With Oscar looming its golden head right around the corner, it’s only tradition to predict who is going to win the 86th Annual Academy Awards. After all of the awards ceremonies this year it would seem as though each category has a winner locked in, but you can never count out the Oscars to pull a last minute switcheroo or shocking us with an unexpected victor – I’m looking at you Crash. If you’re a betting man or woman and need an idea of who to bet on, see the Oscar winners predictions after the break.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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 (WINNER)
No one in this category even comes close in this category to completely embodying their character.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Sorry J-Law you had your turn. It’s Lupita’s time to shine. Go be kooky somewhere else. Joking, I love you. You’ll win for something next year, just keep getting down with your bad self.
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (WINNER)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Sorry Meryl, Cate Blanchett clearly out Maryl’d you.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
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
The McConnaissance is now. It’s his time.
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity (WINNER)
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
The Academy works in strange ways and Cuarón will walk away with the win for director, but not Best Film because…
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
The Wolf of Wall Street
here is the true winner. Nothing can compare to Steve McQueen’s incredible piece of storytelling.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight, written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke
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
It was written by the man who did Undercover Brother, of course this is going to win. It’s Shakespearean.
Best 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 (WINNER)
Nebraska, written by Bob Nelson
This movie better win or else. To the moon Alice! Moon song that is.
Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
The Wind Rises
I wish everyone would let this movie go because it shouldn’t win over The Wind Rises or even Monsters University, but it will.
Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
20 Feet From Stardom (WINNER)
The closest thing we’re going to get to a feel good movie of the year, although it is kind of sad.
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy) (WINNER)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
Based on its Globes win and because it just sounds good.
The Grandmaster, Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki (WINNER)
Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners, Roger A. Deakins
Best 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 (WINNER)
12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker
Did you see that immensely long single shot take at the beginning of this film? Did ya?
Best Original Score
The Book Thief, John Williams
Gravity, Steven Price (WINNER)
Her, William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena, Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman
Her should win, but I suppose Gravity is acceptable with how tense it makes you feel.
Best Original Song
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2, music and lyric by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go,” Frozen, music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (WINNER)
“The Moon Song,” Her, music by Karen O; lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen and lyric by Paul Hewson
Despite the movie not being great, the song sure is damn good.
Best 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
The period pieces with the most pizazz always seem to win.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (WINNER)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger, Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
For Jared Leto’s transformation alone. And then you add McConaughey’s. Sealed deal.
Best Production Design
American Hustle, Judy Becker (Production Design) and Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)
Gravity, Andy Nicholson (Production Design) and Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin (Production Design) and Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration) (WINNER)
Her, K.K. Barrett (Production Design) and Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)
12 Years a Slave, Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Alice Baker (Set Decoration)
Again, old timey pizazz will win every time.
Best Animated Short Film
Feral, Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
Get a Horse!, Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim (WINNER)
Mr. Hublot, 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, 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, Mark Gill and Baldwin Li (WINNER)
No opinion, educated guess.
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, Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (WINNER)
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens
No opinion, educated guess.
Best Sound Editing
All Is Lost, Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips, Oliver Tarney
Gravity, Glenn Freemantle (WINNER)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Brent Burge
Lone Survivor, Wylie Stateman
Best 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
Lone Survivor, Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow
Best Visual Effects
Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould (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
Are we starting to figure out the trend here?
The 86th Annual Academy Awards are live with host Ellen DeGeneres on Sunday, March 2 at 7pm EST.
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