Oscars 2014 Predictions and Winners

Predictions

The 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday! As a self-proclaimed cinephile, I am wholly excited. The ceremony should prove to be very entertaining since 2013 was a great year for movies and, of course, the one and only Ellen is hosting! Here are my predictions for who will be taking home the little golden man come Sunday night. I left out a few categories based on whether or not I felt I could accurately predict the winner a.k.a the categories with the movies I didn’t get around to seeing. This post will be updated to include winners as well.

Best PictureBest ActorBest ActressBest Supporting ActorBest Supporting Actress

Best Achievement in Directing

Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
 
My Personal Pick:David O. Russell – American Hustle
Will Probably Win:Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
 
 
 
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
 
David O. Russell, Eric Warren Singer – American Hustle
Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
Spike Jonze –  Her
Bob Nelson – Nebraska
Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack – Dallas Buyers Club
 
My Personal Pick: Spike Jonze – Her
Will Probably Win:  Spike Jonze – Her
WINNER: Spike Jonze – Her
 
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
 
Richard Linklater – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street
Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope – Philomena
 
My Personal Pick: Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street
Will Probably Win: John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
WINNER: John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
 
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises
 
My Personal Pick: Frozen
Will Probably Win: Frozen
WINNER: Frozen
 
 
 
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska
Roger Deakins – Prisoners
Philippe Le Sourd – The Grandmaster
 
My Personal Pick: Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
Will Probably Win: Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
WINNER: Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
 
 
 
Best Achievement in Costume Design
 
Michael Wilkinson – American Hustle
Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby
Patricia Norris – 12 Years a Slave
William Chang – The Grandmaster
Michael O-Connor – The Invisible Woman
 
My Personal Pick: Michael Wilkinson – American Hustle
Will Probably Win:  Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby
WINNER:  Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby
 
 
Best Achievement in Production Design
 
Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker – 12 Years a Slave
Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler – American Hustle
Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard – Gravity
Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn – The Great Gatsby
K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena – Her
 
My Personal Pick: K.K. Barrett, Gene Serdena – Her
Will Probably Win: Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn – The Great Gatsby
WINNER: Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn – The Great Gatsby
 
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
 
Timothy Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould – Gravity
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynold – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, Daniel Sudick – Iron Man 3
Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier – The Lone Ranger
Roger Guyett, Pat Tubach, Ben Grossman, Burt Dalton – Star Trek Into Darkness
 
My Personal Pick: Timothy Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould – Gravity
Will Probably Win: Timothy Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould – Gravity
WINNER: Timothy Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould – Gravity
 
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Picture, Original Score
 
John Williams – The Book Thief
Steven Price – Gravity
William Butler, Andy Koyama – Her
Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
Alexandre Desplat – Philomena
 
My Personal Pick: Steven Price – Gravity
Will Probably Win: Alexandre Desplat – Philomena
WINNER:  Steven Price – Gravity
 
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Picture, Original Song
 
Pharrell Williams “Happy” – Despicable Me 2
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez “Let It Go” – Frozen
Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen  “Ordinary Love” – Mandela : Long Walk to Freedom
Karen O “The Moon Song” – Her
 
My Personal Pick: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez “Let It Go” – Frozen
Will Probably Win: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez “Let It Go” – Frozen
WINNER: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez “Let It Go” – Frozen
 
Comment below with your own predictions and thoughts!
 

 

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