Sunday, March 2, 2014


Disclaimer: These are the films that I personally believe should win in each category, not my prediction of who I believe The Academy will choose.  Also, I did not see The Book Thief, The Grandmaster, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Invisible Woman, or Philomena.

Picture – Gravity  (2nd Pick: 12 Years A Slave)
Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years A Slave”  (2nd Pick: Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”)
Actress – Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County” (but Cate Blanchett will win)  (2nd Pick: Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”)
Supporting Actor – Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”  (2nd Pick: Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”)
Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o in "12 Years a Slave"  (2nd Pick: June Squibb in "Nebraska")
Directing – Alfonso Cuarón for “Gravity”  (2nd Pick: Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave”)
Cinematography – Gravity  (2nd Pick: Nebraska)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – 12 Years a Slave  (2nd Pick: Before Midnight)
Writing (Original Screenplay) – Dallas Buyers Club  (2nd Pick: Nebraska)

Costume Design – American Hustle  (2nd Pick: The Great Gatsby)
Film Editing – Gravity  (2nd Pick: 12 Years a Slave)
Animated Feature – Frozen  (2nd Pick: The Wind Rises)
Documentary Feature – The Act of Killing  (2nd Pick: Cutie and the Boxer)
Makeup and Hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club  (2nd Pick: Jacka** Presents: Bad Grandpa) 
Music – Steven Price for “Gravity”  (2nd Pick:  Thomas Newman for “Saving Mr. Banks”)
Original Song – Let it Go (by Idina Menzel) from “Frozen”  (2nd Pick: The Moon Song (by Karen O) from “Her”)
Production Design – Gravity (though The Great Gatsby will win)  (2nd Pick: 12 Years a Slave)
Sound Editing – Gravity  (2nd Pick: All Is Lost) – (Overall sound design)
Sound Mixing – Gravity  (2nd Pick: Captain Phillips) – (Mixing sounds together)
Visual Effects – Gravity  (2nd Pick: no contest)

Movie Reviews for 2014 Oscar Nominees

12 Years A Slave -
20 Feet From Stardom -
The Act of Killing -
All Is Lost -
American Hustle -
August: Osage County -
Before Midnight -
Blue Jasmine -
Captain Phillips -
The Croods -
Cutie and the Boxer -
Dallas Buyers Club -
Despicable Me 2 -
Dirty Wars -
Gravity -
The Great Gatsby -
Jacka** Presents: Bad Grandpa -
The Lone Ranger -
Prisoners -
Saving Mr. Banks -
The Wolf of Wall Street -

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