Friday, 21 February 2014

Academy Awards 2014 Predictions

The 2014 Academy Awards are just around the corner - the movie industries night of nights is always one brimming with anticipation, and this year is no different. So, with just under a couple of weeks until the winners are announced, I take a stab at guessing who'll win what in the major categories. 

Note: Not 100% accurate. 40-50% at most.

The films highlighted in purple are my predictions for who will most likely win, those in orange are those that could potentially cause an upset. 

Best Picture

The Wolf of Wall Street

American Hustle (my review)
Captain Phillips (my review)
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity (my review)
The Wolf of Wall Street (my review)
Her (my review)
Philomena (my review)
Twelve Years A Slave (my review)

Best Actor

Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years A Slave)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress

Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Amy Adams in American Hustle
Meryl Streep (Augsut: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (Twelve Years A Slave)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong'o (Twelve Years A Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Director

David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Steve McQueen (Twelve Years A Slave)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster
Inside Llewyn Davis

12 Years A Slave

Best Costume Design

American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years A Slave

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
The Wind Rises

Best Original Score

The Book Thief - John Williams
Gravity - Steven Price
Her - William Butler & Owen Pallett
Philomena - Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks - Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

Happy (Despicable Me 2)
Let It Go (Frozen)
The Moon Song (Her)
Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Best Visual Effects


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

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

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