Mary’s Oscar Picks

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Written on January 30th, 2014

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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Are you planning on catching the Oscars?! We definitely are, and this year was one of the best. The Academy Awards aren’t just a celebration of the amazing talent in the industry, it’s also a fabulous display of fashion. This pop culture mecca is where all the stars look their best!

Live, Oscar Sunday on March 2, 2014 4 PM PST hosted by the ever-brilliant Ellen DeGeneres!

It’s always fun to make predictions on who’s going to win. Here are this year’s nominees, with my predictions in bold!

Best Picture
-American Hustle (They won at the Golden Globes which sets the way for the Oscars!)
-Captain Phillips
-Dallas Buyers Club
-Gravity
-Her
-Nebraska
-Philomena
-12 Years a Slave

Best Actor in a Leading Role
-Christian Bale (American Hustle)
-Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
-Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall Street)
-Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
-Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) (He totally transformed himself, this is his year!)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
-Amy Adams (American Hustle)
-Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) (I couldn’t stop talking about her performance after seeing this Woody Allen film! My favourite.)
-Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
-Judi Dench (Philomena)
-Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
-Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
-Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
-Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
-Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
-Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) (He makes a good looking woman! Fantastic transformation.)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
-Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
-Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) (She’s on a roll! A definite favourite.)
-Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
-Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
-June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Animated Feature
-The Croods (Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco, Kristine Belson)
-Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Chris Meledandri)
-Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner, Didier Brunner)
-Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
-The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki)

Best Cinematography
-The Grandmaster (Philippe Le Sourd)
-Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
-Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel)
-Nebraska (Phedon Papamichael)
-Prisoners (Roger A. Deakins)

Best Costume Design
-American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson)
-The Grandmaster (William Chang Suk Ping)
-The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin) (We are still following the fashion from this film!)
-The Invisible Woman (Michael O’Connor)
-12 Years a Slave (Patricia Norris)

Best Director
-American Hustle (David O. Russell)
-Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
-Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
-12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
-The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

Best Documentary Feature
-The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen)
-Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling, Lydia Dean Pilcher)
-Dirty Wars (Richard Rowley, Jeremy Scahill)
-The Square (Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer)
-20 Feet from Stardom (Nominees to be determined)

Best Film Editing
-American Hustle (Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten)
-Captain Phillips (Christopher Rouse)
-Dallas Buyers Club (John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa)
-Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
-12 Years a Slave (Joe Walker)

Best Foreign Language Film
-The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
-The Great Beauty (Italy)
-The Hunt (Denmark)
-The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
-Omar (Palestine)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
-Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)(I am surpised American Hustle isn’t nominated in this category. Bradley Cooper’s curls and Christian Bales’ comb over would have won the best in my books!)
-Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Stephen Prouty)
-The Lone Ranger (Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua-Casny)

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
-”Alone Yet Not Alone” (Alone Yet Not Alone)
-”Happy” (Despicable Me 2)
-”Let It Go” (Frozen)
-”The Moon Song” (Her)
-”Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Best Production Design
-American Hustle (Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler)
-Gravity (Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard)
-The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)
-Her (K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena)
-12 Years a Slave (Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker)

Best Animated Short Film
-Feral (Daniel Sousa, Dan Golden)
-Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim)
-Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)
-Possessions (Shuhei Morita)
-Room on the Broom (Max Lang, Jan Lachauer)

Best Live Action Short Film
-Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) (Esteban Crespo)
-Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) (Xavier Legrand, Alexandre Gavras)
-Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
-Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) (Selma Vilhunen, Kirsikka Saari)
-The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill, Baldwin Li)

Best Sound Editing
-All Is Lost (Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns)
-Captain Phillips (Oliver Tarney)
-Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Brent Burge, Chris Ward)
-Lone Survivor (Wylie Stateman)

Best Sound Mixing
-Captain Phillips (Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro)
-Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson)
-Inside Llewyn Davis (Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland)
-Lone Survivor (Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow)

Best Visual Effects
-Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds)
-Iron Man 3 (Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, Dan Sudick) (It was exciting all the way through!)
-The Lone Ranger (Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier)
-Star Trek Into Darkness (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton)

Best Adapted Screenplay
-Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke)
-Captain Phillips (Billy Ray)
-Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)
-12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
-The Wolf of Wall Street (Terence Winter)

Best Original Screenplay
-American Hustle (Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell)
-Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
-Dallas Buyers Club (Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack)
-Her (Spike Jonze)
-Nebraska (Bob Nelson)

Cheers,

Mary P.