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Nov 28, 2013

November Update - Oscars 2014 Nominations Prediction


Time for my end of November Oscars prediction update. Nothing much have changed to be honest. Some of the categories have become a bit clearer though nothing is really assured at this point. We have yet to hear anything about Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street". "American Hustle" however got a screening for some selected critics and the word is that it is good. Jennifer Lawrence got the best praise so she is in. Supporting actor/actress category is as usual, a fine mess. The last two picks in both I am not sure of. The leads seems to be staying the way I have predicted here. Original Screenplay category is too overwhelming. I have also predicted all the technical categories. The three shorts (live action/animation/documentary), I just could not. Also as the Academy releases the lists of its finalists and eligible contenders in such categories as foreign language, documentary, original songs etc, I will then have some assured choices to make. Just a few days left for the critics to start announding their winners. Here is hoping for a good Awards season.

Below are my predictions for every category except the three shorts with one alternative choice for each of them.

Best Picture:

1) 12 Years a Slave
2) Gravity
3) Inside Llewyn Davis
4) Captain Phillips
5) American Hustle
6) The Wolf of Wall Street
7) Nebraska
8) Saving Mr. Banks
9) Lee Daniels' The Butler


Best Director:

1) Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
2) Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
3) Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
4) Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
5) David O. Russell, American Hustle

Alt: Martin Scorcese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Lead Actor:

1) Robert Redford, All is Lost
2) Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
3) Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
4) Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
5) Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Alt: Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Best Lead Actress:

1) Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
2) Sandra Bullock, Gravity
3) Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
4) Judi Dench, Philomena
5) Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Alt: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Supporting Actor:

1) Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
2) Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer's Club
3) Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks
4) Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
5) Matthew McConaughey, Mud

Alt: Daniel Bruhl, Rush

Best Supporting Actress:

1) Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
2) Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler
3) Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
4) June Squibb, Nebraska
5) Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

Alt: Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station

Best Original Screenplay:

1) Inside Llewyn Davis
2) Blue Jasmine
3) American Hustle
4) Nebraska
5) Her

Alt: Saving Mr. Banks

Best Adapted Screenplay:

1) 12 Years a Slave
2) Captain Phillips
3) Before Midnight
4) The Wolf of Wall Street
5) August: Osage County

Alt: Philomena

Best Animated Feature:

1) Frozen
2) The Wind Rises
3) Monsters University
4) The Croods
5) Ernest and Celestine

Alt: Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign Language Film:

1) The Past (Iran)
2) The Hunt (Denmark)
3) Wadjda (Saudi Arabia)
4) Gloria (Chile)
5) Ilo Ilo (Singapore)

Alt: The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Documentary Feature:

1) Stories We Tell
2) The Act of Killing
3) Blackfish
4) 20 Feet from Stardom
5) We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Alt: The Square

Best Editing:

1) Gravity
2) 12 Years a Slave
3) Captain Phillips
4) The Wolf of Wall Street
5) American Hustle

Alt: Rush

Best Cinematography:

1) Gravity
2) 12 Years a Slave
3) Captain Phillips
4) Inside Llewyn Davis
5) Prisoners

Alt: All is Lost

Best Production Design:

1) The Great Gatsby
2) 12 Years a Slave
3) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
4) Gravity
5) Oz the Great and Powerful

Alt: Saving Mr. Banks

Best Visual Effects:

1) Gravity
2) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3) Pacific Rim
4) Elysium
5) Star Trek Into Darkness

Alt: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Best Costume Design:

1) The Great Gatsby
2) 12 Years a Slave
3) American Hustle
4) Saving Mr. Banks
5) The Invisible Woman

Alt: Oz the Great and Powerful

Best Makeup and Hair:

1) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2) The Butler
3) Rush

Alt: 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Score:

1) 12 Years a Slave
2) Gravity
3) Saving Mr. Banks
4) The Book Thief
5) Rush

Alt: Captain Phillips

Best Original Song:

1) "Let It Go", Frozen
2) "My Lord Sunshine (Sunrise)", 12 Years a Slave
3) "The Moon Song", Her
4) "You and I Ain't Nothin' No More", Lee Daniels' The Butler
5) "Young and Beautiful", The Great Gatsby

Alt: "Ordinary Day", Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Best Sound Editing:

1) Gravity
2) All is Lost
3) Captain Phillips
4) Rush
5) Pacific Rim

Alt: Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing:

1) Gravity
2) Captain Phillips
3) Rush
4) Inside Llewyn Davis
5) Lone Survivor

Alt: Pacific Rim