Saturday, February 22, 2014

Oscar predictions...


I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring with some Oscar predictions… The RED is for what I think will probably win and the star (*) is for the film that I want to win...

Production and Direction

BEST PICTURE
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Captain Phillips
Her
American Hustle
Gravity
Dallas Buyers Club *
Nebraska
Philomena

DIRECTION
Steve McQueen — 12 Years a Slave *
David O. Russell — American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron — Gravity
Alexander Payne — Nebraska
Martin Scorsese — The Wolf of Wall Street 

Acting

LEADING ACTOR
Bruce Dern — Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor — 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club
Leonardo DiCaprio — The Wolf of Wall Street *
Christian Bale — American Hustle

LEADING ACTRESS
Amy Adams — American Hustle
Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine
Judi Dench — Philomena *
Sandra Bullock — Gravity
Meryl Streep — August: Osage County

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi — Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper — American Hustle
Jonah Hill — The Wolf of Wall Street *
Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club
Michael Fassbender — 12 Years a Slave

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence — American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave *
June Squibb — Nebraska
Julia Roberts — August: Osage County
Sally Hawkins — Blue Jasmine


Pre-Production Awards

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
American Hustle — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
Blue Jasmine — Woody Allen
Her — Spike Jonze *
Nebraska — Bob Nelson
Dallas Buyers Club — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 Years a Slave — John Ridley
Before Midnight — Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
The Wolf of Wall Street — Terence Winter
Captain Phillips — Billy Ray
Philomena — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope *

Genre awards

ANIMATED FEATURE
The Wind Rises
Frozen *
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Croods

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Act of Killing
20 Feet From Stardom
The Square *
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars

FOREIGN FEATURE
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
Omar (Palestinian territories) *
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Technical Awards

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Gravity — Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis — Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska — Phedon Papamichael *
Prisoners — Roger Deakins
The Grandmaster — Phillippe Le Sourd

VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity *
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Star Trek Into Darkness
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger

PRODUCTION DESIGN
12 Years a Slave — Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker
The Great Gatsby — Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn
American Hustle — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
Gravity — Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
Her — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena *

FILM EDITING
Gravity — Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
12 Years a Slave– Joe Walker
Captain Phillips — Christopher Rouse
American Hustle — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Dallas Buyers Club — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa *

COSTUME DESIGN
The Great Gatsby — Catherine Martin *
12 Years a Slave — Patricia Norris
The Grandmaster — William Chang Suk Ping
American Hustle — Michael Wilkinson
The Invisible Woman — Michael O’Connor

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
The Lone Ranger — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa — Stephen Prouty
Dallas Buyers Club — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews *

Sound and Music

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Frozen: Let it Go — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez *
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Ordinary Love — U2, Paul Hewson
Her: The Moon Song — Karen O, Spike Jonze
Despicable Me 2: Happy — Pharrell Williams
Alone Yet Not Alone: Alone Yet Not Alone — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Gravity” — Steven Price
“Philomena” — Alexandre Desplat
“The Book Thief” — John Williams
“Saving Mr. Banks” — Thomas Newman *
“Her” — William Butler and Owen Pallett

SOUND MIXING
Gravity
Captain Phillips
Lone Survivor
Inside Llewyn Davis *
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

SOUND EDITING
Gravity
All Is Lost *
Captain Phillips
Lone Survivor
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I have left out the short film awards as I have not seen any of them so it would be pointless to guess.  Overall I think that some excellent films should/will win some recognition and that the academy have some tough decisions to make.

Let me know what you think in the comments below...

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