Friday, March 7, 2014

My 2014 Oscar Prediction Results


Here are the results from my Oscar Predictions.  My Pick is Italisized and the winner is in bold.

Here are the non-Oscar Oscar predictions I made first, you can see for yourself if I got them right.

Best Looking Girl at the Oscars: I picked Charlize Theron


Best Looking Guy at the Oscars: I picked Leo


'The Hammer' (last person shown) of the In Memoriam Montage: I picked Peter O'Toole in an upset but PHS got The Hammer.



Awkwardest/Weirdest Speech: I picked whichever actor would win from Dallas Buyers Club but put Leto ahead of McConaughey.  I should have went with McConaughey.


Best Speech: I picked the girl who sings the songs from Frozen.  In reality it was between Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o, as they each had beautiful acceptance speeches.  And good thing I found a clip that had both of them.


Here's the real category picks.  If you don't want to scroll through them, I got 11 right and 13 wrong.  But I did nail all the acting picks and whiffed on most of the weird ones like short animated film and stuff like that.  I guess I just should've picked Gravity to win everything they were nominated in and I would've been fine.

Best Picture
"12 Years a Slave" (WINNER)
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Gravity"
"Her"
"Nebraska"
"Philomena"
"The Wolf of Wall Street" (MY PICK)

Director
Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" (MY PICK AND WINNER)
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Lead Actor
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club" (MY PICK AND WINNER)
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Lead Actress
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” (MY PICK AND WINNER)
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"

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” (MY PICK AND WINNER)

Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” (MY PICK AND WINNER)
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Animated Feature Film
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Ernest & Celestine”
“Frozen” (MY PICK AND WINNER)
“The Wind Rises”

Cinematography
“The Grandmaster,” Philippe Le Sourd
“Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki (MY PICK AND WINNER)
“Inside Llewyn Davis,” Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska,” Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners,” Roger A. Deakins

Costume Design
“American Hustle,” Michael Wilkinson (MY PICK)
“The Grandmaster,” William Chang Suk Ping
“The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin (WINNER)
“The Invisible Woman,” Michael O’Connor
“12 Years a Slave,” Patricia Norris

Documentary Feature
“The Act of Killing”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars” (MY PICK)
“The Square” 
“20 Feet from Stardom” WINNER)

Documentary Short Subject
“CaveDigger”
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” (WINNER)
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” (MY PICK)

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

Foreign Language Film 
“The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Belgium
“The Great Beauty,” Italy (WINNER)
“The Hunt,” Denmark (MY PICK)
“The Missing Picture,” Cambodia
“Omar,” Palestine

Makeup and Hairstyling
“Dallas Buyers Club,” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (WINNER)
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Stephen Prouty (MY PICK)
“The Lone Ranger,” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Original Score
“The Book Thief,” John Williams
“Gravity,” Steven Price (WINNER)
“Her,” William Butler and Owen Pallett (MY PICK)
“Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat
“Saving Mr. Banks,” Thomas Newman

Original Song
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
“Let It Go” from “Frozen” (MY PICK AND WINNER)
“The Moon Song” from “Her”
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Production Design
“American Hustle,” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
“Gravity,” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
“The Great Gatsby,” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn (MY PICK AND WINNER)
“Her,” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
“12 Years a Slave,” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Animated Short Film
“Feral”
“Get a Horse!”
“Mr. Hublot” (WINNER)
“Possessions”
“Room on the Broom” (MY PICK)

Live Action Short Film
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)”
“Helium” (WINNER)
“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” (MY PICK)
“The Voorman Problem”

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

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

Visual Effects
“Gravity,” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould (MY PICK AND WINNER)
“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

Adapted Screenplay
“Before Midnight,” written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (MY PICK)
“Captain Phillips,” screenplay by Billy Ray
“Philomena,” screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
“12 Years a Slave,” screenplay by John Ridley (WINNER)
“The Wolf of Wall Street,” 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,” written by Spike Jonze (MY PICK AND WINNER)

“Nebraska,” written by Bob Nelson