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Feb 5, 2014

My Oscars 2014 Predictions (Pre-BAFTA)

Is BAFTA really going to tell us the potential winners or will it further confuse us? We will wait and see but at this point, all of us have theories and imaginable possibilities but we aren't sure. On one hand, a film about slavery made expertly in the most intimate and brutal way possible. These kind of stories, black filmmakers are rarely recognized. Academy has the best chance to do that right now. I mean the film itself is masterful so it deserves the accolades not just for the sentiments or anything. Then we have a film that perfectly shows where the future of films lie. Its a bold experiment on a big level with big studio and big bucks... and a female character leading the story. The story itself is quiet different, it has drama and it has thrills. Visual effects and technical brilliance vs an engaging thriller and affecting drama... how can you say no to that? Both of these are amazing films in their own right and both deserves recognition. Its just a matter of what the Academy would want to award. A brutal and disturbing film or a film they can comfortably watch and embrace for what it represents or is. I am still not sure how it is all going to turn out so I am still, in the pre-BAFTA phase, expecting a tie. If PGA can have a tie with preferential ballot system then why not Academy? This is a tough year and an even more exciting one.

Below are my Oscars predictions for now:

Best Picture:

12 Years a Slave (Will Win)
Gravity (Could Win)
Her (Should Win)

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity (Will Win)
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (Could Win/Should Win)

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Will Win)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Could Win/Should Win)

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Will Win/Should Win)
Amy Adams, American Hustle (Could Win)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Will Win)
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave (Should Win)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Will Win/Should Win)
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle (Could Win)

Best Original Screenplay:

Spike Jonze, Her (Will Win/Should Win)
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle (Could Win)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave (Will Win)

Best Foreign Language Film:

The Great Beauty (Will Win)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Could Win)
The Hunt (Should Win)

Best Animated Feature:

Frozen (Will Win)

Best Documentary Feature:

The Act of Killing (Will Win/Should Win)
20 Feet from Stardom (Could Win)

Best Editing:

Gravity (Will Win/Should Win)

Best Cinematography:

Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity (Will Win/Should Win)

Best Production Design:

The Great Gatsby (Will Win)
12 Years a Slave (Could Win)
Her (Should Win)

Best Costume Design:

The Great Gatsby (Will Win/Should Win)
American Hustle (Could Win)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:

Dallas Buyers Club (Will Win)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Could Win)

Best Visual Effects:

Gravity (Will Win/Should Win)

Best Original Score:

Steven Price, Gravity (Will Win)
William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her (Should Win)

Best Original Song:

"Let it Go", Frozen (Will Win)
"Ordinary Love", Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Could Win)
"The Moon Song", Her (Should Win)

Best Sound Editing:

Gravity (Will Win/Should Win)
Captain Phillips (Could Win)

Best Sound Mixing:

Gravity (Will Win/Should Win)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Could Win)

Best Live-Action Short Film:

The Voorman Problem (Will Win)

Best Animated Short Film:

Get a Horse! (Will Win)

Best Documentary Short Subject:

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Will Win)