2014 Oscar Predictions

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With the Academy Awards only a few hours away, here are my picks for tonight. Just know that what I list here may not be who I want to win, but rather what I think will win. I’ll list both just to keep it interesting. For instance, you will notice that I picked Matthew McConaughey to win Best Actor, even though it will upset me to no end if he gets an Oscar before Leonardo Dicaprio does. I also think Gravity was an extremely overrated movie, but everyone else seems to love it, and I think it will be rewarded heavily this evening. And the Oscar goes to….

    BEST PICTURE

What I want to win: American Hustle
What will win: 12 Years A Slave

    BEST ACTOR

Who I want to win: Leonardo Dicaprio
Who will win: Matthew McConaughey

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Who I want to win: Jared Leto
Who will win: Jared Leto

    BEST ACTRESS

Who I want to win: Amy Adams
Who will win: Cate Blanchett

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Who I want to win: Jennifer Lawrence
Who will win: Lupita Nyong’o

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

What I want to win: Frozen
What will win: Frozen

    BEST DIRECTOR

Who I want to win: Martin Scorsese
Who will win: Alfonso Cuaron

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Who I want to win: John Ridley-12 Years A Slave
Who will win: John Ridley-12 Years A Slave

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Who I want to win: Spike Jonze-Her
Who will win: Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell-American Hustle

Those are the big awards of the night in the eyes of most people. I will give you the rest of my picks below for the categories that most people that aren’t movie nerds like myself don’t care about.

CINEMATOGRAPHY-Emmanuel Lubezki-Gravity

COSTUME DESIGN-Catherine Martin-The Great Gatsby

DOCUMENTARY-20 Feet From Stardom

DOCUMENTARY SHORT-The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

FILM EDITING-Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger-Gravity

FOREIGN LANGUAGE-The Great Beauty-Italy

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING-Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews-Dallas Buyers Club

ORIGINAL SCORE-Steven Price-Gravity

ORIGINAL SONG-Let It Go-Frozen

PRODUCTION DESIGN-Catherine Martin & Beverley Dunn-The Great Gatsby

ANIMATED SHORT-Get A Horse!

LIVE ACTION SHORT-The Voorman Problem

SOUND EDITING-Glenn Freemantle-Gravity

SOUND MIXING-Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead & Chris Munro-Gravity

VISUAL EFFECTS-Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk & Neil Corbould-Gravity

I’ve been really impressed with the quality of films I’ve seen this year. There’s been so many strong scripts and so many great performances that I think we’ll see a variety of winners tonight. I actually am a fan of Ellen and I’m sure she’ll do a great job hosting but more importantly, I’m just hoping that the director decides to keep cameras on Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence all night.

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