Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 2013 Oscar Predictions

Here we come: one week from today, the Oscar nominations will be announced! Before then, I will go through and update the Academy Awards page with my final predictions. But for now, here are my predictions in just about every category, not just the usual eight that I do for my predictions.

Why is this? I'm participating in Film Actually's Oscar Prediction Contest! There's still time for you to participate, as well; just check out the guidelines and entry form here (and you should check out all of Shane's work; he's a fantastic and insightful writer that you don't want to miss). I won't be providing commentary on my choices in this post; I'll explain myself in my next page update for the Academy Awards. In the meantime, let's discuss these in the comments, shall we?

BEST PICTURE (I'm going with eight nominees this year)

Captain Phillips
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
American Hustle
Nebraska
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST DIRECTOR

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTOR

Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Robert Redford, All is Lost
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler
June Squibb, Nebraska
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

More after the break.



BEST EDITING

Captain Phillips
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
The Wolf of Wall Street
Lee Daniels' The Butler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Her
American Hustle
Dallas Buyers Club
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Philomena
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street
Blue is the Warmest Color

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Notebook (Hungary)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Grandmaster (Hong Kong)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Prisoners
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Grandmaster

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Great Gatsby
August: Osage County

BEST SOUND MIXING

12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Rush
Captain Phillips
Iron Man 3

BEST SOUND EDITING

Gravity
Iron Man 3
World War Z
Rush
Captain Phillips

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave
Lee Daniels' The Butler
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Philomena
All is Lost
The Book Thief

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Blackfish
The Act of Killing
Stories We Tell
The Square
Dirty Wars

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Frozen
The Wind Rises
Monsters University
Despicable Me 2
The Croods

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Gravity
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Star Trek Into Darkness

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

American Hustle
The Lone Ranger
Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Let it Go," Frozen
"Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
"Young and Beautiful," The Great Gatsby
"The Moon Song," Her
"Over the Love," The Great Gatsby

2 comments:

Shane Slater said...

Solid picks, bud. Should be a very competitive contest, I can feel it!

Shane Slater said...

...and thanks for the compliment btw, you're too kind. :)