journalists, who are not AMPAS members. The guild votes show clear support for films that hadn’t scored big in critics’ voting, including “Sniper,” “Guardians,” “Woods,” “Vice,” “Interstellar” and “Unbroken.”

However, there are always asterisks and footnotes. Aside from “Birdman,” films ineligible for WGA consideration include Sony Classics’ “Mr. Turner,” Paramount’s “Selma” and Focus’ “Theory.”

Coming up: the Hair & Makeup Artists announcements Thursday, and then the Jan. 13 triple bill of the Directors Guild, Cinema Audio Society and Visual Effects Society announcements.