Last-Minute 2014 Oscar Predictions

Posted: March 2, 2014 in Film
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Just for fun, I decided to throw together a small list of last-minute Oscar predictions for some of the most significant categories. In other words, the awards that people actually give a shit about. These predictions aren’t necessarily who I think deserves the award, but who I think will end up winning the award.

As I’ve said before, Her was both the best and my favorite movie while Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were easily the best male performances of the year. Whether or not the voting reflects that is the question. These are very crude predictions slapped together at the last moment before tonight’s Oscars.

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle – David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Her – Spike Jonze
Nebraska – Bob Nelson
Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

And the winner is… Her – Spike Jonze

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

12 Years a Slave – John Ridley
Before Midnight – Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter
Captain Phillips – Billy Ray
Philomena – Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

And the winner is…12 Years a Slave – John Ridley

 

Best Foreign Feature

The Hunt (Denmark)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
Omar (Palestinian territories)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

And the winner is… The Hunt (Denmark)

 

Best Cinematography

Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners – Roger Deakins
The Grandmaster – Phillippe Le Sourd

And the winner is… Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael

 

Best Film Editing

Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Dallas Buyers Club – John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

And the winner is… American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

 

Best Actor

Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale – American Hustle

McConaughey

And the winner is… Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

 

Best Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Judi Dench – Philomena
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

And the winner is… Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

 

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

And the winner is… Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips

 

Best Supporting Actress

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

And the winner is… Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

 

Best Director

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

And the winner is… Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

 

Best Picture

Her: 5-star review
Dallas Buyers Club: 4.5-star review
12 Years a Slave: 4.5-star review
American Hustle: 4-star review
The Wolf of Wall Street: 3.5-star review
Nebraska: 3.5-star review
Captain Phillips: 2.5-star review
Gravity: 2.5-star review
Philomena: 2-star prediction

And the winner is…12 Years a Slave
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