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86th Academy Awards: Nominations, Predictions, and Winners

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I know I’m a bit late posting my predictions for this year’s Academy Awards, but, if I’m to be honest, it was a difficult task to complete. It may sound easy enough, just selecting a favourite from a pre-determined list of eligible candidates, but I can assure it was much more complicated. There are a lot of worthy films, directors, writers, actors, etc…this time around, plus one needs to take into consideration the opinions and conclusions of those actually selecting the winners, and of course, I am not without bias, so there’s a lot to consider when compiling one’s predictions. This time, for the most part, I decided to follow my heart. On the other hand, there are undeniably frontrunners, so I adjusted accordingly. Below you’ll find the full list of nominations with my predictions beside the corresponding nominee, please enjoy!

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR:

American Hustle

Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon.

Captain Phillips

Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca.

Dallas Buyers Club

Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter.

Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman.

Her

Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay.

Nebraska

Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa.

Philomena

Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward.

12 Years A Slave (Prediction, Winner)

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.

 

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Barkhad Abdi

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Bradley Cooper

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Michael Fassbender (Prediction)

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Jonah Hill

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Jared Leto (Winner)

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

 

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Sally Hawkins

BLUE JASMINE

Jennifer Lawrence

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Lupita Nyong’o (Prediction, Winner)

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Julia Roberts

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

June Squibb

NEBRASKA

 

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Christian Bale

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Bruce Dern

NEBRASKA

Leonardo DiCaprio (Prediction)

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Matthew McConaughey (Winner)

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

 

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Amy Adams

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Cate Blanchett (Winner)

BLUE JASMINE

Sandra Bullock (Prediction)

GRAVITY

Judi Dench

PHILOMENA

Meryl Streep

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR:

THE CROODS

Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

DESPICABLE ME 2

Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

ERNEST & CELESTINE

Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

FROZEN (Winner)

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

THE WIND RISES (Prediction)

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:

THE GRANDMASTER

Philippe Le Sourd

GRAVITY (Prediction, Winner)

Emmanuel Lubezki

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska

Phedon Papamichael

PRISONERS

Roger A. Deakins

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Michael Wilkinson

THE GRANDMASTER

William Chang Suk Ping

THE GREAT GATSBY

Catherine Martin (Winner)

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Michael O’Connor

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Patricia Norris (Prediction)

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING:

AMERICAN HUSTLE

David O. Russell

GRAVITY

Alfonso Cuarón (Prediction, Winner)

NEBRASKA

Alexander Payne

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Steve McQueen

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Martin Scorsese

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

THE ACT OF KILLING (Prediction)

Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

CUTIE AND THE BOXER

Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

DIRTY WARS

Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

THE SQUARE

Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

20 FEET FROM STARDOM (Winner)

Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:

CAVEDIGGER

Jeffrey Karoff

FACING FEAR

Jason Cohen

KARAMA HAS NO WALLS

Sara Ishaq

THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE (Prediction, Winner)

Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL

Edgar Barens

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING:

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Christopher Rouse

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

GRAVITY

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (Prediction, Winner)

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Joe Walker

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR:

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BRE AKDOWN

Belgium

THE GREAT BEAUTY (Winner)

Italy

THE HUNT (Prediction)

Denmark

THE MISSING PICTURE

Cambodia

OMAR

Palestine

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (Prediction, Winner)

JACKASS PRESENTS : BAD GRANDPA

Stephen Prouty

THE LONE RANGER

Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (Original Score):

THE BOOK THIEF

John Williams

GRAVITY

Steven Price (Prediction, Winner)

HER

William Butler and Owen Pallett

PHILOMENA

Alexandre Desplat

SAVING MR. BANKS

Thomas Newman

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (Original Song):

Happy

DESPICABLE ME 2

Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams

Let It Go (Winner)

FROZEN

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

The Moon Song (Prediction)

HER

Music by Karen O Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze

Ordinary Love

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Lyrics by Paul Hewson

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN:

AMERICAN HUSTLE (Prediction)

Production Design: Judy Becker

Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler

GRAVITY

Production Design: Andy Nicholson

Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard

THE GREAT GATSBY (Winner)

Production Design: Catherine Martin

Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn

HER

Production Design: K.K. Barrett

Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Production Design: Adam Stockhausen

Set Decoration: Alice Baker

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

FERAL

Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden

GET A HORSE!

Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

MR. HUBLOT (Prediction, Winner)

Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

POSSESSIONS

Shuhei Morita

ROOM ON THE BROOM

Max Lang and 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 and Alexandre Gavras

HELIUM (Winner)

Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

PITÄÄKÖ MUN KAIKKI HOITAA? (DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?)

Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari

THE VOORMAN PROBLEM (Prediction)

Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS:

GRAVITY (Prediction, Winner)

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

IRON MAN 3

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

THE LONE RANGER

Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING:

ALL IS LOST

Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Oliver Tarney

GRAVITY (Prediction, Winner)

Glenn Freemantle

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Brent Burge

LONE SURVIVOR

Wylie Stateman

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING:

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro

GRAVITY (Winner)

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Prediction)

Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

LONE SURVIVOR

Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Screenplay by Billy Ray

PHILOMENA

Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 YEARS A SLAVE (Winner)

Screenplay by John Ridley

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Prediction)

Screenplay by Terence Winter

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

BLUE JASMINE

Written by Woody Allen

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack

HER (Prediction, Winner)

Written by Spike Jonze

NEBRASKA

Written by Bob Nelson

71st Golden Globe Awards: Nominations and Predictions:

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Hi all, below you’ll find the full list of nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, which will be on this Sunday, January 12, 2014. I didn’t include the nominees for Television, seeing as I don’t watch enough shows to warrant a meaningful opinion. Although, I do love some of the shows that were fortunate enough to garner a nomination. You’ll find my prediction for each category written beside the corresponding film, actor, composer, director. Keep in mind that my predictions are merely guesses based on the film and the people picking the winners, not on my personal preference. Be sure to let me know your predictions in the comment section below!

 BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

12 YEARS A SLAVE (Prediction, Winner)

Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Productions and River

Road Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

GRAVITY 

Warner Bros. Pictures / Esperanto Filmoj / Heyday Films;

Warner Bros. Pictures

PHILOMENA

Pathe, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow/Magnolia

Mae; The Weinstein Company

RUSH

Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media,

Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Revolution Films;

Universal Pictures

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

AMERICAN HUSTLE (Winner)

Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures

Releasing

HER (Prediction)

Warner Bros. Pictures / Annapurna Pictures; Warner Bros.

Pictures

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Studio

Canal; CBS Films

NEBRASKA

Paramount Vantage; Paramount Pictures

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures; Paramount

Pictures

 BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

SPIKE JONZE, “HER” (Prediction, Winner)

BOB NELSON, “NEBRASKA”

JEFF POPE, STEVE COOGAN, “PHILOMENA”

JOHN RIDLEY, “12 YEARS A SLAVE”

ERIC WARREN SINGER, DAVID O. RUSSELL, “AMERICAN HUSTLE”

 BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR, “12 YEARS A SLAVE”

IDRIS ELBA, “MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM”

TOM HANKS, “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (Prediction, Winner)

ROBERT REDFORD, “ALL IS LOST”

 BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

CATE BLANCHETT, “BLUE JASMINE” (Winner)

SANDRA BULLOCK, “GRAVITY”

JUDI DENCH, “PHILOMENA” (Prediction)

EMMA THOMPSON, “SAVING MR. BANKS”

KATE WINSLET, “LABOR DAY”

 BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

AMY ADAMS, “AMERICAN HUSTLE” (Prediction, Winner)

JULIE DELPY, “BEFORE MIDNIGHT”

GRETA GERWIG, “FRANCES HA”

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, “ENOUGH SAID”

MERYL STREEP, “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”

 BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

CHRISTIAN BALE, “AMERICAN HUSTLE”

BRUCE DERN, “NEBRASKA”

LEONARDO DICAPRIO, “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” (Winner)

OSCAR ISAAC, “INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS”

JOAQUIN PHOENIX, “HER” (Prediction)

 BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

ALFONSO CUARÓN, “GRAVITY” (Prediction, Winner)

PAUL GREENGRASS, “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”

STEVE MCQUEEN, “12 YEARS A SLAVE”

ALEXANDER PAYNE, “NEBRASKA”

DAVID O. RUSSELL, “AMERICAN HUSTLE”

 BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

THE CROODS

DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox

DESPICABLE ME 2

Universal Pictures, A Chris Meledandri Production; Universal Pictures

FROZEN (Prediction, Winner)

Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

 BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEX EBERT, “ALL IS LOST” (Winner)

ALEX HEFFES, “MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM”

STEVEN PRICE, “GRAVITY” (Prediction)

JOHN WILLIAMS, “THE BOOK THIEF”

HANS ZIMMER, “12 YEARS A SLAVE”

 BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (FRANCE)

(La vie d’Adele, chapitres 1 et 2)

Quat’sous Films; IFC Films

THE GREAT BEAUTY (ITALY) (Winner)

(La Grande Bellezza)

Indigo Film, Medusa Film, BABE Films; Janus Films

THE HUNT (DENMARK) (Prediction)

(Jagten)

Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures

THE PAST (IRAN)

(Le passé)

Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinema, BIM

Distribuzione;

Sony Pictures Classics

THE WIND RISES (JAPAN)

(Kaze tachinu)

Studio Ghibli; Touchstone Pictures

 BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

SALLY HAWKINS, “BLUE JASMINE”

JENNIFER LAWRENCE, “AMERICAN HUSTLE” (Prediction, Winner)

LUPITA NYONG’O, “12 YEARS A SLAVE”

JULIA ROBERTS, “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”

JUNE SQUIBB, “NEBRASKA”

 BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

BARKHAD ABDI, “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”

DANIEL BRÜHL, “RUSH”

BRADLEY COOPER, “AMERICAN HUSTLE”

MICHAEL FASSBENDER, “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (Prediction)

JARED LETO, “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (Winner)

 BEST ORIGINAL SONG –MOTION PICTURE

“ATLAS” — THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion

Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion

“LET IT GO” — FROZEN

Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez

Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez

“ORDINARY LOVE” — MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (Winner)

Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr, Brian Burton

Lyrics by: Bono

“PLEASE MR. KENNEDY” — INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Prediction)

Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

“SWEETER THAN FICTION” — ONE CHANCE

Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

Fine, you caught me, I did mix in a little bit of my bias into the predictions. That being said, if I had my way, “The Wolf of Wall Street” would be taking home its fair share of Globes. I feel however, that it won’t get the respect and recognition it deserves sadly, that goes for the Oscars as well. I still carry hope thought, you never know…