PAUL PREDICTS THE OSCAR NOMINEES

PAUL PREDICTS THE OSCAR NOMINEES

 

I have participated in Oscar predictions contests in the past and have had some succeed. Back in 2006, I entered a contest at a local movie theater and won three free months of movies. I have been watching the Oscars dating back to 1993, so I feel like I have a pretty good knack at determining who will or will not get nominated and then win in any given year. My predictions are not always perfect as the Academy does like to throw in some wild card picks each year. This year I am participating in a contest with fellow LAMB Member Shane over at his website Film Actually. Here are my picks on who may receive that golden phone call on Thursday, January 16 in the categories Shane has picked out.

BEST PICTURE
1. 12 Years a Slave
2. American Hustle
3. Blue Jasmine
4. Captain Phillips
5. Dallas Buyers Club
6. Gravity
7. Her
8. Nebraska
9. Saving Mr. Banks
10. The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
2. Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
3. Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
4. David O. Russell, American Hustle
5. Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

*WILD CARD: Spike Jonze, Her

BEST ACTOR
1. Bruce Dern, Nebraska
2. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
3. Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
4. Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
5. Robert Redford, All is Lost

*WILD CARD: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTRESS
1. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
2. Sandra Bullock, Gravity
3. Judi Dench, Philomena
4. Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
5. Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

*WILD CARD: Amy Adams, American Hustle

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
2. Daniel Bruhl, Rush
3. Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
4. Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
5. Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

*WILD CARD: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
2. Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
3. Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
4. June Squibb, Nebraska
5. Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

*WILD CARD: Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

BEST EDITING
1. Joe Walker, 12 Years a Slave
2. Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips
3. Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
4. Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill, Rush
5. Thelma Shoonmaker and The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
2. Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
3. Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Spike Jonze, Her
5. Bob Nelson, Nebraska

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. Tracy Letts, August: Osage County
2. Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
3. Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
4. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
5. Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
1. The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
2. The Grandmaster, Hong Kong
3. The Great Beauty, Italy
4. The Hunt, Denmark
5. Omar, Palestine

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave
2. Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
3. Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
4. Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska
5. Roger Deakins, Prisoners

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. Adam Stochausen and Alice Baker, 12 Years a Slave
2. Catherine Martin and Beverly Dunn, The Great Gatsby
3. Andy Nicholson and Rosie Goodwin, Gravity
4. Michael Corenblith and Susan Benjamin, Saving Mr. Banks
5. Dan Hennah and Ra Vincent, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

BEST SOUND MIXING
1. 12 Years a Slave
2. Gravity
3. Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Lone Survivor
5. Rush

BEST SOUND EDITING
1. All is Lost
2. Captain Phillips
3. Gravity
4. Lone Survivor
5. Rush

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
1. Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave
2. Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
3. Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
4. Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman
5. Michael Orlandi, Saving Mr. Banks

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
1. Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave
2. Alex Ebert, All is Lost
3. John Williams, The Book Thief
4. Steven Price, Gravity
5. Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
1. The Act of Killing
2. The Armstrong Lie
3. Blackfish
4. God Loves Uganda
5. 20 Feet from Stardom

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
1. The Croods
2. Despicable Me 2
3. Frozen
4. Monsters University
5. The Wind Rises

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1. Gravity
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3. Star Trek Into Darkness
4. Pacific Rim
5. World War Z

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
1. American Hustle
2. Dallas Buyers Club
3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
1. “Let It Go” from Frozen
2. “Young and Beautiful” from The Great Gatsby
3. “Atlas” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
4. “The Moon Song” from Her
5. “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom