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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My 2014 Oscar Predictions

We are now a little over a day and a half from learning the official Oscar nominations, so I figured I would share my personal predictions of what we might see this year. I'm not claiming to know everything, obviously, and I could be wrong but it's fun to guess.

Best Picture:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor:

Christian Bale - American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress:

Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini - Enough Said
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
June Squibb - Nebraska

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Spike Jonze - Her
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay:

Woody Allen - Blue Jasmine
Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack - Dallas Buyers Club
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas Cuaron - Gravity
Spike Jonze - Her

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope - Philomena
Tracy Letts - August: Osage County
Billy Ray - Captain Phillips
John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter - The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Film:

Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Monsters University

Best Original Score:

Alexander Ebert - All is Lost
Randy Newman - Monsters University
Steven Price - Gravity
John Williams - The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer - 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Song:

"I See Fire" - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
"Let it Go" - Frozen
"Ordinary Love" - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Cinematography:

Barry Ackroyd - Captain Phillips 
Sean Bobbit - 12 Years a Slave
Bruno Delbonnel - Inside Llewyn Davis
Emmanuel Lubezki - Gravity
Hoyte Van Hoytema - Her

Best Visual Effects:

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

Like I said, this is just a prediction list. I'm excited to see how many I got right and wrong. The Oscar nominations will be revealed on Wednesday, January 16th. 

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