Bold prediction #2: Despite the Best Picture race being a three-way photo finish at the moment, Gravity will ultimately end up dominating the night, winning far more than any other film with a likely eight wins.
Bold prediction #3: Though the Academy has been good about spreading the love in recent years, this year will be a different story. Four of the nine Best Picture nominees will win an Oscar…
Bold prediction #4: …but American Hustle - with 10 nominations - will not be one of them.
I'll gladly bite the bullet on that last one. I just don't think there's enough passion for the film anymore, and while it will probably finish in second place on a lot of ballots, second place doesn't win you an Oscar.
Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I've assembled a list of links to all of The Entertainment Junkie's Oscar coverage for this year, as well as a few other articles that will, at the very least, help you impress people at your Oscar party. Also below are my full predictions for who will win each category. Feel free to chime in on who you think should/will win too. Happy Oscars!
Check them out at The Entertainment Junkie's Academy Awards page.
REVIEWS FOR BEST PICTURE NOMINEES
- American Hustle
- Captain Phillips
- Dallas Buyers Club
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Wolf of Wall Street
The sound editing of All is Lost elevated the film's function as a modern parable.
The visual effects of Iron Man 3 (mostly) assisted the story, rather than the other way around.
The costumes of 12 Years a Slave codify antebellum Southern society.
The production design of Her believably blends the past with the future.
The cinematography of Prisoners was the work of another master waiting for his first Oscar win.
ABOVE-THE-LINE CATEGORY COVERAGE
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Original Screenplay
BELOW-THE-LINE CATEGORY COVERAGE
Best Original Song (and the disqualification of "Alone Yet Not Alone")
Best Documentary Feature
Best Animated Short Film
Best Live-Action Short Film
Best Film Editing
Best Original Score
Entertainment Weekly has profiles for the Best Documentary Short nominees:
- Facing Fear
- Karama Has No Walls
- Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
- The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
I also wrote a little more in-depth about Best Director nominee Alexander Payne (Nebraska) for The Large Association of Movie Blogs.
Click the page jump for predictions in every category.
FEARLESS PREDICTIONS BY CATEGORY
Best Picture: Gravity
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave; screenplay by John Ridley
Best Original Screenplay: Her; written by Spike Jonze
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Cinematography: Gravity; Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby; Catherine Martin
Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom
Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Film Editing: Gravity; Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club; Adruitha Lee and Robin Matthews
Best Original Score: Gravity; Steven Price
Best Original Song: Frozen, "Let It Go"; music and lyric by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby; production design by Catherine Martin, set decoration by Beverley Dunn
Best Animated Short Film: Get a Horse!
Best Live-Action Short: Helium
Best Sound Editing: Gravity; Glenn Freemantle
Best Sound Mixing: Gravity; Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
Best Visual Effects: Gravity; Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, and Neil Corbould