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My 2014 Oscar Predictions

Posted: March 3, 2014 in Film

So I made a post like this last year and I want to make this into another series on my blog. This is mostly because it’s a regular structure that doesn’t require much thinking as clearly I seem to have forgotten how to write more creative/personal posts.

Anyway moving on; I’ve pretty much copied and paste the format from last year’s post so anyone who had a look at that post might notice the similarities, I think I might make a couple of changes though.

Okay here are the nominees and my predictions of course:

Best Picture

  • American Hustle¬†‚ÄstCharles Roven,Richard Suckle,¬†Megan Ellison, and¬†Jonathan Gordon
  • Captain Phillips¬†‚ÄstScott Rudin,Dana Brunetti, and¬†Michael De Luca
  • Dallas Buyers Club¬†‚ÄstRobbie Brenner¬†and¬†Rachel Winter
  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstAlfonso Cuar√≥n¬†and¬†David Heyman
  • Her¬†‚Äď Megan Ellison,¬†Spike Jonze, and¬†Vincent Landay
  • Nebraska¬†‚ÄstAlbert Berger¬†and¬†Ron Yerxa
  • Pebraska¬†‚ÄstAlbert Berger¬†and¬†Ron Yerxa
  • 12¬†Years a Slave¬†‚ÄstBrad Pitt,¬†Dede Gardner,¬†Jeremy Kleiner,¬†Steve McQueen, and¬†Anthony Katagas
  • The Wolf of Wall Street¬†‚ÄstMartin Scorsese,¬†Leonardo DiCaprio,¬†Joey McFarland, and¬†Emma Tillinger Koskoff

My Guess: 12 Years a Slave

Best Director

  • David O. Russell¬†‚ÄstAmerican Hustle
  • Alfonso Cuar√≥n¬†‚ÄstGravity
  • Alexander Payne¬†‚ÄstNebraska
  • Steve¬†McQueen¬†‚Äst12 Years a Slave
  • Martin Scorsese¬†‚ÄstThe Wolf of Wall Street

My Guess: David O. Russell

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale¬†‚ÄstAmerican Hustle
  • Bruce Dern¬†‚ÄstNebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio¬†‚ÄstThe Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor¬†‚Äst12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey¬†‚ÄstDallas Buyers Club

Though it’s about time that Leonardo gets an Oscar I think that yet again he won’t get it. My Guess:¬†Chiwetel Ejiofor

Best Actress

  • Amy Adams¬†‚ÄstAmerican Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett¬†‚ÄstBlue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock¬†‚ÄstGravity
  • Judi Dench¬†‚ÄstPhilomena
  • Meryl Streep¬†‚ÄstAugust: Osage County

My Guess: Cate Blanchett

Best Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Abdi¬†‚ÄstCaptain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper¬†‚ÄstAmerican Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender¬†‚Äst12 Years a Slave
  • Jonah Hill¬†‚ÄstThe Wolf of Wall Street
  • Jared Leto¬†‚ÄstDallas Buyers Club

My Guess: Barkhad Abdi

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Hawkins¬†‚ÄstBlue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence¬†‚ÄstAmerican Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o¬†‚Äst12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts¬†‚ÄstAugust: Osage County
  • June Squibb¬†‚ÄstNebraska

My Guess: Anne Hathaway

Best Writing ‚Äď Original Screenplay

  • American Hustle¬†‚ÄstEric Warren Singer¬†and¬†David O. Russell
  • Blue Jasmine¬†‚ÄstWoody Allen
  • Dallas Buyers Club¬†‚ÄstCraig Bortenand¬†Melisa Wallack
  • Her¬†‚ÄstSpike Jonze
  • Nebraska¬†‚ÄstBob Nelson

My Guess: American Hustle

Best Writing ‚Äď Adapted Screenplay

  • Before Midnight¬†‚ÄstRichard Linklater,Julie Delpy, and¬†Ethan Hawke¬†from characters by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
  • Captain Phillips¬†‚ÄstBilly Ray¬†from¬†A Captain’s Duty
    by Richard Phillips (and Stephan Talty)
  • Philomena¬†‚ÄstSteve Coogan¬†and¬†Jeff Pope¬†from¬†The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith
  • 12¬†Years a Slave¬†‚ÄstJohn Ridley¬†from¬†Twelve Years a Slave
    by Solomon Northup
  • The Wolf of Wall Street¬†‚ÄstTerence Winter from¬†The Wolf of Wall Street
    by Jordan Belfort

My Guess: 12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Feature

  • The Croods¬†‚ÄstKirk DeMicco,¬†Chris Sanders, and¬†Kristine Belson
  • Despicable Me 2¬†‚ÄstPierre Coffin,Chris Renaud, and¬†Chris Meledandri
  • Ernest & Celestine¬†‚ÄstBenjamin Renner¬†and¬†Didier Brunner
  • Frozen¬†‚ÄstChris Buck,¬†Jennifer Lee, and¬†Peter Del Vecho
  • The Wind Rises¬†‚ÄstHayao Miyazakiand¬†Toshio Suzuki

