My Oscar Picks 2014


oscar 3Hey Guys!

Below are my Oscar picks for tonight.  Most of them are based on my having seen most of the nominees, but there are a few categories which I haven’t seen all or in some cases any of the nominees, in those cases, I chose based on a bit of research.

Hope you all enjoy the show as much as I hope to.

I pray my alarm clock wakes me up in time for the opening at 330am my time.

Good luck to all us prognosticators!

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BEST PICTURE (seen all)
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Gravity”
“Her”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”
x- “12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST DIRECTOR (seen all)
x- Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”

BEST ACTOR (seen all)
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
x-Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST ACTRESS (seen all)
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
x-Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (seen all)
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
x-Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (seen all)
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
x-Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (seen all)
“American Hustle”
“Blue Jasmine”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
x-“Her”
“Nebraska”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (didn’t see Before Midnight)
“Before Midnight”
“Captain Phillips”
“Philomena”
x-“12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (only saw The Hunt)
“The Broken Circle Breakdown”
x-“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Missing Picture’
“Omar”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE (only saw Frozen and Despicable Me 2)
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Ernest and Celestine”
x-“Frozen”
“The Wind Rises”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (seen none)
“The Act of Killing”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”
“The Square”
x-“20 Feet From Stardom”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (seen all but The Grandmaster)
“The Grandmaster”
x-“Gravity”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“Prisoners”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN (seen all but The Grandmaster and The Invisible Woman)
“American Hustle”
“The Grandmaster”
X- “The Great Gatsby”
“The Invisible Woman”
“12 Years a Slave”

BEST EDITING (seen all)
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
x-“Gravity”
“12 Years a Slave”

BEST MAKEUP (seen all but Jackass)
x-“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
“The Lone Ranger”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (seen all)
“American Hustle”
x-“Gravity”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Her”
“12 Years a Slave”

BEST SCORE (seen all)
“The Book Thief”
x-“Gravity”
“Her”
“Philomena”
“Saving Mr. Banks”

BEST SONG (seen all but Alone, Yet Not Alone)
“Alone, Yet Not Alone” from “Alone, Yet Not Alone”
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
x-“Let it Go” from “Frozen”
“The Moon Song” from “Her”
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

BEST SOUND EDITING (seen all)
“All is Lost”
“Captain Phillips”
x-“Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Lone Survivor”

BEST SOUND MIXING (seen all)
“Captain Phillips”
x-“Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Lone Survivor”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (seen all)
x-“Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Iron Man 3”
“The Lone Ranger”
“Star Trek: Into Darkness”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT (seen none)
“Feral”
x-“Get a Horse!”
“Mr. Hublot”
“Possessions”
“Room on the Broom”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT (seen none)
“CaveDigger”
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
x-“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT (seen none)
“A quel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant De Tout Perdre” (Just Before Losing Everything)”
“Helium”
“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”
x-“The Voorman Problem”

15 thoughts on “My Oscar Picks 2014

  1. Great predictions. I continue being surprised how many people people are picking Nyong’o. I think all signs point to Lawrence as the obvious front runner.

    Otherwise we agree on all of the major categories. I will be a bit surprised if 20 Feet takes documentary. That seems a race between The Act of Killing and The Square. Though 20 Feet is a dark horse candidate.

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    • If I went with my heart Gravity would win Best pic, but I’m a realist 🙂 Just glad that it probably wont be American Hustle taking home the big prize. That would be a big disappointment for me

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  2. Nice predictions. 12 Years would be a bold decision for the Academy. I wonder whether AMERICAN HUSTLE will benefit from a split vote.

    I wonder if the recent publicity around Woody will harm Blanchett’s chances?

    We’ll soon know I guess ; )

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    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting Dirk.

      As I’m sure you saw, the night went like everyone thought it would with no big surprises except American Hustle getting shut out

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  3. I can see Gravity taking home the best visual effects award but I’m also thinking Smaug is a strong possibility. Before Midnight is really good, it’s worth checking out although 12 Years is well deserving of the best adapted screenplay. Good picks!

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  4. Nice choices! We’re pretty much in the same mindset. Only major differences are Foreign Language Film (I picked The Hunt) and Documentary (I picked The Act of Killing). Of course I haven’t seen most of the nominees, so I’m basically most of my predictions are basically copying off of other people…hahaha.

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