My 86th Academy Awards Predictions!

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Hello all, once again, it’s that time of year when the Oscars are only a week away and many film fanatics make their predictions about who will win. And I’m no exception, although I haven’t been all that successful. My record so far is 9 correct (out of like 30), and 30% ain’t bad, right?

 So below you’ll find the list of the nominees as well as my predicted winners. The nominees that I think SHOULD win will be in red, the nominees that I think WILL win will be in blue, and if they’re the same, they’ll be both RED AND BLUE.

One last thing, I always leave the “Top 6” categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Animated Feature) for the end.

Hope you enjoy reading this and let me know in the comments whether or not you agree with me!

 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

The Grandmaster

Gravity

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Prisoners

 BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

American Hustle

The Grandmaster

The Great Gatsby

The Invisible Woman

12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTING:

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

Cutie and the Boxer

Dirty Wars

The Square

20 Feet from Stardom

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

CaveDigger

Facing Fear

Karama Has No Walls

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

BEST FILM EDITING:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

12 Years a Slave

BEST FOREIGN 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

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The Lone Ranger

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

The Book Thief

Gravity

Her

Philomena

Saving Mr. Banks

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

“Alone Yet Not Alone” (Along Yet Not Alone) [This has since been eliminated as a nominee]

“Happy” (Despicable Me 2)

“Let It Go” (Frozen)

“The Moon Song” (Her)

“Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

American Hustle

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Her

12 Years a Slave

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

Feral

Get a Horse!

Mr. Hublot

Possessions

Room on the Broom

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT:

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Helium

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

The Voorman Problem

BEST SOUND EDITING:

All Is Lost

Captain Phillips

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Captain Phillips

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inside Llewyn Davis

Lone Survivor

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Gravity

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

Star Trek Into Darkness

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Before Midnight

Captain Phillips

Philomena

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

American Hustle

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club

Her

Nebraska

AND NOW FOR THE TOP 6:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Ernest & Celestine

Frozen

The Wind Rises

BEST ACTOR:

Christian Bale (American Hustle)

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST ACTRESS:

Amy Adams (American Hustle)

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Judi Dench (Philomena)

Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) [I’m predicting that you’ll win, but your anti-Disney speech robbed Emma Thompson of a nomination…I don’t know that for sure, but I’m still blaming you, Meryl!]

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

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)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) [I’m choosing you even though I really don’t want to!]

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)

June Squibb (Nebraska)

BEST PICTURE:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

20 thoughts on “My 86th Academy Awards Predictions!”

  1. What is so great about Feral? Get a Horse is very impressive, I have a hard time to believe that something better was produced last year.
    Still wonder if “The Wind Rises” will snatch away the award from Frozen…but then, it’s Disney’s turn.

    1. I just think the artistic style of “Feral” is a bit more creative than “Get a Horse!” which basically just copies artistic styles from the early Disney shorts albeit maybe with the use of a computer, now. I haven’t seen either though.

      Yeah, “The Wind Rises” seems to be the biggest (if not only; I’m not sure about “Ernest and Celestine”) competition to “Frozen”.

    2. I wouldn’t even care if The Wind Rises snatches it from Frozen, which I feel like it is not the best of this year, but it is the best of the ones nominated (that I watched).

      1. Which one do you think is the best?

        I’m okay with Frozen winning (keep in mind though that I haven’t seen The Wind Rises), but mostly because this was a really, really bad year. I think it really deserves the award for “Let it go” though

      2. I have not watched The Wind Rises yet (is not released in Canada until this year). I just simply don’t care about the Oscars right now.

    1. Yeah, I’m surprised…I feel like a professional guesser now 😀 !

      I haven’t seen many films with Meryl Streep (I think only 2-3), so I don’t really hold her in a very high standard as everyone else, but her anti-Disney speech did indeed drop her a lot from what I thought of her.

      1. Hah! I’m far from a pro with Oscar predictions, as my record will attest. As for Streep, I’ve seen a lot of her films and she really is a great actress, but her speech was so petty and self-serving that I’ve lost a lot of the respect I used to have for her.

  2. I hated how Emma Thompson was snubbed for an Oscar nomination too!! But, I think Cate Blanchett might take home the Oscar, although Meryl was amazing in “August:Osage County.” The woman just gets better with age, there’s no denying that. Truthfully, I would love to see Amy Adams win for “American Hustle, but I doubt that will happen.

  3. Read them 😀 We will see. We will see. I didn’t know anything happened between Meryl and Emma. I am going to look that up now…but I love Meryl, so that makes me very sad.
    ~SAT

    1. It’s not so much between Meryl and Emma, but Meryl Streep made an “anti-Walt Disney” speech, I think the day before the final day of voting. And I personally feel that affected people not to put more votes in for the film, “Saving Mr. Banks” including putting less votes in for Emma Thompson as Best Actress, when everyone pretty much thought she had a given spot in the nominees!

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