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Jan 15, 2014

Predicting The 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominations


Well the Academy nominations are going to be announced in just 2 days so its time to finalize your predictions. I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said but 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and American Hustle are the frontrunners. I don't think Martin Scorsese is getting in for The Wolf of Wall Street, neither do I think that either Leonardo DiCaprio for the same film or Amy Adams for American Hustle will. They both won Golden Globes I know but I don't see them kicking two acclaimed and well-regarded veterans out. For the picture category, Inside Llewyn Davis is on the brink of being snubbed. I am expecting an original score nomination for Disney's Frozen.

As for my Oscar wish, Spike Jonze's Her should get at least 10 nominations.

The most nominated films based on my predictions are 12 Years a Slave with 11, Gravity with 10 while both American Hustle and Captain Phillips with 9 nominations each. Below is the full list:

Best Picture:

1) 12 Years a Slave
2) Gravity
3) American Hustle
4) Captain Phillips
5) Nebraska
6) Her
7) The Wolf of Wall Street
8) Saving Mr. Banks
9) Inside Llewyn Davis
10) Dallas Buyers Club

Best Director:

1) Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
2) Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
3) David O. Russell, American Hustle
4) Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
5) Spike Jonze, Her

Best Lead Actor:

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

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

Best Supporting Actor:

1) Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
2) Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
3) Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
4) Daniel Bruhl, Rush
5) Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Best Supporting Actress:

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

Best Original Screenplay:

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

Best Adapted Screenplay:

1) 12 Years a Slave
2) Before Midnight
3) Captain Phillips
4) The Wolf of Wall Street
5) Philomena

Best Animated Feature:

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

Best Foreign Language Film:

1) The Great Beauty (Italy)
2) The Hunt (Denmark)
3) The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
4) Two Lives (Germany)
5) The Grandmaster (Hong Kong)

Best Documentary Feature:

1) The Act of Killing
2) Stories We Tell
3) Blackfish
4) 20 Feet from Stardom
5) The Square

Best Editing:

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

Best Cinematography:

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

Best Production Design:

1) The Great Gatsby
2) 12 Years a Slave
3) Gravity
4) American Hustle
5) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Visual Effects:

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

Best Costume Design:

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

Best Makeup and Hair:

1) American Hustle
2) Dallas Buyers Club
3) Bad Grandpa

Best Original Score:

1) Gravity
2) 12 Years a Slave
3) All is Lost
4) Saving Mr. Banks
5) Frozen

Best Original Song:

1) "Let It Go", Frozen
2) "The Moon Song", Her
3) "Young and Beautiful", The Great Gatsby
4) "Ordinary Love", Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
5) "So You Know What It's Like", Short Term 12

Best Sound Editing:

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

Best Sound Mixing:

1) Gravity
2) All is Lost
3) Captain Phillips
4) Rush
5) Inside Llewyn Davis