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If you're a movie lover like me, then there's one moment in the year that we count down for: The Oscars. It's the one time of the year where you either jump injoy that your favorite movie got Best Picture, or scream and use some interesting language about the winners. As I wait, I decided why not get ahead of everyone because usually I'm late doing stuff on GI. With that said, here's my 2014(not 2013) predictions. Also, I will not do the categories Live action short, animated short, original song, and documentary short.
Best Sound editing nominees:
All is lost
Anyone who has seen Gravity knows that it's an unbelieveable experience. One of the greatest thing about is the Sound. From the score to the sound in general, thos movie sounds great.
Best Sound Mixing nominees:
12 Years a slave
My reasoning to picking Gravity to win is the same for Sound Editing so just read that again.
Best makeup/Hairstlye nominees:
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Oz: Great and the powerful
Winner: The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug
I was kind of ashamed a year ago to hear The hobbit got no love at the Oscars. I never saw the movie, but knowing how well the lord of rings did at the oscars(17 total Oscars), I think Baggins will get something this year. Don't expect much after this though this year.
Visual Effects nominees:
Man of steel
The Hobbit DoS
Is this category really a contest? The visual in this movie are phenominal, and of this movie doesn't get anything, it will at least get visual effects. If you don't believe me, go see this movie and prepare to be blown away.
Best original score nominees:
Steve Price, Gravity
Hans Zimmer, 12 years a slave
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
Henry Jackman, Captain Phillips
Winner: Hans Zimmer, 12 years a slave
Surprisingly, original score is one of my favorite categories. I love listening to the music in the movies. One of my favorite pieces of all time was from Hans Zimmer in Inception. He didn't get it then. He might seem like a underdog, but I see him taking an Oscar home this year.
Best Costume Design nominees:
Catherine Martin, Great Gatsby
Patrick Norris, 12 years a Slave
David Orlandi, Saving Mr. Banks
Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
Winner: Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
Expect American Hustle get great reviews, but does anything at the Oscars. It looks great, but just to many better films out there. They do look very smithy in the film, so they're my winner.
Best Production Design nominees:
Catherine Martin/Beverly Dunn, The Great Gatsby
Jesse Gonchor/Susan Bode, Inside Llewyn Davis
Adam Stochausen/ Alice Baker, 12 years a slave
Micheal Corenbilth/ Lauren E. Polizzi, Saving Mr. Banks
Winner: Adam Stochausen/ Alice Baker, 12 years a slave
I really wanted to give Inside Llewyn Davis this Oscar, but the people behind 12 years a slave's production absolutely deserve this one. Don't be suprised also if Dark Horse Great Gatsby takes this home.
Best Film Editing nominees:
Alfonso Cuaron/Mark Sanger, Gravity
Joe Walker, 12 years a slave
Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips
Daniel P. Hanley, Rush
Winner: 12 years a slave
There's a reason 12 years a slave got this, but it will ruin a secret, so I'll tell you later in the blog.
Best Cinematography nominees:
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Sean Bobbitt, 12 years a slave
Anthony Dod Mantle, Rush
Roger Deakins, Prisoners
Barry Ackroyod, Captain Phillips
Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
The camera was in very good hands because the camera work was outstanding. This is another lock because no film is on the same level in cinematography.
Best Animated Feature nominees:
The Wind Rises
Despeicable Me 2
I really wanted to give Monsters University this, but even though I thought it was great, it's just not Oscar worthy. If Frozen lives up to expectations, they'll get the Oscars. If not, then The wind rises will probably take it.
I would like to note that the next 2 I have hardly any knowledge about so I can't really give an honest response, but I will at least give you my predictions.
Best Documentary Feature
Winner: 20 feet from Stardom
Best Foreign Language Feauture
Winner: Saudi Arabia-Wadjda
Best Adapted Screenplay nominees:
Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Tracy Little, August Osage County
John Ridley, 12 years a slave
Teremce Winter, The wolf of Wall street
Winner: John Ridley, 12 years a slave
12 years a slave might be one of the few movies that was better then the book. To see the incredible story come from the pages to the movie screen was spot on. Well done John Ridley. You have yourself an Oscar.
Best Original Screenplay nominees:
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Winner: Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
How can you deny the Coen Brothers this award? They're easily one of the best story tellers in the business. This film shows there's nothing the Coen brothers can't do. Whether it's the dark humor, or incredible characters, the Coen brother have done it again.
Best Supporting Actress nominees:
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis
Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station
Winner: Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis
Everyone looks like they do a good job in the film, but one of the few people that stand out is Carey. She looks to have done an excellent job, and I think it's her year.
Best Supporting Actor nominees:
Micheal Fassbender, 12 years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Winner: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
This will be a very, very close race this year in this category. It was hard to choose, but if I had to choose one, it would be Jared Leto. his performance is outstanding, and I think he gave it all he got and won. I wouldn't be surprised though to see Micheal Fassbender to win this.
Best Actress nominees:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Winner: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
The directed of the film, John Lee Hancock, help get Sandra Bullock her first Oscars. Emma looks like she's done a great job, and kind of having fun doing that. I believe she does a great job, and that she brings home an Oscar.
Best Actor nominees:
Chiwetel Ejiofer, 12 years a slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All is lost
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Winner: Chiwtel Ejiofer, 12 years a slave
C.E deserves this Oscar. He gives an emotinally powerful performance that has been one of the best in a decade. While I am rooting for Matt and Elba, I want C.E to win and I think he will.
Best Director nominees:
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Steve McQueen, 12 years a slave
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
David O. Russel, American Hustle
Winner: Steve McQueen, 12 years a slave
Steve McQueen has been a hard working man. He caught my eye in 2011 when he made Shame. Never saw the movie, but heard he could direct. Im this movie, Steve has created a masterpiece like no other. Some say Alfonso should get it, but I think Steve has this in the bag.
The moment we've all been waiting for............
Best Picture Nominees:
12 years a slave
Saving Mr. Banks
Inside Llewyn Davis
and the winner is....................................
12 YEARS A SLAVE
Let's face it. There's really 2 movies who are frontrunners, and they are Gravity and 12 years a slave. The reason 12 years get it is 1. More awards 2. Rated R, and 3. Amazing. Number 3 was my opinion but Number 2 is mainly why. The Academy almost always give R movies Best picture. Out of 13 years, only 3 movies that were PG-13 got Best Picture. The rest were R. I beleive that since 12 years a slave will go down as one of the greatest films of all time(so will gravity), that it will get Best Picture.
Now a moment to let your frustration out because these films got nothing:
and any other movie you liked that got nothing.
A total awards count:
12 years a slave: 7
Inside Llewyn Davis: 2
Everything else: 1
These are my predictions. At least what I hope happens. Thanks for reading. What do you think? Agree or disagree? If you want to discuss more, just post something in the comment. Thanks again for everyone who reads and comments. Adios Amigos!