OSCARS 2014 – THE PREDICTIONS

I need to start by saying I cannot believe Tom Hanks wasn’t nominated for Captain Phillips.  This will take a while to recover from.  Anyway, here’s who I think’s going to win…

BEST PICTURE
12 Years A Slave
Gravity
The Wolf Of Wall Street
Nebraska
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Philomena

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
David O’Russell, American Hustle
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Bruce Dern, Nebraska

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Judi Dench, Philomena

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Jonah Hill, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Frozen
Despicable Me 2
The Wind Rises
The Croods
Ernest & Celestine

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Phillipe Le Sourd, The Grandmaster
Roger Deakins, Prisoners
Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Act Of Killing
Cutie And The Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

BEST EDITING
Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips

Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten, American Hustle
John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa, Dallas Buyers Club
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Joe Walker, 12 Years A Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Eric Warren Singer and David O’Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club
Spike Jonze, Her

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
Terence Winter, The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
The Hunt, Denmark
The Missing Picture, Cambodia
Omar, Palestine

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
William Butler and Owen Pallet, Her
Alexandre Desplat, Philomena
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Let It Go”, Frozen
“Alone Yet Not Alone”, Alone Yet Not Alone
“Happy”, Despicable Me 2
“The Moon Song”, Her
“Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
William Chang Suk Ping, The Grandmaster
Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman
Patricia Norris, 12 Years A Slave

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