Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Oscar Predictions 2014

We have finally arrived at the biggest of all the awards shows: The Oscars. The awards will be taking place this Sunday (March 2nd) and as usual I will be whining when I see an underserving winner and waiting patiently for Jessica Chastain to present an award. If you’d like to put yourself through that then follow my updates @El_Duffy on Twitter. Anyway, here are my personal picks for who I think deserves to walk away with the biggest of all film awards this year:

Best Picture

1.    The Wolf of Wall Street
2.    Her

Best Director

1.    Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
2.    Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor

1.    Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
2.    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress

1.    Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
2.    Sandra Bullock - Gravity

Best Supporting Actor

1.    Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
2.    Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

1.    Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
2.    Julia Roberts – August: Osage County

Best Writing – Original Screenplay

1.    Her – Spike Jonze
2.    Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen

Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay

1.    The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter
2.    12 Years a Slave – John Ridley

Best Animated Feature

1.    Frozen
2.    The Croods

Best Foreign Language Film

1.    The Hunt
2.    The Broken Circle Breakdown

Best Original Score

1.    William Butler and Owen Pallett – Her
2.    Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original Song

1.    “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – U2
2.    “Let It Go” from Frozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Best Sound Editing

1.    Gravity - Glenn Freemantle
2.    All Is Lost - Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns

Best Sound Mixing

1.    Gravity – Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, and Chris Munro
2.    Inside Llewyn Davis – Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland

Best Production Design

1.    Her – K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)
2.    American Hustle – Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)

Best Cinematography

1.    Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
2.    Prisoners – Roger Deakins

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

1.    Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee and Robin Matthews
2.    The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Best Costume Design

1.    The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
2.    American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson

Best Film Editing

1.    Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
2.    Dallas Buyers Club – John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best Visual Effects

1.    Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, and Neil Corbould

2.    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and Eric Reynolds

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