Thursday, February 27, 2014

Final Oscar Predictions! (86th Oscars: 2013-2014 Awards Season)

Because I’ve been working so hard on The Academy Members Project this year, I’ve admittedly spent less time writing about this year’s Oscar race. But I have been diligently watching a great many of the nominated films -- including all the contenders for the top 8 categories and all 15 Oscar nominated shorts -- and reading all the news, reviews, buzz and gossip that I can find. So that qualifies me to opine on which films will win, right?

Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity
Lead Actress: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Lead Actor: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years A Slave
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club
Original Screenplay: American Hustle
Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years A Slave
Animated Feature: Frozen
Animated Short: Get A Horse
Cinematography: Gravity
Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Documentary Short: The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Film Editing: Captain Phillips
Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty
Live Action Short: Helium
Makeup And Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club
Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Score: Gravity
Song: “Let It Go” from Frozen
Sound Editing: Gravity
Sound Mixing: Gravity
Visual Effects: Gravity

Let me know where you think I’ve got it right -- or wrong -- in the comments!


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    1. Thanks man! I hope you win some money in your Oscar pool too!

  2. Agree with most of these predictions! I have Her for original screenplay, what makes yo go with American Hustle?
    Hope Act of Killing wins, though you are right 20 Feet looks a bit more oscar friendly.
    Foreign film. the lead character in the Great Beauty fits with the demographic of older Academy members, and obviously won BAFTA and Golden Globe, so that's my pick too.

    1. I loved Her a lot and would be very happy if it won screenplay. I just think that Hustle is probably more loved among the academy in general, and that could carry over into this category. But it was definitely one of the most difficult categories to choose!