Oscar predictions

The 85th Academy AwardsÆ will air live on OscarÆ Sunday, February 24, 2013.

At last, the nominations for the 86th annual Academy Awards have been released. It seems that most nominations are agreed upon with the film community. I have noticed some people are not happy with Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) and Robert Redford (All is Lost) being snubbed. I didn’t see the latter film, but i’m not too surprised to see Tom Hanks not nominated.

Bold lettering will be my 1st pick, and ** will be runner up/2nd pick. 

Unfortunately I haven’t watched Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska, Inside Lleywn Davis, and Blue Jasmine. However I don’t think any of them would change my pick on Best Actor & Supporting Actor. I’m going to listen to everyone that Leto did incredible, so i’ll put him as runner up because he’s the only I could see winning besides Fassbender


Best Picture

The Wolf of Wall Street
Captain Phillips
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Dallas Buyers Club

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

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

Best actress

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

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”

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

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

As much as I want Her to win, I’m thinking American Hustle is taking this one.

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

Best music (original song)

“Frozen”: “Let it Go” — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: “Ordinary Love” — U2, Paul Hewson
“Her”: “The Moon Song” — Karen O, Spike Jonze
“Despicable Me 2”: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams
“Alone Yet Not Alone”: “Alone Yet Not Alone” — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel


Best music (original score)

The Book Thief
Saving Mr. Banks

Best cinematography

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

Best costume design

The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave**
The Grandmaster
American Hustle
The Invisible Woman

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

Best production design

12 Years a Slave
The Great Gatsby
American Hustle**

No idea where this is going to go

Best visual effects

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Star Trek Into Darkness**
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger

In a universe where Gravity does not exist, I would be jumping in tears of joy at the prospect of Star Trek winning an Oscar

Best sound mixing

Captain Phillips
Lone Survivor
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best sound editing

All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Lone Survivor
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Well that’s my prediction for the upcoming Academy Awards. I’m expecting a lot of  happiness, and mugs will be given towards my television on March 2nd 2014. I won’t be surprised if American Hustle receives more awards than I think it deserves.

What are your thoughts and predictions?