My Guess: Frozen

Whilst I would like it to be The Wind Rises chances are it will be Frozen because the critics and public have just been eating it up

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown¬†(Belgium) in¬†Dutch¬†‚ÄstFelix Van Groeningen
  • The Great Beauty¬†(Italy) in¬†Italian¬†‚ÄďPaolo Sorrentino
  • The Hunt¬†(Denmark) in¬†Danish¬†‚ÄďThomas Vinterberg
  • The Missing Picture¬†(Cambodia) in French¬†‚ÄstRithy Panh
  • Omar¬†(Palestine) in¬†Arabic¬†‚ÄstHany Abu-Assad

My Guess: The Hunt

Best Documentary ‚Äď Feature

  • The Act of Killing¬†‚ÄstJoshua Oppenheimer¬†and¬†Signe Byrge S√łrensen
  • 20¬†Feet from Stardom¬†‚ÄstMorgan Neville,¬†Gil Friesen, and¬†Caitrin Rogers
  • Cutie and the Boxer¬†‚ÄstZachary Heinzerling¬†and¬†Lydia Dean Pilcher
  • Dirty Wars¬†‚ÄstRichard Rowley¬†andJeremy Scahill
  • The Square¬†‚ÄstJehane Noujaim¬†andKarim Amer

My Guess: The Act of Killing

Best Documentary ‚Äď Short Subject

  • CaveDigger¬†‚ÄstJeffrey Karoff
  • Facing Fear¬†‚ÄstJason Cohen
  • Karama Has No Walls¬†‚ÄstSara Ishaq
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life¬†‚ÄstMalcolm Clarke¬†and¬†Nicholas Reed
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall¬†‚ÄstEdgar Barens

My Guess: Facing Fear

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Aquel no era yo¬†(That Wasn’t Me)¬†‚ÄďEsteban Crespo
  • Avant que de tout perdre¬†(Just Before Losing Everything)¬†‚ÄstXavier Legrand¬†and¬†Alexandre Gavras
  • Helium¬†‚ÄstAnders Walter¬†and¬†Kim Magnusson
  • Pit√§√§k√∂ mun kaikki hoitaa?¬†(Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)¬†‚ÄstSelma Vilhunen¬†and Kirsikka Saari
  • The Voorman Problem¬†‚ÄstMark Gilland¬†Baldwin Li

My Guess: Avant que de tout perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Best Animated Short Film

  • Feral¬†‚ÄstDaniel Sousa¬†and¬†Dan Golden
  • Get a Horse!¬†‚ÄstLauren MacMullanand¬†Dorothy McKim
  • Mr. Hublot¬†‚ÄstLaurent Witz¬†and¬†Alexandre Espigares
  • Possessions¬†‚ÄstShuhei Morita
  • Room on the Broom¬†‚ÄstMax Lang¬†and¬†Jan Lachauer

My Guess: Feral

Best Original Score

  • The Book Thief¬†‚ÄstJohn Williams
  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstSteven Price
  • Her¬†‚ÄstWilliam Butler¬†and¬†Owen Pallett
  • Philomena¬†‚ÄstAlexandre Desplat
  • Saving Mr. Banks¬†‚ÄstThomas Newman

My Guess: The Book Thief

Best Original Song

  • “Happy” from¬†Despicable Me 2¬†‚ÄďPharrell Williams
  • “Let It Go” from¬†Frozen¬†‚ÄstKristen Anderson-Lopez¬†and¬†Robert Lopez
  • “The Moon Song” from¬†Her¬†‚ÄstKaren Orzolek¬†and¬†Spike Jonze
  • “Ordinary Love” from¬†Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom¬†‚ÄstU2

You know what, I would really like it if The Moon Song was chosen because the song is awesome and Karen O, with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has been snubbed when it comes to awards. Also every other nominee has more than enough other prestigious awards to their names. Just listen to The Moon Song:

But everyone has been rabid about Let It Go instead.

My Guess: Let It Go

Best Sound Editing

  • All Is Lost¬†‚ÄstSteve Boeddeker¬†and¬†Richard Hymns
  • Captain Phillips¬†‚ÄstOliver Tarney
  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstGlenn Freemantle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug¬†‚ÄstBrent Burge¬†and¬†Chris Ward
  • Lone Survivor¬†‚ÄstWylie Stateman

My Guess: Gravity

Best Sound Mixing

  • Captain Phillips¬†‚ÄstChris Burdon,¬†Mark Taylor,¬†Mike Prestwood Smith, and¬†Chris Munro
  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstSkip Lievsay,¬†Niv Adiri,¬†Christopher Benstead, and¬†Chris Munro
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug¬†‚ÄstChristopher Boyes,¬†Michael Hedges,¬†Michael Semanick, and¬†Tony Johnson
  • Inside Llewyn Davis¬†‚ÄstSkip Lievsay,Greg Orloff, and¬†Peter F. Kurland
  • Lone Survivor¬†‚ÄstAndy Koyama,Beau Borders, and¬†David Brownlow

