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Feb 27, 2014

The 86th Annual Academy Awards - My Final Predictions

Well these are my final predictions for the Oscars. Just a few days are left and I am excited to see the ceremony hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. I am glad that two of my most favorite films of 2013 are among the frontrunners. Either "Gravity" or "12 Years a Slave" will get the big prize. Unless they want to award an even better choice that is "Her"! Anyways, my predictions states a split which I never get. One of the awards experts online pointed out this whole thing with movies dealing with race getting best picture while the more technically or artistically significant films getting director award. Not that the Steve McQueen masterpiece doesn't have artistic significant but you get the point. The examples includes Crash, In the Heat of the Night, Driving Miss Daisy. So beside the split which may or may not happen but its most likely that it will, there is a fair chance that supporting actress, editing and one of the sound categories might go to the spoiler picks that I have written down. Well, there is nothing else to say. A great year for films will end with Oscars awarding one of the two great films of 2013. Here are my predictions:

Best Picture:

12 Years a Slave (Spoiler: Gravity)

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity (Spoiler: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave)

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Spoiler: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave (Spoiler: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle)

Best Original Screenplay:

Spike Jonze, Her (Spoiler: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Foreign Language Film:

The Great Beauty (Spoilers: The Broken Circle Breakdown or The Hunt)

Best Animated Feature:


Best Documentary Feature:

The Act of Killing (Spoiler: 20 Feet from Stardom)

Best Editing:

Gravity (Spoiler: Captain Phillips)

Best Cinematography:

Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Production Design:

The Great Gatsby (Spoiler: 12 Years a Slave)

Best Costume Design:

The Great Gatsby (Spoiler: American Hustle)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:

Dallas Buyers Club (Spoiler: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa)

Best Visual Effects:


Best Original Score:

Steven Price, Gravity

Best Original Song:

"Let it Go", Frozen (Spoiler: "Ordinary Love", Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Best Sound Editing:

Gravity (Spoiler: Captain Phillips)

Best Sound Mixing:

Gravity (Spoiler: Captain Phillips)

Best Live-Action Short Film:

The Voorman Problem

Best Animated Short Film:

Get a Horse!

Best Documentary Short Subject:

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life