Friday, February 28, 2014

My 86th Academy Awards Predictions


The 86th Academy Awards are one day away. With that said, here are my predictions. I've seen all the major Oscar nominees, so I know what the Oscar race looks like. However, I have no idea what will happen on Sunday. The most unpredictable Oscar race in recent memory. 

BEST PICTURE 
Will Win: "12 Years a Slave"
Could Win: "Gravity" or "American Hustle"
Should Win: "12 Years a Slave"

BEST DIRECTOR
Will Win: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Could Win: Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Should Win: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Will Win: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Could Win: Amy Adams, "American Hustle" or Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Should Win: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Will Win: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Could Win: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle" or Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"
Should Win: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave" 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Will Win: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Could Win: Chiwetel Ejiofer, "12 Years a Slave"
Should Win: Chiwetel Ejiofer, "12 Years a Slave"

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Will Win: Jared Leto, "12 Years a Slave"
Could Win: Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"
Should Win: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Will Win: "Her"
Could Win: "American Hustle"
Should Win: "Her"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Will Win: "12 Years a Slave"
Could Win: "Philomena"
Should Win: "12 Years a Slave"

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Will Win: "12 Years a Slave"
Could Win: "Gravity" or "The Great Gatsby"
Should Win: "12 Years a Slave" 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING 
Will Win: "Dallas Buyers Club"
Could Win: "Bad Grandpa" 
Should Win: "Dallas Buyers Club" 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Will Win: "American Hustle"
Could Win: "The Great Gatsby"
Should Win: "The Great Gatsby"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Will Win: "Gravity"
Could Win: "Philomena"
Should Win: "Gravity"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Will Win: "Let It Go" 
Could Win: "Ordinary Love" 
Should Win: "Let It Go"

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Will Win: "Gravity"
Could Win: "The Hobbit: The Desolation of the Smaug"
Should Win: "Gravity" 

BEST SOUND EDITING
Will Win: "Gravity"
Could Win: "Captain Phillips"
Should Win: "Gravity"

BEST SOUND MIXING
Will Win: "Gravity"
Could Win: "Captain Phillips" 
Should Win: "Gravity"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE 
Will Win: "Frozen"
Could Win: "The Wind Rises"
Should Win: "Frozen" 

BEST FILM EDITING
Will Win: "Gravity"
Could Win: "Captain Phillips"
Should Win: "Gravity" 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Will Win: "Gravity"
Could Win: "Prisoners"
Should Win: "Gravity"

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Will Win: "20 Feet From Stardom"
Could Win: "The Act of Killing"
Should Win: "20 Feet From Stardom"

BEST DOCUMENTARY -- SHORT SUBJECT
Will Win: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life"
Should Win: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Will Win: "The Broken Circle Breakdown"
Could Win: "The Great Beauty"
Should Win: "The Broken Circle Breakdown" 

SHORT FILM - LIVE ACTION
Will Win: "Helium"
Should Win: "Helium"

BEST SHORT FILM - ANIMATED
Will Win: "Get a Horse!"
Should Win: "Get a Horse!" 

The 86th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Televised on ABC at 4pm Pacific Time, 6pm Central Time, and 7pm Eastern Time.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, you're thorough! I hope your hopefuls win. Enjoy!

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  2. I'd say your guesses are way more accurate than mine!

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  3. I think the intense and graphic subject matter of 12 Years a Slave will keep it from winning some of those awards. But I'm sure Gravity will walk away with every visual award.

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