My Guess: Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Production Design

  • American Hustle¬†‚ÄstJudy Becker(Production Design);¬†Heather Loeffler¬†(Set Decoration)
  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstAndy Nicholson(Production Design);¬†Rosie Goodwin¬†and¬†Joanne Woollard¬†(Set Decoration)
  • The Great Gatsby¬†‚ÄstCatherine Martin¬†(Production Design);Beverley Dunn¬†(Set Decoration)
  • Her¬†‚ÄstK. K. Barrett¬†(Production Design);¬†Gene Serdena¬†(Set Decoration)
  • 12¬†Years a Slave¬†‚ÄstAdam Stockhausen¬†(Production Design);Alice Baker¬†(Set Decoration)

My Guess: The Great Gatsby

Best Cinematography

  • The Grandmaster¬†‚ÄstPhilippe Le Sourd
  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstEmmanuel Lubezki
  • Inside Llewyn Davis¬†‚ÄstBruno Delbonnel
  • Nebraska¬†‚ÄstPhedon Papamichael
  • Prisoners¬†‚ÄstRoger Deakins

My Guess: Gravity

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Dallas Buyers Club¬†‚ÄstAdruitha Leeand¬†Robin Mathews
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa¬†‚ÄďStephen Prouty
  • The Lone Ranger¬†‚ÄstJoel Harlow¬†and¬†Gloria Pasqua-Casny

My Guess: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Costume Design

  • American Hustle¬†‚ÄstMichael Wilkinson
  • The Grandmaster¬†‚ÄstWilliam Chang Suk Ping
  • The Great Gatsby¬†‚ÄstCatherine Martin
  • The Invisible Woman¬†‚ÄstMichael O’Connor
  • 12¬†Years a Slave¬†‚ÄstPatricia Norris

My Guess: American Hustle

Best Film Editing

  • American Hustle¬†‚ÄstJay Cassidy,Crispin Struthers, and¬†Alan Baumgarten
  • Captain Phillips¬†‚ÄstChristopher Rouse
  • Dallas Buyers Club¬†‚ÄstJohn Mac McMurphy¬†and¬†Martin Pensa
  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstAlfonso Cuar√≥n¬†and¬†Mark Sanger
  • 12¬†Years a Slave¬†‚ÄstJoe Walker

My Guess: Gravity

Best Visual Effects

  • Gravity¬†‚ÄstTim Webber,¬†Chris Lawrence,¬†Dave Shirk, and¬†Neil Corbould
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug¬†‚ÄstJoe Letteri,¬†Eric Saindon,David Clayton, and¬†Eric Reynolds
  • Iron Man 3¬†‚ÄstChristopher Townsend,¬†Guy Williams,¬†Erik Nash, and¬†Dan Sudick
  • The Lone Ranger¬†‚ÄstTim Alexander,Gary Brozenich,¬†Edson Williams, and¬†John Frazier
  • Star Trek Into Darkness¬†‚ÄstRoger Guyett,¬†Patrick Tubach,¬†Ben Grossmann, and¬†Burt Dalton

My Guess: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


So now that the Academy Awards have taken place and most people in the world know who won and might or might not have watched the awards ceremony yet.

My previous post was a list of the nominees and my predictions so it only seems just that I should make a comparison. This post is going to be quite clumsy as I envisioned making a table of comparison only to find that I cannot make tables. So instead I have listed the categories and the winners. I will then place my prediction in brackets next to the winner, only if my prediction was wrong. So here goes:

  • Best Picture:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Argo
  • Best Director:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ang Lee
  • Best Actor:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Best Actress:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Jennifer Lawrence
  • Best Supporting Actor:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Christoph Waltz
  • Best Supporting Actress:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Anne Hathaway
  • Best Writing – Original Screenplay:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Django Unchained (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Argo
  • Best Animated Feature:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Brave
  • Best Foreign Language Film:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amour
  • Best Documentary – Feature:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Searching for Sugar Man
  • Best Documentary – Short Subject:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Inocente
  • Best Live Action Short Film:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Curfew (Asad)
  • Best Animated Short Film:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Paperman
  • Best Original Score:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Life of Pi
  • Best Original Song:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Skyfall
  • Best Sound Editing:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Skyfall
  • Best Sound Mixing:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Les Mis√©rables
  • Best Production Design:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Lincoln (Lincoln)
  • Best Cinematography:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Life of Pi
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Les Mis√©rables
  • Best Costume Design:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Anna Karenina
  • Best Film Editing:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Argo
  • Best Visual Effects:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Life of Pi (Prometheus)

So in the end I only got four wrong, not too bad if I do say so myself.